|Title||Chief of Workforce Development|
|Organization / Institution||Baltimore County, Maryland|
|Department||Division of Workforce Development|
|City, State||Baltimore County, Maryland|
Baltimore County, Maryland seeks a results oriented, experienced, executive level manager to fill the position of Chief of the Division of Workforce Development. This is an exceptional career opportunity for a qualified leader who seeks an executive position in local government.
The position is responsible for delivering high quality workforce development services that support the needs of Baltimore County’s business, jobseekers and labor force. A key responsibility is to plan, organize and direct the activities of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs and related grants. The Chief provides strategic leadership, oversight and management of the County’s Youth Services Program, the County’s four Workforce Development Centers and all employment/training and related programs.
Equally important is the position’s role in working with the business community to develop creative, employer-driven workforce programs. The position analyzes best practices nationwide and develops strategic plans to enhance competitiveness of the workforce. The position pursues private and philanthropic funding to deliver skills training and lifelong learning of value to all workers and the business community.
In addition, the position oversees several short-term, specialized grant programs, working with public and private partners.
The Chief of Workforce Development reports to the Executive Director of the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development and manages a staff of approximately 60 people. The position is primarily responsible for developing and implementing workforce programs to support the County’s economic development goals.
Examples of Work
Education and Experience
Candidates must demonstrate at least eight years of senior management experience in complex organizational settings. Recent background in corporate strategy, human resource development, workforce development, or similar corporate/government experience is required. Experience managing workforce development and WIA programs is preferred. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree is preferred. Educational concentration in business, higher education, human resource management, public administration, or related field is preferred. Additional certifications in workforce development are desirable.
The successful candidate will have experience in:
The successful candidate must demonstrate abilities to:
The salary range for this position is $85,000 to $110,000.
Submit cover letter, resume and contact information for at least four professional references who can verify successful, professional experience in the 11 areas listed in the section above called Education and Experience. Include samples of professional writing such as policies, correspondence, grant applications, etc.
Candidates may submit applications at any time. The position will be open until filled. Note that interviews may begin as early as mid-January 2013.
Submit application packages via email or US mail to:
For additional information, contact Ms. Leslie Pachol, Chief of Staff, Baltimore County Department of Economic Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-887-8004.