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Workforce Development Director
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation in Washington, DC
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Date Posted 01/06/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Director of Workforce Development leads the NRAEF’s strategy and investment in programs developed to engage and prepare disengaged populations into the workforce. S/he is responsible for achieving the NRAEF’s strategic initiative for these programs, which include, but are not limited to the Young Adults Reentry Program, ready to work initiatives, and serves as the subject matter expert on programs to engage disengaged populations and support individuals as they enter the workforce. The Director, Workforce Development develops and is charged with grant implementation, and execution. The Director will build relationships with Government entities and develop innovative strategies in support of the NRAEF’s engagement-related Strategic Initiatives. All NRAEF programs are informed by metrics and guided by output and outcome analysis.  The Director, Workforce Development ensures that the Workforce Development programs are in partnership with all key stakeholders, including but not limited to Community Based Organizations, State Restaurant Associations and Foundations, Department of Corrections, key government officials, agencies and industry. S/he successfully directs and supervises Workforce Development staff and subcontractors, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing between them to build the adaptive capacity of the team and stakeholders based upon a strategy for long-term sustainable engagement between and among stakeholders. S/he is responsible for providing the infrastructure, leadership and support upon which the Workforce Development programs relies, and must be capable of managing multiple programs and projects that are interconnected and will yield measurable outcomes. The Director will be responsible for management of all relevant grants and meeting their requirements. . The Director will be responsible for program evaluation and analysis both internal and external.

Principle Duties:

  • Federal, grants management, including new grant implementation and program development.

  • Federal, State and Private grant development, including drafting proposals and informing budgets.

  • Relationship building with stakeholders including Government entities, state partners, and community based organizations.

  • Adept at pioneering projects from conception through completion while working independently or leading a team.

  • Directs the work of and coaches the Workforce Development team in order to meet program and Foundation goals.

  • Directs and manages all identified grants and their subcontractors, and consultants.

  • Oversees and ensures all reporting, written, and financial as well as data reporting. .

  • Ensures compliance with Federal regulations related to programs.

  • Assists the Vice President, Program Impact, to accomplish department goals.

  • Supports all Foundation members and departments following the Foundation and

  • Association mission and values while promoting their culture.

  • Develops and implements innovative interventions on an as needed basis.

  • Collaborates with Development and Communications teams, assisting in the identification of fundable projects and opportunities for messaging and stewardship.

  • Primary responsibility for the Workforce Development team and stakeholder meetings.

  • Provides support for NRAEF trustee board meetings and conference calls as needed.

  • Ensures all external communication (collateral material, website, social media, and literature) is reflective of current program activity and metrics.

  • Reviews team communications to ensure accuracy, timeliness, and balance, in the context of the business relationship of NRA/NRAEF with Stakeholders.

Essential Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, plus a minimum of ten years of proven achievement in the development, implementation and management of Federal workforce development and education programs.

  • Knowledge and experience with program development.

  • Knowledge and experience with federal grants management.

  • Knowledge and experience with programs associated with individuals impacted by the Justice System.

  • Experience in the support of multiple stakeholders including government, non-profit and restaurant industry representatives.

  • Experience with program evaluation and analysis.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively.

  • Ability to analyze and report on program data.

  • Ability to convey the message of the Foundation’s mission with passion and commitment.

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Demonstrated partner development experience.

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