SVP of Workforce Development-Opening

The mission of Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region is to help people with barriers to employment go to work by providing jobs, job training and educational opportunities.
We are seeking a Senior Vice President of Workforce Development to lead the strategy and implementation of this core mission.
Position Summary:

The SVP of Workforce Development leads all of our mission services and programs throughout our 15-county region, including a staff of approximately 100 employees and a multimillion dollar budget, to serve more than 9,000 people annually. The SVP of Workforce Development is an essential member of the Executive Leadership team at Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: Includes the following and other duties as assigned.

• Workforce Development Program and Services Strategy: Develop, create, and lead the organization’s strategic mission services and programs to continuously increase impact and outcomes for people throughout our communities, in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.

• Workforce Development Program and Services Administration: Oversee administration of all workforce development programs and our vocational school, including skills training, education, job placement, vocational assessment, work adjustment, vocational counseling, case management, and supported employment. Ensure high quality of workforce development program delivery and maintain the organization’s workforce development certifications and accreditations with all appropriate public, private, and government bodies, including, but not limited to, CARF.

• Team Leadership: Develop, mentor, and supervise all workforce development staff, continuously striving to recruit, retain, and develop diverse and top-quality talent. Lead and guide a team of program experts in delivering compassionate, holistic, and integrated workforce development services that address individual client needs for job training, education, employment and career advancement.

• Fund Development and Budget Management: Develop and implement new programs or services that meet community needs and work extensively with the fundraising team, including providing grant-writing oversight, to secure necessary funding resources for services. Create and manage annual workforce development budget, including oversight of all contracts and monthly management of revenues and expenses. Master data and analytics to inform strategies and optimize return on investment.

• Community Engagement and Representation: Identify and negotiate community partnerships to differentiate and maximize Goodwill’s impact, including management of relations and contracts with publicly-funded workforce systems at the national, regional and local levels.

• Board of Directors. Serve as the primary staff liaison to the Board of Directors Mission Services Committee.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

• Master’s degree (MA/MS) education or equivalent in employment, job training, social services, nonprofit or philanthropy education
• At least 10 years of experience in job training program administration, including 5-7 years at an executive level and as a partner with others in senior management
• Exceptional analytical, judgment, decision-making and communications skills
• Demonstrated cultural competence; specifically, awareness, attitude, knowledge, willingness and skills to work effectively with a culturally and demographically diverse population
• Results-oriented leader with a high sense of urgency and strong economic and societal acumen
• Strong and proven organizational development and planning expertise necessary to lead an efficient and nimble team through complex program requirements, deliverables and challenges
• Superior coaching, visioning, leadership and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build understanding and consensus

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises directors and managers in workforce development. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
Cultural Competency: Lead a team and mission that embraces equity-driven practices based upon knowledge and understanding of diversity, inclusion, and social justice issues, challenges and opportunities.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as policies and procedures, legal documents and contracts. Ability to write creatively and articulately with an emphasis on tact and diplomacy. Ability to speak effectively before groups of community members, program participants, and employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and average. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra when working on spreadsheets. Ability to create and manage departmental budget.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office products, specifically Word and Excel and PowerPoint.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Washington State Driver’s License required

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear and type. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. Goodwill gladly considers requests for accommodation and, if the requested accommodation is reasonable, will make such reasonable accommodations as will enable an otherwise qualified person with a disability to perform the essential functions of this position.

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