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RESEA Program Coordinator

Date Posted:  Sep 23, 2022
Requisition ID:  397767

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.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.



About the 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.
This role is typically filled with a starting salary of $30,082.


About the Job:

The Reemployment Services Program Coordinator is responsible for program administration, outreach and monitoring activities for the federal Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) program. The Program Coordinator must display initiative, exercise judgment and make decisions that are consistent with program goals of providing job services to individuals receiving unemployment insurance benefits to allow them to return to work and decrease the length of time receiving unemployment benefits.This program is designed to help Hoosiers return to suitable employment as soon as possible and to enhance the integrity of the unemployment Insurance (UI) trust fund

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Serves as the DWD subject matter expert for assigned program(s), including understanding, interpreting, and applying federal and state law, as well as technical guidance from the US Department.of Labor.
  • Prepares and submits federal grant applications and federal and state performance reports. 
  • Completes annual compliance monitoring and evaluations for all twelve (12) regions. 
  • Maintains reports, performance metrics, and tracking tools that inform and drive improved business practices and program outcomes.
  • Develops, evaluates, improves, and implements policies and processes for program area to ensure assigned program activities and grant requirements are implemented successfully. 
  • Develops and provides quality program training, as well as reference and technical assistance materials for regional career advisors and leadership staff to maximize effectiveness of programs.
  • Provides excellent, professional, internal and external customer service by assessing customer needs, providing assistance, and responding timely.  
  • Builds and maintains positive and effective relationships with all internal and external customers.
  • Participates in professional development through appropriate conferences, workshops, seminars, or webinars.
  • Partners with DWD workforce systems and technology staff to troubleshoot and resolve issues and implement improvements to agency case management system.
  • Provide input to Director and make recommendations for improvements to programs and the department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

The job profile 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 with or without notice.  

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • An associate degree or five (5) years of experience in workforce program development and implementation preferred;
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE) required;
  • At least one year of experience in program or project coordination, grant management or coordination, operations, program monitoring, or related field.
  • Skilled knowledge of Excel and intermediate knowledge of MS office and Adobe products. 
  • Knowledge of project management, grants, contracting, accounting, time management, data compilation and tracking.
  • Requires high level of communication both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to develop processes and methods for organizing and managing information and resources. 
  • Close attention to detail and ability to exercise good judgement, while anticipating and managing conflicts before they arise.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

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

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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