Posted On: 6-28-2016
Position Title: Workforce Strategist II
Job Location: New York City, NY
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The 1199SEIU Training & Employment Funds provide education and job training programs for over 40,000 unionized workers represented by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.  Our mission is to develop high quality training, placement and labor-management initiatives.  We also aim to develop the ability of union and management to problem-solve difficult issues and to create innovative healthcare solutions.


If you’re ready for the brightest career future, join us in this excellent opportunity to showcase your talents.  We are currently seeking an experienced Workforce Strategist II for our Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP) department.


  • Working for a not for profit labor-management training fund and industry partnership, this position serves as the lead consultant for workforce development strategy in health care delivery system. Serves as primary liaison and consultant to Performing Provider System (PPS) at executive and network level. Leading and supports collaborative work together with PPS and their designees to identify joint workforce development strategy, including workforce planning and analytics, execution of workforce strategy to support delivery system redesign, design and coordination of training plans, curricula evaluation, increased capacity to carry-out collaborative work, and assistance to project teams to carry out strategies to achieve Delivery System Redesign Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program goals
  • Lead workforce development consultant on development of workforce strategy, workforce planning, system-wide training plans, and strategic workforce transitions to support new delivery system that cuts across multiple healthcare sectors (including hospitals, nursing homes, home care and community based organizations), union(s), and other PPS partners including addressing complex and/or sensitive issues
  • Partner with all levels of project leaders (including “C-Suite), physicians, clinical leaders, technical staff, union staff (executive officers), community-based organizations, workers and supervisor
  • Evaluate curriculum, research, evaluate training and education programs to identify best practice instruction models; Works with higher education to partner and support development of training clearinghouse and align programs to industry needs
  • Assists PPS with lay-off aversion and redeployment strategies, including strategies for hard to fill vacancies; Identify other PPS client needs and resources, internal and external to TEF, to support those needs
  • Supervising, coaching, mentoring and developing lower level workforce staff, including but not limited to Field Coordinators, and Assistant Program Specialists
  • Coordinate TEF and other external resources to manage resources, including budget and finance monitoring and reporting, use of partner resources and internal TEF resources (Labor management initiative, Employment Center, Job Security Fund, Home Care Education, and Training and Upgrading, other),to accomplish DSRIP goals
  • Document progress and results of projects through case studies, reports to Directors, Senior sponsors, project management and other creative methods
  • Manage quarterly workforce reports to PPS, and ultimately to DOH, based on specified mandatory metrics Maintain the confidentiality required of the organization and the department
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned by management


  • Bachelor’s degree in Labor Relations, Human Resources Management, Education, Health or other relevant fields; or equivalent years of experience Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum six (6) years experience in training, human resources in a healthcare setting, workforce development, or other related experience in professional and or skill development in health care
  • Ability to scan political terrain and identify areas of improvement
  • Working knowledge in joint labor management settings and demonstrated knowledge of workforce development
  • Ability to translate industry changes to competency mapping and education design and evaluation; navigate complicated terrain in health delivery system with union, non-union and multiple unions employers
  • Demonstrated experience aligning workforce training and education to operational needs
  • Must have demonstrated experience in complex mediation and facilitation
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills; able to scan political terrain and identify areas of improvement
  • Ability to gain confidence of clients and external organizational leadership at executive level. Understand varied interests and pressures of executives
  • Strong understanding of interest based approaches to engagement and project leadership; able to mediate simple conflicts between parties at departmental level
  • Excellent skills in organizational relational dynamics specifically as it relates to organizational design, workforce relationships; able to decipher issues, underlying concerns and assist in moving towards desired change
  • Able to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in the education or training field; effectively able to influence, motivate and lead clients at executive level, represent /TEF in interaction with industry leaders, outside organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong active listening, good self awareness, recognizing impact on others and ability to manage boundaries
  • Ability to travel to various locations in the New York City and Upstate NY area
  • Available to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed
  • Must meet performance standards including attendance and punctuality

We offer a competitive salary, an excellent fully employer-paid comprehensive benefits package and talented professional colleagues. For consideration and to apply, please visit us at Please mention you saw this ad in SWPP. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.