Manager Youth Services - Non-Merit

Baltimore County, MD - Towson, MD3.7

Regular Schedule: 34 hours per week

A Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Department of Economic and Workforce Development.

NOTE: Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to: Please clearly state in the subject line, the title of the position for which you are applying.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plans.
Examples of Duties: Responsible for strategizing and leading an effective youth workforce development program that ensures that teens and young adults facing serious barriers to long-term and successful employment have the opportunity to succeed and thrive; on-going design, performance enhancement, evaluation and sustainability and; ensuring that the overall program mission, goals and outcomes are met.
Assists in the development of agency goals and objectives related to teenagers and young adults.
Develops, revises, and makes operational youth program policies in accordance with federal, state and county regulations.
Plans, implements and operates youth programs and services, including year-round programs for low-income and special needs youth.
Staffs the Workforce Development Board Youth Committee.
Prepares reports and presentations on youth issues and programs for the Workforce Development Board.
Plans and implements the Summer Youth Employment Program, including recruiting businesses and other employers to offer summer jobs, securing funding from partner organizations, matching young people with employers, and hiring summer program supervisors to work directly with participants.
Works with the County procurement office to develop and issue Requests for Proposals for service providers. Review and rates proposals.Oversees program selection and funding determination.
Conducts ongoing evaluations of program effectiveness.
Oversees the development of youth-related outreach materials, including agency annual reports, the Web site, brochures, operational handbooks for summer and year-round programs, and marketing materials for the Youth Symposium.
Plans, supervises, and reviews the work of youth services staff.Determines ongoing training and professional development needs.
Actively seeks partners and additional funding for youth programs.Coordinates services with partner agencies.Prepares related solicitation letters, memos of understanding, and budgets.
Participates in monitoring visits by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
Prepares and analyzes a variety of statistical and narrative reports.
Assists in the preparation of agency plans, grants proposals, concept papers, and marketing materials.
Represents the Department and Baltimore County at local, state and national workforce development meetings and conferences as assigned.
Prepares confidential and substantive correspondence for manager's signature.
Participates in special assignments or projects as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of WIOA, particularly in terms of the Youth Program.
Knowledge of public administration and general management principles, practices and techniques including federal, state and county government operations.
Knowledge of local youth service delivery organizations and resources.
Skill in enhancing the ability of young people to succeed in the world of work.
Excellent communication skills, including written and oral presentations.
Strong skill in using computers, including word processing, spreadsheets and graphic tools.
Excellent skill in project management.
Strong skill in leadership.
Ability to think strategically and execute new ideas.
Ability to develop relationships and collaborate effectively with diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to self-motivate.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree
at least three years' experience in related work, such as workforce development or project management.

Reliable Transportation and Valid Driver's License Required.
Conditions of Employment: Please note: This position is grant funded. Significant changes in the grant awards could impact future employment.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.