The community development team of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland works to promote the economic resilience and mobility of low- and moderate- income (LMI) and underserved individuals and communities.
Our team consists of economists, policy analysts, and outreach specialists serving the community by conducting applied research and analyzing data and trends; sharing findings and policy implications through publications and webinars, face-to-face meetings and conferences; gathering intelligence from community members and convening meetings that bring together key players in community and economic development for a common purpose. Through both quantitative and qualitative research, we strive to provide credible, evidence-based support and solutions for challenges that LMI people face across the regions we serve. Position Summary
A unique opportunity exists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland to serve as Program Manager of Strategic Initiatives, reporting to the Community Development Outreach Manager. The individual will lead the planning and execution of strategic initiatives of the Community Development department, including a major workforce initiative intended to improve economic opportunity for lower-income workers in communities across our District aimed at systems-level change.
In coordination with cross-sector public, private and non-profit partners and steering committee, the individual will design and implement the program with support of the outreach team, consultants and evaluators as needed. The initiative is part of a broader effort to improve low- and moderate-income communities in the Fourth District through objective analysis of factors that impact the productive capabilities of the current and future workforce, along with factors that impede the ability for all segments of the population to have access to good jobs and to obtain the skills needed to fill them. Essential Accountabilities Lead the planning and execution of strategic projects, including a new initiative of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland focused on workforce and economic development. Lead efforts to convene and support a network of communities across 4 th District states (Ohio, and parts of Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia). Manage resources and relationships that support the strategy, implementation and evaluation of the program. Cultivate and formalize relationships with key cross-sector stakeholders, funders, public, private and non-profit partners, in collaboration with the CD Outreach team and other critical Bank partners. Create and maintain a steering committee of internal and external stakeholders to guide overall direction and effectiveness of the Program(s). Design and implement the application and selection processes for program(s) if applicable; Collaborate on efforts to disseminate progress and findings of the Program(s) so that they may be applied to other communities locally and nationally. Address project management issues related to resourcing, planning, contracts, and cross-functional support.
Performs other duties as assigned or requested. Education and Experience
Knowledge and Skills Knowledge Area - Advanced Level
- Bachelor`s Degree or higher in Public, Policy, Economics, Business, or other relevant field and 7+ years of prior experience -which may include 5+ years of supervisory responsibilities, as well as project management.
- Master`s Degree or higher in Public, Policy, Economics, Business, or other relevant field and 5+ years of prior experience or equivalent which may include 3+ years of supervisory responsibilities, as well as project management.
Familiarity with philanthropy (national and/or local), local and state government, cross-sector partnerships.
Expertise in workforce and/or economic development, public policy.
Commitment to promoting the economic opportunities of underserved populations. Skill Area - Advanced Level
Physical Demands and General Working Conditions
- Strategic planning and decision-making.
- Collaborative leadership.
- Project Management.
- Strong verbal and written communication, including public speaking .
- Knowledge of evaluation methodologies a plus.
Traditional office environment: Employees typically sit most of the day, work with a computer and may answer/respond to phone calls. Physical movement consists of walking for meetings, breaks, etc. Ability to lift items weighing approximately 20 pounds on a limited basis is required. Employees may be required to travel by car/air.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are dedicated to sustaining an environment in which diversity is valued and differences are strengths. It is the Bank's policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information or sexual orientation
Location/Region: Cleveland, OH