Workforce Development Director

$65,000 - $80,000


With offices in the beautiful UVA Research Park, Virginia Career Works – Piedmont Region (VCW-Piedmont) provides leadership and direction on local strategic workforce issues, identifies local needs and develops strategies to meet those needs. The region served includes Planning District 9 (Counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock) and Planning District 10 (City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson). The Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development serves as the administrative and fiscal agent for VCW-Piedmont.

The Workforce Development Director performs highly responsible and visible work in the administration of the VCW-Piedmont’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services and program activities, including serving as staff to the Board, Council of elected officials and committees and providing oversight of all workforce programs.

  • Provide leadership and guidance for region wide workforce development, driven by employer demand for talent.
  • Serve as lead staff to the VCW-Piedmont Council, Piedmont Workforce Development Board, and VCW-Piedmont Executive Committee; interface with Committees and volunteers. Ensure that strategic priorities and plans of the Board and Council are incorporated into program operations.
  • Develop and oversee action plans to become a more strategic workforce development system and ensure attainment of strategic priorities.
  • Position VCW-Piedmont as the hub of regional workforce activities and assist in its role as a platform for coordinating and convening partners.
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state policies and procedures regarding implementation of WIOA and the Local Workforce Development Board.
  • Plan, coordinate, and develop policies and procedures for the oversight and administration of WIOA funded Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth programs.
  • Serves as liaison with critical stakeholders, such as One Stop partners, to ensure resource sharing and the maximum amount of cooperation in responding to customer needs and service delivery strategies;
  • Review of all expenditures and supporting documentation for cost allow ability under uniform grant guidance and other applicable guidance.
  • Ensure timely fiscal and programmatic monitoring of contractors and sub-recipients.
  • Develop, implement and monitor budgets for all funding to ensure programmatic goals are met.
  • Proactively identifies opportunities for developing relationships, resources and programs in accordance with strategic plans, and prepares grant applications and partnership agreements as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university preferably in business or public administration.
  • Experience working with Board members and elected officials.
  • Familiar with the requirements of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) or Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) rules and regulations or related workforce development experience.
  • Experience preferred in contract administration and fiscal management.


  • Thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local rules and regulations affecting workforce services as well as understanding of current workforce problems, opportunities and trends.
  • Ability to collect, organize and analyze data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with Board and Council members, other community agencies and state and local governments. Ability to express complex ideas effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, elected officials and workforce agency partners.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds in order to transport materials, refreshments, files, handouts and equipment.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills including ability to prioritize multiple tasks and accomplish assignments in a timely manner.
  • Overall computer competency; proficiency in Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, other computer applications and database software programs.
  • Attention to detail, self-motivated, and team player.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $65,000.00 to $80,000.00 /year


  • relevant: 5 years (Preferred)
  • management: 10 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Charlottesville, VA 22911 (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture


  • Monday to Friday