1525 East 9th Street, Reno, NV 89512 US
March 21, 2024 2024-05-20
Job Description

The Reno Housing Authority is seeking candidates for the position of Workforce Development Coordinator. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, enjoy working with diverse clients, and have a strong desire to make a difference in our community every day, then this could be the career opportunity for you!  The Workforce Development Coordinator designs, develops, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates education, career, employment support programs and services that assist clients of the Housing Authority in achieving economic self-sufficiency. In this role you would be responsible for assigned key areas of the program and would provide oversight to ensure planned program and client outcomes are achieved. This includes coordinating outreach and assessing program performance; collaborating with other public and private agencies to secure implementation of client programs.

Examples of some of the essential duties are:

  • On a one-on-one basis or in a group setting, instructs in job seeking, application process, resume writing, interview preparation and job retention skills and attitudes; assists clients in developing individual training plans that will fit their specific needs and skills to update or retrain for the current labor market.
  • Reviews and evaluates clients personal and vocational skills and readiness; works with clients to develop multi-year individual development plans.
  • Monitors action plans and meets regularly with clients to assess progress and identify support needed.
  • Conducts orientations; hosts presentations provided by partnering agencies; facilitates work readiness and financial education workshops.
  • Maintains relationships and interacts regularly with service delivery partners, other interested and involved organizations, community representatives, clients, and others to promptly identify and resolve problems that could undermine program effectiveness.
  • Assists clients in the development of resident micro businesses; advises and provides referrals for business planning assistance; monitors for Section 3 business compliance.
  • Performs outreach to inform residents of self-sufficiency programs and meet agency and departmental goals and objectives.
  • Coordinates gathering of data and preparation of supporting documents; research best practices and diverse concepts to utilize in the planning process.
  • Implements specialized training and skills development programs, including
    pre-apprenticeships and training for non-traditional occupations, in collaboration with other public, private and/or community agencies; determines program delivery partners; drafts course content and develops curricula.
  • Researches, analyzes, updates and maintains data on participants, demographics, progress needs and services; determines program effectiveness and direction in relation to participant status, progress and needs.


Our mission is to develop and provide fair, sustainable, quality housing in diverse neighborhoods that offer a stable foundation for low-income families to pursue economic opportunities, become self-sufficient and improve their quality of life.   We are the largest community provider of affordable housing in Washoe County, assisting over 9,000 individuals and families to have a safe, secure place to call home.

For more information on the Reno Housing Authority and the valuable services we provide, please visit our website at:


The RHA is committed to developing a team that embraces our mission and core values throughout our local community. To offer superior service to our clients, we invest substantially in the professional growth and development of our team and are focused on exemplifying our underlying values of integrity, trust, leadership, progress and customer service.

We offer competitive salaries with annual merit salary increases and regular cost of living increases, an exceptional benefits package, a robust defined benefit retirement plan, and ample opportunities for growth. Highlights of the benefits we offer includes:

  • 100% employer paid health, dental, & vision insurance for employees
  • Excellent vacation & sick leave accrual program
  • Thirteen (13) paid Holidays a year
  • 5% merit salary increases plus regular cost of living increases
  • 100% employer paid retirement contribution for the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Paid Parental Leave program
  • 457(b) retirement savings program
  • Employer paid life and AD&D insurance
  • Positive, friendly work environment focused on providing a healthy work/life balance

We are located in the largest city in northern Nevada. Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the surrounding area provides unlimited indoor and outdoor recreational activities. With excellent weather averaging more than 300 days of sunshine annually the City of Reno is home to a vibrant food and entertainment scene with limitless major events such as balloon races, rib cookoffs, concerts, Hot August Nights, air races, renowned pub crawls, NCAA Division 1 sports, as well as minor league baseball and hockey teams!


The minimum qualifications needed for this position are:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social work, public administration, education, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • At least two (2) years of increasing responsible experience in developing and implementing client-self-sufficiency, upward mobility, educational, social service programs.
  • Previous experience working with diverse low-income or targeted populations desired.  
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to successfully perform the work.


Please visit our website at for more information on the Reno Housing Authority. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply as early as possible as this recruitment may close at any time based on applications received.

The RHA is committed to ensuring a safe, productive and positive work environment through a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace. Selected candidates will need to complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background checks.


The Reno Housing Authority is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) in accordance with applicable Federal and State law, and Executive Orders. Our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by Federal, State, or local laws.