The Director of Workforce Programs is a key position at CEA as this person leads the association’s workforce outreach efforts including CEA’s administration of the ACE Mentor Program, Cleveland Builds, and similar endeavors at the direction of CEO. The Director is responsible for the development of best practices in cooperation with CEA members, building trades unions, as well as related national, state and local construction associations.
This position will serve as CEA’s liaison to the ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland, Cleveland Builds, and other affiliated organizations on a case-by-case basis to the extent such duties and responsibilities are consistent with and advance the mission of CEA. This position is highly regarded and critical to the success of CEA. The individual in this role has a continual and on-going responsibility to ensure the development of programs and events to increase community and member engagement consistent with CEA’s central mission. Cultivating relationships with the many prestigious institutions, public entities and officials, and universities throughout the NE Ohio and the Greater Cleveland area are also key responsibilities of this position.
This individual will proactively plan, direct and implement outreach programs and provide support to members when necessary and requested.
Broad knowledge and deep experience with workforce development, youth mentoring, and community engagement
Diversity and inclusion mindset and ability to foster learning and educational opportunities for minorities and females
Forward thinker, innovative and creative ability to plan ahead and develop and maintain programs
Ability to build and foster relationships within the community and with institutional and community leaders and public officials
Exceptional leadership qualities, including effective communication skills, group facilitation, and presentation/training skills
Management effectiveness, including successfully engaging with team members and providing encouragement, support and direction
Philanthropic and politically savvy
Strong communicator and listener
Strong work ethic, reliable, dependable and loyal
Respectful; aptitude and awareness to maintain confidentiality
Positive team attitude and ability to handle difficult and sensitive situations
Organized and detail-oriented
Ability to hold outreach team members accountable to successfully execute on trainings
Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint (or equivalent applications) and other information technologies
Additional Salary Information: Depending upon experience level.
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About Construction Employers Association
CEA's mission is to represent and advance the interests of quality contractors in Northeast Ohio. CEA's efforts in labor relations, advocacy, safety, diversity and training are all intended to help achieve this central mission.
CEA was established in 1916 and is a respected leader in the advancement of quality construction in Ohio. CEA members include construction companies, specialty contractors, suppliers, and associations.
For 105 years, CEA has grown and promoted professionalism in the construction industry, providing the highest level of quality and value in building a better Northeast Ohio.