Associate Director WEDD

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Coalition for Responsible Community Development

Published 28 days ago

January 4, 2021
Up to $80,000

Job Title:         Associate Director of Workforce & Economic Development (WEDD)

Job Category:           Workforce & Economic Development

Primary Location:    Los Angeles 90011

Department:             Workforce & Economic Development

Reports To:               Director of WEDD

Direct Reports:        yes

Salary:                       $80,000

Seniority Level:       Mid-Career

FLSA Status:             Exempt

Job Type:                   Full Time


The Associate Director of WEDD will lead an innovative team of workforce development and financial service providers and professionals that will work collectively to operate an innovative programming such as the WorkSource Center, Financial Opportunity Center, Economic Development, and Small Business Entrepreneurship Services. The Associate Director will assist the Department Director set the leadership and strategic direction of CRCD’s Workforce & Economic Development Department (WEDD), and all programs and services that fall within this department; offering services to job seekers and employment services to adults, dislocated workers, VETS, homeless, monolingual, former or current foster youth, reentry, disable and any other vulnerable resident of Los Angeles. He/she will develop, maintain and strengthen synergistic and collaborative partnerships with community colleges, places of wordship, CBOs, businesses, government and other entities that create business development, employment services, small business entrepreneurship, private and government funding, and all DOL, State, City, County and private grants and those that provide funding, resources and initiatives that support the residents and businesses CRCD serves. This is a key leadership position driving new funding sources with the goal of assisting the organization to expand and diversify revenue streams, services, and partnerships. The Associate Director will develop systems to monitor and track grant compliance, program and personnel performance and policies and procedures will be implemented to establish quality control, implementation, and effectiveness of the department performance goals and scalability. One of the main roles of the Associate Director is to support the executive team of the organization with meeting the goals that have been established in the CRCD 5-year strategic plan. The Associate Director should spend 50% of his/her time providing day to day oversight, operations, and development of the WEDD. 25% of the Associate Director time should be spent on providing support and process to scale services, development partnership, and create collaborative initiates to support organizational growth.10% of the Associate Director time should be used to provide manager supervision, coaching, guidance, mediation, and staff development. 5% of the Associate Director time will be used to support the fund development team with grant writing and grant management. The final 10% of the director time should be used to support the Department Director with organization growth, development, strategic planning, and implementation.


  1. Develop and implement workplans and support the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure successful program delivery and contract performance.
  2. This position is the assistant liaison to the City-EWDD departments and participates in all City and County WDB and WorkSource Center Directors meetings, City and County of LA meetings and initiatives.
  3. Supervises all WEDD Managers, FOC Team Lead, volunteers, and interns assigned to the position with emotional intelligence where the positive aspects of business and life are always displayed.
  4. Creates a positive and thriving work environment where all staff, partners, supporters, collaborators and participants’ ideas and recommendations are considered for the overall improvement of the team and the services provided to participants and the community are provided with the upmost customer service.
  5. Develop and sustain partnerships and collaborations with mandatory and non-mandatory partners, community college district leaders, small business, employer partnerships, reentry systems navigation, and other community agencies.
  6. Create and sustain existing relationships with key business sectors; construction, automotive, hospitality, entertainment, security, and manufacturing industries with the objective of developing workforce training programs that address the needs of these businesses
  7. Responsible for strategic planning for the Workforce and Economic Development Department, WorkSource Center, Financial Opportunity Center, all current and new programs, grants, and services under WEDD. He/she will also provide support to all other CRCD departments, programs, grants, and initiatives.
  8. Work in tandem with the Fund Development Department and executive team to identify and develop grant applications, proposals, and budgets with the proven ability to analyze program costs and issues as they arise.
  9. Take the lead with staff to write the CAPE Certification Application and Recertification Applications for WorkSource Centers as required by City, County, and any other funding source.
  10. The Associate Director will oversee business and employment services to support their mission of identifying new revenue opportunities and delivering on the services to be provided.
  11. Work closely with CRCD’s Learning & Evaluation Team to monitor data integrity, track progress towards performance targets, and analyze data to inform program design and delivery.
  12. Assist the Director of WEDD and CRCD Administration to monitor program operations, create programmatic controls, and support budget management of the Workforce and Economic Development Department
  13. Develop systems to improve program operations, coordination, and collaboration among CRCD and mandated and non-mandated system partnerships.
  14. Assess the effectiveness of workforce development services and develop strategies for service delivery and enhancement.
  15. Monitor and manage leverage and in-kind contributions.
  16. Conduct weekly, monthly, and quarterly data inquiries to assess, evaluate and improve program and staff performance.
  17. Monitor relationships with community-based organizations and government agencies to promote collaboration, solve problems, and identify resources for clients.
  18. Develop and implement subcontract agreements and support partners to meet compliance
  19. Work with the program managers and administrative team to ensure compliance practices are being administered throughout the organization and develop continuous process improvement of the team to increase effectiveness
  20. Support department managers, career coaches, volunteers, and partners to ensure all contract and grants’ goals, and objectives are always met or exceeded  
  21. Uphold CRCD’s Mission Statement
  22. Support and coordinate strategic priorities and goals established in CRCD’s 5-year strategic plan
  23. Other duties as assigned by organizational leadership (Exec Team) and/or supervisor.


