The mission of Fathers and Families Center is "To build a noble legacy of fatherhood - assisting fathers in achieving self-sufficiency and in strengthening families to improve the life chances of children." We accomplish this by working with fathers to help them to be better partners, providers and parents for their fragile families.
The Workforce Development Manager furthers this mission by leading the Workforce Development Team, with responsibility for the development, implementation, and effective operation of education, training, job readiness, job placement/retention and other services, all for the benefit of fathers and their fragile families. The Workforce Development Team accomplishes this by matching participants with appropriate job opportunities, from Any Job to a Better Job to a Career. The Team also provides support to help fathers to be successful in the workplace, including employability skills, technical skills and assistance in navigating barriers to employment.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Management: Through judicious oversight of the employment team and in cooperation with the management team, manage delivery of employment services to improve outcomes for participants. This includes but is not limited to:
External Relationships: Engage with a full range of partners within the Indianapolis Workforce Development Ecosystem and beyond to further the workforce development goals of Fathers and Families Center. This includes the following:
Education and Training: Work in partnership with community partners and local businesses to develop and implement successful strategies to increase participant employability through classroom education, on-the-job training and access to in-demand certifications and credentials. This includes, but is not limited to:
ASSOCIATED JOB DUTIES:
JOB REQUIREMENTS, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED THROUGH:
Bachelor's degree from accredited university required. MBA or related degree preferred.
Five to seven years of direct service experience in workforce development, including demonstrated track record in program development, partnership development, coordination and job placement/retention.
Three to five years of experience leading a high-performing team, preferably in a nonprofit setting.
Experience with client and outcome tracking software. Experience with Social Solutions' Efforts to Outcomes preferred.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Intellectual curiosity and a willingness to learn.
Strong analytical skills, strong work ethic, basic business intuition, and common sense.
Experience with adult education/training a plus.
Valid Indiana Driver's License. Must have own transportation.
Directly supervises: Career Specialist(s), Employment Specialist(s) and HSE Instructor(s).
Indirect supervision of professional consultants and various volunteers.
Maintains confidentiality of information regarding clients' records/information, confidential employee information, and health information in accordance with HIPAA privacy guidelines and regulations.