RECRUITING & TALENT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (PRINCIPAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST), WORKSOURCE ATLANTA REGIONAL
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency that focuses on issues critical to the region’s success, including growth and development, transportation, water resources, services for older adults, and workforce solutions. ARC is dedicated to unifying the region’s collective resources to prepare the metropolitan area for a prosperous future. This is done through professional planning initiatives, the provision of objective information and the involvement of the community in collaborative partnerships.
The ARC Workforce Solutions Group will implement a grant using discretionary WIOA funds awarded from the State Workforce Development office. The purpose of this grant is to design and implement a youth initiative that will address dependency on social welfare programs, as it is one of the major issues facing young people between 18 – 24 years of age. Though social welfare programs are necessary for the survival and livelihood for some, it can also be a hindrance to breaking the cycle of poverty due to a potential dependency on such programs. This grant will focus on preparing young people to secure a future that relies on self-sufficiency through family sustaining-wages. The grant will be administered by three full-time temporary positions: two Talent Development Coordinators, one Recruiting & Talent Development Manager.
Under the general supervision of the Workforce Solution Group’s NextGen Program Administrator, the Recruiting & Talent Development Manager will be responsible for recruiting businesses that will provide work experience opportunities/exposures and long-term employment placements for participants (age 18-24 years) enrolled in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program and services. This position will engage in job development activities such as networking, marketing, identifying business decision makers,coordinating with hiring managers, identifying job requirements, determining qualification criteria for candidates, securing positions for NextGen Program participants, placement opportunities, touring of companies, and building and maintaining business relationships. This is a temporary full-time grant funded position with an assignment end date of December 2019.
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