The Director of Workforce Development supports initiatives within the energy industry to develop a skilled workforce pipeline. Through direct assistance to member companies, leadership in connecting and mobilizing stakeholders to take effective local and state-wide action (particularly in the mid-west), support for academic institutions offering industry curricula and related consortia, the incumbent drives change to ensure the industry and its companies are supported by a trained, diverse workforce representative of the communities they serve.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Support partnerships and activities with organizations that can funnel talent into the industry.
Serve as a resource for educators interested in learning more about the industry.
Represent the industry at career focused events and assist in representing CEWD at energy industry programs.
Conduct, interpret, and analyze workforce development-oriented surveys.
Draft or oversee the drafting of whitepapers and other resource tools for use by industry professionals.
Support and facilitate gatherings of Communities of Practice.
Support programs and projects associated with curriculum and industry education.
Serve as an expert in workforce planning and strategy development for skilled jobs in the energy industry.
Provide consultation and guidance to CEWD member companies on workforce development strategies.
Support companies in adapting CEWD resources to address their strategic workforce priorities.
Support established regional consortia (partnership between industry, education, and workforce) and help facilitate creation of new ones, where interest exists.
Other responsibilities and special projects as assigned by the Executive Director.
Experience with the energy industry, preferably in operations, recruiting, HR, workforce development, or training
Eagerness to assist industry companies grappling with workforce pipeline challenges
Prior work in recruiting, workforce development, energy education, or consortia activities is highly desired
Customer service orientation
Excellence in project management and public speaking skills
Strong oral and written communications skills
Strong coaching, mentoring, and listening skills
About Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for 220 million Americans, operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and directly and indirectly employ more than one million workers.
Safe, reliable, affordable, and clean energy powers the economy and enhances the lives of all Americans.
EEI has dozens of international electric companies as International Members, and hundreds of industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.
Organized in 1933, EEI provides public policy leadership, strategic business intelligence, and essential conferences and forums.