About Us

For nearly 60 years, The Center for Workforce Inclusion has delivered workforce readiness programs that empower job seekers, attract employers, and transform communities. We trace our roots to the National Council of Senior Citizens, launched in 1962 to advocate for older Americans. We are now the only national entity dedicated exclusively to equitable economic opportunity for underserved workers 50+. Headquartered in Silver Spring, Md., near Washington, D.C., we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our goal is to transform our Nation’s approach to workforce development so that all job seekers can pursue a path to economic opportunity that nurtures their individual talents and bolsters our national economic wellbeing.

Gary A. Officer, President & CEO

Position Description

Location: Remote

The Program Officer manages performance outcomes for the Center’s network of subgrantees, including achieving all performance goals at individual subgrantee and state levels within budget, and, also, performs direct service delivery functions when needed.  The incumbent serves as a key point of contact between the Center and assigned subgrantees providing objective advice and expertise through coaching and consultation. The incumbent travels domestically up to 50% of the time.

  • Manage Center network of SCSEP subgrantees and/or other applicable programs. Ensuring achievement of all performance goals within budget; providing oversight of all subgrants; and monitoring and training SCSEP subgrantee staff.
  • Analyze the performance of individual subgrantees and collective performance within a state, prepare plans, and provide appropriate technical assistance, guidance, and support to subgrantees as appropriate.
  • Monitor and ensure that all subgrantees comply with all federal regulations, the Center subgrant agreement, policies, and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and interpretation of sound SCSEP and other program policies.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact and liaison between the Center and assigned subgrantees.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with state SCSEP offices and effectively address state responsibilities (e.g., equitable distribution, state plans, subgrantee coordination).
  • Assist with the planning, development, and facilitation of the Center’s SCSEP conferences and other training and orientation of subgrantee staff.
  • Identify and recruit prospective SCSEP and other program subgrantees.
  • Keep the Center management informed of assigned subgrantees’ performance and other organizational information (e.g., mission, services provided, organization structure, and environment/market).
  • Establish and maintain new programs and initiatives with subgrantees; assist in the development of new programs with separate funding sources.
  • Work in a cooperative manner with other Center departments and individuals to achieve the success of organization-wide and unit goals.
  • Assist with data collection and validation and the marketing and communication of the Center, SCSEP, and other programs.
  • Provides on-site, web-based (Salesforce) and virtual technical assistance (Zoom and teleconference) to ensure programmatic implementation consistent with the Center and federal regulations. Serve as a liaison to the Center.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree.
  • Five years of progressively responsible work experience with aging, employment, and training, or community service programs, including managing a network of organizations or departments to achieve measurable program objectives within a specific budget and timetable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:

  • Attention to detail
  • Honesty and ability to work with the highest level of integrity
  • Excellent observation skills
  • Ability to always stay updated with ever-changing rules and guidelines
  • Demonstrated skills in gathering and analyzing both qualitative and quantitative information required to define and resolve problems affecting program performance.
  • Prior experience working with disadvantaged communities and individuals (especially older adults) a plus. Demonstration of strong conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license (car not necessarily required) for field visits and meetings.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
  • Prior experience establishing and sustaining effective relationships with complex, multi-level organizations, including monitoring and providing technical assistance to staff, not under direct supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences in a variety of ways.
  • Computer skills – Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. Will be required to use programs and databases to manage essential duties.

  • Full Time
  • Current Salary:  $87,751

Interested candidates must submit all of the following documents to humanresources@poweringopportunity.org.

  1. Cover letter with salary requirements and four verifiable professional references;
  2. Resume; and
  3. A writing sample.

*Incomplete packages will not receive further consideration.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Center for Workforce Inclusion provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.