Workforce Training Coordinator

Minnesota Department of Commerce
Organization Summary

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

About the Minnesota Department of Commerce

Commerce protects the public interest through a broad range of regulations and programs. We oversee more than 40 industry areas in Minnesota and license about 250,000 professionals and businesses to ensure that their services and products are fair, accessible and comply with state laws. 

About the State Energy Office, Division of Energy Resources

We advocate on behalf of the public interest in regulated-utility matters; conduct environmental review of proposed energy facilities; oversee utility energy conservation programs; and administer the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected] and indicate what assistance is needed.

Posting Date
Closing Date
Location in MN
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Job type

Salary Range: $35.13 - $52.25 / hourly; $73,351 - $109,098 / annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional
Working Title: Workforce Training Coordinator
Job Class: State Program Administrator, Coordinator
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Unlimited
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Commerce Dept / Commerce-MAPE
Division/Unit: Energy Resources / Programs for Innovation & Equity


Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: Yes - Up to 10% of the time
Location: St. Paul
Telework Eligible: Yes

Primary Duties

Job Summary

Hybrid work environment with potential for significant telework.

In close coordination with PIE and WAP Unit Directors, lead the development and implementation of new energy and weatherization workforce training programs as authorized through state or federal legislation. Examples include: Inflation Reduction Act workforce programs, state pre-weatherization and contractor training programs. 



Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree AND 4 years of professional-level work managing workforce or job program and project management experience. .


Advanced Degree AND 3 years of professional-level work managing workforce or job program and project management experience. .


An equivalent combination of education and/or professional experience (work managing workforce or job program and project management experience). 

Applicants who meet the above education/experience requirements will be further evaluated based on the following:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites
  • Project management skills
  • Skills in organization to manage workload, competing priorities and still meet strict deadlines.
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience leading, managing, or coordinating a team
  • Knowledge of Best-practices in workforce development training serving a diverse community in both rural and urban settings
  • Experience working in the Energy sector

Physical Requirements

Position involves extended periods of sitting, typing, note-taking, conversing with callers, and the ability to move files/equipment weighing up to 15 pounds.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

Job offer is contingent upon passing reference checks to verify job-related credentials, a criminal background check and drivers’ license check prior to appointment.

How to Apply

Job ID: 71089
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Application Details

How to Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of the posting page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected]. For additional information about the application process, go to

If you have questions about the position, contact Jody Northouse at [email protected] or 651-539-1504.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Jody Northouse at [email protected].

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