Partnership Gwinnett Program Coordinator – Workforce Initiatives

In 2022, Partnership Gwinnett will launch its fourth strategic plan for implementation between 2022 and 2026. Partnership Gwinnett’s mission is to drive economic prosperity in Gwinnett County through our guiding principles of:

  • Inclusion by bringing more voices to the table and incorporating diverse perspectives when making decision and investments
  • Innovation by leveraging technology and creative thinking to solve problems and create opportunities in Gwinnett County
  • Collaboration by working with partners to collectively achieve the community’s economic development vision and address local needs

Our vision of a thriving economy for Gwinnett is focused on three goal areas:

  1. Business Development – growing businesses, jobs, and investments
  2. Talent Development – attracting, retaining, and aligning talent to strengthen our competitiveness
  3. Community Development – driving redevelopment and investment to achieve growth throughout Gwinnett County.

Job Description
This position will serve as the lead coordinator of activities that support local employer’s workforce needs and advances solutions to those challenges as associated with Goal 2 – Talent Development. This person will work with the Partnership Gwinnett business development team (Goal 1) and will be responsible for providing support to recruitment and retention projects by leveraging programs that link Gwinnett County businesses with the workforce system resources available to them from local, State and Federal partners.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

  • Promote workforce development programs and resources through individual and small group meetings and presentations
  • Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of, and relationship with, Gwinnett and Metro Atlanta workforce intermediaries, partnerships, taskforces and committees such as:
    • Gwinnett County Public Schools – Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education
    • Gwinnett Technical College – Economic Development
    • Georgia Gwinnett College – Corporate Relations
    • WorkSource Atlanta Regional (Workforce Development Board) – Business Services
    • Georgia Department of Labor – Business Services
    • Georgia Department of Economic Development
  • Improve business and workforce system communication to focus local talent acquisition, training, and development practices
  • Creation, cultivation, and stewardship of target sector-specific workforce taskforces or councils
  • Produce workforce-related programs and events that fill knowledge and connectivity gaps in the community
  • Conduct basic workforce-related qualitative and quantitative research
  • Identify, engage, and enlist the support of other organizations engaged in workforce development programming to integrate them into Gwinnett’s workforce ecosystem
  • Update and track appropriate benchmarks and key performance indicators to ensure that goals and objectives are met
  • Collaborate with colleagues and peers on marketing communication strategy, content, and execution in support of promoting workforce initiatives
  • Provide assistance with special projects as assigned

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and cooperation skills
  • Exceptional writing, grammar, and oral communication/presentation skills
  • Proven ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Capable of positively dealing with changing work demands and priorities
  • Comprehensive knowledge of sales, marketing and communication strategies and tactics
  • Strong software and productivity application skills including, but not limited to: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Familiarity and comfort with Customer Relationship Management and Membership Management systems
  • Basic marketing research abilities
  • Above average experience with social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
  • Comfortable serving as a workforce knowledge leader in a community-leading organization

Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in any unique combination of marketing, business administration, human resources, communication, economics, or related fields.

Partnership Gwinnett is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in E-Verify. All employment is contingent on the successful completion of a drug screen and background check. Qualified candidates interested in this professional opportunity should email a cover letter and resume to Adam Forrand at aforrand@partnershipgwinnett.com.

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