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Workforce Development Director

Department: Administration
Reports To:City Administrator



Position Summary: The primary function of this position is to champion workforce development initiatives, promoting them and executing necessary tasks to ensure successful implementation and effectiveness.  Serve as an integral part of the City team and will work collaboratively to advance the region’s workforce recruitment and retention efforts; and to stimulate an environment for innovation and entrepreneurship. This will include directing development programs and projects, working with community leaders to attract new business and support local businesses with retention and/or expansion projects. The Workforce Development Director builds and maintains relationships with public and private partners, stakeholders, and industry representatives to effectively advance the City strategy, goals, and objectives to recruit, grow, and retain primary sector business that align with City priorities.

Requirements: Requires a bachelor's degree in business or related field, and prior experience in business development is preferred. Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of economic & workforce development. Competent user of standard business computer software and client management system. Ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities. Ability to work within timelines to define and execute steps necessary to bring projects to successful conclusions. Must possess a valid State Driver's License.

Salary Range: $81,333 - $95,859 DOE

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City application   can be emailed tojlkirchoffner@nd.govor dropped off in person at City Hall 213 2nd St NE, Watford City, ND 58854.

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