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Program Manager

Program Manager

Job Overview:

Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) achieves our mission because we are committed to providing affordable consultancy services to our clients utilizing the unique skills and abilities of the communities we serve. In pursuit of this commitment, WOS deploys Program Managers. The Program Manager is the operational lifeline through which WOS has enjoyed over a decade of success, a change agent who is able to guide and influence an individual on a pathway to success, while maintaining a strong connection with our corporate partners. WOS seeks self-motivated individuals with business acumen and a sense of social responsibility to mentor individuals that are in need.


  • Take ownership of and become invested in the success of your consultants’ success, professional development, and personal growth
  • Assist with providing end-to-end program management solutions in service of the mission and vision of Workforce Opportunity Services
  • Ensure that program recruitment is meeting target goals
  • Assists in overseeing academic program implementation
  • Assist in fostering and maintaining relationships with executives and managers at partner companies and contacts at our education partners
  • Work with consultants to encourage the meeting of performance and development benchmarks
  • Willingness to have uncomfortable and personal conversations with consultants
  • Willingness to advocate for your consultants’ needs
  • Liaise with other WOS stakeholders (Finance, HR, etc.) to ensure key administrative deliverables are completed in a timely and effective manner including, but not limited to, on-boarding documentation, weekly payroll reconciliation, consultant case files and other compliance documentation
  • Develop plans to assist consultants in need to enable their continued participation in the program
  • Evaluate client requests for additional consultancy needs and make recommendations
  • Review and make recommendations to enhance current WOS processes for delivery of programs
  • Assist with on-boarding requirements for new consultants as needed
  • Prepare financial and other performance tracking reports as requested
  • Willingness and ability to travel both locally and via airplane or train up to 25%. Overnight travel may be required.
  • Other ad hoc projects, as needed.


  • Required
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Experience recruiting and sourcing diverse talent
    • A desire to enact transformative change in people's lives
    • Ability to communicate effectively in a wide variety of environments
    • Strong conflict resolution and negotiation skills
    • Demonstrated decision-making responsibility in a dynamic work environment
    • Operational Management experience
    • Relationship Management experience
    • Account Management experience
    • Leadership development experience
    • Valid Driver's License
  • Desired
    • Strong background in Social Work and personnel management


  • Newark, NJ


  • Full-Time 


  • Depending on Experience

About WOS

Founded in 2005, Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) is a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to developing the skills of untapped talent from underserved and veteran communities through partnerships with organizations dedicated to diversifying their workforce. Utilizing a scientifically-based model derived from research conducted at Columbia University, we recruit, educate, train, and place high-potential candidates with leading organizations around the world. To date, WOS has served 5,300+ individuals through partnerships with more than 65 corporations in 60+ locations worldwide. For more information, visit