The Senior Director, Workforce Development will leverage NIB’s unique experience and demonstrated expertise in identifying, training and placing people who are blind in new and innovative careers through the development of key partnerships.
NIB seeks a creative individual who thinks ‘outside the box’ and will lead a team tasked with positioning NIB as the premier provider of blind talent in the U.S, resulting in increased job placement and career advancement opportunities in knowledge-based positions.
The Senior Director Workforce Development will effectively drive a collaborative approach between all departments and external stakeholders to ensure comprehensive and successful program development resulting in a sustainable business model that increases employment for people who are blind.
Responsibility for the Work of Others
The Senior Director, Workforce Development will manage the Employment Support Services Program Director, the Veterans Affairs Specialist, and the Human Resources Specialist, LMS.
Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university. Master’s degree in Business preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience is also acceptable.
Training and Specialized Knowledge
This is a senior level role requiring outstanding skills in leadership, facilitation, alliance building,
organizational, and interpersonal communications skills. The incumbent will be a forward-looking, big picture thinking individual. Demonstrated ability to collaborate to develop programs and strategic alliances. Experience in recognizing developing industries/businesses that could offer tomorrow’s employment and career opportunities for people who are blind. Deep understanding of employment of people who are blind. Understanding and familiarity with accessible technology utilized by people who are blind.
Personal experience and/or a deep understanding of blindness and blindness related issues.
A minimum of ten (10) years related experience with five (5) to ten (10) years working with C level executives preferably in a non profit organization. Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience managing individuals or projects.
Up to 50%
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Executive Vice President, responsible for a wide range of workforce development activities to include complex planning, research, consultative, technical, and program administration work.
Engage with a wide variety of community and governmental agencies, educational institutions, the NIB Board, nonprofit agencies, education and training partners and other groups to grow workforce development strategy.
Develop a set of recommendations including but not limited to establishing technology platforms, new lines of employment, standardizing workforce development practices, and developing curriculum development and deployment strategies.
Conduct workforce development analysis, including identification of training and placement needs of employers, designing programs to meet the identified needs and marketing training and placement services to business, industry and agencies.
Seek out and analyze potential targets for strategic partnerships, coalition building and or potential acquisition. Perform due diligence on all potential partnership activities.
Develop and Oversee Project Statement of Work (SOW), Cost Proposals, Risk Plans, and Timeline generation. Collaborate to develop marketing and promotional materials.
Develop funding mechanisms to include corporate and foundation grants, government funding and earned revenue to create sustainable revenue model.
This job description does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. The incumbent in this position will perform such other tasks as may be required for the effective operation of the Division/Department upon receipt by his/her supervisor.
NIB IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
NIB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Additional Salary Information: Rich benefit package to include a 401a with an 11% contribution by NIB, 403b, Health, Dental, Life Insurance,, Long Term Care, Flexible Work Schedule
About National Industries for the Blind
National Industries for the Blind
Seven out of ten working age Americans who are blind are not employed.
At National Industries for the Blind (NIB), it is our mission to enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment. NIB and its associated agencies serve as the largest program responsible for the employment of people who are blind through the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act.
NIB operates under the Javits-Wagner-O'Day (JWOD) Act and the AbilityOne Program, a federal purchasing program that enables people who are blind to work and provide products and services to federal and commercial customers. Like other businesses, NIB and its associated agencies around the country work to deliver quality products on time and at competitive rates. NIB mentors and supports its agencies through business development; product and service research and development; program management; distribution channel development and support; marketing; sales and contract administration.
Today, NIB's role in the AbilityOne Program is considered an employment model that enco...urages private/public partnerships and empowers people who are blind to become more economically integrated. NIB's strategy for moving forward includes plans to further diversify employment opportunities for people who are blind; to create product and service awareness within government agencies; to aggressively market the highest quality products and services; to generate public and private partnerships; and to provide technical, operational, marketing and business development services to its associated, community-based agencies. As the service industry rapidly expands in the United States and new technologies emerge, NIB will continue to deliver new and exciting career opportunities for people who are blind.