Jan 17, 2020
Are you passionate about leading at an executive level to improve the quality of public services and jobs in Oregon? If you have leadership experience in government, worker training, or nonprofit administration, we want to talk with you! The State of Oregon and its two largest employee unions, SEIU 503 and AFSCME Council 75, have partnered to create a groundbreaking labor-management partnership to provide training and education for a diverse workforce of 40,000 state employees. We are conducting a search for a Director who will work with our Board of Trustees, labor and state agency partners, and other stakeholders to develop, pilot, and implement new training benefits for all state workers. Further information on this exciting role and how to apply is attached/below. Confidential inquiries will be honored. ************************************************************************* Training and Education Programs Director Oregon State-Unions Training and Education Trust - RISE Partnership About the Oregon State-Unions Training and Education Trust In 2019, the State of Oregon and its two largest employee unions, SEIU 503 and AFSCME Council 75, created a new labor-management partnership focused on providing high-quality, consistent, accessible training to all state workers. Whether it is understanding their health and retirement benefits early on in employment, or learning how to advance wellness, equity and inclusion in public services, the goal is to ensure that all state workers -- no matter their role or where they work -- are equipped to deliver the best experience for Oregonians. The Trust is overseen by a Board of Trustees appointed by the unions and the state. About the RISE Partnership (formerly Quality Partnership) Our mission is to empower and support Oregon workers and employers by delivering exceptional, integrated training and benefits. Selected by and accountable to the Oregon State-Unions Training and Education Trust board, the RISE Partnership is the employer of Trust staff and is the principal administrative entity for Trusts benefiting 82,000 Oregon workers. Position Description Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Training and Education Director is responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans that meet the needs of the workforce. This is a first-of-its-kind program that requires creativity and drive. Employing strong interpersonal and leadership skills, the Director will: Develop and implement training and education programs Set goals, develop plans, and track progress in collaboration with Trustees; Develop and implement pilot trainings as well as ongoing education initiatives; Lead evaluatory processes to learn from participant feedback and training best practices; Ensure that the Trust's training and education strategy optimizes all opportunities for innovation in the delivery of effective and efficient education, training and workforce development; Ensure that Trust programs are developed and delivered with a focus on equity and inclusion, identifying and eliminating or mitigating barriers to access; Engage Trustees, agency leadership, union leadership and members, and other stakeholders in the development and evaluation of the Trust's goals; Collaborate with agency human resources leaders; Develop expert knowledge on current challenges facing state workers and managers, Oregon's public service system, and trends in the industry; Interpret and anticipate state public policy to ensure that the Trust's strategic plans support effective public services and employment as outlined by the Governor and Trust sponsors. Effectively administer the Trust Work closely with Trustees to establish priorities and communicate goals and progress; Lead staff and vendors in maintaining a positive, supportive and highly-productive work environment; Supervise and support team members with a lens of organizational equity and inclusion; Support the effective functioning of the Board and the promotion of strong partnerships with agency leadership, union members and leaders, and educational allies; Identify and secure additional funding opportunities available from public and private sources to supplement contributions from the state. Essential Skills/Attributes: Minimum of 5 years of experience working in public service, adult education, workforce training and development, non-profit management, public policy or an academic institution; Highly developed leadership skills with the ability to communicate directly, motivate, challenge and engage individuals and teams; Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience/education; Experience training or otherwise engaging with workers and a commitment to empowering them to reach their career and personal goals; Demonstrated appreciation for and track record of advancing equity and inclusion; Minimum of 3 years of experience as a supervisor or manager; Familiarity with the methods and principles for designing programs to teach, train and instruct both groups and individuals, including the means of assessing the effects of those programs; Excellent computer and record-keeping skills; Able to work independently and be self-directed; Willing to think creatively and innovate; Readiness to work occasional long hours, weekends; Ability to travel extensively in Oregon; A driver's license and fully-insured car. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working for a public employer and/or union of public employees Curriculum development, workforce development Master's Degree or higher in adult education, public policy, or equivalent Experience training and engaging with workers Location: Portland or Salem, Oregon. Salary and Benefits: We offer competitive wages ($75,000-100,000 annual) and top notch benefits, including major medical, dental, vision, employee assistance program benefits for ourselves and if applicable our dependents, as well as retirement and paid leave benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer: The RISE Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our team members are also responsible for conduct consistent with our EEO standards and are expected to demonstrate respect for all coworkers and participants. We also recognize the desirability of increasing employment opportunities for people of color, women, LGBTQQI, people that are bilingual or multilingual, and people with disabilities. How to Apply: Answer LinkedIn question and share your resume, cover letter and references. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work with the Trust and give examples of your demonstrated successes in the Essential Skills/Attributes above.
Portland, OR, USA