Workforce Development Project Manager, Apprenticeships

City of Baltimore, Mayor's Office of Employment Development
Baltimore, MD
Oct 16, 2021
Oct 18, 2021
Full Time
Project Manager, ApprenticeshipsPosting Date: August 17, 2021Classification: Grant Services Specialist IIISalary Range: $60,000-$75,000Status: Temporary Benefits EligibleAbout City of Baltimore, Mayor's Office of Employment DevelopmentThe Mayor's Office of Employment Development (MOED) coordinates and directs workforce development initiatives responsive to the needs of Baltimore City employees and job seekers in order to enhance and promote the local economy. At MOED, we view our mission broadly to deliver economic justice to our city! To us, economic justice means creating an equitable workforce system for all residents - especially those who have been generationally and systemically disadvantaged - one that is responsive to their needs and ensures viable economic opportunities. Our vision is for every City resident to maximize his/her career potential and all employers have the human resources to grow and prosper - a workforce system that works.This position is part of Baltimore City's COVID-19 employment recovery strategy, which is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act. MOED is working with public and private partners to provide occupational training, apprenticeships, subsidized work, supportive services, transportation assistance, and small business subsidies to city residents and small businesses negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. We will prioritize unemployed and underemployed residents and particularly our most disadvantaged jobseekers, including returning citizens, opportunity youth, and public assistance recipients. These programs will increase access to opportunity, promote local job growth, support low-income households, benefit historically underinvested neighborhoods, and create wealth in communities of color. They will also help the city become cleaner, safer, and more welcoming.Position OverviewThe Project Manager is responsible for planning, administering, coordinating and executing MOED's apprenticeship strategy for local businesses. The position will work with businesses and partner organizations to develop apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships in the Baltimore City area. The role will also have responsibility for ensuring both pre-apprenticeship and/or apprenticeship programs meet the necessary standards for recognition and registration with the Maryland Department of Labor and other entities.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesConduct onsite visits and outreach to business and industry to develop new pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships and expand existing apprenticeships.Develop promotional, marketing materials, and news releases for the apprenticeship program. Use various strategies including social and print media and in-person events.Organize, plan, and execute events supporting apprenticeship awareness, including events for National Apprenticeship Week.Host and facilitate informational sessions and roundtable events with local industry groups and associations, to engage prospective new programs and partnersCollaborate with staff from the Maryland Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship to assist businesses in having their pre-apprenticeship and/or apprenticeship programs registered (approved).Collaborate with a wide variety of business, industry, governmental, social service, and community organizations to recruit potential apprentices; work with team members for recruitment.Assist businesses to identify related instruction for apprenticeship programs.Partner with Employer Services team members to engage potential employers to provide internships, work based learning and employment opportunities for apprentices.Collaborate with partners to stay informed about local apprenticeship developments and employer training and hiring needs; coordinate monthly meetings with apprenticeship partners.Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with the mission, goals and core values of the Mayor's Office of Employment Development and the City of Baltimore.Use and promote work and learn strategies including internships, and on the job training and employee training.Collaborates with partners, and staff to promote a unified approach to program delivery.Serves on local and state committees to represent the Mayor's Office of Employment Development.Manage files and data system for accuracy at a level that will ensure compliance.Other duties as assigned.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAbility to lead a team to accomplish shared vision and goalsThorough knowledge of workforce development services and programsKnowledge of employment and training practices that help low-wage residents advance to high wage jobsAbility to design, implement and manage employment programs including fiscal, personnel or administrative aspectsExperience using data to manage performanceKnowledge of Management Information Systems preferredAbility develop and manage a budget including periodic reviews and reportsAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies (federal, state and local), public and private agencies, community partners, and MOED associatesAbility to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and make presentations to diverse groups including the public, agency leaders, elected officials, and community partners.Knowledge of structural challenges that make it difficult for unemployed residents and low-wage workers to obtain, retain and advanceAbility to assign and review the work of subordinate employeesMust be computer-literate and familiar with word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications (ie MS Word, Excel, Access, etc.)Minimum Required Education and ExperienceBachelor's degree in Business Administration, Project Management, Public Policy/Administration or related field from an accredited college or university andFour years of experience in leading human services initiatives, coordinating and monitoring cases involving the provision of health, social, vocational or rehabilitation services to clients orAn equivalent combination of education and experienceCity of Baltimore, Mayor's Office of Employment Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider

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