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Job Title:

Director - Workforce Investment Board

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Posted Until:







1st Shift


Full Time


Administrative / Office

Job Description:

The Workforce Investment Board Director serves as the administrative officer for the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Will County and is charged with implementing policies, procedures, and programs of the Board for the benefit of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Director plans, implements, and directs workforce development activities, coordinates and develops programs for the Board, including those related to workforce and economic development, state, federal, and private grants, services for/with vendors/partners, and also conducts special research and analysis deemed necessary by the Board. The Director is responsible for developing, planning, and implementing effective workforce development strategies in Will County.

The Workforce Investment Board Director position is located within the Will County Workforce Investment Board Department and has dual reporting lines to the Workforce Investment Board and the Will County Executive.

The Workforce Investment Board is responsible for planning and implementing the programs and strategies to ensure a workforce system that is flexible, seamless, and responsive to the needs of both job seekers and employers. Alongside legislated junctions, the Director has a leadership role in informing human capital policy and service delivery beyond their respective jurisdictions.

Job Requirements:

The possession of a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Management, Social Sciences, or other related field and five (5) years of demonstrated and progressively responsible supervisory and managerial experience. A masters’ degree is desirable.
Relevant management experience in the field of workforce development, human capital development, or economic development which includes project management, coordination of resources, public exposure, both short and long term planning, as well as policy development and implementation.

The Ideal Candidate will have demonstrated success in the following areas:
Change Management
Strategic Orientation (Strategic Decision Making)
People and Organizational Development (Continuous Development)
Business Expertise (Demonstrate Management Acumen)
Collaboration and Influence (Works Collaboratively)
Technical and Professional Knowledge
Political Savvy


Benefits will be discussed if contacted for an interview.

Application Instructions:

The complete job posting can be found at:

Qualified candidates can submit a resume to Pat Fera, 116 N. Chicago Street, Suite 101, Joliet, IL 60432, or by Friday, March 31, 2017.

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