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Workforce Development Director

Three Rivers Regional Commission

Posted: Sep. 19, 2018

End Date: Oct. 19, 2018

Job Summary:

WorkSource Three Rivers and the Three Rivers Regional Commission serve a ten county region just south of Atlanta, with the main office in Griffin, Georgia.  The Workforce Development Director (Director) leads the WorkSource Three Rivers Division of the Three Rivers Regional Commission (TRRC).  Three Rivers Workforce Development Board (TRWDB) provides direction and guidance on policy, budget, and other matters within its purview, and it is supported by the Director.  TRRC serves as the fiscal agent/grants administrator for workforce funds and programs, and the Director reports to the TRRC’s Executive Director.  In addition to supporting the TRWDB, the Director will manage WorkSource Three Rivers operations and will manage the fiscal agent/grants administrator functions. This position requires knowledge of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Duties and Responsibilities:

Organize TRWDB development and strategic planning efforts.
  • Support the TRWDB in organizing meetings and in implementing its policies and recommendations.
  • Serve as official spokesperson and serve as a liaison with local governments, organizations, businesses, and other entities with an interest in workforce development issues and build collaborative partnerships.
  • Lead efforts to implement innovative and effective workforce initiatives and services through the WIOA and other funding sources.
  • Attend appropriate trainings and meetings to keep abreast of current trends and developments in the field of workforce development and communicate key findings to appropriate individuals and organizations.
  • Maintain knowledge of additional funding and grant opportunities.
  • Oversee production and distribution of public communications materials to market WIOA.
  • Develop broad policy guidance to direct area career, job training, and employment initiatives; assess and evaluate service delivery strategies and service provider outcomes; oversee performance measurements and standards as established by state and federal regulations, contracts, and TRWDB policy; review contractors’ achievement of goals and report progress and discrepancies to the TRWDB.
  • Ensure all state and federal program-monitoring activities are successfully completed without findings; ensure preparation of operational and management reports for the Board concerning activities, budget, expenses, and other items affecting program services. Advocate and lead effort to build regional one-stop career center system.
  • Prepare and implement the administrative and program budget; monitor expenditures of funds; ensure the fiscal audit is successfully completed without findings.
  • Ensure proper procurement practices are followed; oversee contract negotiations, implementation of contracts, grants, and programs; ensure that performance and obligations are met; ensure that proper fiscal processes are followed within parameters of contracts and grants.
  • Direct and oversee department staff and provide professional development opportunities to department staff to enhance and upgrade skills to meet current demands.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The ideal candidate has a master’s or bachelor’s degree in business administration, education, social sciences or related field and five years of progressively responsible experience in the field of workforce development, economic development, or business development. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience in leadership, project management, budgeting, planning, oversight, policy and procedure development, and rules and regulations application.
  • Effective written and oral communication abilities, including the ability to speak. comfortably before large audiences and to engage in open dialogue.
  • Ability to convey complex concepts accurately and succinctly to distinctly different audiences.
  • Customer focused, with an ability to actively listen and find solutions.
  • Ability to build consensus among workforce system stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and skill in administration of an entity with responsibility to oversee multi-million dollar programs, grants, and administrative processes.
  • Knowledge of federal and state workforce development and other pertinent legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate personal computers, associated software applications including but not limited to Microsoft and Adobe products, hardware, and peripheral equipment.
  • Demonstrated support for diversity within department and among contracted organizations.
  • Self-starter with a commitment to teamwork; ability to delegate and hold others accountable.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Physical requirements include carrying/lifting up to 5 pounds, frequently; up to 10 pounds, regularly; and up to 25 pounds, occasionally. Visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to drive an automobile and operate computer keyboard and basic office equipment; subject to carrying, lifting, twisting and reaching to perform essential job functions. Working conditions are primarily in an office environment with travel throughout the region. Overnight travel is approximately 10%.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
If interested, please apply via indeed.com or send your resume with cover letter to workforcedevelopmenttrrc@gmail.com