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MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board Industry Manager in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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Industry coordinator Seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual to help implement industry sector training programs that develop a pipeline of future workers and to expand the career ladders within the manufacturing, healthcare, and hospitality sectors. Position requires experience managing grants; working with employers, training vendors, and school systems; thorough knowledge of the Berkshire County community; and the ability to work independently, with good time management skills. Employer Engagement Position would conduct on-site employer visits, employer roundtables, and other venues to gather labor market needs from companies and to relay relevant workforce information to community partners. Establish an employer engagement strategy to connect companies with potential job seekers, interns, and career pathway development. Purpose: This position will be responsible for the coordination of relevant training grants for the Berkshire region. The grant will link students and un/underemployed residents with opportunities in the healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality and/or STEM industry; it will advance the skill level of current entry level employees; and it will help to develop a solid career ladder that will be sustained after the duration of the grant. This position requires an innovative and highly motivated person who is able to work independently as well as part of a team. The position will receive high visibility from the local and statewide education/training community. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities 1. Knowledge of systems and processes required to develop and deliver skills-based training programs; evaluation methodologies, quality control, and quality improvement. 2. Knowledge of general practices of grants management and service contracting. 3. General knowledge of grants budgeting and expense reporting. 4. Ability to develop written analytic reports and collegial working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, analyze complex material and manage within structured systems, use standard computer software applications, including spreadsheet applications, to produce reports and correspondence, and create and use structured plans. 5. Demonstrated skill in interpersonal communications. 6. Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently with minimal supervision. Minimum Qualifications Associate\'s Degree required, Bachelor\'s Degree preferred. Experience in the private sector and/or industry preferred. At least 2 year\'s experience as a program manager with grants management and development; supervisory and fiscal management experience required; must have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of clients and colleagues; advanced degree in business, finance or a related discipline a plus. This is a grant funded position operational through to June 30, 3024 with a possibility of extending into future years pending availability of funding, consistent service delivery and program performance. MassHire is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. MassHire makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.