Executive Director

This Position is EXEMPT from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #071421-MUPA02-600900

Summary Statement

The Delaware Workforce Development Board pursues and invests resources to improve the quality of the workforce in Delaware. The Executive Director  for the Delaware Workforce Development Board is responsible for fiscal and program oversight, leadership, and strategic vision for the Board.  Responsibilities include leading and implementing a comprehensive strategic vision, continued development and maintenance of strong relationships and partnerships, managing staff, supporting communications throughout the workforce system, fiscal management and coordination and integration of the workforce development system within the State of Delaware.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

  1. Experience making recommendations to a board of directors.
  2. Experience creating strategic plans and developing new initiatives for occupational training and employment service opportunities.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Manages day-to-day Workforce Development Board operations.
  • Prepares recommendations for consideration by the Workforce Development Board and State agencies.
  • Ensures compliance with State and Federal requirements, including but not limited to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the Code of Federal Regulations.
  • Interprets the objectives, priorities, policies, and procedures of the Workforce Development Board and State agencies.
  • Directs and supervises the Delaware Workforce Development Board staff.
  • Acts as liaison with the Governor’s Office, the General Assembly, top-level public administrators, state agencies, federal government entities, and the public.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Executive Director – Delaware Workforce Development Board

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas.

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training.  

  1. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  2. Experience in analyzing labor market information and employment data.
  3. Experience in interpreting federal laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  4. Experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.  

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.