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Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Manager of Workforce Initiatives

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce


Job Summary

The Manager of Workforce Initiatives at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce is responsible for supporting strategies to meet the workforce needs of Middle Tennessee’s employers. This role involves gathering and analyzing labor market information, identifying additional funding and policy opportunities, developing relationships with employers and industry representatives, and maintaining knowledge of training programs in the region, including apprenticeships. The Manager will play a critical role in supporting the Talent Solutions Council, TN BLU-SkillSPAN, and fostering collaborations across various stakeholders to create equitable career pathways.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supports projects and initiatives related to workforce development, ensuring goals are met within timelines and budgets.
  • Supports the work of the Talent Solutions Council, including efforts to expand apprenticeships and career pathways.
  • Supports the work of TN BLU-SkillSPAN, including monitoring federal, state, and local policies that affect workforce development initiatives and collaborating with the Chamber’s policy team to advance policies that will strengthen regional workforce initiatives.
  • Collects and analyzes labor market data to understand talent demand and skills requirements and translates labor market information into meaningful workforce strategies.
  • Helps cultivate a network of employers and/or industry representatives, communicating through appropriate channels to ensure alignment with workforce development efforts.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of training programs in the region, including apprenticeships, to support workforce development strategies.
  • Identifies additional funding opportunities to support workforce solutions and programming.
  • Participates in the Chamber’s overall revenue culture through pre-determined revenue accountabilities that align with the work of the Talent Development team.
  • Supports the initiatives of the Talent Development team.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, or a related field preferred
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience with higher education, nonprofit, industry, or government entities preferred
  • Knowledge of the region’s high-demand industries and workforce needs preferred
  • Grant management experience preferred; grant writing experience a plus
  • Understanding of economic and workforce development practices, systems, and program design
  • Familiarity with federal workforce programs and legislation, including WIOA, preferred


  • Strong leadership and networking skills
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Goal-oriented decision-maker willing to identify and implement innovative solutions  


  • Ability to research issues and provide concise, effective written analysis
  • Ability to lead meetings and speak effectively in front of groups
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with little supervision
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships internally and externally

Additional Information


Health insurance, 401(k) employer match, paid time off, and paid holidays as outlined in the employee handbook.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to employment@nashvillechamber.com


  • Date Posted: March 29, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 05/01/2023
  • Working Hours: 40 hours per week; M-F 8:00am-5:00pm. This position is in office.