Workforce Program Manager

Minnesota ForestryWorks

MFW is seeking a Program Manager to implement the ForestryWorks Program in Minnesota.



  • Develop relationships with key industry contacts and other forestry organizations to facilitate the goals of ForestryWorks and other workforce development efforts.
  • Act as designated industry contact for statewide operations.
  • Oversee all day-to-day tasks associated with workforce development.
  • Maintain working relationships and communications with ForestryWorks headquarters team, including providing yearly reports and attending planning meetings as needed.
  • Maintain Minnesota ForestryWorks Jobs Board.
  • Market ForestryWorks resources internally to forest industry employers.


  • Create a marketing packet to be used for fundraising.
  • Seek additional funding sources for the program.
  • Manage the budget, grant funds and reporting.


  • Design Minnesota-specific branded content for use in marketing, recruitment, and informational campaigns.
  • Direct ForestryWorks marketing and public relations efforts including:
    • Recruitment Campaign
    • General Forestry Careers Promotion
    • Special Groups Outreach – Truck driver recruitment, tribal outreach, etc.
    • General Program Awareness
  • Recruit and manage industry contacts to do presentations in schools around the state.
  • Work with Community College System to develop training programs that meet the needs of the forest industry.
  • Organize, plan and attend statewide career fairs, forestry field days, educator training, workshops and other outreach events, including necessary logistics.
  • Identify additional training opportunities for students.
  • All other duties as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with workforce development, the forest products industry, high school curricula, human resources and skills training preferred.

Additional Skills / Abilities:

  • This is a new endeavor and requires someone who can build a program from the ground up with little supervision.
  • Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, organize and drive efforts.
  • Highly effective communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey messages clearly.
  • Strong financial management, grant procurement/management and budget experience and skills.
  • High level of integrity and personal code of ethics
  • Ability to think strategically to ensure short- and long-term success of the organization.


  • Salary Range $60,000 - $70-000 DOE
  • Generous benefits package: Health/dental/life insurance, vacation,401k

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to:

MFW is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.