Founded in 1965 as part of the War on Poverty, Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) is one of 1,000 community action agencies across the U.S. and 23 in Massachusetts created to address disparities throughout the nation.
Our values of advancing equitable access, elevating all voices and partnering with people are embedded in the role we play as the federally designated anti-poverty agency for Central and South-Central Massachusetts. WCAC embodies service to the community through our Mission: Helping people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships, and advocacy.
Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty one neighbor at a time. Through safety-net services and asset building solutions, WCAC creates economic mobility opportunities for tens of thousands of people annually through programs such as energy assistance, early education and care, financial empowerment, positive youth development, and career pathways.
WCAC is committed to being a responsible and inclusive partner through strong collaboration and a shared client perspective. We are committed to advocating for policies that create equitable access to education, health, social, and economic systems. We are committed to a workplace culture with a shared passion for our mission that promotes teamwork, respect, and the opportunity to make a difference.
The Job and Education
Center (JEC) Director works closely with the Executive Director and the Senior
Management Team to create, steer, and manage the JEC’s future as a leader in
youth development including helping to reimagine, develop and implement a
holistic model of workforce, education and positive youth development that will
provide multiple opportunities for youth to access employment, post-secondary
pathways, and experience equitable access to services that will help them
- Bachelor’s degree in education or related field,
- 5 years’ experience administering state and federally
funded Human Service Programs in a non-profit or municipality.
- Knowledge of best practices in workforce development, education,
and youth development programming.
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience working within
community organizations and/or youth development.
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience in strategic
planning, administration, leadership, or supervision responsibilities required.
- Embrace a philosophy of advancing racial and wealth
equity to support equitable access to programs and services to measure impact
and achieve economic self-sufficiency for participants.
- Develop measurable goals tied to
qualitative and quantitative metrics that will demonstrate the JEC’s impact on
participants we serve.
- Monitor and oversee all JEC youth
programs including job development, case management activities, intake process,
youth recruitment process, partner community relations, and tracking and
- Prepare required JEC program and fiscal
reports and grant proposals.
- Work closely with the Finance team to
prepare annual budgets that align with the JEC strategic plan and goals. Manage
line items spending to ensure compliance with funding guidelines.
- Provide guidance and direction to the
assigned staff responsible for youth education, employment, financial
empowerment, and wraparound programs.
- Provide oversight of staff development,
program operations, training, community relations, and record keeping. Hire and
- Oversee the preparation of reports on
program performance for funders, senior staff, Board of Directors, and ensure
compliance with program policies and regulations.
- Collaborate with the Planning and
Development team on program development, grant writing, and legislative and
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Worcester Community Action Council,
Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity to all qualified
employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex,
age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, pregnancy or
pregnancy related condition, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic
information, membership in the uniformed services or any other classification
which is protected under state or federal law.