Deputy Director Workforce Development

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Job Opening: Deputy Director Workforce Development
Department: Workforce Development
Unit: Program
Salary: $78,043.00

The Deputy Director is responsible for aligningall workforce development services funded by the Delaware County Workforce Development Board (DCWDB) under the Federal WorkforceInnovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) with the needs of Delaware County employers and job seekers.

Duties of Position

Under the general supervision ofthe Executive Directorthe Deputy Director is responsible for the following:


Lead the WIOA Local Plan researchand writing process. Collaborate with the DCWDB Local Plan Committee and stakeholders to gather input for the WIOA Local Plan. Respond to the required and optional prompts from the PA Department of Labor and Industry (PAL&I). Draft a WIOA Local Plan to align the local needs of stakeholders and employers to the Governor’s Goals. Provide timely response to feedback from PAL&I to ensure compliance with WIOA Local Plan requirements.

Participate in the Southeastern Pennsylvania WIOA Regional Plan research and writing process. Collaborate with neighboring Workforce Development Boards to identify and address strategic needs and opportunities of the region.

Lead planning and implementation for new grants and projects, including the grant writing process. Use multiple data inputs to determine unmet needs and emerging opportunities that may be addressed through new grants. Collaborate with partners and other County departments to achieve success.

Labor Market Data:

Act as the local expert on labor market data producedthrough CWDS, from CWIA, and private data vendors.

Monitor and analyze workforce trends to identify opportunitiesto expand or adapt workforce programming to fit the needs of local employersand job seekers.

Lead the local management and petition process for the Delaware County High Priority Occupation List. Collaborate with regional Workforce Development Boards to create regional petitions when appropriate.

Prepare quarterly labor market reports for the DCWDB.

Workforce System Oversight:

Act as the local expert on federal and state guidelines on WIOA and TANF funding. Maintain review of legislative updates, Workforce bulletins, etc.

Leadthe development, and yearly update, ofall DCWDB policies and procedures to ensure DCWDB and contractors followlocal, state, and federal guidelines and local priorities.

Participate in the procurement process for all WIOA and TANF programs to ensure the requested programs are best practices, that contractor proposals meet local needs, and that participants will benefit from the procured services.

Negotiates and regularly monitors WIOA performance levels for Delaware County with the Commonwealth forWIOA Title I and TANF programs.

Oversee the local Rapid Response program for companies expecting large-scale layoffs. Coordinate with state Liaison and local resources to ensure coverage.

Evaluate training providers for recommendation to DCWDB for inclusion on the Eligible Training Provider List. Use WIOA common measures to determine recommendations.

Prepare local and state reports as required or requested locally or by the PAL&I.8.Participate in PAL&I Monitoring and lead corrective actions, when necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Provide coaching and support for four staff (Quality Assurance Manager, Program Compliance Manager, Program Monitor/Equal Opportunity Officer, and Administrative Specialist).

Offer structured supervision and regular feedback to staff. Complete annual performance evaluations for staff.

Review staff’s critical deliverablesincluding monitoring reports, program performance reports, and policy recommendations.


Works directly with Executive Director on new projects and programs.

Represents the Executive Director in their absence or at their request.


Lead the PO process for training programs (ITAs and OJT’s)

Review and approve fiscal documents in the absence of the Executive Director.


Bachelor’s Degree

5–10 yearsrelevant work experience

Excellent research and writing skills

Strong data analytics experience

Experience in supervising highly competent and cooperative teams


To apply, please fill out our online application form.

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