Workforce Development Manager
Job Details
LH Seattle - Seattle, WA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Nonprofit - Social Services


The purpose of this position is to provide career guidance/development to support blind and DeafBlind employees working toward upward or outward mobility by creating and managing career development activities.


  • Develop and oversee Workforce Development plans and activities
  • Meet with Lighthouse employees to document career goals; assess readiness, and develop individualized plans; make referrals for additional services as needed
  • Develop and implement curricula to enhance employment skills, such as resume workshops, use of LinkedIn and networking platforms, and computer and AT webinars
  • Develop and implement curricula for general employee audiences and community audiences, using in person and virtual delivery models for employment related skill development and enhancement, including providing supports or training for blind employees to participate as presenters
  • Coordinate and manage information and referral systems; refer employees to appropriate resources both internally and in the community
  • Coordinate bi-monthly Community Resource presentations
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with state and local organizations, employers, and service providers in order to connect blind and Deafblind employees with potential employers
  • Coordinate with Employee and Community Services staff, and Human Resources staff to conduct effective outreach to Lighthouse employees and prospective employees for appropriate services coordination
  • Maintain files, provide documentation, data collection, reports, and summaries as needed
  • Maintain excellent communication with HR, Operations, Development, Marketing, and other ECS staff
  • Develop annual budgets and work plans
  • Other duties as assigned


  • BA or BS in Rehab, Social Services or related field required
  • 3 years in disability related field
  • Mature judgment and sensitivity in interpersonal relations and among diverse groups
  • Background in the area of housing is a plus
  • Program management experience preferred
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of blindness etiologies
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of assistive technologies
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of employment issues
  • Demonstrated ability to support others in learning to advocate for themselves; support others to succeed
  • Ability to provide instruction to a broad range of stakeholders, including employees and board members
  • Ability to partner with community organizations effectively
  • Ability to problem solve effectively
  • Creativity & flexibility; ability to change approach as needed
  • Ability to take initiative, function autonomously, and be dependable.
  • Ability to travel with notice
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to communicate effectively and enthusiastically about the programs and services we offer
  • Willingness to learn about blindness resources nationally
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent knowledge of resources in the local community
  • Demonstrated excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of PC applications, including MS Office and Outlook
  • Ability to work schedule as assigned