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Director - Workforce Equity Initiative - Grant Funded

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 9, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Grants & Contracts, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
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Not specified
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Full Time
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The Director – Workforce Equity Initiative leads the successful development, implementation and operation of the Workforce Equity grant at City Colleges of Chicago. The Director - Workforce Equity Initiative i s responsible for overseeing all components of this grant, including but not limited to the case management, procurement, outcome reporting, contract management and day-to-day management of the program.


  • Launches, operates and continuously manages the grant activities and deliverables at City Colleges of Chicago to ensure outcomes are met in grant. Creates and implements effective performance metrics to measure the success of programs. Leads the implementation and ongoing collection of data to manage performance, understand the needs of the workforce and inform future program design.
  • Develops targeted outreach, marketing and recruitment plans to attract participants for the grant. Plans and anticipates outreach to recruit applicants.
  • Manages and supports college staff to deliver on the program's vision. Coordinates efforts across different areas of the college, inside and outside of direct reporting lines, to deliver a unified and comprehensive program.
  • Oversees operations including participant recruitment, budgeting, service delivery and curriculum delivery. Ensures the high quality service delivery and tight integration of the academic, wrap around services and mentoring components.
  • Leads the continuous development and improvement of innovative and practical solutions to address the needs of improving workforce equity in at-risk communities in the realm of trainings, services, technical assistance and job placement.


  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Education, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Seven to ten years of senior management experience with a track record of progressive responsibility, preferably in the private sector or a community organization.
  • Experience in project management, implementation, performance metrics, and operations.
  • Demonstrated experience and strong background in building teams and working across departments to deliver on outcomes.
  • Demonstrated excellent supervisory, administrative, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and a wide range of business, industry, and community partners.

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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