Kassandra McGhee is a senior program manager at JFF. She focuses on workforce development and talent solutions that expand economic opportunity for individuals and improve the prosperity of employers and communities.
Her work involves project management of government and private-sector apprenticeship and work-based learning initiatives that engage employers, community colleges, workforce agencies, intermediaries, labor organizations, policy experts, and other stakeholders.
Kassandra’s core skills and areas of expertise include:
- Grant and contract development and management
- Workforce and career development strategies
- Program design and development
- Work-based learning and apprenticeship strategies
- Strategic planning and project management
- Stakeholder engagement
- Curriculum design and instruction
Before joining JFF, Kassandra was a program manager for the Office of Workforce Development in the District of Columbia’s Department of Employment Services, overseeing industry workforce programs that were designed to enhance skills attainment, crendentialing, work-based learning, and employment opportunities for Washington, DC, residents. And as the executive director of Career Team, she served as program director for a District of Columbia Department of Human Services workforce project with a budget of more than $3 million. In that role, she directed engagement of government stakeholders, employment partners, and representatives of other constituencies to assist Washington residents in attaining training, work-based learning, and gainful employment opportunities.
Throughout her career, Kassandra has focused on directing stakeholder engagement and collaborative partnerships to build training programs, employer hiring initiatives, dual-credit/dual-enrollment programs, apprenticeship and work-based learning initiatives, and industry-focused curriculum reviews. Her expertise has allowed her to be a trusted thought leader and consultant to senior executives at numerous organizations.
She has also served as a presenter or keynote speaker at many events.
Kassandra is the author of three books, including The 10 Commandments of Career Success: How to Have the Career You Really Desire.