Manager of Employment Services


Do you want to impact the lives of the underserved people in your community and help them achieve economic mobility? Now is your opportunity to spring into a rewarding career with a recognized leader in workforce development whose reputation for preparing low-income parents for employment is unmatched in the community. CWEE is committed to preparing and connecting career seekers to quality employment as well as serving as a quality employer whose culture encourages and supports work-life integration.


Title: Manager of Employment Services

Position Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Reports to: Vice President, External Affairs

Hiring Range: $50,000 - $55,000

Benefits: Full benefits including three weeks of vacation, every other Friday off, paid health days, paid family leave, retirement, health insurance, and more.


Founded in 1982, CWEE fosters personal and professional transformation for low-income families through confidence building, customized skills training, and career advancement. CWEE believes that regardless of personal situations and other barriers to employment, when an appropriate level of education and support is provided, individuals can and will succeed. CWEE has a long history of expertise and knowledge in the field of workforce development. CWEE is now seeking to expand its funding base and dramatically accelerate the impact of its services.



In support of CWEE’s mission to create self-supporting families and prepare individuals for the workforce, the Manager of Employment Services will have primary responsibility for daily management and oversight of the Employment Services department. This position oversees employment related programming and supports for participants and alumni as well as CWEE’s Community Program, which connects interested community members to CWEE’s onsite career readiness program.


With a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach, the Manager of Employment Services will support the department and organization by collaborating across the organization and building and maintaining strong community and business partnerships. The Manager of Employment Services supervises staff, develops and implements curriculum and programming for adult learners, and contributes to data collection and program evaluation while serving in a leadership role within the organization.




  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Employment Services Department
    • Supervise and provide leadership to four Career Specialist positions whose roles include curriculum development, classroom facilitation, coaching, partner engagement, retention and alumni support
    • Oversee CWEE’s Community Program, including supervision of the Community Program Specialist and a robust network of community referral partners
    • Work in collaboration with the Vice President, External Affairs in developing and executing strategies to prepare participants for careers
    • Assist with relationship management for employer and community partners
    • Serve as a support to all staff for questions on Employment Services, representing the team and organization at meetings both internally and externally


  • Provide programmatic oversight and contribute to CWEE’s holistic service model
    • Develop and review employment-related curriculum informed by adult learning theory and best practices in employment
    • Design and maintain processes to support the day-to-day operations of the department
    • Conduct research on best practices in career development and labor market trends
    • Coordinate onsite programming logistics across teams
    • Work closely with Training and Education to ensure seamless delivery of services for all participants and in support of the staff experience
    • Develop a robust understanding of CWEE’s service model in order to champion the CWEE Advantage as part of CWEE’s programming and messaging both internally and externally


  • Oversee employment related data collection and program evaluation
    • In collaboration with the VP, External Affairs, set employment related goals and work with the Employment Services Team on the achievement and reporting of monthly, quarterly and annual outcomes
    • Manage grant partnerships, including associated budgets, outcomes and timely reporting
    • Evaluate and share qualitative and quantitative program data to inform impact and propose program enhancements
    • Collaborate and share participant data, needs and trends across teams to inform strong service delivery



  • Proven ability to develop individuals and lead a team in a dynamic and fluid environment
  • Knowledgeable in the fields of human services, education, workforce development or related setting
  • Track record of working with individuals from diverse and economically disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Knowledgeable of adult learning theory with proven ability to facilitate/teach adults or high-school aged youth
  • Ability to adopt a strengths based and trauma-informed approach in support of CWEE’s professional learning community
  • Excellent business writing, public speaking and group facilitation skills
  • Superior organizational and project management skills
  • Deadline-oriented with strong ability to follow through on tasks with little supervision
  • Strong research skills and ability to analyze data and synthesize multiple sources of information
  • Ability to understand, anticipate and respond to changing labor market needs
  • Solution oriented, able to make timely, evidence-based decisions despite ambiguity
  • Strong computer skills including web-based databases, internet research and Microsoft Office applications



Send cover letter, resume, and professional writing sample to careers@cwee.org. Invitations for interviews will be extended upon review of qualified candidates until the position is filled.



CWEE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minorities and individuals dedicated to diversity and multiculturalism are encouraged to apply.

A criminal background check of 7 years is required.


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