Industry Talent Consultant - Healthcare


Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation, (AAWDC) is a nationally recognized, innovative workforce development organization that provides high-quality workforce development services to drive purposeful change in Anne Arundel County and across Maryland. AAWDC is the bridge between understanding the workforce and talent development needs of local and regional businesses and preparing individuals to meet their full career potential. AAWDC’s vision, mission, and core values are at the heart of the way the organization achieves success.

The Healthcare Industry Talent Consultant (ITC) has overall responsibility for the implementation and management of grants that respond to and solve industry-related workforce challenges. The ITC uses industry-driven data and information to develop strategies, including workshops and training that address industry pipeline deficiencies. The ITC has knowledge and expertise in a specific industry and serves as an internal and external consultative role in educating AAWDC staff, leadership, and key partners in the current and future industry workforce needs. The ITC works closely with Career Coaches and other jobseeker-focused staff and partners to identify potential candidates interested in and eligible for entering or transitioning into the industry. The ITC determines if a candidate is “training-ready” to ensure maximum success during training and attaining certification. The ITC works with businesses representing the industry to engage them in training and recruitment processes.

  • Develops, organizes, and supports innovative strategies and special projects to address industry challenges and trends.
  • Uses career pathways models to maximize training opportunities and articulate employment progression within the industry of focus.
  • Maintains an understanding of workforce trends and best practices within the industry of focus.
  • Develops, grows, and maintains industry-specific Collaborative, a group of businesses and business leaders within a given industry.
  • Analyzes and interprets data related to industry-specific employment trends and opportunities.
  • Oversees project implementation of industry workforce solutions.
  • Fosters ongoing partnerships with One-Stop Career Centers, business services  staff, career advisors, apprenticeship programs, businesses, and others to develop and maintain a pipeline of employees and eligible program participants for industry-specific work.
  • Acts as AAWDC liaison to consortium partners, industry affinity groups, education providers, industry associations, and business partners to support  quantitative and qualitative outcomes and opportunities for industry growth.
  • Collaborates  with internal and external partners to increase employment and training opportunities with an emphasis on retention and career pathways.
  • Participates in business, community, industry panels, and/or partnerships to identify trends, current and future staffing needs, desired job skills, and training requirements within the industry.
  • Provides industry-specific workforce solutions to area businesses.
  • Knowledge of local industry-specific workforce issues, labor market, and business demographics.
  • Conducts  presentations, orientations, and/or provides guidance to job seekers interested in the specific industry.
  • Works with partners and local workforce staff to ensure wrap-around services are provided for trainees as appropriate.
  • Provides direct customer-oriented case management including determining eligibility, creating a service plan, monitoring progress, mitigating barriers to success, and assisting with placement and follow-up to ensure  retention.
  • Coordinates and assists in recruitment, training, and other special events in collaboration with AAWDC internal and external partners as needed.
  • Collaborates  with existing partners and organizations within the industry to ensure complimentary services and avoid duplication of services.
  • Works collaboratively with team members to ensure performance goals are met/exceeded.
  • Understands and analyzes industry-related challenges including skills deficiencies and gaps.
  • Proficient in developing industry-related solutions and strategies that address workforce and economic challenges.
  • Convenes businesses representing specific industries to discuss workforce and economic challenges.
  • Guides initiatives in developing employment and training strategies.
  • Prepares job-ready customers for occupational opportunities.
  • Serves as the liaison between industry and workforce..


  • BA/BS in human resources or a related discipline. Industry-specific or related field with comparable education and years of experience.
  • Uses career pathways models to maximize training opportunities and articulate employment progression within the industry of focus./training in project management, marketing, and human services.


  • ·Strong customer focus and communication skills, including empathetic listening, clear and accurate writing, and persuasive oral communication are required.
  • Ability to problem-solve and create comprehensive, creative solutions necessary.
  • Commitment  to outstanding service delivery, teamwork, and client outcomes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Membership(s) in professional and/or business organizations and certifications are encouraged.


This is a full-time position. Standard office hours are Monday – Friday 8:30- 5:00 with flexibility to fulfill 35 hours per week. This schedule may vary depending on program needs.


This role requires some travel within Anne Arundel County.


403(b) Retirement plan                       Vision Insurance                         Dental Insurance                           Disability Insurance

Health Insurance                                  Life Insurance                             Paid time off                                   Vision Insurance

Tuition reimbursement

Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong commitment to a diverse workforce. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, age, color, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic.