Manager, Workforce Development at Center for Economic Growth (CEG)

Position Type
Regular Full-Time
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Perform a variety of responsibilities related to managing registered apprenticeship programs with area companies, as well as develop, strengthen, and support workforce development strategies and initiatives to aid area businesses in attracting, developing, and retaining employees.


Apprenticeship Program Management
• Manage CEG’s Group Sponsor apprenticeship program, acting as a liaison between companies and the New York State Department of Labor
• Work with companies to design, implement, and oversee apprenticeship programs, including coordinating and leading regularly scheduled meetings with companies and partners
• Build relationships with regional companies, educators, and government officials to expand the utilization of registered apprenticeship programs in the Capital Region
• Give presentations to companies, partners, and business groups to share information about apprenticeship programs
• Establish and maintain program records, data, and information including official documents and project tracking via CRM input
• Oversee program evaluation and manage continuous improvement actions, including bi-annual monitoring with NYSDOL
• Coordinate regional activities with the Manufacturing Alliance of New York State and confer with state-wide partners to identify ongoing statewide training needs
• Develop, prepare, and monitor program budgets, contracts, and agreements
• Assist companies in identifying, understanding, and accessing grant and incentive programs available
• Identify and obtain grants, revenue-generating options, and other funding sources
• Develop and implement systems to maintain records on compliance activities
• Work with industry consultants and other experts as needed in the development of apprentice programs
Workforce Development Management
• Maintain a pulse on the most pressing workforce challenges facing the employer community
• Strategize and inform future workforce development initiatives based on the needs of the community
• Build cooperative relationships with other local, regional, statewide, and national organizations in support of manufacturing workforce development including, but not limited to community colleges, vocational programs, government agencies, economic development organizations, labor organizations, and the Workforce Investment Board (WIB)
• Identify and pursue funding opportunities to support workforce programming
• Manage workforce funding and programming related to regional industry attraction and expansion activities

Remote Position


Min Compensation

USD $60,000.00/Yr.

Max Compensation

USD $70,000.00/Yr.


• Degree in Business Administration, Education, or equivalent work experience
• Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with external clients
• Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced team environment
• Highly organized, adaptable quick learner, detail-oriented, and proactive work ethic
• Ability to occasionally attend various events beyond regular office hours
• Ability to make effective presentations to management-level personnel
• Strong computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Knowledge of Salesforce, or other CRM is helpful.
• Workforce programming experience, apprenticeship experience preferred
• Familiarity with state and federal grant programs and processes related to workforce development preferred
• Working knowledge of community college systems and other industry training providers, preferred

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Company Profile

About Center for Economic Growth - The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is dedicated to driving economic growth in New York’s eight-county, 1.1-million-person Capital Region. As a nonprofit regional economic development organization, we do this by attracting investment and talent; growing manufacturing and workforce capabilities, leveraging industry clusters, and developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We serve as a catalyst and work with partners and stakeholders to prepare the region to compete and move high-impact strategies and projects forward. An affiliate of the Capital Region Chamber, CEG is supported by investors in business, government, education, and the nonprofit sectors who are committed to sustainable economic growth and shared prosperity. For more information, visit
Diversity Statement - The Capital Region Chamber/CEG believes that full potential is realized when diversity, equity, and inclusion are the standards upon which we strengthen and impact our businesses and communities. As an advocate for regional businesses, the Chamber – through its leadership, actions, educational programming, and community collaboration – is committed to cultivating inclusive economic opportunity for all who call our region home. The Capital Region Chamber/CEG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.


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