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Managing Director of Education and Training

Job Details

Hybrid/ Remote - Wisconsin
$114,000.00 - $144,000.00 Salary/year
Up to 25%


You can make a difference for climate and equity. 


Slipstream inspires new solutions to big energy challenges. We are seeking a Managing Director of Education and Training to equip building professionals and trades with the technical skillsets needed to advance our mission of accelerating climate solutions for everyone. Our vision is a workforce capable of accelerating decarbonization in buildings through weatherization, building operations, construction, and contractor installations. We provide innovative solutions to the technical assistance services supporting program implementors, designers and practitioners in the field.  


Do you want to build an equitable clean energy future? Do you have experience leading and developing teams to fulfill strategic initiatives? Are you a natural leader? Do you have experience developing ways to educate others? Do you communicate well with a wide variety of people? Then Slipstream needs you. 


Our ideal Managing Director of Education and Training has experience in managing multiple teams, facilitating development of new education and training offerings, crafting strategic direction based on team and external input, and developing partnerships.  Show us how you collaborate and how you include under-represented perspectives to drive inclusive ideas.  


We partner with governments, philanthropies, and utilities to discover, test, and scale new solutions that save - and decarbonize - energy. We collaborate with communities of color, rural communities, and tribal nations to address historic inequities in the health and economic benefits of clean energy. We're optimistic, inclusive, and ambitious about our impact. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds. While our physical offices are in Madison, WI and Chicago, IL, we have remote staff in many other states and welcome candidates from Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas or Wisconsin.  


What you’ll do:  


Leadership and Management 

  • Provide service-leadership to the staff developing and delivering education and training at Slipstream.  

  • Advocate for education and training priorities and resourcing.  

  • Collaborate with team members to identify and execute process improvements to increase the effectiveness of our education, training, and technical assistance work. 

  • Develop and manage department budgets. 


Strategic Vision for Education and Training 

  • Own, represent, and communicate the vision and strategy for the education, training, and technical services functions at Slipstream.  

  • Oversee Slipstream’s approach to providing education and training, and supporting workforce development, in partnership with community-based organizations, state and local government agencies, and other stakeholders. 

  • Develop new concepts and proposals to secure funding for education and training. 

  • Collaboratively establish the vision for Slipstream-hosted conferences and major events.  


Education and Training Implementation 

  • Facilitate the ongoing application of Slipstream’s approach to education and training delivery.  

  • Work with education and training team leaders to continually define, refine, innovate and implement a consistent approach across audiences, programs, and learning formats. 

  • Support evaluation and recommendations for maintenance and upgrades to our learning management system, engaging internal and external stakeholders in the process. 

  • Oversee implementation of all education and training formats including reporting on actual performance against the established vision and strategic outcomes. 


Partnership Development  

  • Develop proactive business development strategies for advancing existing as well as new education and training initiatives to meet current and foreseeable market needs. 

  • Collaborate with education and training team members to develop new education and training offerings, then proactively work with Partnership Development and other leaders to secure funding to advance those new offerings. 

  • Oversee proposals to advance Slipstream’s mission, both unsolicited and in response to RFPs, and ensure high quality outcomes related to scope, schedule, and budget  

  • Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders including representing Slipstream during meetings and events with industry stakeholders and the public  




What you’ll need: 

  • Strategic vision and the ability to collaborate effectively across teams to execute that vision. 

  • Experience leading cross-functional teams including mentoring and team building capabilities. 

  • Knowledge of training design, development, and implementation methodologies; including curriculum development. 

  • Ability to quickly develop positive, communicative, and collaborative relationships with clients and partners. 

  • Bachelor’s degree or related professional experience. 

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience directly related to specified duties and responsibilities. 

  • Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience.