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Director of Workforce Development


Charlotte, North Carolina (NC), US, 28208 Greenville, South Carolina (SC), US, 29615

Category:  Human Resources
Work Area:  Onsite
Requisition ID:  1239



About Day and Zimmermann

When you’ve been around for more than a century, you know a thing or two! At Day & Zimmermann, we take our lifetime of experience and make things better! Our 51,000+ employees help bring big ideas to life every day. We’re pushing the boundaries of innovation in construction & engineering, operations & maintenance, staffing, and security & defense. And that’s not all. Did we mention that we have 150+ worldwide locations with $2.7 billion USD in annual revenue? Come join our in on purpose – We put people to work, we protect American freedoms, and we help our customers power and improve the world. We do what we say.®

Position Summary

We’re looking for a full-time, staff Director of Workforce Development to join our team. The Director of Workforce Development plans, organizes, coordinates, develops, and oversees the activities of the workforce development department. This including best practices to support identification and training of a skilled workforce to meet needs of today and the future, across the five markets we support. This position serves as the direct liaison to the business and industry community to include non-profit and government agencies, working groups, and steering committees and will be vital in creating workforce development methodologies and processes.

As the Director of Workforce Development, here’s the work you’ll do:

  • Drives development of work-based learning opportunities including internships and apprenticeship.
  • Guides and supports sourcing activities in collaboration with the recruiting team.
  • Establishes and maintains partnerships with secondary and post secondary academic institutions, non-profit and government agencies.
  • Conceives, develops, and implements workforce related innovations for identifying and growing talent pools.
  • Research funding and partnership opportunities, keeping a repository of options available for the enterprise.
  • Serve as Chair of the Workforce Development Council, organizing Council development and strategic planning efforts.
  • Provides frequent updates to the Learning & Organizational Development leadership and D&Z executive teams.
  • Partners with internal departments, external institutions, and agencies to address complex issues or policies impacting assigned programs, services, or operations specific to workforce development.
  • Identify key performance indicators, reporting out on key metrics that demonstrate growth and return on investment around strategic imperative and associated programmatic goals.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Deep understanding of skilled workforce needs from the perspective of an educator, employer and/or human resource professional.
  • Ability to derive, analyze, and communicate labor market information effectively to develop, define, and advance strategic goals and directions for workforce development, training and/or student success, as well as to evaluate programs.
  • Ability to understand, analyze and communicate complex data effectively to define and advance strategic and tactical goals and evaluate progress and program effectiveness.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a wide range of constituents, such as internal partners and stakeholder, students, faculty, administrators, regents, legislators, employers, industry partners, community-based organizations, and philanthropic partners.
  • Deep understanding of skilled trade development needs and associated programs such as NCCER and state funded initiatives, internships, workforce partnerships, and trade school offerings. Market knowledge should include power, industrial, renewables, government, etc.

And if you have these qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in related field
  • Five years of experience in planning, policy, program development and/or implementation for workforce development or related field.
  • Minimum of three years working in or directly with post secondary institutions in the realm of workforce development or adult education.
  • Working knowledge of grant writing and funding research.
  • Must be willing to travel 25%-35%, including overnight stays
  • Great attitude and team player.
  • Successful completion of drug and background screening process.

In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the salary range for this role is $122,800.00 - $184,200.00. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. (The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements).

We care about our employees and it shows

Our staff receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical/Rx, dental and vision coverage; life, AD&D and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; 100% paid maternity leave for up to 12 weeks, parental leave, family leave, other paid time off; voluntary benefits and discount programs to meet our employees’ individual needs including pet insurance for our furry family members!

To ensure a safe work environment while meeting the physical demands of the job, you must be able to perform the following physical and mental tasks, with or without a reasonable accommodation:

  • Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery.
  • Hearing
  • Talking
  • Capacity to think, concentrate and focus for long periods of time.
  • Ability to read complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to reason and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to write complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to express thoughts orally.

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? APPLY NOW! Talent Acquisition Partner: James Marshall

Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity


Day & Zimmermann is committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company. Our collective strength is rooted in over a century of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made. Federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. Day & Zimmermann is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process, please email, and please specify which position you are interested in, including job title and location.

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