WWA Seeks Next Executive Director


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The Washington Workforce Association is seeking applications for our next Executive Director. This is a dynamic, full-time position working directly with the Board of Directors to guide the vision of the association and the execution of its core objectives. Applications close, Friday, July 14, 2023. Full description and directions on how to apply are included below.

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Company:                   Washington Workforce Association

Position:                      Executive Director

Contract Range:         $120,000 - $150,000 annually

Closing Date:              July 14, 2023



The Executive Director is the leader and principal staff member of the Washington Workforce Association (WWA), a 501c3 organization. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, goals, and financial objectives. To learn more about WWA, visit our website at www.washingtonworkforce.org.



The Executive Director of WWA is a dynamic, full‐time position working directly with the Board of Directors to guide the vision of the association and the execution of its core objectives. This leadership position will focus on WWA’s priority strategies, including leading statewide awareness and advocacy on behalf of local workforce systems, leading coordination of our premier annual statewide workforce conference, and facilitating alignment between workforce regions on statewide objectives. Responsibilities include representing WWA’s interests at meetings established by state agencies and other partners, leading board and committee meetings and the association’s external activities, administering contracts, and developing and implementing association budgets. The Executive Director will lead the development of all necessary policies, procedures, and information systems for operating WWA.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of delivering results, establishing outcome measures for the organization, and creating a positive, attractive working environment characterized by teamwork, innovation, and personal accountability. A strong understanding of the workforce development system and the role of local workforce boards as defined in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) is desirable. In addition, WWA is strongly committed to centering equity in all we do. We are seeking someone to lead Washington Workforce Association’s strategies and processes through this lens.

This WWA board highly values work-life balance and is committed to working with our Executive Director to ensure a culture of care and balance is core to the work. This is a contracted position with the WWA Board of Directors, reporting directly to the Board Chair. Operations are generally hybrid with board and other in-person meetings throughout the year required. WWA does not provide office space. The contract range is $120,000-$150,000 annually.



  • Partner with the associations designated Board of Directors to advance the association’s strategic goals.
  • Operationalize the association’s strategic initiatives.
  • Represent the association, its values, and priorities, in the community and with the public.
  • Collaborate with board members to develop new projects and relationships.
  • Manage existing grants, contracts, and relationships in partnership with the board.
  • Lead coordination and vision for annual statewide workforce conference
  • Lead and coordinate the vision to build statewide awareness and advocacy for local workforce systems and partners.
  • Maintain content knowledge of public workforce system to be able to track the thread and themes of meetings to keep the board on track with strategic projects and priorities.
  • Prepare budget for approval; manage organization finances, maintain accountability for the approved budget.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures as approved by the WWA Board.
  • Oversee and procure the association’s contracted services (e.g., communications, accounting).
  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations for 501c3 operations and when required WIOA regulations.
  • Actively establish and maintain sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with local, state, and federal stakeholders and policy makers.
  • Serve as a resource to Congress members, legislators, and government agencies.
  • Monitor state and federal legislation/regulations/policies and coordinates action or response as appropriate.
  • Monitor state and federal workforce development stakeholder’s activities and coordinate appropriate action or response.
  • Coordinate, facilitate, and manage meetings of the Board of Directors, committees, and other meetings as directed; provide guidance and assistance to committees and task forces; responsible for generating, disseminating, and maintaining minutes of those meetings.
  • Direct and pursue funding where appropriate that supports WWA’s mission and strategic direction.
  • Ensure that the association’s activities align with its over‐arching strategic goals, policies, and bylaws that are established by the Board of Directors.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board Chair and/or Board of Directors.



  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong workload organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of technology; including Microsoft Office Suite, social media, and innovative technology tools to facilitate communications and business processes
  • Ability to work with a variety of leaders and stakeholders; foster teamwork and collaboration; and organize, negotiate and problem-solve
  • Experience building and maintaining strong partnerships with stakeholders across sectors



  • Bachelor of Arts or Science from an accredited four-year university, or comparable work experience
  • At least 5 years of experience in the management and direction of a 501c3 non-profit organization; governmental organization; or an organization similar to the Washington Workforce Association
  • Reliable automobile transportation with a valid auto insurance
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License



  • At least two years of experience in higher level management and administration of workforce development programs
  • Knowledge of Washington State, WWA, and national workforce legislation and systems
  • Knowledge of current issues of workforce development and the labor market



Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your related experience and interest in the position to [email protected]. This position will remain open until filled.


Washington Workforce Association is an equal opportunity employer and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities. Washington Workforce Association does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, irrelevant criminal background, or political affiliation or belief.

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