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MassHire Metro North Workforce Board Vice President of Programs in Cambridge, Massachusetts

WHO WE ARE: The MassHire Metro North Workforce Board (MNWB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop partnerships, generate resources, and advocate for workforce solutions that result in a skilled workforce, prospering businesses, and equitable access to meaningful career pathways and quality employment for residents. The MNWB is one of 16 local Workforce Development Boards established in Massachusetts covering 20 cities and towns north of Boston. For more information, please visit https://masshiremetronorth.org/. POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President of Programs is responsible for overseeing the organization?s programmatic operations, initiatives, and staff, which fall into three main areas: 1) career center monitoring and oversight; 2) youth programs; and 3) employer engagement and sector initiatives. This position will play a lead role in implementing the organization?s new strategic plan. Working with the President and CEO, the VP of Programs will also be a key member of the organization?s resource development and partnership development efforts. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: ? Oversee the organization?s programmatic operations, initiatives, and staff, which fall into three main areas: o Career center monitoring and oversight- supervise Manager of Workforce Systems who manages the Workforce Board?s responsibilities as a local workforce development board under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), including the monitoring and oversight of the region?s MassHire Career Centers (Metro North Career Centers), the Workforce Systems Committee, and MOU Partners Committee. o Youth programs- supervise youth director who leads a team of youth managers and specialists implementing the organization?s youth initiatives, which are mainly comprised of three publicly-funded programs: School to Career Connecting Activities, YouthWorks, and WIOA Youth. o Employer engagement and sector initiatives- supervise Sr. Director of Workforce Initiatives who leads a team focused on employer engagement and sector initiatives related to advanced manufacturing, construction/trades, retail/customer service, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). ? Oversee performance and outcomes for programs and projects, run reports, and identify areas for improvement. ? Lead the implementation of the organization?s new strategic plan as it relates to programs and services. ? Working with other staff, identify and develop new funding opportunities to support the organization?s strategic goals and priorities. ? Identify, develop, and manage partnerships with key stakeholders, such as training partners, community-based organizations, and employers. ? Participate in regional planning and regional consortia initiatives, i.e. MassUP Cross City Coalition and RevereWorks Coalition. ? Local/regional travel required (as COVID restrictions allow. See note below regarding current and future work arrangements). DESIRED SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES: ? Creative, forward-thinking, problem-solver with relationship-building skills. ? Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. ? Strong interpersonal skills and ability to take initiative. ? Highly organized with ability to manage multiple projects. ? Understanding of workforce development programs and policy. ? Comfortable with public speaking and meeting facilitation. ? Experience with employer engagement. ? Experience with identifying, developing, and submitting grant proposals. The MassHire Metro North Workforce Board values equity, justice, and opportunity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As an organization which serves many communities of job seekers and employers, we are a diverse and inclusive workplace committed to reflecting these communities. We encourage culturally competent, qualified candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.

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