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Assistant Vice President of Workforce Development

Godman Guild Association is a Workforce Development non-profit organization founded in 1898 with a focus on social and economic mobility – one person, one family at a time. Godman Guild’s programs are for all ages and are built to provide a continuum of success and support, making it possible for participants to achieve their academic and career goals. 

This role will provide leadership, management, planning, support, and coordination for Godman Guild’s Workforce Development services, resulting in measurable impacts on the agency’s ability to increase the social and economic mobility of individuals in Central Ohio. The AVP of Workforce Development will also be responsible for coordinating a comprehensive array of adult programs and services across multiple locations and partner sites. In partnership with the Chief Program Officer, this role will provide leadership and ongoing evaluation of agency WFD services and develop new WFD programs and services to meet the employment needs of the community.



- Managing WFD program services and operations

- Facilitate and manage Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with WFD employer partners and partner agencies

- Engage in WFD partner meetings and collaborative initiatives

- Integrate program services across the agency, with employers, and with community partners

- Facilitate partnerships with other education and workforce providers

- Integrating the delivery of WFD services across the following agency workforce development program areas: Employment Services- Adult Education- Summer Youth Employment Services

- Maintaining ongoing communication and reporting about opportunities, challenges, and practices

- Implement and lead a continuous quality improvement process throughout the program and service areas, focusing on systems/processes improvement while meeting strategic and funder outcomes

- In support of marketing efforts, partner with the CEO and CPO to publicly represent the Guild with the media and external constituency groups including communities, governments, and private organizations

- Ensure the continued financial viability of WFD programs through sound fiscal management

- Implement and manage WFD program budgets in conjunction with the CFO and CPO

- Facilitate, manage, and sustain formal and collaborative relationships with funding agencies, including Aspire and employer partners

- Manage program budgets and related funding outcomes

- Support leadership in planning, organizing, and implementing public and private fund-raising initiatives

- Work with the Development team to apply for and manage grants, fee for service contracts, and other funding for workforce development programs

- Ensuring that WFD programs and services are in compliance with all federal, state, and local government regulations, certifications, and licensing requirements

- Supporting leadership in planning, organizing, and implementing public and private fund-raising initiatives

- Effectively determining the needs of employers and align WFD program services to meet those needs


- Bachelor’s Degree is preferred

- Minimum of three years of experience in a management/supervisory position

- Experience managing employment programming and employer relationships.

- Intermediate computer skills and experience using office equipment (required)

- Ability to pass a criminal background check per State of Ohio requirements (required)

- Possess a valid driver’s license with no major or DUI offenses in the past five years (required)

- Current certification in first aid and CPR (will be provided)

- Ability to speak other languages is a plus

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)

  • Dental insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Flexible schedule

  • Flexible spending account

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Retirement plan

  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Columbus, OH 43215: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Workforce development: 1 year (Preferred)

  • Supervisory: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid in Columbus, OH 43215

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