Exec Director North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative
Primary responsibilities include:
- Shaping the strategic direction and growth plan for the NPWI;
- Designing an effective communication strategy to reach out to, integrate, and align the university's existing community relations and workforce development programs with that of the City of Philadelphia and other complementary models;
- Bringing together key university stakeholders, including community residents; funders; small to large regional and local employers in the private, public, and health care sector; politicians; city, state, and federal agencies; and community and faith based organizations for the purpose of understanding employer and community needs.;
- Providing leadership for NPWI, including employee management, and program development and implementation;
- Identifying and developing data and analyses necessary to determine current employment market trends, community employment rates and training needs, and establish strategies, goals, and evidenced based measure of success while monitoring and identifying local labor market trends to pinpoint opportunities for increased employer engagement;
- Partners with the University's Office of Institutional Advancement on fund raising efforts to expand resources for launching new programs and to sustain existing programs;
- Identifies and applies for and secures grants or other sources of external funding that will support and build the NPWI and its programs
This leadership position requires a Bachelor's degree and at least eight years of related experience in economic or workforce development, human resources, or related professional experience. A Master's degree is preferred. Must possess a collaborative leadership style that encourages teamwork and innovation through adaptability, flexibility, and diplomacy. Demonstrated ability to manage complicated, multi-dimensional projects (including planning, critical thinking, and negotiation and communication skills) is required. Strong project management experience is required. Demonstrated knowledge of current labor market demands and established relationships with industry leaders and community organizations in North Philadelphia is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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