Workforce Director

LeadingAge Ohio

Workforce Director

Job Objectives: Aging Services is confronting a number of current and projected workforce challenges. The Workforce Director will focus on developing and implementing programs that help LeadingAge Ohio members address the breadth of their workforce needs. The Workforce Director will work across the membership to aid in creating pathways to employment for in-demand jobs and in developing policies/practices to enhance recruitment/retention efforts into the aging services sector. Director will need to work closely with a variety of key partners such as the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Job & Family Services, workforce boards throughout the state, and other educational providers that prepare and train Aging Services personnel.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree.

Qualifications: Professional experience in working with or in government agencies.

  • Experience in public relations and facilitation of small and large groups.
  • Brings understanding of workforce issues, particularly those affecting the aging services sector.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of key stakeholders who are a part of community development.

Abilities Required: The following aptitudes and physical skills are essential for the successful performance of assigned duties.

  • Above average ability to lead and influence others to action.
  • Strong relationship building skills, with ability to cultivate and maintain many interconnecting relationships across different organizations, navigate conflict, and unify stakeholders to a common goal.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer- service orientation.
  • Skillfully manages individual, group, and organizational interactions.
  • Delivers and maintains a positive work environment.
  • Expresses ideas effectively using verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills.
  • Makes critical judgments and performs complex tasks independently.
  • Organizes and manages time effectively.
  • Skilled at change management.
  • Intervenes to avert problem situations and resolve conflicts.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office and Internet.

Travel Required: Drive to meetings in the State; some overnight travel

Responsibilities and Essential Functions: The following duties are representative of performance expectations. A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.

  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with LeadingAge Ohio member organizations’ leadership and key stakeholder groups throughout the state, including the Ohio Departments of Aging and Medicaid, the Ohio Department of Education, and other state and policy making entities.
  • Develops a strong working knowledge of LeadingAge Ohio’s Blueprint for Aging
  • Partners with the LeadingAge Ohio Director of Strategic Communication and Chief Policy Officer to engage with legislative champions to accomplish LeadingAge Ohio’s Blueprint for Aging objectives.
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to create tools to enhance recruitment and retention efforts across the breadth of LeadingAge Ohio membership types (rural vs. urban, multi-site vs. single-site, etc.)
  • Partners with LeadingAge Ohio’s Director of Strategic Communications to assist in the development of a messaging platform and process that distinguishes and communicates the value of careers in aging through PR, peer connections, educational partnerships.
  • Works with local stakeholders to integrate and align public sector, private sector, K12, and higher education efforts across the state to create a seamless Aging Services workforce talent development strategy
  • Develops and implements a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy and tools to help LeadingAge Ohio Board and members increase DEI throughout member organizations.
  • Creates toolkit of resources for members to access and support staff health & wellness
  • Launches mid-manager training series to enhance employees’ financial and managerial literacy
  • Launches frontline supervisor training program(s)
  • Partners with Chief Policy Officer to Identify policies that either create barriers or expand access to aging workforce
  • Identifies funding resources to support workforce initiatives.

Additional Assigned Duties: Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.

Working Conditions: Exposure to the following conditions may range from remote to frequent based on circumstances and factors that may not be predictable.

  • Operating and/or riding in a vehicle.
  • Extended time using a computer terminal and keyboard.
  • Considerable telephone contact and paperwork.
  • Working under time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Working during the evening and/or weekend may be required

For consideration for this position, please email Kathryn Brod at

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Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.