Agape has a current opening for the Director of TeamWorks position. As a poverty-reduction initiative, Agape, through its place-based strategy, Powerlines Community Network (PCN), implements a Two-Generation paradigm. The TeamWorks Director leads all relevant matters for Agape’s efforts specific to post-secondary and workforce development for residents served in Powerlines communities. Works in collaborations with partner agency/business, schools, apartment communities, and surrounding areas to provide holistic wraparound services for both parents and children, using the 2-Gen focus based largely on Aspen Institute’s work: Early Childhood Education, Postsecondary Education and Workforce, Economic Supports, Health and Well-Being, and Social Capital. Serves as a liaison between the business and education community.
The TeamWorks Director will be responsible to leverage existing resources of college and career readiness and employment and career advancement toward the achievement of goals and objectives. Leads strategic direction, data, and information as appropriate for client database systems, policy development, and decision-making purposes. In addition, this position will work in collaboration with local Workforce Development Network (WIN) and other post-secondary and workforce development partners to mobilize businesses to inform economic development and workforce strategies and prioritize support for education to achieve the defined college and career readiness objectives. This position will lead the efforts to develop and implement this post-secondary workforce strategy aligned with Agape’s Two-Generation model. This role includes leading the TeamWorks Team, which consists of positions integrated with WIN as well as site-based positions. Is a member of the Agape leadership team and is jointly responsible for the overall success of Agapes service delivery. Very strong crisis management skills will also be essential. The ideal candidate will be a strategist and leader able to lead teams and meaningfully engage partnerships, while also implementing Agapes vision, mission, and long-term goals. This person needs to be highly gifted to create PCN as a platform and backbone with partnerships serving in goal-oriented and highly trusting relationships, first and foremost with the residents Agape comes alongside both parents and children. A significant portion of time will be community-based.
- Develop, coordinate and execute Agapes Strategic direction plan in order to achieve desired outcomes and stated objectives. a.Develop rationale/context for strategic action on post-secondary educational attainment and workforce development
- Coordinate Agape Two-Generational focus to ensure resident voice and choice is considered in program and service delivery within PCN sites
- Prepare and implement comprehensive business plans to facilitate the achievement of stated goals and objectives by planning cost-effective operation activities.
- Serve as key contact to post-secondary education partners and WIN.
- Communicate and maintain trusted relationships with public and private community partners and community groups.
- Recommend changes in the status of subordinate employees and prospective employees such as hiring, advancement, promotion, demotion, pay increases, probation, termination, etc.
- Assist and engage in disciplinary action of subordinate employees where necessary.
- Delegate responsibilities and supervise the work of the PCN TeamWorks Team, providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance.
- Oversee grant management and stewardship of PCN funding to ensure compliance with the terms of grants and funds.
- Review work processes and practices to ascertain if they are successful and if not, devise alternatives.
- Coordinate local needs assessment and plans for services.
- Execute formal agreements/memoranda of understanding with site-specific delivery partners, in partnership with the Agape leadership.
- Market and represent PCN TeamWorks to the community overall by participating in relevant community collaborations and initiatives in ways that strengthen Agape’s profile.
- Support Agape’s strategic alliances and partnerships.
- Initiate and lead special interest coalitions to strengthen, sustain and grow needed resources in the community.
- Pursue funding and other resources for PCN by identifying and developing grant proposals, service contracts, and other revenue relationships.
- As a member of Agape’s leadership team will help create budgets and track expenditures, in alignment with the Board-approved budget.
- Will participate and provide leadership and support on all assigned agency committees, as well as to the Board.
- Must be able to work with a flexible schedule, which would allow for the needed interaction and involvement for the responsibilities of this position, i.e., weekend and evening work hours, etc
- Must maintain all necessary records on a timely basis.
- Ensure agency policies, procedures, and guidelines are communicated and followed.
- Will perform all other duties, within the general scope of this position, as requested by the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working at a computer.
Prolonged walking and standing, and climbing stairs within community sites and during community events.
Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds at a time.
Master’s in Business or related field from an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, or abilities for this position with at least 5-7 years of relevant experience, including developing and executing business strategies, and preparing and implementing comprehensive business plans; Workforce Development experience desired: Must be highly capable, have a superior record of accomplishment and comprehensive business or technical knowledge and skills. Demonstrated ability to lead and work with a wide range of people; Excellent organizational and leadership skills; Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities and a proven self-starter; Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; demonstrated computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office Suite and other software applications essential to this position. Must have an automobile available for business use and maintain a current driver’s license and current auto insurance with acceptable coverage levels. Will be required to work a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends as needed. The candidate must be willing to engage in Agape’s Performance Quality and Improvement (also known as Continuous Quality Improvement) standards of quality & excellence.