Project Director - FIT/LMCI
In this newly created role as the Project Director, you will work in a matrix environment with regional affiliates across the country to support training and projected business needs, while elevating our organization’s visibility nationwide. As the key point of contact for our field team (8 staff, including apprenticeship training representatives and industry liaisons), you will ensure the team has all systems, processes, and information they need to be effective and impactful in their work. As a trusted member of our cohesive leadership team, you will work directly with the executive director, who is accessible but will give you the autonomy you need to make this role your own, and your peers, three directors and an office manager. Your fresh eyes will help us identify areas for improvement so we can continually enhance internal processes and deliver timely, high-quality programs.
The Labor Management Cooperation Initiative (LMCI) and Finishing Trades Institute (FTI) are service functions for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and the Finishing Industries. Recognized as one of the most active unions in the labor movement, IUPAT is a growing force of over 160,000 active and retired men and women in the United States and Canada working in the finishing trades as industrial and commercial painters, drywall finishers, wall coverers, glaziers, glass workers, floor covering installers, sign makers, display workers, convention and show decorators, and many more exciting occupations. IUPAT members help shape their communities in many ways – through an abiding commitment to service, by fighting passionately for workers’ rights that benefit all working families, and through effective and aggressive political mobilization.
About the Position
As Project Director, you will implement project management tools and best practices that manage moving pieces throughout LMCI and FTI. We will look to you to set goals, implement metrics, and create project templates that show project statuses for all staff. Key to your success in this role is your ability to cultivate relationships, manage groups, solicit opinions and insights, and put programs into action. Much of your work is done through the management of teams and the management of important projects.
Coming in the door, we will look to you to learn our business model, evaluate our current processes, and implement SOPs and project management processes that allow the entire team (onsite and field staff alike) to consolidate workflow and increase operational efficiencies. We will rely on your expertise to make this a smooth transition for all of us.
You will help your staff proactively determine training, certification, and grant needs for the regions – ensuring all affiliates have what they need to implement standards and meet their goals. You will be in daily communication with your field team as you executive coach, advise, and problem solve before project issues escalate. You will serve as the voice of your team, reconciling immediate business issues, managing escalations through the executive director, and keeping your team informed on new developments from the Hanover, MD office. This is an excellent opportunity to have a direct and meaningful impact as you and your team take “good to great” in an already successful and well-established organization.
The Labor Management Cooperation Initiative (LMCI) has a mission to grow the market share of union construction companies and workforce. As industry advocates, we give our contractors and members a single, unified voice to address industry and political decision-makers on issues of mutual interest. We accomplish our goals by exploring new markets and technologies; business-to-business networking; driving solutions on health and safety issues; and promoting advanced training and education for the IUPAT workforce.
IUPAT’s education department, the Finishing Trades Institute (FTI), offers an apprenticeship training program support for trainers and instructors in over 30 district councils across the United States and Canada. FTI programs not only provide the necessary skills to do the job right the first time but also provide the training to do it safely. The FTI exists to provide IUPAT members with the skills they need to have a fulfilling and rewarding career in the finishing trades.
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To Apply for the Project Director position with FTI/LMCI:
Use the “Apply” button on this page, or email your resume to Jennie Kinsfather at email@example.com with “FTI/LMCI – Project Director / 2017-2250 SA” as the subject of the email.
Alternative Titles: Senior Project Manager, Program Manager, Project Manager, Superintendent, Deputy Project Manager, Director, Operations Manager.
Internally this position title is: Affiliate Services Director
Staffing Advisors is committed to helping our clients create a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Some positions may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.
IUPAT is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Use of the computer for approximately 60%-80% of the day. Physical mobility required to perform shipping, receiving, inventory and classroom set up, including lifting of light boxes up to 50 lbs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position is based in Hanover, MD. The dress code is business casual and may be may be altered at any time by the FTI Executive team. You will be provided with a cell phone and laptop and are expected to be accessible via phone or email outside of regular business hours in order to cover calls from the east coast to Hawaii. We offer a flexible schedule but it is anticipated you will spend 35 hours per week in the office and an additional 15 hours offsite.