Workforce Development Manager

Rockingham County (NH)
Full Time $52,286 - $65,000 Per year NC 425 NC-65, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States
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Overview

Summary

Rockingham County is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with federal and state statutes regarding discrimination in employment. 

General Definition of Work
The Workforce Development Manager position envisions, develops, and implements strategies, in conjunction with Rockingham County Schools (RCS), Rockingham Community College (RCC), along with local employers, that increase enrollment and completion numbers of students taking career pathway courses that lead to industry recognized credentials.  This position also leads and measures the results of the outcomes projected in the Golden Leaf Level UP Rockingham County workforce Grant and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Economic Development & Tourism Director.
 
Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Examples of Duties

Essential Functions
Coordinate the annual Envision RoCo Career Expo for all 7th and 10th graders in Rockingham County.
Assist RCS and RCC in growing their co-op, internship, apprenticeship, and job-shadowing programs through employer engagement and marketing efforts to students. (this position will not manage or be responsible for these programs)
Serve as project manager of the LevelUp Rockingham initiative and administer the CBGI grant received from the Golden LEAF Foundation.  Administration includes completion and submission of all reporting requirements.
Review CTE enrollment data on a monthly basis and identify students needing assistance early in order to help them complete the course(s).
Track marketing efforts to focus on strategies that are most effective.
Engage with employers and participants in job shadowing, co-op, internship, and apprenticeship programs to ensure all are satisfied with the experiences.
Use qualitative and quantitative metrics to evaluate the success of these pathways, programs, and marketing efforts. 
Build and maintain relationships with key internal teams, external partners, and community leaders to ensure a collaborative approach in curating the training modules.
Actively seek feedback from stakeholders on the effectiveness, relevance, and impact of the training modules and internship programs, ensuring they meet the diverse needs of the community.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of economic development; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration; ability to retain, attract, and track the efforts of workforce development throughout the County; ability to prepare clear and comprehensive reports, gather and analyze data, create and/or expand on new program offerings, plan events; ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; must be organized, detail-oriented, pro-active, collaborative, and a team player; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, associates and the general public.

Physical Requirements
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires standing, walking and sitting and occasionally requires stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, using of measuring devices, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather) and exposure to outdoor weather conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree with coursework in business administration, or related field and considerable experience in workforce development, grant management and marketing, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental Information

Special Requirements
Valid driver's license in the State of North Carolina.

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public service jobs. If you have student loans and you are selected for full-time employment with Rockingham County, you may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on your William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan after you have made 120 qualifying payments on those loans while employed full-time by certain public service employers.  Click on the link below to see whether you might qualify.

https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

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