Position Opening: Program Director

The Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council’s Building Futures Program is excited to announce an incredible job opportunity! Building Futures, a 501(c)(3) exempt organization, seeks a passionate and dedicated Program Director to join its nationally recognized pre-apprenticeship program.

At Building Futures, we strive to provide workforce development and job training programs for individuals who face various employment barriers, including the unemployed, underemployed, low-income, recently incarcerated, minority, female and veteran workers.

As the Program Director, you will play a crucial role in managing and directing all aspects of the pre-apprentice program to ensure its continued success.

Primary Job Duties:

As the Program Director, your responsibilities will encompass a diverse range of tasks and areas, including:

  • Managing and directing the pre-apprentice program, overseeing all operations and ensuring smooth functioning.
  • Engaging in community outreach activities to promote the program and attract potential participants.
  • Facilitating effective communication and maintaining stakeholder relationships, including funders, joint apprenticeship training programs, employers, trade union leadership and partner organizations.
  • Organizing and attending pre-apprenticeship classes, coordinating schedules and ensuring quality training.
  • Contracting with vendors and managing financial aspects, including budget preparation and administration.
  • Ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements related to contracts, funders and program operations.
  • Maintaining accurate records and generating reports on program progress and outcomes.
  • Reporting to and updating the CBCT Building Futures Board of Directors and Treasurer on all program-related matters.

Preferred Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, we are seeking candidates with the following qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of prior nonprofit or related management experience, demonstrating leadership and organizational skills.
  • A degree in a relevant field, providing a solid foundation in program management and development.
  • An interest in or prior experience working with trade unions and community organizations, fostering collaborations and building partnerships.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, enabling effective interaction with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong record-keeping and organizational skills to ensure efficient program operations.
  • Proficiency in using software such as QuickBooks, Excel and Word for financial management and reporting purposes.


The salary for this position will be based on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. CBCT Building Futures offers an excellent benefits package, ensuring its employees’ well-being and job satisfaction.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals seeking career opportunities, please submit a Cover Letter and Resume to [email protected]. In the subject line of your email, please write “Building Futures Program Director.”

Take advantage of this chance to join the CBCT Building Futures team and contribute to their mission of providing workforce development and job training programs to those who need them most. We look forward to reviewing your application and exploring the potential of working together to create a brighter future.

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