Careers

Career Opportunities

We're a nonprofit organization located in Madison, Wisconsin that's comprised of members committed to preparing our regional workforce for the needs of industry. We're a small organization that plays a big role in the communities we serve across South Central Wisconsin.

Our success is evident in the creativity, hard work and commitment of the WDBSCW team. Our team members are self-starters, highly organized and able to work well at all levels of the organization to build relationships and support our overarching mission. Join the WDBSCW team if you're ready to jump into a role where your talents and team approach will have a longstanding, positive impact on the communities we serve.

Employment and Training Program Coordinator

Position Summary

Under the guidance and supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, this position is responsible for maximizing collaboration and outcomes and supporting the continuous improvement of workforce development programs while providing timely and accurate information to support management and stakeholder information.

This position includes team and independent work, problem solving, policy analysis, data presentation/visualization and data analysis to help drive organizational productivity, fundraising, marketing and program outcome management to support program integration with a priority focus on the various workforce development initiatives.

  • Coordinate and support the management of the organization's employment and training programs including WIOA (adult, dislocated worker and youth), Youth Apprenticeship and Independent Living services contracts to maximize collaboration and outcomes
  • Coordinate and support the management of the 15-county, regional Independent Living Grant, coordinating with two other workforce development boards, the Department of Children and Families, county youth services partners and the Independent Living service delivery staff
  • Provide technical assistance to all WDBSCW-contracted young adult and youth program providers and partners
  • Work with the WDBSCW staff, partners and contracted service providers
  • Work with the Chief Financial Officer to establish and refine the needed process to support various program strategies, participant training and supportive services
  • Work with the Chief Executive Officer to support the board's committees

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferred; however, commensurate work experience will be considered
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel and Access proficiency highly preferred)
  • Ability to meet and exceed deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work as a part of a team
  • Must have access to a vehicle and valid driver's license
  • Available to work alternative hours (occasional evenings and weekends)
  • Available for occasional overnight travel
  • This is a full-time, salaried position (range of $40,000 to $47,000) with excellent health and retirement benefits

Application Instructions

Submit a current resume and cover letter to email, standard mail delivery or hand delivery by Wednesday, June 3 to:

Chris Ziegel, Operations Manager
Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin
3513 Anderson Street, Suite 104
Madison, WI 53704-2607
gro.wcsbdwnull@legeizc
608.249.9001

WDBSCW is an equal opportunity employer


Business Engagement Specialist

Position Summary

Under the guidance and supervision of the Manager of Business Services, this position is responsible to be the conduit between the workforce community in south central Wisconsin (Workforce Development Area 10 [WDA 10]). The position requires flexibility and creative thinking to create effective strategies to increase awareness and the utilization of apprenticeship as a workforce development strategy; and to educate and expose those who have never heard of apprenticeship or who have participated in a certified pre-apprenticeship but need a direction connection to the apprenticeship community.

  • Provide high-level project coordination and recommend strategies related to the development and implementation of certified pre-apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship program initiatives to increase the alignment between workforce training efforts and economic development efforts
  • Build relationships with local Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS) area training representatives (ATR) to support the growth of an apprenticeship pipeline
  • Provide case management for individuals of the certified pre-apprenticeship programs (enter all participants into a database)
  • Educate the business service team (BTS) representatives on apprenticeship pipeline activities
  • Build relationships with local one-stop partners to assist customers with accessing Registered Apprenticeships
  • Conduct outreach sessions in collaboration with local ATR and certified pre-apprenticeship programs
  • Conduct annual quality assessments of existing and newly certified pre-apprenticeship programs
  • Provide referrals and education about supportive services in partnership with local workforce development boards and local WIOA staff
  • Communicate and consult regularly with staff, partners and management to identify and result issues related to program and policy direction and implementation of programs and initiatives as part of the BAS expansion efforts
  • Design and manage specialized projects relating to apprenticeship programs, policy initiatives, evaluation and analysis related to all aspects of linking apprenticeship programs and initiatives, and other economic development services
  • Meet with department staff, other departments, employers and labor officials, and other interested parties on a regular basis to identify policy concerns, needs and problems in developing and implementing certified pre-apprenticeship

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferred; however, commensurate work experience will be considered
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel and Access proficiency highly preferred)
  • Ability to meet and exceed deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Must have access to a vehicle and valid driver's license
  • Available to work alternative hours (occasional evenings and weekends)
  • Available for occasional overnight travel

Preferred Skills, Experience and Knowledge

  • Advanced interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of the policy and procedures of Wisconsin's workforce development and employment and training programs
  • Knowledge of federal and state legislative processes and authorization of Wisconsin administrative code
  • Knowledge of economic development strategies, techniques and methods
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations and laws relating to workforce development programs and grants
  • Knowledge of team building, conflict management and consensus building techniques
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software and capabilities, general computer skills, WEBI and ASSET reporting
  • Ability to build and sustain positive working relationships with applicants and stakeholders
  • Ability to prepare materials and make technical presentations to large and small groups
  • This is a full-time, salaried position (range of $42,000 to $45,000) with excellent health and retirement benefits

Application Instructions

Submit a current resume and covet letter by email, standard mail or hand delivery by Wednesday, June 3 to:

Chris Ziegel, Operations Manager
Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin
3513 Anderson Street, Suite 104
Madison, WI 53704-2607
gro.wcsbdwnull@legeizc
608.249.9001

WDBSCW is an equal opportunity employer