Career Development Program Manager Position Available

Dress for Success Indianapolis is currently hiring a Career Development Program Manager. If you’re interested in this opportunity, please send your resume and a cover letter to by 6/23/2017.

No phone calls, please.

Career Development Program Manager

Dress for Success Indianapolis is a non-profit agency providing professional clothing, confidence boosts, and career development support and services to women striving for self-sufficiency. Through the Suits for Success program, women receive a complete interview suit, personal service, and the opportunity to return for a second outfit once employment is obtained. Dress for Success Indianapolis also offers employment retention services through our Professional Women’s Group (PWG) as well as Next Steps – a networking and development program for employed women. To further support all clients of Dress for Success Indianapolis, we opened a Career Development Center in 2009 that includes a computer lab for client use along with individualized and group-based career development support. Since 2000, over 14,000 women in Indianapolis have been served by Dress for Success Indianapolis.

Indianapolis is one of over 125 Dress for Success affiliates worldwide. The office and boutique are located in downtown Indianapolis. The Career Development Program Manager oversees the implementation and development of the Career Development Center strategic plan and is responsible for the delivery of services to clients, coordination of one-on-one as well as group services along with the training and management of volunteers who support the Career Development Center, developing and maintaining community relationships and tracking outcomes.

The Career Development program at Dress for Success Indianapolis is focused on helping women secure new, or better employment. The Career Development Program Manager develops, evaluates and executes programming that helps unemployed women prepare for the workplace and find sustainable employment. They also help women who are underemployed prepare for, and find preferential employment. This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Associate Director. This position is devoted to the Career Development Center program. A limited amount of evening and weekend work is required.


Client Services (60%)

  • Develop, manage, evaluate and execute career development programming, including pre-
    employment training and employment retention initiatives.
  • Collaboratively develop and manage relationships with referral agencies.
  • Collaboratively expand, engage and manage a network of employers who have the
    potential to hire our women.
  • Expand educational and training relationships with existing educational and training
    institutions and their Career Development departments.
  • Expand education, credential and skills training opportunities for clients.
  • Recruit and engage women in need of services.
  • Oversee operations of open computer lab hours.
  • Manage and establish protocols for services.
  • Manage the addition of accurate data regarding clients scheduled and served.
  • Promote Professional Women’s Group and any other employment retention opportunities.
  • Manage referrals to the Career Development Center and establish individualized career
    plans and job search strategies with clients.
  • Serve as a professional role-model for clients.

Volunteers (10%)

  • Recruit, train, manage and reward volunteers to support the Career Development Center.
  • Maintain accurate records for volunteers.

Community Relationships (20%)

  • Partner with community agencies to expand offerings and procure resources for clients.
  • Develop relationships and a system to make job opportunities available to benefit clients.
  • Coordinate Dress for Success Worldwide career development opportunities for clients.

General Administrative/Facilities (10%)

  • Keep all equipment and furniture in good working order.
  • Track expenses and grants as related to Career Development Center.
  • Participate in monthly staff meetings.
  • Perform additional tasks as requested by Associate or Executive Directors.


  • Be a positive and enthusiastic representative of and advocate for Dress for Success


  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 5 years experience in non-profit, human resources or related field preferred, or high school diploma or equivalent and 8 years work experience
  • Customer service experience, human resource experience, workforce development experience highly desirable
  • Experience working with at-risk and low-income populations desirable
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Administrative experience
  • Experience with adult learning, resume review and writing
  • Welcoming personality in-person and on telephone
  • Mature adult comfortable with enforcing policies
  • Professional and polished image
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Strong computer skills in all Microsoft Office Suite programs


Visual: Required to view and/or prepare reports and other written or computer-generated


Oral: Required for heavy communications by telephone, one-on-one conversations and to conduct a wide variety of small to large group presentations;

Hearing: Required for heavy communications by telephone, one-on-one conversations and to conduct a wide variety of small to large group presentations;

Dexterity: Required for heavy keyboard use, maintaining computerized calendars and preparation of documents, reports, and presentations.

