Metro North Regional Employment Board info@mnreb.org
Building Partnerships for a Better Workforce

 

 

Metro North REB

The REB is seeking to fill the following two positions:

Director of Strategic Program Innovation

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

Director of Strategic Program Innovation (Full Time Position)

Basic Function

The Director of Strategic Program Innovation reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for: 1) developing and executing the Metro North REB strategic plan in consultation with the Executive Director, staff, and members of the Metro North Regional Employment Board; 2) engaging regional employers to develop required partnerships, and direct, manage and facilitate industry aligned and business driven sectoral projects and initiatives that will create opportunities for sustainable job creation; 3) leading resource development efforts for the REB in consultation with the Executive Director including grant writing, corporate and private foundation giving, and corporate donations, and 4) leading continuous improvement program for all partners involved in the alignment and implementation of business and customer services and activities in the region including at the One-Stop Career Centers.

Specific Duties

  • Participate in and nurture broad networks of alliances with others to ensure highly productive relationships and partnerships for the benefit of the REB.

  • Enhance the REB’s mission by being active and visible in the community, working closely with business and industry, community based organizations, and other interested collaborators, and representing the REB at meetings, conferences and events related to the mission of the REB.

  • Work with Executive Director and REB Board of Directors to create, update and monitor the REB strategic plan over time

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  • Support the REB’s strategic priorities and goals and work with the staff and Board to ensure that key performance indicators are met.

  • Identify potential grant, foundation, and legislative funding opportunities that will support workforce development and education initiatives and oversee the preparation of the appropriate documentation to respond to the solicitation process and carry out grant systems administration for awarded grants. 

  • Work with the Executive Director to develop a funding plan that will identify new revenue sources and or leverage additional funding from established funding streams.

  • Direct the REB’s grants making process to ensure identification of appropriate funding opportunities and timely writing and submission of applications in response to grant solicitations.

  • Work with the Executive Director to manage the REB’s ongoing relationships with state and local governmental officials and organizations by monitoring legislation for appropriate comment and action.

  • Communicate effectively with the Board, when required, and provide in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to make informed decisions.

  • With other REB staff, identify key workforce development issues and opportunities, and research creative approaches/best practices within workforce development nationally, but also across disciplines, with a goal of potentially testing and implementing innovative solutions to workforce development problems.

  • Staff committees of the REB; convene meetings as necessary; prepare materials; prepare notes summarizing meetings.
  • Supervise REB staff.
  • Assist Executive Director in staffing Board meetings.

Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience: Workforce development experience including experience working directly with businesses required. Experience in grant writing and resource development required. Understanding of strategic planning and implementing a strategic plan.

Skills/Qualities:  Creative, forward-thinking, problem-solver with relationship-building skills. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral required.  Strong interpersonal skills and ability to take initiative required. Understanding of workforce development programs and policy. Highly organized with ability to manage multiple projects.  Experience with motivating teams and providing staff supervision, along with essential technical expertise.

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to info@mnreb.org by 8/26/16. No telephone calls please. Metro North Regional Employment Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Office Manager/Executive Assistant (Full Time Position)

The Metro North Regional Employment Board (REB) is seeking to fill the position of Office Manager. The position reports to the Executive Director, and provides administrative support for the Executive Director, Board, and REB Staff.  The duties will involve administrative functions as they relate to a wide range of needs across the organization, and will include support of human resource and information technology functions.

Duties include:

  • Support the Executive Director with all administrative duties including, but not limited to: planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and travel; managing spreadsheets; and communicating with key contacts.

  • Coordinate human resources activities that may include: facilitating the promotion of job opportunities; managing applications; coordinating interviews; and serving as the liaison with staffing agencies as needed. Also maintaining all benefits program.

  • Assists in the coordination of meeting and events, which may include: tracking participants, managing catering orders, coordinating materials, and inviting participants.

  • Provide administrative support to ensure on-going communication between the Executive Director and the REB Board of Directors and committees, funding sources, government officials, REB partners, and collaborating external agencies and organizations.

  • Interact with Board and Committee members, general members and the public in providing information, data and correspondence as required.

  • Purchase office supplies and services; assist with inventory control.

  • Assist in the preparation of selected REB contract documents and forms.

  • Maintain and update REB Board membership and other contact lists in a timely and efficient manner to ensure accurate distribution of REB correspondence.

  • Schedule and attend all REB Board meetings, prepare reports, and agendas. Ensure the complete and accurate recording of meeting minutes to ensure documentation of important votes and decisions. Prepare outgoing correspondence following Board and committee meetings.

  • Act as liaison with IT firm to solve issues with our computer network as needed. Also maintain our cloud e-mail system with Microsoft.

  • Assist in supporting and troubleshooting technical functions that may relate to: tele- or videoconferencing and displaying PowerPoint presentations.

  • Enter new contacts provided by staff into master database as needed.

  • Record meeting minutes.

