Thank you for your interest in applying to participate in the Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy. Please refer to
the Participant Overview linked here for additional background and details about the Academy. You can also find a PDF
version of the application questions when you follow the link.
Application Deadline
The Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy application deadline is Friday, May 24th at 5:00 pm ET.
The materials for submission include:
1. A completed application submitted online
2. Your resume and/or a link to your LinkedIn page
3. An organizational chart
4. A letter of reference from a supervisor or external collaboration partner
5. Commitment to Participate Form signed by you and your supervisor
If you have any questions about the Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy, your eligibility to apply, or the
application process, please e-mail:
Catherina Mirasol
Director, Center for Business and Industry
201-360-4241 or CMirasol@hccc.edu
If you experience technical difficulties with the application submission, please e-mail:
Tony Mastria, Digital Communications Associate
The Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program
tony.mastria@aspeninst.org
We are grateful to the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation,
the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Hudson County Community College, the County of Hudson, the
LeFrak family, and Mack-Cali for supporting this work.
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Applicant Information
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First name
Last name
Job title
Organization
City
State
Phone
Email
Contact Information*
How many years have you worked in the workforce development field?*
Less than 2 years
2 to 5 years
5 to 10 years
More than 10 years
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Organization Information
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What type of organization do you work for?*
Community-based organization
Faith-based organization
Community or technical college
Four-year college or university
Economic development agency
Local government (city/county)
State government
Philanthropic organization or funders' collaborative
Industry intermediary or sector partnership
Professional, business, or industry association
Labor union or labor-management partnership
Other (please specify)
Do you operate an American Job Center?*
Yes
No
Do you staff a Workforce Development Board?*
Yes
No
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How many staff members does your organization employ?*
1-10
11-25
26-50
51-75
75-100
100 -200
Over 200
How many staff members do you supervise?*
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Program/Initiative Information
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If you provide or fund direct services through your work, please indicate up to three populations you primarily
serve.
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Incumbent workers
Unemployed
Underemployed
Single parents
Individuals who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness
Displaced workers
Persons with disabilities
Youth and young adults (ages 16-24)
Individuals with a criminal or juvenile justice jackground
Men and/or boys of color
Women
Veterans or Active Duty Military/Reserves/National Guard
Individuals with low basic skills
English as a Second Language (ESL) or English Language Learners (ELL)
Immigrants/Refugees
Not applicable
Other (please specify)
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If you provide or fund direct services through your work, please check all that apply.*
Literacy & Basic Skills
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Financial education or coaching
Job readiness (resume preparation, interviewing, and job search assistance)
Case management
Technical/Occupational skills training
Integrated math, literacy, ESL or work readiness as a part of vocational/technical skills training
Internships, apprenticeships, or on-the-job training
Incumbent worker training
Supervisory/management training
Workplace safety training
Provide contract services or capacity-building opportunities to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
Not applicable
Other (please specify)
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Does your work include a focus on a specific sector or sectors? If so, please check all that apply.*
Biotechnology/Life sciences
Building services/Facilities maintenance
Child development/Child care
Cleaning services
Construction
Energy/Utilities
Food production
Healthcare
Hospitality and tourism
Information technology
Landscaping/Groundskeeping
Office/Business services
Manufacturing
Pharmacy
Retail
Restaurant/Food service
Transportation/Warehousing
Not applicable
Other (please specify)
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Program/Initiative Information
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In what ways do businesses engage with your organization or program/initiative? Please select all that
apply.
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Hire graduates
Participate in hiring events, job fairs, and/or mock interviews
Offer site tours for staff and/or participants
Assist with and/or provide input on curriculum
Serve on industry advisory or programmatic boards
Provide training instructors
Provide job shadowing, mentoring, or internship opportunities
Offer apprenticeships
Provide materials, equipment, meeting space or other in-kind resources
Make financial donations
Pay fees for services
Provide paid time-off or training wages for employees to attend training
Provide on-the-job training for new hires and/or incumbent workers
Refer incumbent workers to training
Offer tuition reimbursement or other benefits to facilitate training and education
Convene or help convene other business leaders
Partner on public policy advocacy
Not applicable
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Are you engaged in any of the following job quality strategies that are focused on improving the stability of
low-wage jobs and improving worker access to advancement opportunities? Please select all that apply.
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Providing feedback to businesses about workers’ experiences in their job
Supporting development of policies and practices that ensure sufficient hours
Working with businesses to develop policies and practices that ensure predictable work schedules
Supporting development of policies and practices that create opportunities for increased wages and access to benefits
Working with businesses to redesign jobs to more fully utilize workers’ skills, especially tied to advancement
Assisting businesses with development of an employee satisfaction survey or other employee feedback mechanism
Providing learning and development opportunities for management to build a positive, trusting environment
We are not engaged in any job quality strategies
Other (please describe)
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Professional Background
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Please tell us about your current role and responsibilities. In your response, please include how your role is
focused on improving opportunity and equity for low-income people. (200 words max.)
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Please state why you entered and are engaged in the workforce development field. Be sure to address
what roles you have had in the past and what your future aspirations are. (200 words max.)
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Please provide your working definition for equity and inclusion How does this definition impact your
professional work? (200 words max.)
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Personal Leadership and Goals
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What goals do you have for participating in the Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy? In your
response, please include your personal goals, goals for your organization or program/initiative, and goals
for the Hudson County workforce system. (200 words max.)
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How would you describe yourself as a leader, and in what ways would you like to develop and grow your
leadership skills? (200 words max.)
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A focus on partnerships and collaboration is central to the design of the Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy.
Partnerships and Collaboration
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Please provide an example of a current partnership with another organization you are working with. In your
response, please share the goals of the partnership, your role, and what has been rewarding and/or
challenging. (200 words max.)
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Demographic Information
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Which describe your race/ethnicity? (Check all that apply)*
African American/Black
Caucasian/White
Latinx
Asian
Native American
Other (please specify)
Which gender identity do you identify with? (Check all that apply)*
Male
Female
Non-binary
Prefer to self-describe:
Do you identify as transgender or gender non-conforming?
Yes
No
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What is the highest degree or level of school that you have completed? If you are currently enrolled, please
select the previous grade or highest degree received.
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Some high school
High school diploma or G.E.D.
Some college credits
Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Some graduate coursework
Master’s degree
Doctorate
Other certificates (please specify)
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Additional Documentation
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Please upload an organizational chart of your organization or division. The chart should show your
supervisors as well as staff reporting to you.
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Please upload a letter of reference from either an individual who has direct responsibility for overseeing
your work or from an external partner whom you work with directly. The letter should include the referee’s
relationship to you, a description of your strengths and achievements, and comments on how you might
benefit from and contribute to the Academy.
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Choose File
No file chosen
Please upload the Commitment to Participate form signed electronically by both you and your supervisor.
You may need to download the form to your computer prior to completing the fillable portions.
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Choose File
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Additional Documentation
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A link to your LinkedIn public profile or a copy of your resume is required for this application. Please
choose one of the following options:
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I will include a link to my LinkedIn public profile.
I will upload my resume.
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Please include a link to your LinkedIn public profile.*
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Please attach your resume. (2 pages max.)*
Choose File
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