Workforce Development council of Seattle - King County

Chief Executive Officer

The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC) is a nonprofit, grant-making organization dedicated to creating career pathways for adults and youth through demand-driven workforce and training programs. The WDC forges relationships across industries and sectors in order to contribute to an inclusive and dynamic regional economy, in which all residents and their families thrive in careers defined by growth and self-sufficiency.

As required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the WDC of Seattle-King County is led by an engaged and committed board. Recognized nationally as a leader in workforce development, the WDC has experienced years of expertly staffing the workforce board and managing grants. The WDC board and staff have been central partners in helping to shape the regional workforce development transformation now occurring in Seattle-King County, and are in support of future changes to increase partnerships and services to business and job seeking customers.

About the Position

As a creative, visionary leader, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will serve as chief strategist in developing and marketing a forward approach in the delivery of a globally diverse and cutting-edge workforce and learning system in King County. These efforts will result in a vibrant regional system of employment services and job training opportunities for both business and job seekers. The CEO, in concert with the Board of Directors, will shape strategies and initiatives to further WDC objectives, and will collaborate with the Executive Committee to ensure compliance under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). They are expected to lead with an intentional focus on centering racial equity in program integration throughout the work of the WDC, while also forming partnerships and collaborative efforts with all facets of the community.

The successful candidate must have the ability to manage complex industry, community and political relationships, and effectively resolve conflicts to the benefit of all parties. The new leader will have the ability to build strategic coalitions, participate in complex collaborations, and influence strategic partners and stakeholders.

For more information about this opportunity and how to apply, please read the job description.