Careers

About Us

The WDBSCW is a nonprofit organization that serves as a connector between the U.S. Department of Labor and local American Job Centers to support the needs of workers and businesses throughout South Central Wisconsin. We are committed to helping people and businesses achieve their goals, whether that's earning degrees or certifications, planning careers, finding or training employees or overcoming barriers.

Our goal is to make South Central Wisconsin a better place to live and work by ensuring workers have the skills needed to succeed in their career, young adults are prepared to enter the workforce or educational institutions, and employers have the skilled talent needed to remain competitive. 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, then please read on!

Available Positions

Are you looking to make a difference? Our small team does BIG work!

Position Description

As the Youth Program Coordinator, you will provide transition services to young adults who are aging out of the foster care system as part of the WDBSCW’s Independent Living Program. The Independent Living Program serves young adults who are in out-of-home care placement or foster care in southern Wisconsin. The Independent Living Program serves eligible young adults age 17 up to 23. This position has great potential for professional growth and advancement!

Overview of Responsibilities

Some of the responsibilities of this position include:

  • Participating in transition meetings with young adults aging out of county care to support in the development of an Independent Living Transition Plan
  • Establishing, with the young adult, an Independent Living Plan for housing, employment, education, health and wellness, and other resources
  • Partnering with county staff in support of young adults who are aging out of care and connecting young adults to individualized community resources
  • Leveraging partnerships with the WorkSmart Network system, Job Center partners and staff, and other community partner agencies to support the young adults’ transition to independent living
  • Working with community partners to ensure resources are incorporated in the region’s resource guide
  • Advising and coaching the South Central Youth Advisory Council, a youth-led council of young adults who are or have aged out of foster care
  • Leading work readiness, financial literacy and communication workshops for young adults who are aging out of foster care to Independent Living
  • Working collaboratively with other Independent Living Grant staff and partners in South Central Wisconsin
  • Attending and representing the regional efforts and collaboration at statewide conventions
  • Maintaining appropriate data in relation to program requirements

Preferred Education and Experience

Successful candidates will have knowledge of general office practices and procedures, including knowledge of record keeping and reporting practices and procedures.

  • Must have access to a vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Experience in Human or Social Services a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree plus work experience preferred
  • Ability to self-manage and be a team player
  • Ability to effectively communicate, collaborate and meet deadlines with minimum supervision

We Offer

  • Full-time position – Salary of $37,000 to $40,000 (flexible with experience)
  • Excellent benefits package – Medical/Dental/Life
  • Paid time off
  • 401K – Matching
  • Team oriented – We actually like each other!

Application Instructions

Submit a current resume and cover letter by email to gro.wcsbdwnull@legeizc or direct mail to the address below:

Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin
3513 Anderson Street, Suite 104
Madison, WI 53704-2607

608-249-9001

WDBSCW is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description

The Worker Advancement Initiative (WAI) Coordinator will assist in the implementation of the WAI program as well as provide direct services to individuals whose employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The WAI program serves individuals whose previous employment has not come back post-pandemic, as well as those who were not attached to, or were not successful in the labor market prior to the pandemic, by offering subsidized employment and skills training opportunities with local employers.

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 participant service provision, outreach and program management.

The WDBSCW provides services in a six-county region of Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Marquette and Sauk. Travel is required for this position but is project-based and therefore the travel schedule will shift.

Overview of Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and support the management of the organization’s WAI program to maximize collaboration, participant engagement and outcomes
  • Work with the Programs Manager to support the development and implementation of program policy
  • Maintain appropriate data in relation to program requirements
  • Utilize data to analyze performance and manage intervention strategies to achieve desired program outcomes
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining effective program outreach and system engagement communications strategies
  • Leverage partnerships with the WorkSmart Network system, community agencies, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) partners and staff, Job Center staff, and other agency partnerships to provide customers access to resources
  • Provide appropriate career, individualized, employment, training and supportive services to customers

Preferred Education and Experience

Successful candidates will have knowledge of general office practices and procedures, including knowledge of record keeping and reporting practices and procedures.

  • Must have access to a vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Experience in Human or Social Services a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree plus work experience preferred
  • Ability to self-manage and be a team player
  • Ability to effectively communicate, collaborate and meed deadlines with minimum supervision

We Offer

  • Full-time position – Salary $37,000 to $40,000 (flexible with experience)
  • Excellent benefits package – Medical/Dental/Life
  • Paid time off
  • 401K – Matching
  • Team oriented – We actually like each other!

Application Instructions

Submit a current resume and cover letter by email to gro.wcsbdwnull@legeizc or direct mail to the address below:

Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin
3513 Anderson Street, Suite 104
Madison, WI 53704-2607

608-249-9001

WDBSCW is an equal opportunity employer.

The workforce is changing, do you want to help?

Position Description

As the Programs Assistant, you will provide clerical and planning support to the Programs Manager and assist in the understanding, implementation and success of the various employment and training programs that we oversee.

Overview of Responsibilities

Some of the responsibilities of this position include:

Provide administrative support to Programs Manager

  • Review documents to ensure adherence to policy and compliance
  • Support the WDBSCW staff in evaluation of customer funding requests
  • Attend contractor staff meetings and take minutes
  • Understand and assist in the implementation of policy and compliance updates
  • All other program supports as assigned

Run reports and provide data analysis to align program requirements

  • Assist in maintaining multiple data collection systems
  • Review data for accuracy and report generation
  • Audit processes, practices and documents to identify patterns of errors
  • Prepare and monitor data clean-up projects

Assist with program monitoring

  • Conduct customer file and data record reviews
  • Facilitate and manage reporting change projects
  • Generate and prepare reports for updates to management

Training and technical assistance support

  • Assist in the development and implementation of program evaluation tools, techniques and methods
  • Assist with training new and existing staff on:
    • Use of database systems and related records
    • File documentation requirements
    • Program policy and procedures

Process writing and updates in compliance with operations

  • Prepare documentation for grants
  • Prepare guidance documents for local processes
  • Communicate policy and guidance changes to service providers

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Associate’s Degree plus work experience preferred
  • Experience in Human or Social Services a plus
  • Must have access to a vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Ability to meet and exceed deadlines with minimum supervision

We Offer

  • Full-time position – Salary $32,000 to $35,000
  • Excellent benefits package – Medical/Dental/Life
  • Paid time off
  • 401K – Matching
  • Professional growth and advancement opportunities
  • Team oriented – We actually like each other!

Application Instructions

Submit a current resume and cover letter by email to gro.wcsbdwnull@legeizc or direct mail to the address below:

Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin
3513 Anderson Street, Suite 104
Madison, WI 53704-2607

608-249-9001

WDBSCW is an equal opportunity employer.