Interested in making an impact in your community by creating opportunities for employers and job seekers? Do you want to leave a legacy of investing in people and organizations? Is your passion matching people with job opportunities? If the answer to these questions is yes, then becoming the next Director of Workforce Development (WFD) for Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County may be the ideal job for you. This position provides executive, managerial and administrative leadership to implement the mission, goals, strategies, and directives of the Greensboro/High Point/Guilford County Workforce Development Board (WDB). The Director assists the 25-member WDB in developing its strategic vision and priorities; implements and provides oversight of WDB initiatives and programs; and facilitates development of stakeholder and community partnerships in support of its strategic goals. As part of WDB, Workforce Development plays a role in managing the collaborative NCWorks Career Center. As part of the Guilford County NCWorks program, Workforce Development is committed to providing integrated, customer-focused business services that are responsive to employers.
The Workforce Development Director plans, coordinates and provides oversight in implementation of programs authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The position promotes and supports the WDB in creating alliances that advance economic development, create a quality workforce, and impacts quality of life in the community and region. While administratively reporting to one of four City of Greensboro Assistant City Managers, the Workforce Development Director regularly presents to the elected bodies of Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County as well as the City/County Managers of those organizations. The Director will oversee a department budget of approximately $6M. The work of WFD is accomplished by 16 FTE employees as well as various contracted employees. Qualifications: Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 7 - 9 years of breadth and depth in workforce development, with a preference for 5 years of progressive supervisory experience in workforce development and local government familiarity. Salary and Benefits: The hiring range is $98,600-131,466 with the full range to 164, 333 plus an Executive Compensation Supplement (beginning salary will be commensurate with experience). The City offers a highly competitive benefits package. There is a residency requirement to live within 30 miles of the city limits of Greensboro or move within these boundaries within 12 months of appointment to the position. To apply, please visit http://www.developmentalassociates.com, and click on the Greensboro – Workforce Development Director link on the home page. All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the City portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters should be uploaded with your application. Application review begins February 3, 2020. Semi-finalists will participate in on-site assessments in Greensboro on March 10-11, 2020. We recommend that all applicants reserve these dates should you be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE. Developmental Associates, LLC is managing the recruitment and selection process for this position.
Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 7 - 9 years of breadth and depth in workforce development, with a preference for 5 years of progressive supervisory experience in workforce development and local government familiarity.
About City of Greensboro
Greensboro is governed by a City Council utilizing a council/manager form of government consisting of a Mayor and eight Council members. The City Council sets the policy and direction; the City Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization. The City, believing in active Community input and engagement has more than 20 Council Committees, Commissions, or Boards. Due to a solid employment base in and around Greensboro and careful management of resources, the City of Greensboro has bond ratings of AAA and consistently wins awards for its annual budget and financial report. The 2018-2019 adopted budget is $543.5 M with a $291.8 M General Fund. The Debt Service Fund is $29.4 M. The new Assistant City Manager will support the City Manager in leading 23 departments employing approximately 3200 FTE employees.