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Workforce Development Specialist

Allegheny County Airport Authority
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salary + Allegheny County Benefits, Pension Plan, Free Parking
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2023

Here is how the Workforce Development Specialist will help:  

  • Act as a bridge between industry partners/programs to connect the Airport Authority to broader workforce development activities throughout the Greater Pittsburgh region.
  • Strengthen existing relationships and establish new relationships with organizations throughout the region to increase diverse representation in the talent pipeline.
  • Facilitate the alignment between skill attainment and workforce needs by partnering with K-12, higher education, technical, and community-based training programs.  
  • Showcase and promote the Airport Authority as an Employer of Choice in the region. 
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with colleges, universities, community-based training programs, and faith-based organizations to strengthen the talent pipeline. 
  • Conduct outreach and partnership activities for engagement and relationship building with regional workforce development initiatives. 
  • Ensure representation at networking event, career days, STEM/Aviation days, and career fairs. 
  • Manage relationships with key resources and community organizations to enhance visibility of the Airport Authority in the region. 
  • Facilitate and expand the Airport Authority’s career pathways, and exploration programs such as Ready for Takeoff/Getting Ready for Takeoff. 
  • Support the development and implementation of the Workforce Collaborative at the Airport.
  • Work closely with marketing/communications team to develop messaging and material which supports the Authority’s workforce development framework. 
  • Administer and maintain weekly report on N91 Workforce Development activities.
  • Attend reoccurring meetings as needed to advance the workforce development at the Airport Authority.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned or required.

The successful candidate for the role of Workforce Development Specialist will demonstrate the following key competencies needed in our culture:

  • Communication - Proactively conveys a clear, convincing, and timely message; Communicates effectively using two-way communication through strong verbal, written, and listening skills
  • Strategic Thinking - Thinks “big picture”; Forward thinking and adept at seeing future outcomes and results; Commits to a course of action to accomplish individual, team, and organizational goals
  • Team Builder - Recognizes the value of teamwork and being an effective contributor to the team that drives desired results
  • Customer Centricity - Aware of customer needs and the prioritization of our customers both internal and external; Makes decisions with customer in mind; Builds strong customer relationships

Requirements to apply for the role of Workforce Development Specialist are:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in human services. business administration, education, or a related field.
  • Three (3) years of related experience in workforce development.
  • Possess, or obtain prior to employment, a valid driver’s license. Note: license must be maintained throughout employment.

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