Other Physical: Requires sitting and standing for extended periods of time. Requires the ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds. Some travel both local and out-of town is also required to attend meetings and conferences.


  • Full-time, exempt position with a limited amount of weekend and night work


  • $38,000-$42,000/year (annual salary)
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • 403 (b) retirement plan

Dress for Success Indianapolis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.

Additional information about Dress for Success Indianapolis can be obtained at:

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SOS 2017 coupon

Join us for Polo at Sunset event!

Join us for Polo at Sunset to support Dress for Success Indianapolis and Waldo’s Muttley Crew! Wear your fanciest or funniest hat for our halftime hat contest, sponsored by Red’s Shoe Diaries! Gather the family, bring a picnic and support two great organizations at once!

Activities Sponsor
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at Morgan Stanley

Friday, August 21, 2015
Gates open at 5pm and the match starts at 6pm
Hickory Hall Polo Club: 7551 E 100 N, Whitestown, IN
Admission: $20 donation per carload





Send One Suit – Week Coming in April!

Click here to sign up to host a Send One Suit – Week drive! 

Dress for Success Indianapolis Encourages Area Organizations to Host Donation Drive

Send One Suit (S.O.S.) Week to take place April 20-24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS—Dress for Success Indianapolis is asking for the community’s support to increase its level of participation during the annual Send One Suit – Week drive, April 20 – 24.  Last year, 55 business and organization hosted donation drives.  This year, Dress for Success Indianapolis hopes to increase that number to 78.

Only donations from the community make it possible for client to say things like, “I was feeling low and unsure of the direction of my life and what I can bring to a company.  After coming to Dress for Success Indianapolis to get a suit and accessories for my interview, I am now confident about my professional appearance for the interview and getting the job.”

Dress for Success will use the gently-used suits, blouses and financial contributions collected during Send One Suit – Week to help prepare more than 1,250 Indianapolis-area women with interview-appropriate attire. Clothing items are given to disadvantaged women through the Suits for Success program to help transform the way they look and feel about their upcoming interview. Women who participate in the program are referred to Dress for Success Indianapolis through one of more than 100 partner agencies, including Harrison College, the title sponsor of Send One Suit – Week.

Businesses and organizations that want to host a Send One Suit – Week donation drive at their location can sign up online at through March 31, 2015.

At Dress for Success Indianapolis, a volunteer personal shopper assists each woman with selecting an entire interview ensemble (suit, shoes, jewelry, hosiery, etc.) and provide interview tips to help empower them as they look to start or further their careers. Women can also come back to the Suits for Success program after they are hired for attire they need for work (business casual, scrubs, non-skid shoes and work pants, etc.).

Classic Cleaners is supporting for the ninth year by providing coupons for $10 off a dry cleaning order of $20 or more to those who donate during this campaign at any privately-sponsored drive.

Clothing donations can be made throughout the week at any Classic Cleaners store and financial donations to support the non-profit’s operations can be made at All donations support Dress for Success Indianapolis.


Harrison College is 2014 Suits for Success Sponsor!

We’re excited to welcome Harrison College as our Suits for Success sponsor for 2014. Since the program’s launch in 2000, over 10,000 women have participated in this unique program. When a woman has an interview scheduled, she is referred to the Suits for Success program by one of our nearly 90 partner community agencies. At her appointment, our women are matched with a volunteer personal shopper who helps them pick out an entire interview ensemble (suit, shoes, jewelry, hosiery, etc.) and provide an invaluable confidence boost right before their big day. Women can also come back to the Suits for Success program for whatever attire they need for work (business casual, scrubs, non-skid shoes and work pants, etc.). Removing the barrier of clothing appropriate for interviews and work while celebrating new opportunities is a hallmark of this program. This collaboration illustrates Harrison College’s commitment to our women and or organization through planned opportunities for employees to volunteer, sponsorship of our annual Send One Suit – Week suit drive and also provides essential funds that guarantee our services are available to the women of our city. Thank you to Harrison College and their associates for working together with us to transform the lives of women in Indianapolis, their families and our community.


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