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Associate Director of Workforce and Economic Development
Harvard University Administration
Location: USA - MA - Allston
Internal Number: 58140BR
The Harvard Ed Portal is a collaborative partnership between Harvard University, the City of Boston, the Harvard Allston Task Force, and the Allston-Brighton community. The Ed Portal is the Allston-Brighton community's front door to Harvard's educational resources (virtual and in person) in arts, wellness, and workforce and economic development.
Reporting to the Director of Community Programming, the Associate Director of Workforce and Economic Development is responsible for:
Managing the planning, budgeting, administration, delivery, and evaluation of Workforce and Economic Development programs.
Managing the Workforce and Economic Development Coordinator.
Building relationships and collaborating with internal departments and University colleagues; external organizations; contractors; and Allston-Brighton businesses.
Additional duties and responsibilities include:
Develop and implement the strategic plan for Workforce and Economic development programming.
Administer programs based on Ed Portal procedures and policies.
Accomplish financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing an annual budget, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions.
Manage the Workforce and Economic Development Coordinator by communicating job expectations; setting goals; planning work; providing training and coaching; and conducting performance appraisal.
Research and track workforce, small business and economic trends and forecast for program offerings. Benchmark and adopt successful programs that include job training and placement such as internships, certifications and apprenticeships.
Manage consultant contracts and instructor selection and evaluation. Guide program development.
Design and instruct workshops and events as needed. Provide some individual career counseling.
Develop and strengthen professional relationships with Allston and Brighton community leaders, organizations and businesses as well as within Harvard to foster local hiring of qualified applicants.
Assist Harvard Procurement Dept. in encouraging purchasing from local, women, minority, and veteran owned businesses. Support Harvard small business contracting initiatives.
Work directly with Allston, Brighton, and Cambridge residents to tailor skill building, career planning and job search programs. Offer respectful and inclusive programs that meet the needs of a diverse audience.
Collaborate with HPAC Marketing to develop comprehensive plans that include community grassroots marketing, social media and news stories.
Staff the Workforce and Economic Development Advisory Board and subcommittee(s), including setting the agenda and running the meetings.
Represent the Workforce and Economic Development Program on department-wide/university-wide/city-wide initiatives.
Oversee the work of the Workforce Development Coordinator and additional staff supporting workforce and economic development programs as needed.
Other duties as required or requested.
Note: The selection criteria for this role will include delivery of a presentation. More detail will be discussed during your interview.
Please provide a cover letter with your application.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
We are unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
This position has a 90-day orientation and review period.
Harvard's Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees. As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts, including:
Paid Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks accrued vacation days, 12 accrued sick days, 12.5 paid holidays plus winter recess, and 3 personal days awarded each calendar year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Harvard University Employees Credit Union: Our employees credit union provides a complete line of services for all your financial needs. https://huecu.org
Transportation: 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: A variety of programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Learn more: https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree required.
8 years' minimum experience in training design, delivery, and evaluation.
Proven experience with facilitation and presentation to a variety of stakeholders.
Experience managing a team
Master's degree preferred (in related field).
Excellent presentation, facilitation, and written communication skills .
Bi-lingual a plus.
Small business development initiatives and community outreach experience.
Strong research and analytical skills; ability to effectively organize and display data.
Ability to think critically and creatively
Demonstrated ability to work with and manage team members from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and levels of expertise.
Proven track record for developing professional relationships in a community setting.
Project planning and program management.
Demonstrated experience working in career coaching.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Outlook.
Position requires some evening and weekend hours.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.
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