A robust workforce is a key component in the economic engine of the Greater Dallas area, which is why Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas (WFSDallas) exists! Recognized locally and nationally as a best-in-class workforce system, WFSDallas offers services to employers, workers, job seekers, and youth throughout Dallas County, helping workers find and keep good jobs while assisting employers with hiring the skilled workers they need to grow their businesses.
WFSDallas is a quasi-governmental and nonprofit organization funded by a mix of federal grants and private investment. The organization is led by a 25-member Board of Directors as mandated by state and federal law. These volunteers, appointed by the Dallas County Judge and the City of Dallas Mayor, ensure WFSDallas operates responsibly and keep a clear vision of the overall direction and strategy of the organization.
WFSDallas is searching for a visionary leader with a proven record of success to guide the organization into its next era. Working under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides oversight and management for the entire agency, guiding its staff, finances, and the development of its plans, policies, and procedures. The ideal candidate is creative and collaborative, someone who enjoys being a working leader and the face of the organization within the community. Candidates should stay up-to-date on management and leadership principles, labor market functioning, local economic and social conditions, local educational and social service organizations, local population groups and community organizations, and relevant government rules and regulations. They should also maintain a thorough knowledge of WIOA, TANF, SNAP, CCMS, Adult Education, and ESL, as well as U.S. Department of Labor and other federal grant requirements and Texas Workforce Commission laws, regulations, directives, and policy papers.
A combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Generally, this includes a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work related to business administration, finance, human resources, public administration, community and economic development, planning, or a related field. This position requires at least ten years of increasingly responsible leadership experience including five years of managerial experience in leading staff and programs of a complex department or division primarily engaged in planning, community development, economic development, and development services. Candidates with a government background or a private-sector economic development background with experience working with local governments are highly desired. Please note that residency within the organization’s service area is preferred but not required.
The organization is offering a salary range of $122,972 to $207,977 for this position, depending on the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications.
For more information on this position, contact:
Lissa Barker, Senior Vice President