Position: Director of Talent Pipeline Development

The Story

The Arvada Chamber of Commerce is in the midst of a strategic initiative, B.O.L.D. 2026 (Big Opportunities For Leaders To Deliver), focused on improving persistent business challenges that include talent, housing, childcare, and the business environment. We are building a team of tenacious problem solvers who will work to ensure that our talent ecosystem is the strongest in the country by increasing collaboration, aligning performance measures, designing sustainable systems, and sharing best practices. A substantial part of the success of B.O.L.D. will be through Sector Partnerships. Sector Partnerships are partnerships of business leaders, from the same industry and in a shared labor market region, who work with education, workforce development, economic development, and community organizations to address the workforce and other competitiveness needs of their industry.

 

Your Day-To-Day

  • Serve as the convener for Sector Partnerships

    • Coordinate schedules, guest lists, communication, and logistics for ongoing sector partnership meetings

    • Identify, engage and support employers in high-demand industries to join the sector partnership 

    • Recruit partners (ie. schools, non-profits, government) to help advance sector partnership priorities, including meeting attendance, and alignment to defined outcomes

    • Facilitate partnership meetings without pushing an agenda to ensure employer-led productive outcomes

    • Promote the work of the sector partnership through regular communication to sector partnership members and the community at large

    • Participate in Colorado Workforce Development Council Statewide Community of Practice activities

  • Lead the talent development needs of the employer community

    • Share job posting and hiring resources developed through the Arvada Chamber and other partners

    • Provide feedback to Chamber leadership on challenges employers are facing to recommend programmatic opportunities and resources that can be implemented

    • Build relationships and identify talent resources/partnerships that will support employers in reaching their talent goals and determine the best communication strategy to publish findings

  • Lead the development of an improved talent pipeline in partnership with K-12 educators and non-profit organizations

    • Encourage employers to engage in work-based learning activities, including job shadowing, internships, and apprenticeships.

    • Add employers to the regional CRM, Seamless WBL, and ensure timely and effective communication

    • Support the design, launch, and ongoing needs of Career Hubs being placed in Jeffco Public Schools by providing employer insights and data

Must-Have Skills

  • Flexibility: Adjust to short-term change quickly and calmly, so that you can deal with unexpected problems or tasks effectively

  • Project/process management: Manage priorities, processes, contracts, timelines, and task deliverables across a variety of overlapping projects

  • Business development: Form and nurture long-term partnerships that lead to growth opportunities between organizations

  • Customer service: Maintain a high level of engagement, empathy, problem-solving, and communication with internal and external partners

  • Interact well with others from a diverse set of backgrounds: Uphold the Arvada Chamber Inclusion purpose:   “Belonging is at the heart of our core values and work at the Arvada Chamber of Commerce. By creating an inclusive environment we will empower new perspectives, solutions, and opportunities for our local economy and serve our mission as a champion for advancing ALL businesses and employees in Arvada.”

  • Public speaking and presentation: Excellent written, phone, and verbal communication abilities that command audience respect

Nice-To-Have Skills

  • Knowledge of local and regional workforce environment: Understanding of the regional workforce development landscape, as well as the key regional partners and factors that impact Jefferson and Adams Counties economies

  • Data collection and interpretation: Understanding of economic, workforce, and demographic data collection; and a strong ability to collect, interpret and tell a meaningful story using the data  

  • Technological proficiency: Comfort with technology including Google suite, basic social media and contact management

The Environment

The Arvada Chamber team is dynamic and committed to the success of our organization and community. While team members are given flexibility – they are held accountable to performance measurements to ensure objectives are achieved. Early mornings and occasional evening meetings are a part of our work and all team members are asked to attend as appropriate. Applicants must be able to travel efficiently to off-site meeting locations throughout the region.

 

Perks of the job

  • Salary Range of $58,000-$62,000/year

  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • 3% match on IRA

  • Unlimited paid time off

  • Hybrid / flexible work environment

  • Mileage reimbursement

  • Regular team building

 

Ready to apply?

Submit your cover letter and resume by Aug 19, 2022 at 5 pm via email to molly@arvadachamber.org. We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status

 

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