Metro North Regional Employment Board
Building Partnerships for a Better Workforce




Metro North REB


Associate Director, Metro North REB

Basic Function


Provide overall professional support to the Executive Director and members of the Metro North Regional Employment Board; work with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and REB members to develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders and to implement REB policies, programs, and initiatives. Assist in the development and implementation of the Metro North strategic plan.  


Conduct data analysis, research, and evaluation as needed to support workforce development efforts in priority industries.  Develop service plans and budgets to ensure successful grant performance. Act as a technical resource to workforce partners and other staff as needed.  Assist in or lead efforts to identify and build career pathway tools corresponding to priority industries.  

Primary focus will be planning, management, and oversight of Youth programs, including Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act In-School and Out-of-School, School to Career Connecting Activities, and YouthWorks Summer and Year-Round Jobs for At-Risk Youth.  Will also act as lead staff for the Metro North REB Youth Council.


Specific Duties

  • Assist in the development of industry sector partnership groups based on priority industries as identified in the strategic plan; engage partner organizations (employers, training providers/community colleges, career centers, community-based organizations) in these groups; prepare materials, facilitate meetings and provide staff support to industry groups, including preparing meeting summaries.

  • 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.

  • Conduct supporting research, develop and write grant proposals in response to state and federal Requests for Proposals/SGAs; identify and apply for foundation grants to support REB initiatives/industry partnership activities.

  • Develop programmatic plans and budgets to support grant submissions; implement, manage, and track program and budgetary performance of successful submissions.

  • Work closely and effectively with funding sources and with Metro North employers, career centers, education/training providers, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders as appropriate; convene meetings as necessary to encourage on-going engagement and communication among partners.

  • Provide staff support for policy development at the REB committee level; identify policy needs and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations; staff at least one standing committee of the REB, e.g., the Policy, Funding, and Oversight Committee or the Career Center Committee; convene meetings as necessary; prepare materials; prepare notes summarizing meetings.

  • Manage/coordinate assigned grants/programs/initiatives; work effectively with funding sources, advocating for policies supportive of the REB’s initiatives/strategic plan; attend statewide meetings and participate in workgroups as appropriate.

  • Prepare labor market information/reports upon request; prepare performance reports on assigned initiatives for a variety of audiences; prepare narrative reports for funding sources, as necessary.

  • On an on-going basis, assess the success of grants/initiatives through various evaluation methods; conduct focus groups and on-line surveys for various purposes.

  • With the assistance of other staff, organize conferences, workshops, and events; work with the Communications Manager on public relations efforts, including website news items.

  • Travel, mostly within state; car a necessity.

  • Other duties as required.



Education:  Masters (preferred) or Bachelor Degree, with emphasis on data analysis, budgeting,

research, and evaluation.


Experience: Workforce development experience strongly preferred.  Experience in resource development, research and evaluation, including working with data and budgets, required.

Skills/Qualities:  Creative, forward-thinking, problem-solver with relationship-building skills as well as expert technical/analytical skills, specifically with research, data analysis, evaluation, and reporting. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral required.  Strong interpersonal skills and ability to take initiative required.  Must love analyzing and working with data, using it to answer questions and support policy and programmatic decisions.  Math skills, computational logic, and expertise with Excel are a must.  Skills with reporting software, e.g., Access and/or Crystal Reports, and with PowerPoint are also desired. Experience with motivating teams and providing staff supervision, along with essential technical expertise, would position a qualified candidate for growth within the organization.


Salary:                  $70,000 plus great benefits.


To Apply


Send resume and cover letter to no later than May 8, 2015. No calls please.  Equal Opportunity Employer.



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]


REB Quarterly Meeting Information

March, 2015 Meeting:

Agenda [PDF]

Meeting Notes (Coming soon!)

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

Revised Strategic Plan Benchmarking Chart [PDF]

Career Center Recharter Presentation [Powerpoint]

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]


  • 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]



REB Connections, Spring 2012

Career Pathways Tools

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