Workforce Development Manager
Job Title: Workforce Development Manager
Reports To: Weatherization Program Director
Located At: Grand Junction, Montrose, or Durango office, with work-from-home options.
Compensation: This is a full-time exempt staff position. Salary range starts at $65,000/year depending on experience.
Benefits: Medical Insurance, Paid time off for vacation/holiday/sick time, Company match retirement savings plan
Closing Date: When position is filled
About The Company:
Housing Resources of Western Colorado is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization focused on increasing the comfort, safety, and efficiency of Colorado homes, especially for low-income households. If you are someone that is looking to make a difference, wants to learn valuable skills, has a great work ethic, honest values, is team oriented, and doesn’t mind getting your hands dirty, then this position is for you.
As the state of Colorado takes swift action to reduce emissions across sectors, there is a clear need for investments to ensure a qualified and reliable workforce is ready to support these efforts. A shortage of workers could hamper efforts of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and energy efficiency in general. From licensed electricians to accredited providers of WAP services to HVAC and Heat Pump professionals to solar installers, the need for workforce development is clear across Colorado but is especially acute in rural areas. At the same time, these jobs offer stable, well-paying employment and can be particularly valuable opportunities for underserved communities.
We are seeking a motivated and organized individual to lead these efforts. An ideal candidate will have experience in workforce development or workforce training, particularly in underserved communities, and a passion for solving climate change. This role will require excellent project management skills, strong communication abilities, and a commitment to providing quality training and support for new and existing partners.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
- Design and implement a comprehensive workforce development program to cultivate and support a qualified and sufficient workforce to meet weatherization program needs.
- Conduct outreach and marketing to attract qualified job seekers.
- Identify and implement meaningful and effective employee retention strategies.
- Develop and implement training programs for energy efficiency staff and contractors, including both in-person and online training options.
- Ensure on-the-job and certification training adequately prepares employees for success.
- Build relationships with diverse community-based organizations to remove barriers to effectively recruiting job seekers from disproportionately impacted populations.
- Provide ongoing input, information, and materials that support internal and external communication efforts about programming and opportunities.
- Conduct outreach and informational events on a continuous basis to community partners, educational partners and training and service providers.
- Work closely with the Colorado Energy Office’s Weatherization Assistance Program team, including Climate Workforce Development Manager.
- Work closely with other WAP service provider teams across Colorado to collaborate on best practices and increase programmatic effectiveness.
- Participate in the continuous quality improvement and data-driven decision-making processes to assess the efficacy of programming and to drive programmatic refinements.
- Collaborate with other organizations to secure funding for workforce development opportunities.
- Stay up to date on workforce and industry developments and incorporate best practices into the program.
- Attend program meetings, in-house or at the state and national level.
- Other duties as assigned.
Nominal Work Load Expectation:
- Development and implementation of agency workforce development plan– 50%
- Conduct interviews and onboarding of qualified job applicants – 25%
- Training of field staff and subcontractors – 25%
- Seeking a well-rounded professional with the following minimum and preferred education and experience:
- Experience in a relevant field, such as energy efficiency, sustainability, or education preferred.
- Minimum of 2 years professional experience in workforce development, training and certification, or related fields. Additional experience may substitute for education.
- Strong written, oral, and presentation communication skills.
- Experience with program management, procurement, or project management.
- Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team environment. Strong time management and organization skills.
- Strong relationship building and management skills.
- Excellent computer skills including the Microsoft Office suite and Adobe.
Other Conditions that may be required:
- Travel and perform work in and as assigned in our service areas.
- Must have a valid driver’s license.
- Pre-employment background check required.
It is the policy of HRWC to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual preference, age, or disability.
Submit cover letter and resume to:
Marcy Child, Weatherization Program Director
693 CR 233, Unit B
Durango, CO 81301