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Regional Workforce Manager

Company: Northwest Workforce Council
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: August 10, 2019

Job Description:

Northwest Workforce Council ( is recruiting for a Regional Workforce Manager an essential member of the agency's Executive Leadership Team. The position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and holds considerable decision making and policy impact on the Northwest regional workforce system (4 Northwest Washington counties: Skagit, Whatcom, Island, & San Juan). ABOUT US: Northwest Workforce Council's (NWC) mission is to prepare a skilled, successful workforce aligned to the needs of business and industry. The Council oversees a regional workforce development system and promotes the alignment of education, training and employment efforts coupled closely with economic revitalization strategies. NWC is a powerful mechanism for comprehensive community-wide workforce planning and coordination. The Council has over forty years of stellar performance in achieving its mission, producing meaningful results for individuals, families and the community, and operating an exemplary business with a results-oriented culture. POSITION OVERVIEW: Oversees and executes a wide-ranging portfolio of responsibilities, from strategic to tactical. This position is involved in every aspect and function of the council's business, which includes engaging with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders the performance of specialized and technical work in organizational systems while working within a quality framework. The work is challenging, with varied duties relating to policy formulation and analysis, programmatic and fiscal oversight, contract preparation and negotiation, development and refinement of business processes, community relations, and board support. This position is constantly implementing quality improvements, triaging and diagnosing issues. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Workforce Development Strategy: Provide leadership to achieve the organization's strategic mission for all aspects of the operations including quality systems, partner collaborations and business and community connections to continuously increase impact and outcomes. Ability to attend to detail, large and small, while maintaining quality standards. Workforce Development Administration: Oversee operational aspects of internal and external workforce development programs/initiatives. Ensure quality workforce development service delivery and a coherent regional integrated workforce development system. Manages the board's oversight responsibilities of the one-stop career center system called WorkSource in the state of Washington, including: Oversees the performance of One-Stop System, including the One-Stop System Operator contract performance Oversees quality systems within the One-Stop system, ensuring products and services are market-responsive, consistent and compliant; Oversees the WorkSource Certification application process Oversees process improvement measures, including initiating process improvement initiatives Direct and/or functional supervision of employees and partner staff, providing feedback and coaching to improve integration, quality, efficiency and effectiveness in the one-stop center environment Manages the board's partner governance structure; facilitates partner meetings Team Leadership: Develop and mentor workforce development teams, continuously striving to develop collaborative top-quality work. Lead and guide internal and external teams in designing and delivering integrated workforce development services that are topical, market responsive and of consistent quality. Fund Development & Management: Develop and implement new programs or services with partners and stakeholders that meet community needs. Master data and analytics to inform strategies and optimize return on investment. Supports efforts to obtain internal and external funding opportunities. Community Engagement & Representation: Identify and build community partnerships to maximize NWC's impact. Provides proactive leadership in community partnerships and services design work, ensuring contributions to the achievement of the board's strategic goals and operational objectives Board of Directors: Serves as a staff liaison to the Board of Directors; primary staff support to the board's Quality Assurance Committee. Manages the operational implementation and maintenance of system's policies and procedures Negotiates and manages the regional workforce system's Memorandum of Understanding with WIOA required and voluntary agency partners Performance outcomes Certification Contract / Programmatic: With the Deputy Director and Financial Manager, interprets contract/program analysis and data relative to achievement of performance requirements. Assists in the writing of contracts, grants and progress reports. Manages select procurement processes (e.g.: lessor (facilities) and information technology relations and performance). Maintains defined quality processes by overseeing internal controls that assure quality performance and conformance with federal, state and local requirements YourMembership.Category: Human Resources, Keywords: Workforce Manager

Keywords: Northwest Workforce Council, Bellingham , Regional Workforce Manager, Executive , Bellingham, Washington

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