The Executive Director, Healthcare Intermediary will be a dedicated full-time staff position with strong facilitation skills to lead Cuyahoga Community College in fulfilling its role as Intermediary for the Workforce Connect Healthcare Sector Partnership. Strategies for addressing talent needs will be defined and driven by the hospital employers in the healthcare sector partnership. The Executive Director will be responsible for supporting hospital employers in the development of these strategies, and gathering the support and alignment of education institutions, schools, social service organizations, local communities and workforce partners in the community who can execute defined components of these strategies.
Cuyahoga County is facing significant issues in closing the gap between the need for skilled talent and the need for family-sustaining jobs and careers which impacts the County’s long-term growth and vitality. Workforce Connect is an important and fundamental building block in our overall workforce development system that will help support employers in finding the right skilled talent. Based on successful models implemented in other major urban areas in the U.S., Workforce Connect will build the capacity of intermediary organizations to create partnerships with employers to understand their workforce needs and develop short-term and long-term solutions to address them. Workforce Connect will focused initially on manufacturing and has now turned their focus to healthcare with Information Technology to follow to work with these sectors over the next three years.
Workforce Connect is the result of a partnership of public and private leaders call the Cuyahoga County Workforce Funders Group, which includes the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga County, Deaconess Foundation, Fund for our Economic Future, Greater Cleveland Partnership, The George Gund Foundation, Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Workforce Development Board, Team NEO and United Way of Greater Cleveland. More information can be found at http://www.wf-connect.com/.
In Cuyahoga County, a Healthcare sector partnership has formed and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) has been selected as the Workforce Connect Healthcare intermediary to support the healthcare sector partnership. The initial focus of the sector partnership will be hospital employers. The Funders Group worked closely with key hospital providers in the region to consider the specific nuances of this sector and ensure their participation in the partnership. Initial members of the healthcare sector partnership are the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, The MetroHealth System and the Veterans Health Administration.
·Provides leadership and strategic direction in managing the day-to-day operations of the healthcare intermediary office
·Works with EVP of EVP and other key Healthcare Sector leaders to develop overall program objectives, policies, success criteria, and program outcomes
·Represents WCED to build awareness and connections in the community through networking, public speaking and event attendance
·Serves as advisor to the EVP of WCED and other key leaders on issues of strategic importance
·Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk
·Develops and implements overall program communications and implementation
·Identifies and implements improvements to program
·Reviews and evaluates programs and outcomes
·Supervises assigned staff and external stakeholder participants
·Actively seeks and develops grant and contract opportunities to sustain existing programs and fund new programs
·Monitors program activities and budgets to ensure operational efficiencies
·Serves on internal and external committees and taskforces
·Builds a deep rapport and trust with hospital employers leading to results-based facilitation of strategy development and priority setting
·Proactively assesses employer needs and subsequent opportunities for recruiting and retaining talent in the region’s hospital sector
·Builds consensus between hospital employers and the wider hospital sector partnership/ stakeholder community around initiative activities
·Effectively interacts with internal and external stakeholders to understand business needs and changes
·Connect employers to training providers throughout the region to address workforce skills gaps
·Keeps current on key regional hospital sector workforce strategies, goals and projects
·Coordinates hospital industry experts and volunteers to engage in healthcare intermediary activities
·May project manage new workforce development programs from conception to launch as identified through Healthcare Intermediary activities
·Demonstrated leadership in community and civic environments
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About Cuyahoga Community College
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) opened in 1963 as Ohio's first community college and remains Ohio's oldest and largest public community college. For nearly 50 years Tri-C has provided high quality, affordable education and programs to more than 900,000 members of our community. Each semester Tri-C offers more than 1,000 credit courses in more than 140 career and technical programs and liberal arts curricula. More than 600 non-credit workforce and professional development courses are offered each year. The College serves more than 52,000 credit and non-credit students annually and offers day, evening and weekend classes; classes via television, the internet, and independent learning. Tri-C offers more than 800 Distance Learning courses and more than 130 courses at various locations throughout the community, close to home and work. Tri-C's campuses in Parma, Highland Hills, Westlake and downtown Cleveland, and its Corporate College locations in Warrensville Heights and Westlake, provide state of the art facilities and equipment. The College also opened a Hospitality Management Center on Public Square in downtown Cleveland in 2010 and the Brunswick University Center. The College ranks 1st in Ohio and 45th in the nation in conferring associate degrees - all disciplines.