Program Department: Louisiana - WORC Grant

Reports To: Louisiana Regional Manager


Job Summary & Essential Functions

NextOp’s Expansion Manager is responsible for the growth and management of NextOp’s innovative training-to-career pathways employment project in Louisiana. The Manager will facilitate project planning and standardization, strategy development and implementation, corporate partner and training provider relationships, and reporting.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


Corporate Partner and Training Provider Relationship Coordination

●       Formalize relationships with regionalCorporate Partners and Training Providers in targeted, growth-oriented industries and career fields

●      Persuasively sell organization to regional Corporate Partners and Training Providers and those that have an influence in veteran hiring

●      Assist in the development of long-term relationships withCorporate Partners interested in hiring veterans and work closely with them to train and place veterans within their organizations

●      Facilitate NextOp information sessions and regular briefings for key stakeholders.

●       Adapt and grow expansion approach to other locations, regions, and industries.


Program Development and Career Placement

●      Work with regional employers to strengthen and create direct training-to-employer pathway programs for veterans and military talent in Southeast Louisiana.

●      Proactively source career leads, training opportunities, and screen potential candidates to ensure the most qualified candidate is matched with the proper opportunity.

●      Create a positive candidate and client experience through problem resolution, immediate response to client and candidate's needs, and delivery of exceptional service.

●       Assist in candidate development by providing guidance on industry training/ certification, resume building, interview skills, and networking

●       Collaborates with local and regional organizations to increase awareness of all programs/training and make proper program referrals

●       Tracks and reports all candidate interactions and outcomes in real-time using NextOp CRM tools and grant reporting software

●       Builds and strengthens relationships with leadership from military installations, Skill bridge programs, military transition programs, and other key stakeholders.

●       Adapt and grow expansion approach to other locations, regions, and industries.

●       Supports marketing and media efforts by sharing candidate feedback with Programs Coordinator and EMP leadership  

●       Possibility for direct or indirect leadership of expansion focused FTE(s)


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

●     Self-motivated, positive, outgoing, personable, and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups

●     Able to take initiative, multi-task, work well under pressure, and complete required assignments in a timely fashion

●     Excellent organizational skills

●     Demonstrated commitment to the organization and able to timely complete required assignments

●     Excellent verbal and written skills

●     Ability to take initiative, multi-task, and work well under pressure

●     Exceptional interpersonal skills; team player, ability to communicate with diverse personalities, tactful, mature, and flexible

●     Should have excellent communication skills and ability to build rapport with service-specific programs and transitioning/separating veterans

●     Experience working independently and comfortable being managed remotely

Education & Experience Requirements

●     Bachelor's degree required; four (4) years relevant military work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

●     3 years in sales, marketing, recruiting, or business development

●     Experience in relationship-building with employers, training providers, military organizations, and other targeted constituents preferred

●      Experience in organizing and coordinating events preferred

●      Experience using social networking as related to veteran engagement preferred

●     Experience working with military rank structure, protocols, and culture preferred

Initial goals of this project role:

●     Serve a minimum of 210 veterans over the project term (3-year)

●     Establish a minimum of 3 training →career pipelines optimal for veterans past experience and skills in resilientsectors (i.e. technology, healthcare, and trade/transportation/logistics)

●     ExpandNextOp Louisiana's total number of Corporate Partners from 40 to 70 (75%increase)


Certifications & Licensure:

●      Valid United States driver’s license required


If interested in applying for this role please email your resume and cover letter to Ben Armstrong at -  in the subject line, please include <Application> NextOp Regional Expansion Manager - (Your name)


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