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    JOB POSTING

    WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FELLOW

     

    APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 

Organizational Overview 

 

The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia addresses critical issues facing Greater Philadelphia by providing impactful research, connecting diverse leaders, and advancing shared solutions. We envision a thriving Greater Philadelphia region powered by informed and collaborative leadership. Since its founding in 1909, the Economy League has believed that high-quality analysis and practical insight about the region’s most important challenges and opportunities, combined with collaborative, cross-sector leadership are crucial drivers of prosperity in Greater Philadelphia.   

 

Duties 

 

The Workforce Development Fellow will support the Economy League’s workforce development research and advisory work with various partners. This is a six-month fellowship with the potential for extension or conversion into a full-time position depending on funding availability. We are seeking candidates who can commit to a minimum of 24 hours per week for the duration of the fellowship. The Workforce Development Fellow may work remotely or in the Economy League’s Center City office and may be required to attend occasional in-person meetings in the Philadelphia area in accordance with CDC and City of Philadelphia guidelines. Duties include: 

 

  • Research and support for research projects focused on workforce development and related public policy; 

  • Conducting economic development, workforce development, and public policy research; 

  • Engaging employers, workforce development providers, and other relevant stakeholders 

  • Designing and executing qualitative analysis including but not limited to surveys, interviews, and focus groups.  

  • Performing quantitative analysis to generate insight from large and small datasets; 

  • Drafting reports on research conducted for both internal use and publication; 

  • Administrative and other duties, as assigned. 

 

Qualifications 

 

  • 2+ years of relevant work experience; 

  • Demonstrated understanding of employer-led workforce development policy and programs; 

  • Strong written and oral communication skills;  

  • Quantitative skills and experience with Excel (experience with other analytic and data management software is desirable); 

  • Familiarity with the workforce development ecosystem and key stakeholders in Philadelphia a plus 

  • Creativity, self-motivation and willingness to ask questions; 

  • Effective interpersonal skills, team player; 

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; 

  • Commitment to fostering inclusive growth in the Greater Philadelphia region; 

 

To Apply 

 

Please email us a cover letter and resume by Friday, September 17th.