Rebuild Workforce Development Manager, City of Philadelphia

Posted by City of Philadelphia on March 15, 2022

The Managing Director’s Office (MDO) manages and oversees the operations of the City, including the Rebuild Office, which is a staff exclusively working on the implementation of the Rebuild initiative.

Rebuild is an initiative of the MDO to improve physical conditions in selected parks, recreation centers and libraries. Rebuild is expected to invest hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of the initiative. In addition to revitalizing neighborhood public spaces, Rebuild is focused using the projects it funds to empower and engage with community members and to promote economic opportunity for diverse businesses and individuals. Rebuild projects are carried out by a variety of partners, including consultants, nonprofit partners, and other City agencies. Rebuild works closely with the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR), the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) and other City departments.

Rebuild places a strong emphasis on community outreach and engagement. It is important that residents are given opportunities to shape the improvements to their community spaces. Rebuild wants to ensure that residents are informed about projects taking place in their neighborhood and have meaningful, accessible, and inclusive opportunities to inform how their community facility is improved.

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Job Description

The Rebuild Workforce Development Manager will be responsible for the operation of two workforce development programs which are framed by memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with the building trades: PHL Pipeline and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) Talent Development Pipeline (TDP). This work is expected to include building on implementation plans that have already been developed, continuing services and administrative processes in place, managing the two programs, measuring performance, and refining the programs as necessary.

The Workforce Development Manager is expected to report to the Rebuild Executive Director.

This position is entirely grant-funded and exempt from City Civil Service requirements

Essential Functions

The Workforce Development Director’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the PHL Pipeline and PRA Talent Development Pipeline programs, including:
    • Continue implementation plans, including schedules, budgets, and funding plan; marketing and recruiting plan; screening, assessment and selection processes; supports for program participants; identification of services to be provided by Philadelphia Works and third parties; and performance measurement plan.
    • Manage RFP processes as necessary to procure services to be provided by third parties.
    • Manage the work of contracted parties, manage their contracts, and monitor their performance.
    • Work with the building trades on curriculum and to achieve program participation goals based on apprenticeship program capacity and Rebuild labor needs and capacity. Help coordinate the placement of apprentice-ready program participants in positions on Rebuild job sites or other appropriate work opportunities.
    • Establish partnerships organization named in MOU and other relevant agencies.
    • Coordinate with the building trades, Philadelphia Works, the School District of Philadelphia, City departments, and other entities as appropriate.
    • Design and implement a plan for maintaining training records, reporting, and measuring performance (e.g., program participation, union apprenticeship acceptance, job placement, job retention); work to continuously improve the programs.
  • Analyze training needs to modify and improve existing programs.
  • Evaluate sub-contractor/instructor performance and the effectiveness of training programs; identify recommendations for improvement.
  • Provide training programs, using knowledge of the effectiveness of a variety of methods such as classroom training, demonstrations, on-the-job training, workshops, etc.
  • Prepare budgets for programs and monitor expenses.
  • Coordinate with other workforce development or pre-apprentice programs as appropriate.
  • In partnership with other City departments and other entities, coordinate alternative education and/ or work opportunities for participants who do not successfully complete Rebuild programs.
  • Coordinate with others to increase awareness of and interest in careers in the design and construction industries among minorities and women (e.g., middle school career days, school projects facilitated by architects and engineers, field trips to construction sites, etc.).
  • Assist efforts to achieve and surpass the workforce participation goals for Rebuild established in the Rebuild Ordinance (Bill No. 170206), including coordination with Project Users and contractors as appropriate.

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