Establish and execute the annual Builders Exchange workforce development strategic program plan and budget, with input from the Executive Director and Board of Directors. This dynamic individual will coordinate the workforce development efforts of local associations, companies and govt. agencies to propel efforts and encourage career choices.
Summary of essential job duties:
Manage and implement the Workforce Development efforts:
A. Plan, market and execute an annual Workforce Development Program. B. Works with a wide variety of community and governmental agencies, educational institutions, employers, businesses and other groups to identify comprehensive needs and strategies. C. Identify existing resources, initiatives, materials, websites, etc. D. Plan, market and execute appropriate workforce development efforts annually, including:
(a) Coordination and communication with BX member firms. (b) Coordination with pertinent trade associations and chambers. (c) Coordination and communication with local K-12 and higher education institutions. (d) Involvement and communication with local and state agencies.
E. Plans, implements and oversees research projects to identify the educational needs of members and customers. F. Reviews BX member and customer interest in programs and tracks participation and program outcomes. G. Prepare, meet or exceed, and manage an annual budget. H. Procure grant funding for relevant workforce development programs. I. Establish development efforts, policies and procedures.
Coordinate marketing and promotion of Workforce Development programs:
Develop content for eNewsletter articles on a monthly basis.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with regulatory agencies.
Promote programs, projects and services through many communication methods.
Develop messages to create positive imagery and perceptions of the construction industry.
Develop press releases, news articles, brochures, faxes, e-mails, and telemarketing as needed for workforce activities.
Communicate and promote the BX Outreach Program and Scholarship Program; utilize as a springboard to additional workforce initiatives.
Continuously remain updated on industry workforce development issues.
Coordinate and Manage the BX Workforce Development Committee:
Establish key partner members, agencies and associations.
Plan logistics for committee meetings.
Plan and establish events, as applicable, for community partners to collaborate and share with the members.
Secure meeting and event sponsorships as needed.
Coordinate the Workforce Development Committee and volunteers.
Set agendas for all meetings.
Write necessary speeches for all meetings.
Manage governmental and community relations.
Attend applicable local workforce development meetings and events.
Oversee department updates to the website.
Research, develop and evaluate workforce development projects including but not limited to:
Work with the industry partners to develop projects.
Develop programs for multi-cultural workers and worksites.
Minimum qualifications required to perform the job duties:
Skills:Self-motivated, developed network of contacts, skilled in networking, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, strong planning and organizational skills, a robust communicator with marketing, writing and public speaking experience, customer service, research and development, editing and computer skills.
Knowledge:Developed network of contacts both in the industry and in local government, budget development, public relations, computer database and internet marketing experience required. Minimum of 10 years of construction workforce development and industry knowledge preferred.
Abilities:Some travel (auto) required; driver’s license and use of automobile required. Serving as a positive team leader and participant, and a positive motivator of both co-workers and volunteers is required.
How successful completion is measured:
Director will meet with Executive Director in the last quarter of the fiscal year, to review business plan, next year’s annual operational goals, budgetary goals and department/individual goals.
Periodically throughout the year, the Director and Executive Director will meet to discuss progress on these goals.
About Builders Exchange of Central Ohio
Founded in 1892, today the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio has nearly 650 member companies and is the place where you meet, learn and grow in Columbus.
The Builders Exchange membership includes architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and manufacturers, along with related professionals such as attorneys, insurance and bonding agents, bankers, accountants and computer specialists.
The Builders Exchange elevates the central Ohio commercial construction industry by recognizing the best of the best through a series of industry awards, including the Cornerstone, President's, Safety and Craftsmanship awards.