Metro North Regional Employment Board Director of Workforce Systems in Cambridge, Massachusetts

NOTE: APPLICATION DEADLINE IS WED JUNE 7, 2017; The Metro North Regional Employment Board (REB) is a public-private partnership whose mission is to enable area residents to gain skills that will maximize their economic self-sufficiency and to provide employers with the workforce they need to effectively compete in the changing world economy. Complete job description at: http://mnreb.org/documents/MetroNorthREBJobPosting-DirectorofWorkforceSystems.pdf POSITION SUMMARY: This position: 1. reports directly to the REB Executive Director and is responsible for directing the planning and workforce systems functions of the REB in compliance with applicable federal and state laws, contract stipulations and grant requirements. 2. is responsible for overseeing the region?s One-Stop Career Centers and the REB?s activities relating to the U.S. Department of Labor?s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES INCLUDE: 1. Oversee the REB's operational activities relating to the U.S. Department of Labor's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and other Federal and State funded programs. 2. Oversee the chartering and operations of Metro North's One-Stop Career Centers (OSCC), including grants management, development of annual contract, contract implementation, reporting, development and oversight of fund allocation, tracking, and project/program close-out process. 3. Lead the development of the annual plan, WIOA allocations, and any other associated documents. 4. Develop and maintain Memoranda of Understanding between OSCCs and partner agencies. 5. Manage the REB's implementation of activities at the OSCCs to ensure that WIOA Title I Adult, Dislocated Worker, WIOA Youth, TRADE, Rapid Response, National Dislocated Worker Grants, and other related programs are implemented in accordance with established policies and requirements. 6. Manage and support the REB's Workforce Systems Committee. 7. Manage evaluations, programmatic activities, and monitoring of the OSCCs and coordinate annual reviews of REB and OSCCs operations. 8. Prepare labor market reports, performance reports, and narrative reports for funding sources. 9. With other REB staff, identify key workforce development issues and opportunities, and research creative approaches within workforce development nationally and across disciplines, with a goal of potentially testing and implementing innovative solutions to workforce development problems. 10. Enhance the REB's mission by being active and visible in the community, working closely with business and industry, community-based organizations, and other interested collaborators, and representing the REB at meetings, conferences and events related to the mission of the REB. 11. Actively participate in REB Member, Board of Directors, and Board committee meetings as required. JOB REQUIREMENTS Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred. Experience: 1. Min 7 years related management experience in the field of workforce development or related field consistent with the mission of the REB. 2. Deep knowledge of WIOA policies and regulations. 3. Understanding of delivery of services through the OSCC system. 4. Experience in research and evaluation, including working with data. 5. Experience working with the MA workforce's information technology system (MOSES). 6. Experience developing and writing Crystal Reports is a plus. Skills/Qualities include: 1. Creative, forward-thinking, problem-solver with relationship-building skills as well as expert technical/analytical skills, including evaluation and reporting. 2. Collaborator with strong listening, facilitation and persuasion skills. 3. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish the facts, draw valid conclusions, and develop solutions