About Partnership Gwinnett:

Partnership Gwinnett is a dynamic organization dedicated to attracting and retaining jobs, fostering capital investment, supporting educational institutions, promoting workforce development, and contributing to the outstanding quality of life in Gwinnett County.

About this role:

The Manager, Workforce Solutions will lead the implementation of our Talent Development strategy. With a focus on our five target sectors, they support local workforce development efforts and advance solutions that solve workforce challenges for Gwinnett businesses through connectivity, communication, and collaboration. In addition, the Manager, Workforce Solutions partners with the business development team to provide support on recruitment and retention projects by connecting Gwinnett County businesses to local, State, and Federal workforce partners. Their work will be centered around four strategic priorities:

  • Maintain a talent council to continue aligning education and training offerings to business needs and create a lifelong learning experience for people of all ages
  • Continue convening K-20 educational institutions and target sector businesses to ensure alignment and identify opportunities for these communities to support their respective success
  • Strengthen workforce-related resources, including data and training, provided to local businesses
  • Establish a talent retention, return, and attraction campaign that highlights career and living opportunities in Gwinnett County and helps grow the skilled working-age population

Day-to-day duties:

  • Lead and implement Partnership Gwinnett’s talent development strategy with the guiding principles of inclusion, innovation, and collaboration
  • Provide support to recruitment and retention projects by leveraging programs that link new and existing Gwinnett County businesses with the local, state, and federal workforce ecosystems
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key workforce development intermediaries, organizations, partnerships, and taskforces, and committees within Gwinnett County and the Metro Atlanta region
  • Develop and maintain strong working knowledge, and relationships with, Gwinnett County businesses and industries
  • Create, cultivate, and steward cross-sector business education partnerships that fill knowledge and connectivity gaps in the community and improve alignment and collaboration with a focus on talent attraction, training, and development
  • Implement and maintain sector-based employer collaboratives to connect business leaders, identify employer needs, high-demand industries, and skills, to initiate programs that connect talent from education/training partners with employers
  • Define, update, and track appropriate benchmarks and key performance indicators to ensure that goals and objectives are met and prepare regular updates on progress-to-goals to be used for the quarterly report card, investor meetings, and annual report
  • Identify, engage, and enlist organizations that develop and support diverse talent pipelines and integrate them into Gwinnett’s workforce ecosystem to increase equity and inclusion
  • Collaborate with the marketing and communications team to create a strategy for content and execution of communications that, promote, and disseminate workforce-related data, updates, tools, resources, and workforce initiatives
  • Define and communicate qualitative and quantitative workforce-related research and data to be distributed to businesses and workforce partners on a periodic basis via roundtables, quarterly forums, websites, newsletters, social media, etc.
  • Collaborate with the leadership, marketing and communications, and business development teams and other stakeholders to implement a talent attraction, retention, and return website and marketing campaign
  • Plan and execute programing for business community and workforce partners
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Must have’s:

  • Strong knowledge and experience with secondary and post-secondary educational institutions
  • Comprehensive knowledge of sales/marketing/communication strategies and tactics
  • Strong software skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, internet research and sales/contact management programs
  • Work efficiently and collaboratively with an amazing group – we’re a team and sometimes it’s “all hands on deck” to get the job done
  • Ability to execute tasks within a defined timeline – we’re all about deadlines
  • Be a good person – culture is very important to us
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: we are in the people business – it is imperative that you can develop and maintain relationships
  • Concierge-level service – we go the extra mile in all things we do
  • Communication – in person, by email, on the phone, verbally and non-verbally—you will need superior communication skills to be successful in this role
  • Professionalism – we hold ourselves to a higher standard
  • Juggling – you must be able to multitask – we don’t let the ball drop
  • Flexible and comfortable with ambiguity
  • Enthusiasm – this is a very fast-paced place to work. You must be high energy when appropriate
  • Fun – let’s be honest…we get to do some pretty cool things…let’s have fun while doing it

Education Required:

Bachelor’s degree with course work in marketing, business administration, communications, or related field required. Knowledge of the community is a plus. Three years of related experience.

Partnership Gwinnett is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in E-Verify. All employment is contingent on the successful completion of a drug screen and background check.


For questions, email info@partnershipgwinnett.com with the subject line: Manager, Workforce Solutions.


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