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

  • Effectively resolve conflicts to the benefit of all parties.

  • Build strategic coalitions

  • Participate in complex collaborations

  • Influence strategic partners and stakeholders

How to Apply

Workforce Development Council of Seattle King-County has retained Morten Group, LLC to conduct this search. Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to executivesearch@mortengroup.com with the subject line “WDC – Chief Executive Officer Search.” Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample and should include the applicant’s salary requirements. Application materials must be directed to the email address above. Applications are due Friday, December 14, 2018. To view the full position description and essential qualifications, click here.

The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County is an equal opportunity employer/ program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.