JOB OPPORTUNITIES

North Alabama Workforce Development Council

Assistant Director

The North Alabama Regional Workforce Development Council (RWC Region 1) works to facilitate implementation of programs and services that support economic and workforce development in the area by addressing the workforce needs of regional business and industry partners.  The Council is designed to be business led and market driven as an integral part of a comprehensive workforce development system serving individuals and employers through partnerships with regional education and training providers.

The Region 1 Council serves the following counties in North Alabama: Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Morgan, Madison, Marion, Marshall and Winston.

The Assistant Director will co-lead with the Executive Director in the implementation of workforce development efforts for the North Alabama workforce region. The Assistant Director will co-lead in the areas of industry cluster formation and the establishment of partnerships with K12, post-secondary, Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Authorities, government officials, boards and associations.  Furthermore, the Assistant Director will support the Executive Director in the implementation of policies established by the Council, evaluate the effectiveness of all Council operations and represent the Council to regulatory bodies, elected officials, other agencies, community and civic organizations, donors, funders and supporters, and the general public. Travel is required throughout the 13 counties of Region 1.

This is a state funded position with funds being approved annually by the Alabama Legislature. This is an Exempt position and will be an employee of the Council, a 501(c)3 organization, and will report to the Council’s Executive Committee.

To apply, please submit the following to jobs@northalabamaworks.com:

Resume
Cover Letter
Answers to following questions:

1) What interests you most about the Director, North Alabama Workforce Development Council position and what unique skills/experience do you bring to the position?

2) The position requires working with multiple stakeholders to achieve a goal. Describe a time that you effectively led a team of multiple stakeholders to successfully achieve a goal. What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

3) What industries and occupations in Region 1 do you feel are in greatest need of support from the Workforce Development Council? Why are these the most critical?

For more information, and a full job description, please visit: www.northalabamaworks.com/council
All Applications are due by September 18, 2020.

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58 INC.

Managing Director of Economic Development

58 INC -the economic coalition of Shelby County, Alabama- is seeking a Managing Director of Economic Development. Join one of the Southeast’s most vibrant and fastest-growing counties as our economic development leader. If you are looking for a diverse, fast-paced opportunity with great potential and quality of life, please click here to see a detailed job description.

To Apply:

  • Cover letters and resumes plus any references and questions should be emailed to opportunity@58inc.org
  • Initial review of resumes has begun but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Southeast AlabamaWorks!

Executive Director of Workforce Development

Southeast AlabamaWorks facilitates the implementation of programs and services that support economic and workforce development in the area and addresses the workforce needs of new and existing businesses and industries. The council is designed to be business led and market driven and shall be an integral part of a comprehensive workforce development system serving individuals and employers.

Southeast AlabamaWorks serves the following counties in southeastern Alabama: Barbour, Butler, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Pike.

In addition, the Council works closely with the 2-year community college system including Enterprise State Community College, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, and Wallace Community College Dothan, other educational and training service providers, the Alabama Career Center System and other stakeholders in the region.

Executive Director of Workforce Development

Southeast AlabamaWorks is seeking an Executive Director of Workforce Development to coordinate, implement, and execute all workforce development efforts in the region. The Executive  Director will be an employee of the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce and will be expected to work out of the Dothan Chamber. There are possible options for alternative workspace locations in the 10-county region, however the primary base-office will be in Dothan.

This position will be the central point of contact for any private or public entity seeking information and assistance with workforce training in the Southeast AlabamaWorks area.

The Executive Director of Workforce Development is responsible for the visionary leadership, strategic planning and execution, and the building of alliances and coordinating efforts of local business and industry, training providers, employment agencies, Chambers of Commerce, IDBs/IDAs, education officials and elected leaders in all the counties within the region.

Deadline for applications is 5:00PM CDT, Friday, September 4, 2020.

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Central Six AlabamaWorks!

Workforce Development Manager

Central Six AlabamaWorks! is searching for a Workforce Development Manager that will develop positive long-term relationships with business and industry representatives. He or She supports and strengthens relationships with business and industry to address workforce needs and assist with talent supply and demand. He or She will provide leadership and supervision to industry sector partnerships “clusters” and lead in creating workforce solutions for business and industry.

Application Process:
Email cover letter, resume, and references to: acleggett@centralsix.org

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Innovate Birmingham

Director of Operations

Innovate Birmingham’s regional workforce partnership establishes a sustainable pipeline of talent in Birmingham, meeting IT workforce demand for the region by offering demand-driven education, training and employment opportunities for area youth who are disconnected from the labor market. The Innovate Birmingham Regional Workforce Partnership secured $6 million from the US Department of Labor through the America’s Promise Grant to launch the program, and has since secured additional grants and partnerships to continue our mission.

Our network of 15+ partners is uniquely positioned to prepare disconnected Birmingham area residents for high-paying, high-demand occupations in the IT sector. The Innovate Birmingham workforce development framework strengthens ties between two- and four-year colleges and builds bridges to non-tradition al education programs (such as Innovate Birmingham bootcamps, powered by Covalence and Think Data Solutions) while connecting participants in secondary schools to opportunities for training and development for high demand IT occupations.

The Director of Operations will provide personal and operational management to the entire Innovate Birmingham team. Innovate Birmingham offices are located at the Innovation Depot ( currently operating remotely due to COVID -19 precautions ). The Director of Operations will report directly to the Innovate Birmingham Executive Director, overseeing all programmatic operations for two Innovate Birmingham bootcamps.

Your primary charge as the Director of Operations will be to provide leadership and operational support to the Innovate Birmingham team through managing the execution of the recruitment, admissions, technical and professional development training, and job placement for Innovate Birmingham bootcamp programs.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Salary: $50-60k

Competitive health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits

Fast-paced and autonomous work environment with flexible vacation policy

To apply, email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Director of Operations Application” to haley@innovatebham.com .

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Alabama Cooperative Extension (ACES)

Community and Economic Development Specialist

Summary of Position:

The Community and Economic Development (CED) Specialist serves as a regular, full time, 12 month professional with primary responsibility for the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs supporting the missions of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) and Alabama A&M University/ Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs (UANNP) State Office. This position will be responsible for working with other Extension Specialists, Extension and University Administrators, County Extension Coordinators (CECs), Urban/Regional Extension Agents (UREAs/REAs) and other Extension staff in nine Urban Centers and throughout the State to identify topics and design innovative programs that address needs expressed by communities in the areas of community development, leadership development, entrepreneurship, economic development or a combination of these in the State of Alabama.

This position reports to the Assistant Extension Director.

Location: Alabama A&M University campus, Madison County/Huntsville, AL

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

SALARY: Job Grade: 7 or 8 Contingent on level of education and experience.

Salary Range: $47,400 – $70,000

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

ACES is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce

Economic Development Director

The Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the position of Economic Development Director.

Summary of Position:
The Economic Development Director is responsible for organizing and leading business recruitment, existing industry retention and expansion and project management liaison activities that support commercial, retail, office and industrial development in Prattville and Autauga County, Alabama.

Candidates must be energetic, personable, organized and demonstrate success in recruitment and retention of businesses in communities of past service along with excellent negotiation skills. This position requires a self-starter with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience with an emphasis in economic development, public or commercial development or project management. Candidates must maintain a professional demeanor, possess strong verbal and written skills, good decision-making skills and excellent interpersonal, multi-tasking and time management skills.

Candidates must be able to work well in and contribute to a team environment and must be willing and able to work a varied schedule. This position reports to the President of the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to EDsearch@prattvillechamber.com no later than close
of business on July 27, 2020.

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