Limited Duration: Regular Sched (FT with benefits)
Disparity Reduction Admin
Workforce Development Grants
6/14/2023 11:59 PM Central
The Workforce Development area of Disparity Reduction is seeking a Workforce Innovation Strategic Coordinator to build and nurture collaborative relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. This includes multiple areas of Hennepin County, County Administration, elected officials, public and private sector employers, education and non-profit organizations, other metro counties and the State of Minnesota in order to foster the valuable partnerships needed to support the mission and vision of the Workforce Leadership Council.
The Workforce Leadership Council (WLC) is the platform Hennepin County uses to convene regional small and medium-size public and private sector employers as well as education and non-profit partners for cross-sector sharing of ideas, promising practices, and resources. The goal is to cultivate strong partnerships to address economic hardships, including the disparate impact on Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities as well as impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Workforce Leadership Council’s work is mostly done through three established work groups (Technology Needs, Talent Pipeline, and Barriers to Employment) that seek to understand the pain points of small to medium-sized businesses and identify potential solutions. The work groups will analyze existing services, create resources, and implement pilot programs to address the needs identified.Location and hours:This position is remote. Remote workers may be required to come on-site 0 to 12 days a year for work meetings, trainings, or for any other reasons that their supervisor may deem necessary (may include additional days for onboarding and new employee training). Supervisors will provide as much advance notice as practicable. Work hours will typically be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Based on business needs of this position, hires must live in or relocate to Minnesota. About the position type:This is a full-time limited duration position, meaning it is a non-permanent, benefit-earning position to last up to 24 months.
This position is internally classified as an Administrative Assistant, Senior.Clickhere to view the job classification specification.
In this position, you will:
· Oversee and own tactical execution of the Workforce Leadership Council goals and deliverables:
o Lead short and long-range planning efforts for the Workforce Leadership Council.
o Manage timelines and action-items.
o Prepare agendas, schedule meetings, communicate logistics of meetings with leadership and other involved individuals.
o Maintain appropriate contact lists and aid in the recruitment of members, presenters, services, etc.
o Oversee and assist in the development and monitoring of performance measurement activities and prepare reports and analyses as needed.
o Manage objectives, phases, deliverables, scope, risks, changes, and contracts related to the Workforce Leadership Council.
o Coordinate preparation and analysis of project budget and monitor revenue and expenditures.
· In collaboration with stakeholders, lead the Workforce Leadership Council project that has interdepartmental and countywide impact; includes relationship management and the securing and aligning of resources.
· Manage and engage in high level facilitation of all efforts related to the Workforce Leadership Council, including quarterly meetings, committee and work group meetings, planning sessions, and other collaborative efforts as needed.
· Represent the Office of Workforce Development, the Disparity Reduction line of business, and the county at meetings and on committees within and outside the county.
Need to have:
· One of the following:
o Eight or more years of experience in general administrative work relating to the management of departmental/organizational operations or in a specialty area appropriate to the position.
o Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, or other field appropriate to the position and four or more years of experience in general administrative work relating to the management of departmental/organizational operations or in a specialty area appropriate to the position.
Nice to have:
o Setting and facilitating strategic plans for department, divisions, or work units.
o Managing and executing large-scale, high-profile projects.
o Developing procedures and plans for project implementation.
o Defining and evaluating project goals and objectives.
o Forecasting expenditures/revenues, evaluating project needs and budgeting cost implications, assisting in setting priorities for projects.
o Leading or facilitating organization-wide or community committees with authority to act on department's behalf.
· Ability to:
o Create and implement actionable plans that align with big-picture goals.
o Deal with change and ambiguity.
o Work independently and as part of a team.
o Independently organize, plan and prioritize work, while handling multiple, complex and simultaneous tasks.
o Build and manage effective relationships with internal and external partners.
o Effectively manage conflict and areas of disagreement and create clear agreements for moving forward.
o Lead an organization or team through the transformational and cultural shifts required to implement formal strategic plans.
About the department:The Disparity Reduction line of business will co-create equitable and innovative solutions, through community and workplace partnerships, to eliminate disparities across Hennepin County. Hennepin County is examining systems, including state and federal programs, to learn about barriers that keep residents in poverty and foster inequities. About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at Welcome to the Bridge (hennepin.us) - select Guest option. Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here.Note: You must attach a resume with your application materials to be considered for this position. This posting may be used to fill current and future limited duration and regular permanent vacancies. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.Final candidates will be required to complete a background check.