Career Opportunity: Education Program Manager

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries is looking to hire an EDUCATION PROGRAM MANAGER

The Education Program Manager will support the Sr. Director in the execution and delivery of new programmatic education and training initiatives including but not limited to the launch, management and growth of IPC’s STEM activities, IPC Student Chapters, IPC’s Member Training programs and other education/training programs as needed. This is a key role in helping to establish and expand IPC’s position as the leading education, workforce and career development provider in the electronics industry.


Student Chapters: 30%

  • Supports the development and execution of a comprehensive outreach and recruitment plan for targeted colleges/universities/community colleges to establish IPC Student  Chapters
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of IPC Student Chapters standard operating procedures and policies, including IPC’s Student Members Application Materials and Membership Evaluation Process
  • Track and monitor success metrics and Chapter requirements as set forth in policies and procedures
  • Manage the on-boarding of IPC Student Chapters including the development and coordination of requisite documentation including collateral material and Welcome Packets
  • Serve as the IPC Student Chapter Liaison, acting as the primary point of contact for Student Chapter members and IPC industry members engaged in IPC Student Chapters
  • Identify and engage potential IPC Industry Members as mentors and participants in IPC Student Run Chapters to support the growth and success of IPC’s Chapter Model
  • Manage scholarship activity to include STEM scholarships and post-secondary scholarships 
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of a new on-line Job Board offering and promote/market usage to students, academic members and industry members 

STEM Programs: 30%

  • Support the coordination of IPC’s participation and engagement with key STEM Partners,
  • Serve as the non-technical primary point of contact on STEM Partners’ committees and fulfilling the requirements and expectations as set out in each Partner’s Memorandum of Understanding
  • Represent/attend and support STEM Partners’ competitions and contests as required 
  • Identify potential funding, in-kind and scholarship opportunities from IPC industry members and other external resources (foundations, grants, etc)
  • Coordinate and manage the successful integration of IPC’s on-line training programs (EDGE)with STEM Partners’ initiatives including at Competitions and pre-Competition preparation activities and in curriculum and educational programs in K-12 environments

IPC Member Education and Training Programs: 25%

  • Coordinate IPC industry and academic membership outreach and engagement through direct contact, surveys and other analysis methodologies to understand training and workforce needs
  • Support and contribute to developing workforce and training solutions and programs that leverage and build-off of existing IPC training content and help in the design of new and innovative education initiatives utilizing IPC’s on-line training program (EDGE) tools
  • Support the establishment and development of IPC’s Earn and Learn Models e.g. Apprenticeships and Internships
  • Provide research and analysis on workforce policy initiatives and programs that could benefit IPC members

General Program Management Responsibilities: 15%

  • Work cross-functionally with internal marketing, on-line/training and membership teams to promote IPC’s educational and training offerings to identified markets (STEM, Student Chapters etc).
  • Oversight and management of academic/university data and contact information in NetSuite, running reports as/when necessary 
  • Occasional travel for industry events, meetings and member visits.
  • Submit expenses in a timely manner for payment within approved budgets and signing authority.
  • Other duties as assigned by Sr. Director Education Programs


  • Undergraduate degree in business management, nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship and/or workforce development and education programs, highly preferred.
  • At least 5 years of experience is preferred in areas of program management and/or nonprofit administration
  • Experience in managing STEM programs and/or familiarity with post-secondary educational systems and structures is a bonus. Experience in developing and maintaining key strategic partnerships highly valued.
  • Advanced MS Office Suite, Adobe, Moodle, PowerPoint, Excel and NetSuite/ERP a plus.
  • Able to follow directions, coordinate multiple projects, including producing high quality work under tight deadlines. Must also be willing to work independently with minimal guidance.
  • Strong written/oral communication skills required. Comfort with email and telephone communications is essential to effectively interact with staff, contractors and committee members virtually.  Must be able to work with people from various knowledge levels, personalities, economic and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Must possess strong attention to detail.

IPC practices a virtual workspace and maintains offices in Chicago and Atlanta. We are seeking contributors that excel in both virtual and in person work environments.

IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a competitive salary and very generous employee benefits

MRA – The Management Association is conducting this search on behalf of IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries. Please send resume, cover letter and salary history to e-mail: Lyssa.bernstein@mranet.orgResumes MUST include cover letter and salary history to be considered and subject line should say: EDUCATION PROGRAM MGR

Since 1957, IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has been guiding the electronics industry through its dramatic changes. A global trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its more than 4,200 member companies, IPC represents all facets of the industry including design, printed circuit board manufacturing and electronics assembly. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2.2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C,; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.