The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is looking to recruit talent for the following position. Please share and see the direct link below for application to the Workforce Development Director:
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), an internationally recognized nonprofit organization founded in 1827, advances the well-being of the Philadelphia region by creating healthier living environments, building deeper connections between people, and increasing access to fresh food and economic opportunity. Together with the City and community-based organizations, PHS works to transform Philadelphia’s vacant land into neighborhood assets by building and managing a network of local contractors and community groups to stabilize, clean, green and maintain vacant lots in Philadelphia. To further grow economic opportunities, PHS leads job training programs for people with barriers to employment and places successful candidates in jobs with contractors and organizations in the landscaping and horticulture industries. A strategic, experienced and motivated professional, the Workforce Development Director plays a key role in continued growth and expansion of PHS’s job training and placement initiatives while managing all day to day tasks of delivering exceptional training programs which currently include citywide same day work and pay job opportunities, training programs for people while incarcerated, and on the job training programs providing intensive hands-on training in horticulture, landscape maintenance and job preparedness. In partnership with the Director, Vice President, Strategy and Development teams, this position will demonstrate leadership by building on exiting program strengths, operationalizing strategy for growth, cultivating internal and external partnerships, and establishing funding to scale up workforce development impact across PHS and the Greater Philadelphia Region.