JOB TITLE:  Program Officer                       

DEPARTMENT: Program/ Compliance Operations 

REPORTS TO:  Directors of Programs 

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt/Salary


Must send resume, salary requirements, and three (3) professional references to info@scpaworks.org, subject line: Program Officer 

JOB SUMMARY:  Manage and provide staff support for SCPA Works Youth Council projects and programs.  Acquire and maintain a detailed working knowledge of program guidelines in order to ensure that operations meet mandated requirements; provide policy updates and training to contractor staff.  Work closely with Fiscal staff to review program spending. Develop new training opportunities, partnerships, and provide leadership to vendors and community.


  • Coordinate all relevant information and agenda for meetings with the Program Council Chairperson and provide direction and information to Chairperson and other members as requested; Provide report to the Program Council Chairperson and the SCPA Works SCPA Works Program Director on a regular basis.
  • Engage potential stakeholders and elicit support and/or membership in the Program Council.
  • Ensure contractors are providing allowable activities.
  • Research, identify and effectively access all possible funding streams and leverage funds wherever appropriate to do so, to include networking throughout the South-Central Region.
  • Reach out and inform other parties as to our presence and mission.
  • Write all Youth Council RFPs and monitor processes, to include submission, assessment, evaluation and distribution to Program Council.
  • Monitor all WIOA and appropriate TANF guidelines pertaining to Youth and Adult.
  • Periodically visit all contracted sites and maintain contact with other Youth and Adult Councils, both statewide and nationally.
  • Represent the SCPA Works in the Community and attend the appropriate meetings; Serve on the appropriate boards and committees; Act as the primary spokesperson for the SCPA Works Program Council.
  • Conducts orientation sessions to educational providers and community-based organizations.
  • Prepares reports on the usage of Career Readiness services.
  • Manage and direct special projects; support state coordinator with special projects, share information as required.
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly and annual reports for the State
  • Work breakdown 40% Youth, 30% Adult/DW, 30% Other duties as assigned. 



Bachelor’s Degree in an applicable field and three (3) plus years related experience and/or training.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of grant writing, governmental and related area social service agencies, the Workforce Investment Act (WIOA), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), local youth councils, PA CareerLink® and the Commonwealth Workforce Development System.
  • Creative problem solving.
  • Professional knowledge, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills.
  • Read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • The individual must be a team player, be able to work independently and establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, associates, outside agencies and general public.  Must possess proven leadership skills.
  • Office skills such as computer literacy, use of email and internet, experience using MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point), filing and knowledge of operating office machines.
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to travel off site. 


In addition to the duties listed above, this position also has physical components as listed below.  The list is intended to give an overview of the positions as performed by a person without disabilities.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the company’s policy on Equal Employment Opportunity, the company will make reasonable accommodations to enable an otherwise qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation where necessary.

  •        Frequent Sitting
  •        Frequent Local Travel
  •        Frequent Keyboard/computer operation
  •        Periodic walking
  •        Periodic standing
  •        Occasional lifting of 15 lbs
  •        Occasional pushing and/or pulling up to 15 lbs
  •        Occasional carrying up to 15lbs
  •        Occasional stooping
  •        Occasional kneeling
  •        Periodic reaching
  •        Periodic bending
  •        Occasional crouching
  •        Occasional turning
  •        Limited overnight travel 


The Duties and Responsibilities listed above are not intended to be an exhaustive list for this position.  They are intended to be general duties performed by a person in this job.  The duties and responsibilities may be changed due to continuous development of the position.  Additional duties may be assigned at any time by the Executive Director


SCPa Works provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SCPa Works complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.