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Manager, Workforce Development

Position: Manager, Workforce Development               

Department: Workforce Development  

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Workforce & Community Engagement                  

Exempt/Non Exempt: Exempt




The position involves supervising a team of Employment Specialists, networking with local businesses to establish meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, developing and maintaining relationships with referral sources, and maintaining a small caseload of job seekers. The ideal candidate for this position will be self-motivated, creative, able to work well independently, have a minimum of 2 years’ supervisory experience, as well as a minimum of 5 years’ experience with job readiness, placement, or recruitment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Expand The League’s network of businesses offering opportunities for employment of job ready participants 

  • Schedule short term job coaching assignments

  • Supervise Employment Specialists to assure participants are receiving services as outlined in the Job Development/Coaching plan.

  • Interview, hire, train and supervise the Employment Specialist team

  • Track and complete the timely evaluations of all staff supervised

  • Ensure complete and accurate participant program files through quarterly audits

  • Ensure Employment Specialist team remains compliant on all required training and certifications

  • Stay abreast of local labor market trends, hiring needs, businesses opening, etc.

  • Network with area businesses to establish effective working relationships resulting in participant employment, volunteer or training sites, or League sponsorships

  • Along with the Development and Marketing staff plan and implement one Employer Appreciation event each year

  • Serve as the League’s representative at business and trade association (i.e. Chamber of Commerce, etc.)

  • Provide or make arrangements for League staff to provide training on employment of persons with disabilities in business and industry

  • Coordinate quality assurance activities including satisfaction surveys, program efficiency, effectiveness and access outcomes, and provide a quarterly report according to policy and procedures

  • Ensure timely completion of monthly billing and mandated reports for all funding sources (DORS, DDA, relevant grants, etc.)

  • Attend meetings, conferences, committee meetings and trainings required or assigned

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Vice President

  • Demonstrate the 5 Core Values of The League (Accountability, Participant Focus, Quality, Independence and Mutual Respect)

  • Operationalize the mission of The League for People with Disabilities by creating a supportive environment for participants and staff




Qualification Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass criminal and drug background checks

  • Must have access to an automobile and have no more than 3 points on driver’s record

  • Must possess basic computer skills including Microsoft Office

  • Must possess excellent verbal communication skills, be self-motivated and work well independently


Education and/or Experience:

Minimum of an AA degree in Health Services, Business, Marketing or related field with 5 years of successful experience working with businesses doing job readiness, placement or recruitment.



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