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:
Workforce Coordinator: Out-of-School Youth and Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs
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 workforce development initiatives. CPWDC is a well-established non-profit that serves as the local Workforce Development Board (WDB) for a nine-county region. For more information about CPWDC, visit our website: www.cpwdc.org.
This position is responsible for leadership, coordination, and oversight of workforce development services provided by subcontractor agencies geared to the following:
- Young adults up to age 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 young adults who are not in school obtain credentials and learn skills they need to be work-ready. Participants should complete the program having obtained needed credentials and skills and with placement in employment, post-secondary education, or the military.
- Job seekers who may or may not be unemployed 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 job seekers target their career searches, obtain needed skills, and obtain family sustaining employment.
The Workforce Coordinator will:
- Maintain knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and policies.
- Provide technical information, assistance, and training on regulations and policies relating to program operations.
- Assist with planning, organizing and implementing a strategic plan for the delivery of services within the applicable guidelines to meet performance requirements.
- Analyze performance data, both qualitative and quantitative, of 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 Development Board and program providers; analyze data from those reports in order to recommend solutions to problems or suggest ideas for program improvement.
- 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 strategic plan.
- Coordinate special related projects as assigned.
Please note that this position has limited interaction with program participants and is not a direct services position.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and QUALITIES
- 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.
- Empathy – Ability to address employment needs of individuals with barriers to employment including but not limited to individuals with disabilities, unemployed, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- 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, but not required.
CPWDC is an office environment located in Lewisburg, PA. Day travel to the PA CareerLink® sites where 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “CPWDC- Workforce Coordinator, OSY and ADW” in the subject line. Incomplete Applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries please.
Applicants are encouraged to visit your local PA CareerLink® for assistance applying or proof-reading your submittal.
CPWDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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.