Project Manager of Apprenticeship

Organization: The Wireless Infrastructure Association

Job Description

The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) serves as National Sponsor of the Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship program (TIRAP). Powered by WIA and with partners across the country, TIRAP provides on-the-job training resources, support, and access to incentive funding for our members and other telecommunications companies.

TIRAP was the first and remains the largest multi-employer Registered Apprenticeship national program, and WIA commands the front lines of innovation for apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship, and customized training for the industry.

The Project Manager of Apprenticeship will be responsible for supporting WIA’s role as National Sponsor and Industry Intermediary. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop and maintain dashboards and systems to track and monitor grant/contract goal attainment.
  • Analyze data and develop reports, as well as responding to and meeting grant/contract reporting requirements.
  • Organize and drive the recruitment of participating employers.
  • Provide day-to-day guidance to registered employers; actively works to promote and recognize performance.
  • Promote the role of apprenticeship by appearing before employers, workforce and community groups, and other stakeholders.


  • Provide technical assistance to current apprenticeship sponsors.
  • Recruit businesses and organizations who have existing RAPs to expand those programs.
  • Assist in managing outreach and relationships with employer and industry partners.
  • Assist in managing relationships with educational partner organizations.
  • Work collaboratively with workforce development system partners.
  • Maintain program system resources such as RAPIDS, Salesforce, and HubSpot.
  • Develop and submit reporting per grant/contract requirements.
  • Build toolkits and other resources for participating employers.
  • Attend events, speaks at events and evangelizes the public about the value of apprenticeships.
  • Assist in the development, maintenance and implementation of a marketing campaign to promote the initiative.
  • Additional programmatic/financial/administrative duties as assigned.


  • At least 3 years of management/leadership experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Outstanding project management skills and experience with project management tools.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A critical thinker who is resourceful and quick to problem solve.
  • Experience with project management (federal grant and contract management is a plus).
  • Understanding of apprenticeships, workplace learning programs, and future of work concepts.


  • Results-oriented. Internal and external stakeholders respect you for your knowledge and abilities and find you both approachable and responsive.
  • Persuasive. You are confident, engaging, and influential. People follow your lead.
  • Collegial and Collaborative. You carry your weight as a team member, learning from others and contributing in equal measure.
  • Analytical. You have incisive analytical skills and the ability to make critical assessments. You can identify and frame problems and set priorities.
  • Exceptional communicator. You are articulate. You have concise, accurate, and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Curious. You like learning new things and collecting and sharing information. You ask questions, listen, and learn.
  • Organized. You can effectively manage numerous individuals and companies and keep the train on track.
  • Mission-driven. You get what matters to our members and what serves the mission.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity. You are comfortable with shades of grey. You do not need a rulebook to solve a problem.

What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?

  • You will be joining a team of strong, talented colleagues who are dedicated to our mission. Our colleagues are friendly, respectful of different perspectives, and supportive of each other both personally and professionally.
  • Work life balance – you will work hard, but there is a strong recognition of the need for balance and flexibility.
  • We are the workforce leader in a rapidly growing industry. 5G and successive generations of broadband access will transform every industry of the U.S. economy. Our work is interesting and varied; the issues facing our industry are constantly changing and we are pioneers of innovative ideas.
  • We offer competitive compensation and generous benefits that include vacation, sick, and bereavement leave; volunteer days; parking/Metro allowance; income security options; and health and wellness benefits that include an on-site gym facility.

To Apply

We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a perfect match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.

Simply email your resume to with “Project Manager of Apprenticeship” as the subject of the email. Please include your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to the email and paste your cover letter in the body of your email.

WIA takes seriously its commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. WIA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy, or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

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