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Program Coordinator- Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative

SUMMARY: The Program Coordinator oversees the recruitment, assessment, enrollment, training and successful placement of participants for the Apprenticeship Connecticut Initiative (ACI) for the South Central Workforce Investment Area, incorporating all aspects of participant management including fiscal, MIS/reporting and direct service provision. The position must have a full understanding of the specific terms of the grant to be able to carry out the requirements therein. This grant is a State of Connecticut, Department of Labor grant and is scheduled to begin in March 2019. Funding for year one ends June 30, 2020; however, the grant is renewable for an additional three years, pending availability of state funding and satisfactory performance.

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Submit a resume and cover letter by Friday, Feb. 15, 4:30 PM (EST) to:

Josie B. Vazquez, Workforce Alliance, 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven, CT 06519 via email: jvazquez@workforcealliance.biz

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Oversees the recruitment, assessment, enrollment, training and successful placement of participants for the Grant for the South Central Workforce Investment Area within the terms, regulations and guidelines set forth by the funder (CTDOL)
  • Coordinates with area colleges to identify appropriate training tracks/programs aligned with employer needs, support services provided by the colleges, and eligible individuals who may benefit from participation in the program.
  • Coordinates with area Adult Education providers to identify appropriate skills refresher curriculum and training of eligible participants.
  • Works closely with the Business Services team members and assists in recruitment of applicable businesses in South Central Connecticut to hire and train eligible participants in target industries and occupations.
  • Supervise and oversee project staff.
  • Assists in establishing methodologies for evaluating progress and grant achievements.
  • Establishes project bench-marking and methods for continuous improvement.
  • Comprehends monitoring parameters, initiates program evaluation and tracks performance of any subcontractor.Initiates corrective action as needed.
  • Develops effective protocols and procedures for engaging partners and subcontractors, and provides ongoing technical assistance.
  • Establishes database or other tools needed to track or benchmark performance.
  • Provides program documentation including data collection and report writing to support effective program evaluation and to assure timely reporting.
  • Oversees and monitors grant financial status in coordination with the Finance Department.
  • Interprets laws and regulations as appropriate.
  • Represents Workforce Alliance on committee/task forces as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises or assists in supervising others. Plans and schedules work and applies policy, as directed.Prepares and conducts performance appraisals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Supervisory experience preferred.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: College or university degree. Two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with federal or state grants management preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: Decisions are significant and have a major impact on the operation of the organization. Independent, self-starting action is required, although intended actions may be checked through consultation with other members of management in the organization. Most situations vary and more than one thought process is required to solve a problem such as the combination of analysis, evaluation and interpretive thinking.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Work involves contact with personnel of other departments within the organization as well as with the general public, representatives of other organizations, vendors, etc. where considerable cooperation, discretion, resourcefulness, and persuasiveness is required to achieve desired objectives.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Proficient in the intermediate knowledge of software such as Microsoft Office.



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