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Regional Director of WBL

Date Posted:  Oct 12, 2021
Requisition ID:  268802

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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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. 



Salary for this role may be commensurate with education and/or experience. 


About the Job:

As an OWBLA Regional Director with the Office of Work-Based Learning (OWBLA), you will assist in the development and scaling of pathway systems which lead to viable earn and learn opportunities in both traditional and non-traditional settings.  You will work collaboratively with other state and federal agencies, regional economic and workforce development leaders, and school decision makers to align current and developing programming to the state's education and workforce development initiatives. You will support regional education-workforce initiatives that tackle the complex interactions that exist among schools and business and industry while building out effective career pathway systems that include Certified State Earn and Learn (SEAL) programs, U.S. DOL registered apprenticeship programs (RAP), and other work-based learning opportunities.

A Day in the Life:

​The essential functions of this role are as follows:


  • Collaborate with education/training providers and employers so that they understand the processes involved in creating and sustaining high quality work-based learning programming, including Certified State Earn and Learn (SEAL) programs. 
  • Work with U.S. DOL apprenticeship partners to develop, approve, and scale registered apprenticeship programs throughout the state in all key economic sectors.
  • Directly support regional Workforce Development Boards and Work-One staff in understanding and navigating the world of work-based learning, to develop and certify programs, and to act as intermediaries for both SEALs and RAPs.
  • Ensure the success of comprehensive work-based learning initiatives across the state by supporting all entities involved in the statewide system that has been built.
  • Assist with communicating best practices in on-the-job training, mentorship, and related instruction.
  • Develop resources (web-based, curricular support, and print materials) to support the implementation of SEALs and RAPs.  This includes developing and presenting content.
  • Provide support for the collection and reporting of outcome data, grant expenditures, and program and/or participant level data. 


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 You'll Need for Success:

  • 5-10 years of experience in education, employee training, or the development of programming and processes, or a combination of these experiences.
  • Ability to analyze and correlate data and practices across education, economic and workforce development among government, secondary and postsecondary education, private sector and foundation partners.
  • Broad knowledge of education and training systems and graduation requirements.
  • Knowledge of department charge and programs.
  • Ability to coordinate and motivate professional and support personnel.
  • Ability to be creative in developing alternative pathways to meet both employer and agency outcomes.
  • Ability to communicate complex theories and principles to a broad spectrum, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Close attention to detail coupled with the ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Strong organizational, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive nature; able to anticipate conflicts before they arise.

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: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the 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 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 
  • DWD GOAL (Go Out and Learn) Tuition Assistance Program - Eligible employees have access to up to $5,000 in tuition assistance per fiscal year 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.


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