Managing Director of Workforce Development


Massachusetts Clean Energy Center


Boston, MA, US

About the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is a state economic development agency dedicated to accelerating the growth of the clean energy sector across the Commonwealth to spur job creation, deliver statewide environmental benefits, and secure long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts. MassCEC works to increase the adoption of clean energy while driving down costs and delivering financial, environmental, and economic development benefits to energy users and utility customers across the state.

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) mission is to accelerate the clean energy and climate solution innovation that is critical to meeting the Commonwealth’s climate goals, advancing Massachusetts’ position as an international climate leader while growing the state’s clean energy economy.

MassCEC is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization where everyone is welcomed, supported, respected, and valued. We are committed to incorporating principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice in all aspects of our work in order to promote the equitable distribution of the health and economic benefits of clean energy and support a diverse and inclusive clean energy industry. MassCEC strives to lead and innovate in equitable clean energy and climate solutions.

Job Overview

MassCEC seeks a talented and experienced candidate to serve as a Managing Director of Workforce Development. The Managing Director will oversee all aspects of MassCEC’s Workforce Development Programs, covering the organization’s core focus areas: the buildings and transportation sectors, net zero grid, and coordinating with the offshore wind team to develop offshore wind workforce development strategy, programing and implementation, with a goal of ensuring we have a well-trained, qualified, diverse and equitable workforce to support the growing clean energy industry in Massachusetts as we work to meet our ambitious climate goals.  The Managing Director will report directly to the CEO.    

The position will also lead and create new workforce equity initiatives and programs focused on the needs of environmental justice neighborhoods, women and minority businesses and fossil fuel workers.  The position will serve as the direct liaison to MassCEC’s Board of Director’s Workforce Development Committee and the Workforce Development Clean Energy and Equity Working Group, comprised of various stakeholders and advocates.  The position will manage the workforce development team that currently consists of 4 team members.

This work will involve leading efforts that engage and partner with industry stakeholders including but not limited to:  clean energy and climate solution businesses, higher-education institutions, K-12 school systems, community-based organizations, workforce development practitioners, state agencies, policymakers, non-profits, and other entities that can partner with MassCEC’s workforce development efforts.  The successful candidate will have an extensive background in labor and workforce development, including an understanding of how to apply Labor Market Information (LMI) to create new initiatives and programs that create a robust clean energy and climate solution career pipeline. The candidate will have knowledge of workforce development best practices for programs that effectively address barriers to achieving diverse employment, upskilling of transition and new entrants (entry level, un/underemployed, in-school and out of school youth (14-24), dislocated workers and veterans), and have knowledge of the resources and support services needed for environmental justice neighborhoods and best practices for advancement for women and minority businesses and barriers to employment for workers in the fossil fuel industry.

The Managing Director of Workforce Development will support the CEO, Chief Program Officer, program teams, and MassCEC Board of Directors on all topics related to workforce development.  

The successful Managing Director will also work collaboratively with the Finance and Executive Team to prepare, monitor, manage and oversee the yearly workforce development budget. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

The selected candidate will have specific duties to, at a minimum:

  • Oversee the completion and implementation of MassCEC’s Workforce Strategic Plan that is currently under development;
  • Lead the development and implementation of modifications or updates to MassCEC’s anticipated Workforce Strategic Plan;
  • Provide overall strategic direction and leadership for all of MassCEC’s clean energy workforce development efforts including: ensuring MassCEC’s workforce investments are aligned with the state’s climate objectives and the clean energy industry’s needs; making robust and effective investment in programs that address clean energy workforce and training inequities; and, ensuring MassCEC’s workforce investments are coordinated and aligned with other public and private sector led workforce development efforts;
  • Provide direct supervision and management of the workforce development team;
  • Communicate MassCEC’s workforce development objectives and priorities to a wide array of public, private, and non-profit sector stakeholders;
  • Represent MassCEC on workforce development related external councils and working groups as needed;
  • Lead, identify and delegate workforce development research topics that will establish new initiatives and programs to MassCEC’s workforce development team;
  • Serve as the lead on partnership opportunities with business, industry, state and federal energy and workforce agencies as necessary to be responsive to and monitor industry needs;
  • Represent MassCEC at conferences and on panels where clean energy workforce development activities are being discussed, as needed;
  • Interpret data and metrics from MassCEC’s workforce programs and recommend changes to program design as necessary;
  • Approve contracts, awards and invoices in the internal management system, ensure project/contract integrity, and track results;
  • Serve as the lead point of contact with MassCEC’s Clean Energy and Equity Working Group and the Workforce Development Committee of MassCEC’s Board of Directors, including formulating agendas, generating content for meetings and coordinating responses on any next steps and follow-up items; and
  • Present to the MassCEC Board of Directors on Program Authorizations and Initiatives

Position Qualifications


  • Master's degree, preferably in human services, energy or environmental science/studies, economics, business management, or related field


  • 10 years of experience in workforce development program management, policy, and/or program administration with a record of progressing professional responsibility;
  • Significant experience with workforce development practices of training, education programs, vocational high-schools, higher-education, certificate programs, non-profits;
  • In-depth experience in working with Labor Market Information (LMI) and creating workforce programs that promote a healthy career industry pipeline;
  • Experience working with traditionally under-represented communities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of workforce development best practices around environmental justice communities, under-represented populations, un/underemployed workers, dislocated youth and adults, upskilling of workers and workforce career pathway opportunities;
  • Strong commitment to incorporating the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice into programming;
  • Rigorous attention to detail;
  • Able to communicate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders and cultivate appropriate relationships;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues across the organization at all levels and drive results in cross-cutting initiatives;
  • Keen understanding of prioritization and an ability to work effectively on multiple projects under tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to get up-to-speed quickly and work independently;
  • Excellent problem-resolution skills, and demonstrated ability to make informed decisions;
  • Team-first attitude and the capacity to be flexible in a dynamic work environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal, diplomatic, and verbal/written communication skills;
  • Experience with making cross-functional decisions impacting programs, metrics, and results; and
  • Must be able to comply with MassCEC’s Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Policy (requiring either full vaccination or the grant of an exemption prior to commencement of employment) developed in response to Executive Order 595 issued by Governor Baker.

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Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter through our Online Career Center. 

Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives are encouraged to apply.