A primary function of the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas Inc (WA) is providing administrative and staffing services to local government collaboratives, governing boards and/or advisory councils to direct and oversee projects, programs and implement cooperative community development strategies. The Director of Collaborative Partnerships (DCP) is responsible for leading, coordinating and facilitating administrative and staff services for projects, programs, and strategies being supported by the WA. In this role the DCP is expected to assist in developing agreements and work plans for staff supported projects, and to conduct research and provide analyses of best practices in the areas of workforce development, economic development, public administration and program management. The DCP directly or functionally supervises administrative and clerical staff assigned by the Chief Executive Officer to support the WA Local Workforce Development Board and any other governing boards or advisory councils.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Serve the role of Executive Director for Regional Economic Area Partnership (REAP)
- Support the creation and implementation of partnerships designed to enhance regional economic growth
- Assist the WA to leverage resources and align services to create significant community impact
- Identify opportunities to leverage multiple funding streams, included but not limited to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) with local governments, community based organizations and other stakeholders to enhance and improve the regional public workforce system and grow the regional economy.
- Coordinate governmental relations and outreach, education, awareness activities of the WA to local, state and federal policy makers.
- Direct the planning—including but not limited to scheduling, sending notifications, logistics and preparing materials—for meetings of local government collaboratives, governing boards and/or advisory councils being supported by the WA.
- Assist in the development of service agreements and work plans for governing boards and or advisory councils being supported by the WA.
- Conduct research and provide analyses of strategies, policies, performance, and best practices in the areas of workforce development, economic development, public administration and program management.
- Be knowledgeable of policies and procedures related to WIOA and operations of the one-stop workforce centers.
- Implement, facilitate special projects and other related duties as directed by the Chief Executive Officer.
MINIMUM REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Baccalaureate Degree in Public or Business Administration required with a Masters preferred.
- 3-5 years experience with a community based and or economic development organization directly engaged with multi-agency collaborative projects
- 3-5 years experience working in or providing oversight of WIOA employment service programs, or related areas in public administration
- Strong research and organizational skills
- Strong written, oral and social media communication skills
- General PC proficiency and strong skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint are required
- Knowledge and experience with data base programs
- Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with management, co-workers, partners, and the general public
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team