Workforce Development Specialist at MACNY

Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location
Location : Postal Code



The Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY) is seeking a talented Workforce Development Specialist to support a broad range of initiatives. The ideal candidate has a passion for developing career pathways, engaging with businesses, educators, and community partners to source solutions for workforce challenges.


Career Pathway Programming

  • Work with the Partners for Education and Business team to support programming in coordination with school partners to provide students with career exploration and preparation.
  • Serve on P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) Steering Committees as required. 
  • Collaborate with school partners to establish work-based learning calendars and coordinate employer participation in programming.
  • Maintain accurate program documentation for reporting purposes.
  • Participate in the planning and hosting of MACNY-wide events such as Manufacturing Month and the Annual Workforce Development Awards.

Registered Apprenticeship

  • Work with Director of Apprenticeship and Workforce Development on multiple projects promoting statewide Registered Apprenticeship initiatives.
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on MACNY services and program offerings to businesses, educators, and community partners.
  • Conduct company training for new apprenticeship programs, including documentation and regulatory requirements.
  • Act as a liaison with the Department of Labor (DOL) with MACNY’s Group Sponsored Apprenticeship program and maintain records and databases to ensure compliance to regulatory standards.
  • Help identify, coordinate and source appropriate on the job learning and related technical instruction.
  • Conduct targeted outreach and recruitment to underrepresented populations including youth, to engage in pre-apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship opportunities.
  • Perform work as a team member on multiple programs and grant initiatives. Including, but not limited to, data collection and providing grant program activity reports as required.


Workforce Development

  • Build and maintain relationships with businesses, educators, and community partners to promote the benefits of MACNY’s workforce development initiatives and MACNY’s Membership offerings.
  • Work with businesses to identify and solve skill gaps utilizing MACNY based solutions.
  • Participate in training programs that are necessary to support the dynamic nature of our work.
  • Author newsletter and magazine content as requested.
  • Attend MACNY and Partners for Education & Business (PEB) events as requested.

Remote Position


Min Compensation

USD $55,000.00/Yr.

Max Compensation

USD $60,000.00/Yr.



  • Strong interest in career pathway development, including programs for registered apprenticeship, post-secondary education including, university, community college and vocational/technical institutions.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Strong computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the capacity to build new relationships with a wide range of individuals.
  • Experience with digital platforms, virtual events, social media, and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems, a plus.



  • Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm. Must have flexibility in availability to support occasional activities outside of regular business hours. Flexible remote schedule.
  • Salary plus full benefit package including health, dental, life and disability plans, employer contribution to 401k and more.
  • Includes travel within New York State.
  • Exciting work environment with a forward thinking, cross-functional team.

Company Website

Company Profile

The Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) association representing over 300 businesses and organizations across Central and Upstate New York. About three-quarters of MACNY’s members are industrial companies with the remaining members consisting of accounting firms, insurance agencies, law firms, financial institutions, and other service providers that support manufacturers.


MACNY members supply the region, nation, and world with a variety of products and services. Distributed across 26 counties in Central and Upstate New York, MACNY’s member companies employ over 50,000 workers.


For members and the community, MACNY’s staff provides a wide range of services, including training and leadership development, networking events, workforce development, human resources services, advocacy, energy and purchasing solutions, and organizational growth services and consulting. This portfolio is designed to provide members with the tools, information, people, and resources they need to compete in the global market.


MACNY employment practices and procedures and conditions of employment are administered without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic characteristics, medical conditions, status as a victim of domestic violence, veteran status, special disabled veteran or disability, or non-job-related felony conviction record (or any other legally protected status) including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, retention and termination in accordance with applicable federal laws.



Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed