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Workforce Development Coordinator - 522668

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Pay Grade/Pay Range: Minimum: $53,500 - Midpoint: $66,900 (Salaried E8)

Department/Organization: 750404 - AL Mobility & Power Research Center

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm

Note to Applicants: Position is eligible for hybrid work subject to University policy.

Job Summary: The Workforce Development Coordinator conducts analysis of employee data to identify trends and facilitate strategic workforce planning.

Additional Department Summary: The Workforce Development Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating workforce development initiatives, coordinating training programs, and supporting the recruitment and retention of qualified personnel. This role requires strong organizational skills, excellent communication abilities, and a passion for supporting the professional growth and development of our workforce. Candidate will coordinate and assist in the execution of our team's efforts to develop sustainable and durable workforce partnerships in the region. This includes analyzing labor demands and supply side dynamics, building partnership models and approaches, marshaling internal resources and collaboration with external partners. This role will also provide assistance to existing initiatives. Candidate may engage with collaborative research programs of senior faculty in the areas of sciences and engineering.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as the administrative coordinator for various existing and future Workforce Development programs. Collaborate with various stakeholders to address both workforce needs and program requirements, supporting the development and implementation of policies and procedures for workforce development programs. Help lead the day-to-day operations and collaborate with the AMP team to develop, implement, and improve new and existing workforce development programming, including career pathways and upskill. Develop an in-depth understanding of the electric vehicle workforce development ecosystem in and around Alabama, as well as in the state and nationally. Help facilitate regional/statewide workforce planning, including needs assessments, strategic planning, adaptation to local needs, and progress monitoring. Maintain records and data and draft reports, memoranda, letters, and other written materials as requested. Work with a team to manage program deliverables within budgetary, resources and scheduling requirements against defined project milestones and deadlines. Partner with internal and external stakeholders to create and manage feedback systems to monitor implementation needs to support the successful adoption, implementation, and scaling.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and some experience in workforce development, recruiting, marketing, career counseling, or human resources.

Skills and Knowledge: Ability to manage the application and admission process of prospective trainees and ensuring that trainees are meeting program competencies both for the didactic and experiential field training. Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree and two or more years of experience in workforce development, recruiting, marketing, career counseling, or human resources.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster


The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.

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