Workforce Development Manager

Alameda, CA
Salary: $43,680.00 to $52,000.00 /year


POSITION: Employment Programs Manager (Please note, this is not a Human Resources position)

DIVISION: Housing & Services

REPORTS TO: Director of Programs


SUPERVISES: Education and Employment Staff, Trainers, and Trainees

Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) is a nonprofit agency operating on the site of the former Naval air base in Alameda, managing 200 housing units for over 500 formerly homeless residents and providing support services including case management, counseling, employment training and children and youth services.


The APC Employment Manager (EM) leads and coordinates educational, employment, and career planning for APC residents. The EM links with potential employers and develops employment-related activities to support residents to obtain the skills, tools, and resources to access employment. The EM coordinates the On the Job Training Program. The EM works closely with Support Specialists and Children & Youth (C&Y) staff to ensure that employment and career goals integrate into APC program services and activities.


· Career and Employment Planning

o Develop vocational, educational, and public and private youth and adult employment opportunities for APC residents.

o Develop and maintain cooperative partnerships with employer groups, academic and vocational training institutions, and support service and community resource agencies.

o Develop and implement work readiness skill development/intervention strategies to help APC families maintain housing and develop life skills to achieve personal wellness and self-sufficiency goals.

o Supervise and provide training that assesses skills and behavioral learning needs, builds knowledge, and helps residents understand responsibilities related to employment.

o Develop resources for and conduct vocational, employment, and educational workshops to support resident employment and education goals.

o Develop, coordinate, and implement an education/employment development continuum for residents.

o Integrate career planning into C&Y activities and employment and economic self-sufficiency into adult goals.

o Oversee the On the Job Training (OJT) program, managing contracts and staffing. Coordinate attendance for OJTs at job fairs, special workshops, presentations, and group orientations.

o Co-design, implement, and evaluate the On the Job Training curriculum.

o Oversee the operations of the Career Center, ensuring that staff manage Career Center site functions, site program materials, and implement equipment and safety standards.

o Participate in local city, county, and community meetings and advocate for the department.

· Managerial Function.

o Hire, train, and supervise employment staff.

o Support Education and Career staff to meet APC program and contractual performance standards.

o Coordinate services with the staff from Support Services and Child &Youth Programs.

o Participate in the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of APC support staff.

o Facilitate employment team meetings.

o Work with the Director of Programs to engage the APC resident community to obtain feedback and suggestions to plan and implement community-building activities and family and adult programming.

o Attend APC management meetings.

o Prepare monthly management report.

o Follow APC personnel policies in supervision, discipline, and termination of trainees.

· Administrative Function.

o Ensure that all education and employment documentation is accurately reflected in resident files.

o Ensure that back up contract service documentation related to employment service activities is maintained in client files.

o Negotiate employment-related MOU’s and or contracts and complete required reports in a timely manner.

o Develop, implement, and evaluate assessment and evaluative tools.

o Ensure that staff follow appropriate procedures and standards for resident contacts and/or interventions, documentation, and monthly reporting.

o Develop and monitor budgets, approve expenditures, and prepare reports for APC management and/or funders.

o Participate in development of funding proposals.


· B.A. degree in business, rehabilitation, social work or related field, or equivalent experience.

· Two years experience in workforce development or social services, working directly with adults and or teens residing in disenfranchised communities, challenged by homelessness and/or disabilities.

· Minimum of two years experience managing and coordinating federal- or state-funded job training programs, grants, or contracts (WIA, DOR etc.).

· Experience developing and implementing lesson plans to meet curriculum-based learning objectives.

· Willingness to adapt work schedule to meet program and client needs.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· Experience working effectively in a multicultural, diverse environment.

· Technical proficiency to learn and manage data management systems.

· Basic computer proficiency, including MS Word and Excel

· Meet and maintain good driver requirements for coverage by APC insurance carrier.

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