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.

Workforce Program Manager

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, as well as fundraising, marketing and program management.
  • Manage the organization's employment and training programs, including WIOA, Youth Apprenticeship and Independent Living services contracts to maximize collaboration and outcomes.
  • Provide technical assistance to all WDBSCW-contracted youth program providers and partners.
  • Work with the Director of Quality and Communications across all partners and contracted service providers.
  • Work with the Director of Business Services to optimize and support business and industry engagement and employment opportunities for youth program participants.
  • Work with the Chief Financial Officer to establish the needed process to support various program strategies, participant training and supportive services.
  • Work with the CEO to support the Board's Youth Committee.
  • Provide direct staff supervision and related management responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor 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
  • This is a full-time, salaried position (range of $40,000 to $47,000) with excellent health and retirement benefits

Application Instructions

Send a current resume and cover letter by email, standard mail delivery or hand delivery to:

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

WDBSCW is an equal opportunity employer.


Apprenticeship Navigator

Position Summary

Under the guidance and supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, this position is responsible for being the conduit between the workforce community in WDA 10 and the apprenticeship community. The position requires flexibility and creative thinking to create effective strategies to educate and expose those who have never heard of apprenticeship or who have participated in a Certified Pre-Apprenticeship but need a direct connection to the apprenticeship community.
Note: This is a project position that has an anticipated end date of September 30, 2022.
  • Provide high-level project management 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) staff to support the growth of an apprenticeship pipeline.
  • Provide case management for those who complete certified pre-apprenticeship programs (enter all participants into ASSET database).
  • Educate Business Services Team (BST) 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 resolve issues related to program and policy direction and implementation of programs and initiatives as part of the ASE State Expansion Grant.
  • 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 departmental 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-apprenticeships.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree preferred; however, commensurate work experience will be considered
  • 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 effective grant writing and evaluation techniques
  • Knowledge of accounts payable processing (CORe experience a plus) and/or fiscal monitoring systems
  • 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
  • Ability to manage fiscal and program related audits and to respond to audit reports
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software and capabilities, general computer skills and WEBI reporting
  • Advanced interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to build and sustain positive working relationships with applicants and stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively with legislative bodies, executive level stakeholders, advocacy groups and the media to represent the program
  • Ability to prepare materials and make technical presentations to large and small groups
  • Ability to travel statewide on a regular basis with the occasional need for overnight travel
  • 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 cover letter by email, standard mail delivery or hand delivery to:
Chris Ziegel, Operations Manager
Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin
3513 Anderson Street, Suite 104
Madison, WI 53704
gro.wcsbdwnull@legeizc
608.249.9001
WDBSCW is an equal opportunity employer.