City Looking to Hire Director of Youth and Adult Workforce Strategies



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The Director of Youth and Adult Workforce Strategies is responsible for providing direction and strategic leadership for CEO’s Youth and Adult Workforce initiatives and implementing projects that span across multiple areas of the Youth and Adult Workforce systems, along with ensuring efficiencies and consistencies globally across all service providers. This position is responsible for ensuring expectations are met in fulfilling the strategic mission of CEO and are aligned with local, state, federal funding compliance.

Key responsibilities include working independently on difficult tasks associated with program operations or complex projects while demonstrating leadership, professionalism, and confidentiality in addressing all matters. Interacting with CEO executive leadership, directors, managers, and subcontractor staff on behalf of the Family Support and Basic Needs unit; addressing direct inquiries and helping troubleshoot and resolve requests; and participating in activities designed to enhance engagement and build subcontractor and organizational capacity.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of education and social services programs and funding sources compliance

  • Experience with human centered program design and implementation

  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, presentation, planning, and organizational skills

  • Ability to adapt to a changing work environment and possess the flexibility to meet departmental needs

  • Ability to train, motivate and build a cohesive team

  • Ability to build solid relationships that engender trust

  • Ability to interact effectively with various levels of staff, management, government officials, and the public

  • Ability to generate innovative ideas and effectively communicate them verbally and in writing

  • Ability to comprehend system wide strategy/vision and communicate it to stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to move ideas and vision to implementation successfully

  • Ability to travel to various locations throughout the city

  • Project Management driven

  • Possess solid Office 365 and SharePoint experience

  • Ability to maintain confidential information

Qualifications

  • At least 10 years of professional level experience in the field of employment, human services, education, and/or training

  • A Master’s or other higher education degrees are preferred, but not required

  • Experience developing or adapting academic programming, workforce development programs (particularly with vulnerable groups, TANF workforce funds, or other WIOA (Workforce Initiatives and Opportunity Act)) resource programs strongly preferred

  • Experience working directly with people from a diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic background

  • Experience working with people at high risk of being homeless, justice involved and/or direct lived experience

  • Experience developing and implementing a strategic framework/plan

  • Experience as a program manager, including, but not limited to, managing projects on-time and on-budget, managing consultant services, and drafting scopes of work and requests for proposals (RFPs)

  • Experience managing program evaluation

  • Experience building coalitions of diverse stakeholders

  • Experience managing communications

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