DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: OWD/WORKFORCE & POLICY DEVELOPMENT
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Workforce and Policy Development, research, design and develop plans for programs; manage annual procurement process; identify and develop funding resources and maintain current knowledge and developments in workforce development issues.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information listed below.
Take initiative to lead program planning for the WIOA Youth, Alternative Education Initiative, Neighborhood Jobs Trust and other funding sources, using research to inform the design of upcoming RFPs; manage and coordinate policies and priorities with various advisory councils.
Conduct quantitative and qualitative research and analysis of policy and practice for workforce development, adult basic education, juvenile justice, youth development and labor market, including conducting literature review and policy scans, performing data analyses, and summarizing findings.
Write reports, concepts papers, and memos to disseminate research and analysis findings to various audiences.
Lead and manage annual procurement processes, including development of Requests for Proposals and refunding documents. Independently manages the proposal review and performance evaluation processes.
Generate resource development as related to workforce development, juvenile justice, alternative education, adult basic education, and youth development.
Take initiative in researching potential funding sources and develop program design for grant proposals.
As assigned, take the lead on grant proposals and participate in program implementation. Monitor developments in workforce development, adult basic education, juvenile justice, alternative education, and youth development policy issues affecting funding sources and programs.
Represent OWD on various advisory councils, collaboratives, planning committees, and workgroups.
Provide project management and assistance in special projects/initiatives and events as needed, providing quick turnaround and customer service. Take the lead in managing project timeline and activities, leading projects from start to finish, working across departments to develop strategy.
Establish and maintain relationships with industry associations, research entities, employers, and city agencies for policy planning and implementation.
Maintain records in accordance with city, state, or federal standards. Keep accurate files on federal grant opportunities and contacts.
Perform other related duties as required.
Work requires completion of a Master's Degree in Economics, Public Policy, Education or related field or equivalent experience, plus five years of progressively responsible related experience in policy analysis, research, program evaluation, strategic planning, and writing. Skills required also include excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to analyze data, strong attention to detail, and proposal writing. Must demonstrate ability to work independently and manage multiple projects as well as strong interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment.