Education and Training, Project Management/Program Development
NDIA is seeking a Partnership Manager to partner with the Principal Director of Strategy to stand up NDIA’s new Business Institute (BI). The BI’s mission is to offer relevant professional development education and training to NDIA’s members. This job will build and manage a portfolio of high-quality training and education programs and requires both an external and internal focus.
This person must be able to efficiently assess a wide range of external programs that offer training and education relevant to defense industrial base professionals, determine which make sense to offer through the Business Institute, then negotiate partner agreements including revenue share. This person must also ensure that NDIA offers only programs with best practices in adult learning and instructional design. Internally, this person will serve as the primary Business Institute representative and linchpin for multiple departments and advise leadership on an ongoing basis. Finally, this role will oversee management and administration of all learning programs, ensuring appropriate tracking and other mechanisms are in place.
Review and evaluate a wide variety of training programs, providers and delivery platforms to identify high-quality partners and programs. Programs may include face-to-face, synchronous and asynchronous virtual, or blended learning experiences. Consistently monitor field for programs that meet high priority needs of NDIA members.
Work with NDIA Strategy & Policy staff and members to understand member requirements in their priority training and education areas, including collaborating with NDIA’s Meetings, Divisions, and Business Partnerships, Membership and other teams to keep abreast of members’ needs; regularly survey members for their priorities; and ensure that programs offered are appropriate for NDIA members.
Utilize clear checklists and processes to enable others to quickly filter opportunities and refining/streamlining processes, including partner identification, program and platform review, negotiations, marketing, logistics, and evaluation.
Strengthen, streamline, or otherwise improve programs based on participant and member survey and evaluation data.
Quickly evaluate financial implications and arrangements of programs and partnerships.
Support contract negotiations and partnership terms.
Acquire and maintain accreditations for CEUs for relevant courses.
Collaborate with Marketing team to develop materials, target key segments among the defense industrial base, and build/maintain training programs website and/or platform.
Collaborate with Meetings team around program logistics, attendance, and enrollment management, including advising on program design and other activities.
Collaborate with Division team to ensure programming is in line/in support of with Division programming.
Collaborate with Finance team to ensure program sustainability.
May support building of new programs and certifications when existing programs do not meet members’ needs effectively.
Design and implement effective evaluation for ongoing programs and participant satisfaction.
Engage and lead thinking at different levels of an organization.
Expertise in adult learning, instructional design and evaluation, with experience evaluating and building a successful menu of programs for needs of a diverse professional audience.
Experience negotiating vendor partnerships, preferably in the training/learning sector.
Knowledge of project management and delivering consistent high-quality content.
Knowledge of the defense industrial base, in particular key certifications, training organizations, corporate training and education programs, and employee needs a plus.
Expertise in delivering member services in an Association context.
BS/BA required; Master’s degree preferred.
5-8 years business experience, preferably in an Association context, within the defense industrial base, or in a project management or external partnership role.
More information at: https://www.ndia.org/about/life-at-ndia/careers/full-time
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. NDIA is proud to provide a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between Industry and Government on National Security issues. Our members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support for our warfighters and first responders through our divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations and events.