CAREERS

Be part of a dynamic regional outreach team focused on reconnecting business leaders to local talent, and job seekers to education and employment in Seattle-King County.

The mission of the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC) is to support a strong economy and the ability of each person to achieve self-sufficiency. We work throughout the community bringing employers, jobseekers, youth, educators, labor groups and other nonprofits together to find – and fund – solutions to workforce gaps.


DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY STRATEGIES

The Director of Industry Strategies contributes to the mission and oversees a team to provide greater opportunity for King County residents experiencing economic distress through better access to employment and careers in high- demand fields. Outcomes include: 1) a highly coordinated and connected system of workforce, education, and economic organizations that can respond to industry needs; and 2) increased ability to hire people farthest from opportunity.

The desired impact is to create a space for industry to coordinate and innovate through dialogue about current opportunities and trends, addressing barriers and needs, and advance equity-focused, data-informed, and industry- driven solutions. The Director of Industry Strategies will have a commitment to racial equity and social justice, and demonstrated commitment to joining the WDC on the journey towards achieving organizational racial equity.

The Director of Industry Strategies will lead a team that partners with industry to develop strategies and programs within the regional workforce system to prepare, connect and build the talent that businesses need to thrive in our region. This position will build a core strategic function within a regional workforce system, focused on supporting inclusive, equitable economic growth by better coordinating the needs of industry and talent and ensuring deeper impact. As a member of the management team, this position will interface with the WDC board and committees, economic development organizations and service and industry partners in the region.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

The WDC periodically requests proposals or qualifications from the community as part of our commitment and duty to wisely invest our resources. These open and transparent competitions are governed by our procurement policy.

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CURRENT REQUESTS

Please check this page or follow us on Twitter @SeattleKingWDC for the latest opportunities when they become available.

Request for Qualifications 19-01 - One-Stop Operator Contract

The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC) issues this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to identify a One-Stop Operator (Operator) to enhance workforce services and drive partnerships against a backdrop of significant organizational changes in the regional workforce system, as our region faces a changing economy that has created both strong opportunities for economic growth and wage disparities, leaving many behind. Qualified organizations are invited to download RFQ 19-01 and respond by the deadline of Monday, 8/19/2019, 4 pm (PST). Questions and answers as well as other dates are located on the same webpage. Responding bidders agree to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunities. All WDC policies are available at seakingwdc.org/policies-guidelines. EOE/ADA

PAST REQUESTS

Request for Proposal 18-02 - Adult & Dislocated Worker

The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC) is competitively procuring workforce program services for Adult & Dislocated Workers, funded by the federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) and King County Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy (VSHSL). Qualified organizations are invited to download RFP 18-02 on the WDC website at seakingwdc.org/rfp18-02 and respond by the deadline of Monday, 4/22/2019, 4 pm (PDT). Questions and answers as well as other dates are located on the same webpage. Responding bidders agree to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunities. All WDC policies are available at seakingwdc.org/policies-guidelines. EOE/ADA

Request for Proposal 18-01 - Adult Program Services for Asian & Pacific Islanders

The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC) is competitively procuring workforce program services for Asian and Pacific Islander Adults. Qualified organizations are invited to download RFP 18-01 on the WDC website at seakingwdc.org/rfp18-01 and respond by the deadline of Monday, 11/05/2018, 4 pm (PDT). Questions and answers as well as other dates are located on the same webpage. Responding bidders agree to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunities. All WDC policies are available at seakingwdc.org/policies-guidelines. EOE/ADA

WorkSource Connection Site Application

The Workforce Development Council is offering the opportunity for King County organizations to apply to be a WorkSource Connection site. WorkSource Connection sites are non-financial partnerships between the community and WorkSource. There is no funding available from the WDC for Connection site development, except for signage and marketing material costs. Interested organizations may apply online on an ongoing basis. Apply today! The application is available, here.