ARIZONA@WORK Coconino Workforce Development Board seeks a dynamic and accomplished leader with a passion for workforce development and training.
The position of Workforce Development Manager will assume the duties and functions of the director of the local Workforce Development Board as created and enumerated in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Under the direction of the ARIZONA@WORK Coconino Workforce Development Board, the Workforce Development Manager is responsible for developing innovative workforce strategies that help businesses, employers, individuals, and industries achieve and sustain economic vitality throughout Coconino County. Additional responsibilities include developing and maintaining relationships with federal, state, and local leadership; overseeing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act including budgeting, contracting with service providers, monitoring performance; supervision of staff; and performing related duties as assigned.
Note: This position is contingent upon funding received. This position is funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
- Leads the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of the workforce development system as identified by the mission of the ARIZONA@WORK Coconino Workforce Development Board (WDB) and the Coconino County Board of Supervisors (BOS).
- Oversees WIOA allocations and develop broad priorities to help ensure that workforce initiatives successfully fulfill the Coconino County strategic plan and the vision of a workforce system with a strong focus on Sector Strategies, Business Services, job quality, and skilled applicants.
- Develops and implement workforce programs, policies and procedures; adhere to, and enforce applicable federal, state, and local laws, policies, and regulations consistent with WIOA to meet public workforce compliance and contractual performance goals.
- Negotiates and administer various contracts with partners and service provides. Manage and administer all memorandum of understandings (MOU) to ensure effective partnerships, quality service, and meeting Coconino County required outcomes. Oversee the monitoring of all contracts and MOUs.
- Oversees development of annual budget and audit, efficient operation of financial and record management reporting ensuring performance, fiscal outcomes, and programmatic integrity. Prepare cost forecasts, variances, and critical paths, including project closeout procedures. Review financial and program reports and determines spending level modifications.
- Builds and maintains strategic partnerships and alliances; build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders related to workforce development. These may include local industry, community partnerships, employer trade associations, organized labor, economic development organizations, local and state government, and other organizations to promote awareness and increase local involvement in workforce development.
- Develops and deliver reporting and evaluation tools to demonstrate progress towards and impact/efficiency of WDB goals to Arizona DES, Coconino WDB, Coconino County Board of Supervisors, County leadership, and external stakeholders.
- Research, promote and leverage additional funding sources for workforce development through government, local grants, and funding opportunities.
- Conducts statistical, analytical, and market research on workforce development issues; identify information needed to conduct studies; evaluate projects utilizing cost/benefit analysis, fiscal and economic impact, and relevant multiplier factors.
- Ensures proper integration and participation of all ARIZONA@WORK programs and partners; oversee the certification of the One-Stop Job Center.
- Serves as the primary staff for the WDB, its executive committee, and all standing and ad hoc committees, not limited to meetings, committees, membership, activities, training, and new members' recruitment in cooperation with the Board of Supervisors.
- Supports economic development programs and projects that create more opportunities for local job creation.
- Assists with legislation tracking of initiatives as they relate to workforce development.
Bachelor’s degree in Business/Public Administration, Accounting, or related field and four years of experience in workforce development, career services or program management; OR, any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
This position is exempt from overtime.
The ideal candidate will possess excellent leadership and organizational skills, grant administration, knowledge of fiscal management, and strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office. Also, candidates will be knowledgeable and skilled in the principles and techniques in public policy development, and implementation; the dynamics of political, community, and committee processes; and development, maintenance, and enhancement of employment program delivery through WIOA One-Stop Job Centers.
Preferred qualifications include three to five years of management experience with broad, progressively responsible design and implementation of training programs, business outreach, economic, or workforce development programs.; experience supporting board leadership; experience working with the Workforce and Innovation Opportunity Act, and/or experience working with local businesses in diverse communities. A Master's degree is also desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of:
- The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act law and regulations
- Workforce development principles, practices, models, and techniques for assessment and program/system development
- Research methodologies and data analysis/evaluation techniques to develop reports in narrative and statistical form, prepare proposals and grants and create executive-level presentations
- Federal and state laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to workforce activities with other community or government partners
- Public and private workforce development and training organizations providing technical assistance, funding, and other partnership opportunities
- Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination regulations for Equal Opportunity Officer
- Public meeting organization and requirements such as Open Meeting Laws, and others
- Staffing Boards of Directors and their committees
Working knowledge of:
- Policies as Local Administrator for the Eligible Training Provider List
- Governmental budgetary practices, including purchasing, grants administration, revenue management, and fund accounting
- Principles and practices associated with positive supervision
- Principles and practices of public administration
- The use of automated data management systems
- Business English and report writing
- Facilitate strategic planning and goal setting, prioritize activities, innovate systems, manage change, and measure the Workforce Development Board results
- Share the Workforce Development Board's vision and position the WDB to move into the future, generating and soliciting new and innovative approaches
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing; deliver presentations to large and small groups; prepare thorough written documents
- Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls
- Identify grant opportunities; collaborate with internal and external partners; write and manage grants focused on workforce and economic priorities in Coconino County
- Cultivate and promote collaborative, practical, and positive relationships with external partners who have a vital interest in the future workforce
- Work safely and support the culture of workplace safety
Coconino County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.