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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Career Development Manager

 

Title: Career Development Manager FLSA: W9 Contractor
Department: Workforce Development

 

Primary Function

Under supervision from the Department Vice-President, the Career Development Manager assumes responsibility for day-to-day management and leadership of assigned program(s), including implementing and evaluating program policies, procedures, and standards; determining program service levels and enhancements; monitoring program budgets; providing supervision to assigned program staff; and performing related work as required.

 

Principal Accountabilities

Accountable for meeting General Workforce Development (WFD) program goals and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential:

Community Outreach and Training

  • Identify and develop partnerships with American Jobs Centers and other workforce collaborations around the Chicagoland area.
  • Conduct outreach to academic and vocational training institutions; identify appropriate job matching/training opportunities for clients; maintain understanding of local job market and opportunities to assist in providing guidance to clients.
  • Assist in the creation of career development training materials and resources for clients and partners.
  • Coordinate and lead career services workshop programming, including outreach, implementation, and evaluation of the workshops.
  • Conduct workshops, orientations, or other training and outreach activities for clients.

Management

  • Serve as a specialist resource for staff on issues related to career planning.
  • Support Career Development Specialist to integrate and strengthen career-building goal setting into their coaching practices with clients.
  • Provide training to career development staff around workforce development and occupational training opportunities for clients.
  • Support staff in assessing client’s education, work experience, skills, and job interest and matching them to available employment, training, or other opportunities/services.
  • Supporting career development staff in identifying challenges or barriers that might hinder employability, and assist staff in identifying services, supports, or referrals to community resources.

Nonessential:

Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision

Direct reports assigned by the Vice-President of Workforce Development.

Interaction

This position requires the individual to work closely with program and CUL staff, department managers, partners, contractors, funders, and community stakeholders.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with 5-7 years in workforce development or similar field.
  • Experience managing multiple projects and training and development programs simultaneously preferred.
  • Experience in any/all of the following: Supervision, teaching, training, and development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish/maintain excellent community relations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • The ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Provide own transportation and adequate insurance.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license.

Reports to

Vice President of Workforce Development

TO APPLY, SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO CAREERS@CHIUL.ORG