Director, Workforce Development

About the Role:

  • Develop and execute a workforce development strategy that aligns with ULP’s mission and exceeds funders expectations and desired outcomes.
  • Employer engagement and relationship management
  • Concept development, implementation, and oversight of ULP seminars, training programs, other career related programing and services. 
  • Maintain bottom line responsibility for department programs and projects, including budgeting, revenue sources and expense monitoring.
  • Establish relationships with program partners and community-based organizations for the purpose of identifying partnerships and opportunities for job seekers
  • Represent ULP at industry events, panels, committees, etc. 
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to manage and work with others in a team environment. 

Desired Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, masters preferred, preferably in business discipline or human resources plus 7 years of experience in a similar role. 
  • Minimum of 5 years managerial experience
  • Must demonstrate experience in relationship building, leading and/or participating in successful teams, collaborating with others, developing innovative solutions.
  • Thought-leader in the area of Workforce Development 
  • Job Placement for all levels of employment.
  • Knowledge of area employers and workforce agencies
  • Ability to work with clients from various backgrounds and with differing employment needs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including experience with grant writing 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, specifically public speaking skills required.
  • Experience in job placement (from placement/search firm, career counseling or industry related position) job development, staff management and community-based relationship building.

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook)
  • Knowledge of SalesForce or other databases a plus 

Salary Range: $85,000 – $110,000

Please submit resume to Human Resources at

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