• Workforce Sustainability Coordinator

    Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce
    Job Description
    This is a highly professional management position responsible for numerous efforts in the recruitment and retention of the existing workforce and coordinating with educational institutions to ensure the future workforce is familiar with opportunities in Grand Island and have the skills and talents desired by Grand Island businesses.
    The Workforce Sustainability Coordinator will exercise considerable autonomy and must use leadership, creativity, innovation and sound judgment in the planning and execution of projects directed toward these responsibilities.
    The Workforce Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for consulting with business and industry regarding educational needs in an effort to address the workforce needs of the Grand Island area.
    1. Work with a wide variety of community and governmental agencies, educational institutions, employers, and other groups to identify co-operative and internship educational opportunities designed to address the workforce needs of the Grand Island area.
    2. In conjunction with the institutions of higher education, work to identify people who have some college credits but did not complete a four-year degree.
    3. Validate and modify existing educational programs, as well as expand graduate programs to meet the needs of the business community.  Currently, these needs have been identified as Business Administration, Information Technology, Organization Management, Criminal Justice, and Public Relations.
    4. Work with partnering institutions to coordinate and strategically plan course offerings and write/edit course descriptions that fit the multi-faceted needs of our community.
    5. Maintain regular contact with all stakeholders in order to monitor satisfaction; write, manage, and report progress associated with cooperative agreements, as requested.
    6. Manage the internal and external relations of the Workforce Sustainability effort through regular communication and promotion to community-based organizations.
    7. Manage and administer any and all funding related to the Workforce Sustainability effort and provide accounting of the funds at any time requested.
    8. Organize and manage the Workforce Sustainability effort in concert with university and college leadership to meet and exceed the needs, goals, and mission of the effort.
    9. Support the overall goals and objectives of Workforce Sustainability through other services as assigned by the Chamber of Commerce and or Grow Grand Island.
    10. Engage with housing developers and providers to ensure housing is available for students engaged in cooperative internship programs in the Grand Island area.
    Employee is responsible for coordinating his/her own work.
    To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed should be representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
    1. Knowledge of business community, economic development and/or community development programs.
    2. Knowledge of employment and training programs and services.
    3. Understanding of business and how local policies and legislation can affect the profitability of business.
    4. Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people, committees, and build consensus.
    5. Strong leadership skills.
    6. Strong presentation skills as well as written, verbal and communication skills.
    7. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, spreadsheet, and database management in a Windows-based environment.
    8. Ability to work with limited supervision in a fast paced environment.
    9. Ability to successfully plan, organize and manage multiple projects and tasks.
    10. Experience with planning and managing meetings and events.
    11. Proven ability to handle multiple projects at once.
    12. Ability to provide excellent customer service and be a team player.
    13. Ability to produce a large quantity of work at high quality.
    14. Ability to communicate – verbal, non-verbal and listening skills with volunteers, members, peers, and coworkers.
    15. Must be a self-starter, detail oriented and reliable business professional.
    16. Must be results oriented.
    17. Must be organized and adhere to deadlines.
    18. Must be responsible and accountable.
    19. Experience with accounting procedures, budget preparation and management ability to price programs with net profitability.
    Position requires regular contact with various members of the business community, educational institutions, and governmental entities.  Employee meets periodically with the Chamber Board of Directors and internal committees to review financial status.
    Employee is exposed to confidential information on a daily basis.
    Education: Requires college degree in business, management, marketing, or related field. 
    Experience: Two or more years working in the workforce development, community development or public policy area.
    Equipment used: Position requires use of a computer and its software
    · Some lifting and carrying
    · Requirements generally occurring in an office environment, including but not limited to: keyboarding, file retrieval, and communicating (verbal and written).
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