Program Manager, Training and Professional Development

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Staff Position: full-time, exempt employee
$65,000 – $80,000/annum
Generous benefits package

Position based in Washington, DC (currently in blended work structure to include some work from home and in-person)

About Eno:

The Eno Center for Transportation is an independent, non-partisan think tank that shapes public debate on critical multimodal transportation issues and builds a network of innovative transportation professionals. The leader in our field for a century, government and industry leaders rely on Eno for timely research and an independent voice on policy issues. Our professional development programs strengthen the leadership and practical skills of transportation professionals across the industry.

As part of its mission, Eno seeks continuous improvement in transportation and its public and private leadership to increase the system’s mobility, safety, and sustainability.

Our team consists of fun, diverse professionals in a highly collaborative environment. We believe in fostering personal and professional growth.


The Program Manager serves in the department of Professional Development Programs (PDP) and reports to the Chief Learning Officer (CLO). This position works closely with the CLO, various other program managers, the Program and Events Associate, and external training partners to ensure expert-level service delivery to members, customers, and learners. The key priorities of the Program Manager are oversight, management, and strategic execution of the peer-to-peer multi-agency exchange program and support of all leadership and professional development programs in Eno’s portfolio.

Minimum Qualifications and Core Competencies:


Knowledge of adult learning theory, education and training, instructional design for instructor-led and web-based training, learning management systems, administrative management, customer and personal service, financial planning, advanced Word and Excel operations, and communications and social media.


Familiar with adult learning strategies and methodologies, instructional design, training delivery, public speaking and presenting, strong communication, written and verbal, evaluating and assessing training performance, social media literacy, time management and organization, strategic budget planning and decision-making, advanced event planning and project management.


Ability to use deductive reasoning to produce answers to a problem, drive for desired outcomes, engage stakeholders at all levels, anticipate stakeholders needs and demands, shift between multiple priorities, concentrate on a task without being distracted, develop new, unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, see both details and big picture and move between the two in balance and synergy, work effectively with team members at all levels across the organization, delegate or assign tasks to internal and external resources, and plan for contingences for unexpected happenings at events and programs; resolve conflict, make decisions, and negotiate with others for desired outcomes;

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Job Responsibilities:

Note: this position requires 30% travel, when applicable

75%: Program Management

Project Planning and Assessment

Manage annual training calendar and location and venue selection

Develop and manage multiple project workplans and coordinate staff involvement and support

Provide consultative services to program members, as assigned, to include serving as leadership development specialist (LDS)

Financial Management

Create and track multiple program budgets in alignment with Eno’s financial management and development plans

Manage resource planning and utilization for the leadership programs, including the preparation, execution, and periodic monitoring of the program budgets

Assist in annual audit

Learning Content Management

Manage learning and development contractors

Manage compilation and analysis of evaluations for continuous program improvement

Work with Development and Policy Department in guest speaker selection

Manage guest speaker administration including invitation, orientation, and follow-up

Manage and maintain performance databases and track key performance indicators (KPIs) in collaboration with members

Support development of participant and/or member web-based dashboards


Manage program and event logistics from start to finish

Oversight of venue procurement, negotiation and program coordination

Develop and manage communication of introductory information and course follow-up

Coordinate purchase of program materials throughout program year

Work with Communications Department to market training programs

Update program websites, as necessary

Travel to program/course offerings

Program Administration

Manage application, enrollment and related administrative processes for training programs and leadership events

Assist with managing Board of Regents (“BOR”; volunteer corps). Train and oversee the BOR’s work to meet program goals and objectives

Maintain, track, and report program metrics on performance, diversity/inclusion, etc.

Certification Programs

Manage application and claims processes for annual Eno certifications for PMP, AICP, etc.

Manage individual event credentialing and eligibility to ensure credit is available to participants

Customer Care

• Provide technical assistance for all programs and program websites

• Engage with members and customers to deliver high-level customer care

20% Training and Development


Manage and engage in coaching relationships with all participants, as applicable

Lead coaching for on-site small group sessions during programs, as needed

Lead, conduct, and analyze 360° assessment process which includes providing information and individual coaching to program participants, as applicable

Develop and deliver pre- and post-course webinars

Instructional Design and Course Management

Conduct needs analysis, design/develop assigned e-learning and ILT courses using Adobe Articulate or Captivate

Analyze training needs to develop new training programs; modify and improve existing programs

Oversee, review and update course materials to ensure relevance and currency

Evaluate instructor/facilitator performance and the effectiveness of training programs, providing recommendations for improvement

Develop testing, evaluation, and survey methods/procedures

Conduct Train-the-trainer (T-3) in techniques and skills for effective training delivery and in dealing with members and participants

5% Alumni Engagement

Expand and engage the alumni network

Assist with coordination of alumni content; quarterly guest speaker webinars, newsletters, and roundtables.

Manage alumni website and social media content for leadership programs in coordination with Communications Department.

Licenses and Certifications

• Instructional Design training or certification preferred

• Project management training and experience preferred; certification preferred

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s in business administration, management, organizational development or related field required

• Master’s degree in related field preferred

• Minimum 5 years’ work experience or equivalent combined education and work

Physical Essential Functions:

• Ability to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs

• Ability to occasionally bend at the waist, lift, reach

• Frequent walking and climbing stairs, inclines

• Hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity

• Ability to type at least 40 wpm

To Apply

Please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Alisha Robinson ( with “PDP Program Manager” as the email subject line. Please also indicate how you learned about this position. This position will remain open until filled.

Eno’s Commitment to Diversity

Eno believes that a diverse group of staff, board members, and partners (both formal and informal) from various racial, ethnic, political, and professional backgrounds helps to enhance and validate the quality and rigor of our research and policy work, and inspire free and spirited exchange that draws upon a wide variety of views, thought, experience, and personal background.

To guarantee such an environment, Eno is firmly committed to the promotion of diversity in all its dimensions. Internally, we cultivate a culture of inclusion that will make the Eno workplace a welcoming environment for all. This commitment to diversity extends to our external networks, advisors, partners, and affiliates with whom Eno regularly interacts. Eno works closely with groups such as the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Young Professionals in Transportation, and the Women in Transportation Network.

Statement on Vaccination, Testing, and Face Covering:

Vaccination is a vital tool to reduce the presence and severity of COVID-19 cases in the workplace, communities, and the nation as a whole. Eno Center for Transportation requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to protect themselves and other employees. In cases where vaccination may be contraindicated for medical necessity, employees may submit a request for reasonable accommodation. However, in any case, employees must comply with Eno’s employment policies and applicable federal, state and/or local laws which may include regular testing and face covering requirements.

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