Director of Workforce Solutions

Saint Louis, MO
Workforce Solutions
Depends on Experience 
Full Time

IISTL is seeking a Director of Workforce Solutions to lead the development, execution, and evaluation of programs and services designed to connect foreign-born workers to training, employment, and career attainment. This is a fully-benefited, full-time, exempt position that is a part of the agency leadership team and reports directly to the Senior Vice President of Programs.


  • Effectively communicate the organization's mission, vision and core values

  • Develop, review and ensure compliance with agency policies and procedures

  • Identify, obtain, ensure effective management of departmental and agency resources

  • Authorize staff recruitment and ensure on-going development of staff members

  • Create and monitor grant budgets, ensure grant reporting deadlines are met

  • Identify and establish effective relationships with community partners

  • Represent department in cross-agency collaborations

  • Foster and manage external relationships

  • Engage in IISTL strategic plan development and execution

  • Support agency-wide collaboration as part of agency Leadership Team 

Position Duties

  • Lead the development and execution of department programs

  • Grant writing in collaboration with Program Grants Coordinator  

  • Engage with community partners and supporters to enhance and grow opportunities for engagement 

  • Provide administrative supervision for department staff including verifying timesheets, check requests, and time-off requests, etc.

  • Provide direct supervision for Workforce Solutions team members 

  • Lead data collection and analysis for grant reporting and quality improvement 

  • Participate in cross-departmental collaboration within the Programs division  

  • Stay abreast of employment best practices and innovations in the workforce sector 


  • MA or equivalent of BA plus 4 years related work experience

  • Proficiency using web-based client database programs and Microsoft Office products  

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English 

  • Ability to network and build professional relationships for the department and agency across sectors and with individuals of various backgrounds 

  • Program and staff management experience required

  • Strong budgeting, problem solving , and time management skills

  • Able to follow, interpret, communicate and evaluate agency policy

  • Ability to direct activities across multiple work areas

  • Ability to motivate, direct, and provide feedback to a diverse staff

  • Previous experience in grant writing and reporting

  • Supervisory experience of at least 3 years  

  • Strong familiarity with workforce development and employment landscape of the region preferred


Position will remain open until filled.

Candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

IISTL mandates that all employees and volunteers have proof of current COVID vaccination with allowances for disability and religious exemptions