Work for Manufacturing Works

Manufacturing Works seeks motivated workers.

Manufacturing Works is a nationally recognized economic development organization that strengthens manufacturing to create healthy communities and fuel economic growth. We provide expertise that is responsive to manufacturers and their employees. Manufacturing Works connects leaders to each other and engages them in their communities. We assist manufacturers in understanding and adapting to fast changing trends in technology, workforce, and organizational leadership. Manufacturing Works is organized as a 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit organization.

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 Career Readiness Coach will help middle and high school students explore careers in manufacturing through the facilitation of manufacturing related work-based learning experiences and related coaching.


  1. Facilitate and organize work-based learning activities with partner schools/organizations including facilitating career coaching curriculum and preparing students for plant tours and job shadows
  2. Design lessons, prepare training materials, and administer presentations for youth
  3. Recruit program participants by working with partners
  4. Plan and execute a middle school Summer Camp focused on manufacturing career exploration
  5. Collaborate with school administrators, guidance counselors, teachers, and community partners to further develop and implement work-based learning activities
  6. Submit timely reports in accordance with Manufacturing Works and grant requirements
  7. Engage Manufacturing Works members and affiliates with work-based learning activities
  8. Highlight various aspects of youth programs through Manufacturing Works social media channels
  9. All other duties as assigned



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


  • 2+ years experience working with urban youth, parents and other partners (required)
  • 1+ years experience with job placement and career coaching (preferred)
  • 1+ years experience in a manufacturing or trade related environment (preferred)


  • 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
  • Proficiency with MSOffice and social media software applications


  • Position based at Manufacturing Works' administrative offices with most work taking place at partner locations such as Max S. Hayes High School and Boys and Girls Clubs Cleveland locations
  • Reliable transportation required


Manufacturing Works offers competitive compensation and benefits, including retirement options, medical benefits, personal time off, flextime, and professional development. Manufacturing Works is an equal opportunity employer.


Please Email cover letter and resumé outlining your qualifications by July 28, 2019. No phone calls please.