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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Friday, September 24, 2021. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • Applicants are Encouraged to Apply Online
  • By Mailing to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: WORCESTER JOBS FUND PROGRAM DIRECTOR, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608
    (If applying via US Mail, please include a completed Application Questionnaire & VSID)
Workforce Development
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Full Time
40 Per Week
$71,547 - $79,561 annually


The MassHire Central Region Workforce Board (MCRWB) is seeking a Worcester Jobs Fund Program Director. The MCRWB is one of 16 Workforce Investment Boards throughout Massachusetts charged with overseeing and implementing workforce development initiatives. The board is a volunteer body of diverse stakeholders, including representatives from private industry, organized labor, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, which serve the City of Worcester and 37 surrounding communities in Southern Worcester County, the board is also responsible for developing policy, providing oversight for, and coordination of, federal and state workforce development initiatives and job training programs.

The Worcester Jobs Fund exists to ensure that development projects and job expansion efforts in Worcester bring a direct benefit to Worcester residents in the form of jobs, job training, and related services by creating a system that better prepares and connects Worcester residents with living-wage employment. The Director is responsible for the implementation of the tasks associated with the Worcester Jobs Fund project, including design and implementation of employment training programs in various industries; establishing and maintaining employer partnerships aligned with job trainings, with special focus on those companies receiving tax increment financing (TIF) incentives and local institutions; participating in local activities to support underrepresented populations to increase participation in the building trades; and completing all administrative reporting and data tracking in compliance with local, state and federal requirements.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.


  • Demonstrated computer proficiency, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Knowledge of municipal operating and budgeting practices;
  • Knowledge of state and federal workforce programs and funding sources;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, & written communication skills;
  • Strong problem-solving/conflict resolution skills;
  • Strong program management skills;
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and set priorities for meeting internal and external deadlines with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to form strong relationships with a variety of key stakeholders from diverse, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic groups, including employers, community residents, and civic leaders;
  • Ability and willingness to learn in a changing and fast paced work environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Public Administration, Human Services, Management, or related discipline;
  • Five to seven (5-7) years of program leadership experience managing workforce development and/or job training programs/projects; OR,
    • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job will be considered in lieu of the above mentioned requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • Master’s Degree in Business/Public Administration, Human Services, Management, or related discipline.
  • Five (5) years of program leadership experience managing workforce development and/or job training programs/projects
  • Prior experience managing grant projects at local, state, and/or federal levels.
  • Prior experience supporting projects that increase involvement of underrepresented populations.

SALARY RANGE: $71,547 - $79,561 annually, full-time, exempt, with an excellent benefits package.

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030, HR@worcesterma.gov.

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