  • Participate in staff meetings.

  • Perform REB administrative duties, and assume other tasks and responsibilities as the Executive Director may assign.

Education:

Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred.

Experience:

At least three years of previous office management experience preferred; previous experience in working in a support or human resources role and experience with coordinating and problem-solving technical issues.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: 

  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role

  • Extensive knowledge with Microsoft Office Suite required, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 

  • IT troubleshooting experience helpful.

  • Graphic design skills a plus.

  • Minimum typing speed of 65 words/minute

  • High level of professional demeanor and manner

  • A general knowledge of employment laws and practices

  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Detail-oriented

  • High level of discretion and confidentiality

  • Ability to: work quickly, efficiently and independently; multi-task; prioritize; meet deadlines in a pressured situation; and communicate effectively with others. 

Send resume and cover letter to info@mnreb.org by 8/26/16. No telephone calls please. Metro North Regional Employment Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Reports

Metro North Annual Plan, FY 2016, Executive Summary [PDF]

Metro North One-Stop Career Centers 2015 Legislative Report [PDF]

Updated Benchmarking Chart for FY 2013 - 2016 Strategic Plan [PDF]

Metro North Annual Plan, FY 2015, Executive Summary [PDF]

Metro North One-Stop Career Centers 2014 Legislative Report [PDF]

Final Metro North REB FY 2013 - FY 2016 Strategic Plan [PDF]

 

Metro North Annual Plan, FY 2014, Executive Summary [PDF]

 

Brochures

Metro North REB Brochure [PDF]

Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium Brochure [PDF]

Metro North STEM Network Brochure [PDF]

 

Strategic Planning Meeting Notes

Strategic Planning 2017-2020 Meeting Notes, October and November 2015 [Word]

 

REB Quarterly Meeting Information

December, 2015 Meeting:

Agenda [Word]

Meeting Notes [Word]

September, 2015 Meeting:

Agenda [Word]

Meeting Notes [PDF]

Revised Strategic Plan Benchmarking Chart [PDF]

REB Meeting Dates [Word]

The Metro North Workforce Development System Revisited [PowerPoint]

Jobs Summit Flyer [Word]

Business Expo Flyer [Word]

June, 2015 Meeting:

Agenda [PDF]

Meeting Notes [PDF]

The Metro North Workforce Development System Revisited [PowerPoint]

STEM Presentation [PDF] Please note: This an updated version that includes May 2014 occupational data.

March, 2015 Meeting:

Agenda [PDF]

Meeting Notes [PDF]

Metro North One-Stop Career Centers 2015 Legislative Report [PDF]

Revised Strategic Plan Benchmarking Chart [PDF]

Career Center Recharter Presentation [Powerpoint]

STEM Presentation [PDF] Please note: This an updated version that includes May 2014 occupational data.

Meeting Schedule Survey Responses [Excel]

December, 2014 Meeting:

Agenda [PDF]

Meeting Notes [PDF]

Career Centers Statewide [PDF]

Metro North Dashboard [PDF]

Career Center Recharter Presentation [Powerpoint]

September, 2014 Meeting:

Agenda [PDF]

Meeting Notes [PDF]

Metro North REB WIOA Presentation [Powerpoint]

MMM Engagement Efforts Overview [Powerpoint]

Revised Strategic Plan Benchmarking Chart [PDF]

June, 2014 Meeting:

Agenda [PDF]

Meeting Notes [PDF]

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act - Key Improvements [PDF]

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act - Overview [PDF]

Metro North REB EBE Presentation [Powerpoint]

MA BizWorks Resource Guide [PDF]

March, 2014 Meeting:

Agenda [PDF]

Meeting Notes [PDF]

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act - Key Improvements [PDF]

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act - Overview [PDF]

Presentations: Metro North EBE Presentation [Powerpoint]

MA BizWorks Resource Guide [PDF]

December, 2013 Meeting:

Agenda [PDF]

Meeting Notes [PDF]

Presentations: Employment Demand in the Life Sciences by Lance Hartford, MassBioEd [Powerpoint]

Skilled Careers In Life Sciences (SCILS) by Susan Buckey, Boston PIC [Powerpoint]

September, 2013 Meeting:

Agenda [PDF]

Meeting Notes [PDF]

Strategic Plan Benchmarking Chart: Progress as of September, 2013 [PDF]

Presentation: The Challenges Posted by Youth Unemployment: Potential Strategies and Solutions [Powerpoint]

June, 2013 Meeting:

Agenda [PDF]

Meeting Notes [PDF]

Presentations:

  • Healthcare Reform in Massachusetts, by Anna Gosline and Jessica Larochelle, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation [Download PowerPoint]
  • Workforce Implications of the Affordable Care Act, by Randy Wilson, Jobs for the Future [Download PowerPoint]

 

Newsletters

REB Connections, Summer 2014

REB Connections, Spring 2012

Career Pathways Tools

     
   
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