  1. 3+ years’ experience and o BA Level Degree, MSW preferred; or 5-7 years’ experience and Associate Level Degree.
  2. 7+ years’ manager/director experience (successful demonstrated ability) can be used to substitute the education requirement.
  3. An extensive reference check will be required in this scenario.
  4. Experience with the Workforce Development Board and the City and County is a plus
  5. Reliable, flexible team player who works well with minimal supervision, who has a good work ethic, and an ability to set and maintain personal boundaries
  6. Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to meet deadlines
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of community resources
  8. Reliable transportation: valid driver's license, and car insurance as required by law, as appropriate
  9. 5 years of supervision experience (Preferably in non-profit and human services)
  10. Must display professional and appropriate email etiquette and all types of communication
  11. Must display the ability to facilitate small and large groups
  12. Advanced experience of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Etc.)
  13. Proficient in reading and writing
  14. Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred
  15. Member of the target population a plus
  16. Ability to work on weekends


  1. On occasion walk or drive to different local sites throughout the day
  2. Regularly required to sit, stand, bend and occasionally lift or carry up to 35 pounds
  3. Combination of field and office environment
  4. May necessitate working in busy and loud environments
  5. May be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise, and odor


  1. Always maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality
  2. Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and resolving issues
  3. Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines
  4. Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency
  5. Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others
  6. Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration
  7. Respond in a timely manner in all aspects of communication
  8. Regular attendance in the office is required
  9. Perform other duties as assigned


Dental, Vision, Medical Benefits: CRCD is in the top 10% for excellent employee benefits for non-profit organizations. CRCD offers 80% employee paid and 60% dependent paid medical

401(k) with eligibility to participate from day one and up to 6% matching after one year

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Short term & Long-term Disability, Accident, and Hospital Indemnity

Generous work/life balance


Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume. Please make sure to include the job title & how you heard of this position in the subject of your email. All candidates are subject to a criminal history check and meet CRCD’s criteria regarding criminal history and must pass background check conducted by LA County. CRCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation. Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the EEO/ADA Coordinator. EEO /ADA Coordinator contact: Stacey Cabling (213) 743-6193.

Job Title:         Associate Director of Workforce & Economic Development (WEDD)

Job Category:           Workforce & Economic Development

Primary Location:    Los Angeles 90011

Department:             Workforce & Economic Development

Reports To:               Director…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Managerial



·        Dental, Vision, Medical Benefits: CRCD is in the top 10% for excellent employee benefits for

non-profit organizations. CRCD offers 80% employee paid and 60% dependent paid medical

·        401(k) with eligibility to participate from day one and up to 6% matching after one year

·        Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

·        Short term & Long-term Disability, Accident, and Hospital Indemnity

·        Generous work/life balance


·        Dental, Vision, Medical Benefits: CRCD is in the top 10% for excellent employee benefits for

non-profit organizations. CRCD offers 80% employee paid and 60% dependent paid…


Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011

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