Careers at CPWDC


Our organization is made up of self-motivated, innovative and talented professionals who are dedicated to using our diverse backgrounds to strategically address the current and future workforce demands of Central Pennsylvania.  We are currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

Finance Manager


The Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation (CPWDC), a well-recognized multi-county business-led non-profit seeks a Finance Manger to oversee the fiscal responsibilities of the workforce development system across a nine-county area. The office is centrally located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

CPWDC has a history of having strong financial acumen with a growing grant and funding portfolio. The Finance Manager must have the ability to navigate between funding streams and the changing demands of CPWDC’s funders. The Finance Manager will carry on the level of expertise, excellence, and financial accountability currently established at CPWDC with guidance from the Executive Director.


The Finance Manager will develop and oversee all matters related to the CPWDC’s budgets, revenue reporting, account reconciliation, liabilities, reporting, updating, and all other related fiscal duties. The Finance Manager will provide support to the Executive Director in carrying out the strategic goals of CPWDC.

The Finance Manager will:

  • Manage 2 fiscal department staff that will assist in carrying out all functions of CPWDC’s Fiscal Department.
  • Develop, manage and report on the CPWDC budget, including budgets for all applicable subcontractors or vendors.
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking financial analysis to provide insight into the organization’s operations.
  • Provide fiscal oversight of all funds allocated by the CPWDC to the PA CareerLink® system and provide technical assistance as needed to staff and subcontractors.
  • Maintain current and inclusive policies and procedures manuals related to the internal and external fiscal management of the CPWDC. Maintain current accounting control systems and records. Maintain internal controls over fiscal processes.
  • Provide primary financial support to the CPWDC Executive Director, Workforce Investment Board and Local Elected Officials Board.


Operations/Financial Management

  • Support the fiscal operations of the board, including providing direction and support to the Audit Finance Committee.
  • Be an engaging team builder and empowering manager who promotes high performance and accountability.
  • Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices to manage annual budget.
  • Oversee compliance with federal, state and local policies and regulations.
  • Write and review Requests for Proposals and negotiate new contracts with vendors.
  • Provide primary staff support to external Auditors.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and 2 years relevant experience (non-profit or governmental experience preferred)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting and financial management processes for multiple funding streams
  • Ability to adapt and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace
  • Experience working with auditors and knowledgeable on GAAP and OMB Circulars
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Unquestioned integrity/ethics


  • Management experience
  • Experience working with federal indirect cost rates
  • Experience with indirect cost rates
  • Familiarity with workforce development, economic development and/or educational system (K-20) financial processes
  • Skilled in the use of technology, including Microsoft products and Abila MIP accounting software
  • Experience with group facilitation and consensus building


  • Ability to pass comprehensive background screening
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Ability and flexibility to travel within the region, state-wide and nationally by ground or air transportation, including minimum overnight travel


  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Competitive benefits package


To apply, submit

  • Applications should be submitted electronically to Please indicate “CPWDC – Finance Manager Applicant” in the subject line.
  • Paper applications may be submitted to “CPWDC – Finance Manager Applicant”, 130 Kelly Square, Suite 1, Lewisburg, PA 17837.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • No phone inquiries please.
  • Applications accepted until position is filled.

CPWDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Youth Project Coordinator

Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation (CPWDC) is seeking a full time, self-motivated, enthusiastic, professional team member to coordinate partnerships, subcontractors, and programs that support youth workforce development initiatives. CPWDC is a well-established non-profit that serves as the local Workforce Investment Board (WIB) for a nine-county region. For more information about CPWDC, visit our website:

This position is responsible for leadership, coordination, and oversight of workforce development services provided by subcontractor agencies geared to young people ages 16-24 in programs funded by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and/or other Federal and State Funding Streams for which CPWDC is responsible. The overall goal of programming is to help youth in high school finish high school with a plan for what’s next and to help youth who are not in school obtain credentials and learn skills they need to be work-ready. Youth should complete the program having obtained needed credentials and skills and with placement in employment, post-secondary education, or the military.

The Youth Project Coordinator will:

  • Provide technical information, assistance, and training on regulations and policies relating to youth program operations.
  • Assist with planning, organizing and implementing a strategic plan for the delivery of youth services within the applicable guidelines to meet performance requirements.
  • Analyze performance data, both qualitative and quantitative, of youth program operations to ensure programs are quality based and reaching the desired outcome while maintaining compliance with the applicable guidelines.
  • Manage, develop and present reports for CPWDC management, the Youth Council, the Workforce Investment Board and program providers; analyze data from those reports in order to recommend solutions to problems or suggest ideas for program improvement.
  • Serve as the working liaison between the Workforce Investment Board, Youth Council and youth program operations; maintain positive working relationships and ensure open communication on matters concerning the program operations.
  • Collaborate with CPWDC’s Quality Assurance Coordinator to ensure effective quality and compliance monitoring of programs.
  • Assist in coordinating and convening quarterly Youth Council meetings.
  • Participate in workgroups, committees and conferences as requested to represent CPWDC and its youth strategic plan.
  • Coordinate special youth related projects as assigned.
  • Please note that this position has limited interaction with youth and is not a direct services position.


  • Communication – Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in order to express ideas, data and other information in a clear, concise way so as to achieve intended goals.
  • Adaptability – Capacity to adapt to different situations and circumstances in such a way as to demonstrate professionalism and a desire to learn and grow.
  • Problem Solving/Critical Thinking – Forward thinking with ability to anticipate and approach problems in a proactive manner and ability to interpret data and reports in order to find underlying issues and then effectively evaluate and recommend solutions.
  • Collaboration – Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship within the organization and with outside agencies.
  • Comprehension – Ability to understand State and Federal Regulations; ability to apply lessons learned; proficient in computer operations including Word and Excel.
  • Organization – Ability to plan, organize, participate and assist in a variety of activities.
  • Trustworthy – Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a responsible manner; does not withhold information.
  • Leadership – Ability to act in an advisory/leadership capacity and as part of a team.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. Experience in workforce development and/or administration of publicly funded programs preferred. Grant writing experience and project management experience are helpful.

CPWDC is an office environment located in Lewisburg, PA. Day travel to the PA CareerLink® sites and high schools where youth programs operate across the nine-county Region will be required. Full-time, 40 hours per week position. Reports to the Operations Manager. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Submit your cover letter, resume and a completed Employment Application to Please indicate “CPWDC – Youth Project Coordinator” in the subject line.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries please.

Visit your local PA CareerLink® for assistance applying or proof-reading your submittal.

CPWDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Student Internships

CPWDC offers student learning opportunities that provide meaningful work which complements and advances the student’s academic pursuits and future career. Our interns participate in and contribute to labor market research projects by collecting baseline data and designing templates for research analysis and final publication.

Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability or veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal law.