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Program Director

Date Posted:  Sep 11, 2019
Requisition ID:  16989

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD)

Our mission is to develop a premier workforce that will allow Indiana employers to flourish and entice businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana. Everyone at DWD will be required to think outside-the-box; to determine metrics that will allow for measurement and improvement and efficiencies to be made along the way. Cutting edge technologies will be utilized to help assess Indiana’s employment future. If managed properly, Indiana’s workforce will be second to none and completely prepared for the next phase of the state and country’s economic growth.

About the Job

The Program Director is responsible for supporting the Executive Director of Business Services and the employer engagement team in providing research and support on relevant DWD projects and initiatives. The main purpose of the position is to provide administrative support to the employer engagement team by providing guidance on the latest priorities from the State and technical assistance on implementing business plans for aligning regional industry needs with education opportunities and other strategies that support the mission of the agency. 

A day in the life:

The essential functions of these roles are as follows:

  • Serve as a policy expert and business analyst offering access to and interpretation of state and federal statute, regulations and policy
  • Prepare reports, summary documents, and post information to various databases for sharing best practices, etc.
  • Develop grant guidelines and oversee resulting grantees for any innovative workforce grants, NextLevel Jobs grants, historic Skill UP Indiana grants and other grant opportunities that may arise
  • Maintain confidentiality in discussing sensitive organizational matters and issues
  • Execute site visits and maintain ongoing communication and accountability with grant awardees to insure grant outcomes are met

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What we're looking for:

Six (6) years of work experience in program coordination; development; implementation; or accredited college training in a related field.

  • At least three years of professional experience preferred
  • Associates degree or relevant workforce experience beneficial
  • Extensive knowledge of education and training policy and best practices at the federal and state levels spanning multiple agencies, partners and employers
  • Proven ability to develop a comprehensive strategic plan with the involvement of multiple partners
  • Ability to analyze and correlate data and practices across education and training partners in government, among secondary and postsecondary education, and private industry
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize research and reports
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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