Work for Manufacturing Works

Manufacturing Works seeks motivated workers.

Manufacturing Works is a nationally recognized, economic development organization. Manufacturing Works is a leading force in strengthening manufacturing and fueling economic growth, a foundation of healthy communities. We provide expertise and resources that assist manufacturers in understanding and adapting to fast changing trends in technology, workforce, and organizational leadership. Manufacturing Works is organized as a 501c-3 charitable, non-profit organization and celebrates its 30th year of serving its members and the greater Cleveland community in 2018.

Manufacturing Works is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.


The Youth Workforce Development Coordinator will deliver curriculum and plan activities related to the pre-apprenticeship program and will serve as a liaison between businesses, education, community partners, and parents to successfully achieve program goals.


  • Facilitate and organize pre-apprenticeship activities with high school partners including delivering career coaching curriculum, organizing plant tours and job shadows, and recruiting and placing interns
  • Design workshops, prepare training materials, and perform presentations for middle and high school youth and adults
  • Recruit program participants by working with school partners
  • Collaborate with school administrators, guidance counselors, teachers, and community partners to further develop and implement work-based learning activities
  • Submit timely reports and meeting minutes in accordance with Manufacturing Works and grant requirements
  • Assist with planning and execution of MFG Summer Camp
  • Engage Manufacturing Works members and affiliates with work-based learning activities
  • Recruit new Manufacturing Works members and manage assigned member accounts to assess satisfaction with membership and determine additional needs for service
  • All other duties as assigned



  • 2+ years' experience working with youth, parents and other partners
  • 1+ years' experience with job placement and career development
  • 1+ years' experience in a manufacturing or trade related environment


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field required; or 5+ years' related experience


  • Approaches all actions and progress toward goals with excellence
  • Mission-driven and embraces integrity
  • Ability to lead and follow as needed and focuses on continuous improvement for self and the organization
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with a variety of internal and external partners and values them as a part of the Manufacturing Works community
  • Must have excellent presentation and interpersonal skills, including both verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work effectively with youth, educators and partners
  • Ability to engage and work with Manufacturing Works members and affiliates to identify and address employability and retention related challenges for youth
  • Proficiency with MSOffice and social media software applications


  • Position is based at Manufacturing Works's administrative offices
  • Reliable transportation required


Manufacturing Works's compensation includes competitive salary and excellent benefits including flextime, holidays, vacation, professional development, hospitalization, retirement, and life and disability insurance.

Please Email a resume outlining your qualifications by September 30, 2018. No phone calls please.