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Program Officer, Workforce Development

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date:

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The Program Officer, Workforce Development supports IRC’s Economic Empowerment programs in nearly 30 US cities and, intermittently in Europe and on other international projects.The Program Officer is responsible for providing the economic empowerment technical team with support in key areas including innovative workforce development initiatives and special projects.

Major Responsibilities:

Workforce Development

•Provide dedicated support to key workforce development initiatives and special projects

•Stay abreast of trends, initiatives, pilots, and programs in workforce development, especially as relates to upskilling, skills financing, and workplace-based programming

•Support IRC’s emerging work in skills financing, including in partnership with IRC’s lending subsidiary and external partners


•Develop, build, and grow partnership(s) with workforce development public and private sector stakeholders

•Work collaboratively with industry and employers in the development of innovative models of upskilling

•Provide support to partnership(s) with funders that are supporting IRC’s workforce development work, especially those focused on upskilling and skills financing

Project Management

•Serve as project manager to key grant-funded workforce development initiatives

•With a high degree of independence, support work planning, data collection, reporting, and other activities in support of one or more workforce development projects

•Coordinate and collaborate with IRC colleagues including the economic empowerment technical team, grants management, IRC’s lending subsidiary, and others to ensure that assigned projects are delivered in a high-quality, timely manner


Position reports to: Director, Economic Empowerment

The Program Officer, Economic Empowerment maintains close working relationships the economic empowerment technical staff, staff in field offices, staff in the Program Quality & Innovation unit, and Research, Analysis and Learning unit.


•University degree in a relevant social science, public administration, community development, business, or a related field required; graduate degree in a related field an asset

•Minimum of 3 years of experience with progressive responsibility in implementation, administration, and/or evaluation of social service, economic development, or related programming in a non-profit or public context

•Minimum of 2 years of experience working with workforce development partners such as Workforce Development Boards, American Job Centers, and industry partners

•Experience with skills financing an asset

•Demonstrated experience managing program data in a non-profit environment required

•Excellent communication, teambuilding and interpersonal skills

•Ability to think strategically and creatively.

•Strong organizational skills with ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time and meet deadlines, and proven ability to work under pressure

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