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Director of Workforce Development

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Attached transcript must show degree awarded/conferred. Preference will be given to applications received prior to midnight, February 6, 2018.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Director of Workforce Development
Job Description Summary

Summary of primary functions: Performs administrative duties required by WIOA, One Stop Contract, and Area 40 Workforce Development Board (WDB); performs fiscal oversight and management of office and staff; and cultivates strong working relationships with public and private, community and regional partners and leaders in workforce, education, and economic development in order to meet the needs of the 8 parishes that the One Stop Grant Serves.

Essential responsibilities:
- Oversee development of annual budget, efficient operation of financial and record management reporting systems ensuring performance, fiscal outcomes, and programmatic integrity.
- Develop and lead staff to ensure effective implementation of the Parishes workforce development programs by means of performance planning and evaluation systems for all employees. Identify gaps in performance; anticipate and address internal and external factors that control success.
- Develop and implement plans and programs related to the WDB and partner organization efforts
- Collaborate closely with community, parish, regional, state, and other organizations to ensure workforce development efforts are successful in addressing the economic priorities within the 8 parishes.
- Lead sector based efforts, including supervising staff related to WDB’s convening of high priority industry representatives and others in order to successfully coordinate activities of employers, community colleges, university, trade associations, and related training organizations.
- Other duties as requested by the Associate Vice President of Workforce & Economic Development.
- To ensure business services and job placement activities are implemented in accordance with established processes and standards, resulting in employment for participants and meeting the workforce needs.
- Facilitate continuous improvement efforts through data collection, analysis, and recommended process improvements.
- Develop reporting processes that provide timely, meaningful information on Center/System activities and outcomes, in order to provide the Workforce Development Board with the information needed to evaluate performance and perform their oversight responsibilities.
- Provide staff training opportunities that increase the capacity of Center/System staff to serve customers.
- Support the Local Workforce Development Board in developing benchmarks to measure a baseline of “system performance,” e.g., customer service, system flow, etc. In future years, the expectation is that the Director will make recommendations for continuous improvement based on this data.
- In conjunction with staff from the Local Workforce Development Board, the Director will develop an appropriate mechanism to semi-annually report on the progress and performance of the partnerships across the One-Stop System to the Local Workforce Development Board.
- Ensure staff receive, review, and adhere to all policies issued by the Local Workforce Development Board and Louisiana Workforce Commission.

Qualifications Desired

Master’s Degree preferred.

Experience Required

- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University (Master’s degree preferred) in related field and 10 years of relevant work experience.
- Management experience including supervision of employees, overseeing and coordinating fiscal operations, development of policies and procedures, and applying rules and regulations.
- Successful project management skills and collaborative community and partnership engagement including private sector experience.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as public speaking skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with One Stop staff, Workforce Development Board members, education providers, economic and workforce development professionals, community representatives, employers, and public officials at all levels.
- Proficient in Microsoft applications and general knowledge of Louisiana Workforce Hire system and US Workbase software.
- Knowledge of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) or its predecessors such as Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), etc.

Type of Position Professional
Department Workforce
Semester
Full-time or Part-time? Full Time
Status 12 Months
Degree Required Bachelor
Degree Preferred Masters
Salary $72,809.00 - $82,275.00
Estimated Hours per Week 40

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 13-00459
Open Date 01/30/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of a completed application.
Attached transcript must show degree awarded/conferred.

Preference will be given to applications received prior to midnight, February 6, 2018.

Quick Link http://careers.solacc.edu/postings/1414

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * I posses a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * I posses 10 years of relevant work experience.
    • Yes
    • No

Requested Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3
  5. Writing Samples
  6. Other Documents