Under the direction and leadership of the CareerRise president and CEO and the Equity@Work (E@W) steering committee, the Director of E@W will collaborate with a multitude of diverse stakeholders within a racial equity and inclusion framework to identify needs, develop goals, create/implement/monitor work plans, secure resources, and establish and utilize metrics to inform practice and policy within the regional workforce development ecosystem. This is a new position for the organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage strategic planning and implementation processes to develop and maintain a regional workforce strategy focused on policies that advance racial equity and upward economic mobility for the region’s workers.
- Write and maintain strategic plan documents from stakeholder inputs, uses data to inform decision- making and develop community buy-in, and develops communications materials to share and expand the E@W initiative.
- Convene and manage the day-to-day work of supporting stakeholder workgroups to implement the strategic plan and related programs developed through the E@W partnerships.
- Translate strategies into tactical plans with clear actions, accountability, and goals.
- Demonstrate prudent stewardship in developing and managing a program budget.
- Works with CareerRise leadership to identify, develop, and obtain additional resources and revenue to support program goals.
- Provides consultation and technical assistance to other non-profit organizations, businesses, civic groups, etc. on racial equity, economic mobility, and workforce development activities.
- Integrate E@W projects, initiatives, and workflow with other CareerRise programs and services.
- Collaborate across departments and with the board of directors to create an environment that nurtures a racial equity mindset and economic mobility focus.
- Develop strategic relationships to expand the reach, organizational awareness, and programmatic capabilities of CareerRise.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
CareerRise is a not-for-profit workforce intermediary and funders collaborative that champions good jobs, skilled employees, and strong communities. Our mission is to advance economic mobility and regional prosperity by creating and strengthening partnerships and systems that meet employer needs for talent and connect metro Atlanta residents to sustainable wage careers in quality jobs. With the leadership of our board of directors, we work with employers, training providers, support services providers, job seekers and workforce funders to build partnerships and implement equitable workforce strategies. Visit www.careerriseatlanta.org for complete information on CareerRise and its programs and services.
Equity@Work (E@W) is a regional workforce development strategy to advance economic mobility and promote a competitive metro Atlanta economy by creating an accessible, holistic, and responsive regional workforce system. Bringing together workforce boards, education and training providers, community-based organizations, customers (both jobseekers and employers), and funders, Equity@Work provides a structure and forum for cross-sector and cross-jurisdiction collaboration to identify solutions for the region’s nuanced workforce challenges, and to explicitly improve economic mobility and equitable outcomes for Atlanta’s jobseekers. This new initiative is seeking a director to lead and coordinate the effort.
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