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Chief Strategy Officer 

Capital Workforce Partners (CWP) is seeking a Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) to assist the Chief Executive Officer with developing the organizational Brand as well as communicating, executing, and sustaining corporate strategic initiatives. The CSO will also be responsible for the development, management, and implementation of Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations to strengthen workforce development as a regional priority. As well, the CSO will be charged with raising awareness and understanding of CWP through its initiatives/programs to build and sustain its funding base. Lastly, the CSO will provide strategic and day-to-day management of the Planning/Market Research and Strategic Development functions and staff.

Why might you want to join us?
CWP is a $26M non-profit organization. As the state's regional Workforce Development Board in North Central Connecticut, Capital Workforce Partners helps individuals overcome barriers to employment and closes the gap between skills and business hiring needs. Our organization is guided by a Consortium of the region's chief elected officials and by representatives from business, education and labor serving on our Board of Directors. CWP invests in opportunity youth development, develops sustainable career paths for adult workers, and assists employers with a variety of programs and services provided through the American Job Center network. If you share our values and are passionate about our mission, read on!

What will the Chief Strategy Officer do?
The person in this position will assume responsibility for several functions - strategic plan development, communications, and resource development.

Strategic Plan Development
The CSO will develop and review key strategic priorities and establisha comprehensive, actionable, and quantifiable Strategic Business Plan. This involves communication and implementation of CWP's strategy internally and externally so that all employees, partners, funders/grantors, and contractors understand the strategic plan and how it carries out our overall goals. As well, the CSO will facilitate and drive key strategic initiatives through the inception phase and monitor ongoing execution. The ability to partner with institutional leadership and special committees to support key initiatives is crucial, as is mobilizing and managing teams charged with strategy execution. Lastly, the CSO will oversee and integrate our Labor Market data and planning effort.

The CSO will develop our Communications Plan, aligned with the organizational Strategic Business Plan. This effort involves partnering withthe Executive and Director teams to support communications needs, engaging the Board of Directors as active "brand ambassadors" for CWP, its mission and programs, and collaborating with program and funding partners to jointly promote the importance of our role in the workforce development system.

In addition, the CSO will provide strategic direction for our website and social media platforms, monitor effectiveness, and maintain/update on a timely basis. To broaden the reach and consistency of the CWP message, the CSO will identify new e-platforms/information flow tools and develop organizational marketing materials as needed. Lastly, the CSO will oversee our ongoing public relations and media efforts, coordinating staff to serve as key media resources and addressing press inquiries.

Resource Development
The CSO will formulate strategies to build and sustain organizational funding, respond to local/state/federal and philanthropic funding opportunities, and develop a framework to integrate into the Strategic Plan for fee/revenue generating activities.
This job could be for you, if you possess:

  • Creative, strategic thinking – the ability to see both micro- and macro-level aspects of various situations
  • Ability to add value by translating long-term plans into near-term projects for consideration
  • Ability to build trust and transparency with entire CWP staff as well as with our external partners
  • Ability to juggle a variety of projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines on a timely basis
  • Capacity to lead and collaborate in a professional team environment and contribute to the final product, balancing both individual and group priorities
  • Ability to proactively use technical expertise (web software, Microsoft applications) to support continuous operational improvement
  • Superior oral/written communication skills as well as listening and presentation skills
  • Ability to motivate and manage staff; prior supervisory experience a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Relations or similar field and a minimum of 7-10 years' related work experience required. Master's degree preferred.

Are we talking about you?

If so, please send your resume, salary requirement, and cover letter as soon as possible, but not later than, April 15, 2017. Candidate review and selection may occur on a rolling basis prior to April 15. Submissions should be directed to:

Capital Workforce Partners
One Union Place 3rd Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Email: hr@capitalworkforce.org

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Capital Workforce Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V committed to a diverse work force. Please visit our website: http://www.capitalworkforce.org/