Job Listing: Director of Workforce & Talent Development

Mid-Carolina Regional Council Published: November 8, 2021
Fayetteville, North Caroline
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Mid-Carolina Regional Council

Director of Workforce & Talent Development

Mid-Carolina Regional Council seeks a highly motivated, innovation-driven leader to serve as the Council’s Director of Workforce and Talent Development.

With offices in Fayetteville, Mid-Carolina Regional Council is a voluntary coalition of local governments and functions as a multi-county planning, development, and human services organization. The Council reaches across county and municipal borders to provide technical assistance to our local governments and to administer programs that benefit our region’s citizens.  The Council’s mission is to provide creative regional solutions to relevant and emerging issues in Cumberland, Harnett, and Sampson Counties, North Carolina while providing a standard of excellence in the delivery of federal, state, and regional services for our communities.

The Director of Workforce and Talent Development is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, and directing the Council’s employment and workforce training services consistent with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, North Carolina workforce program guidelines, and local workforce priorities and policies.

The Director must be a dynamic, take-charge leader with excellent communication skills, sound management abilities, and a cooperative attitude.  The Director must be able to function within a rigid bureaucratic system while at the same time have the ability to develop and successfully implement innovative services that improve the lives of job seekers, exceed the expectations of employers, and increase the economic competitiveness of the region and the state.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have programmatic management experience.  Executive leadership experience is preferred.
  • Hold at least a four-year degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Have a solid background in relationship building and cooperative action.
  • Be able to effectively engage internal and external customers in a positive and proactive manner.
  • Have the skills to effectively lead staff and manage human capital.
  • Have experience with developing, managing, and growing program budgets.
  • Be able to effectively communicate and cooperate with elected officials, appointed officials, community leaders, employers, staff members, regional partners, and citizens.

All candidates with the combination of education and experience that provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively perform as the Director of Workforce and Talent Development are encouraged to apply and will be considered.

Salary will be competitive and based on experience.  An excellent benefits package will be provided.

Interested professionals should email a cover letter, resume, salary history, and three professional references to Justin Hembree, Mid-Carolina Regional Council, at [email protected] (jhembree null@null mccog  Please note, only electronic application materials emailed to Justin Hembree will be accepted for this position.

Mid-Carolina Regional Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Council does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Please feel free to email Justin Hembree, Mid-Carolina Regional Council, at [email protected] (jhembree null@null mccog with questions or for additional information.