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CEO – San Diego Workforce Partnership

San Diego Workforce Partnership - San Diego, CA

The San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) is a quasi-public and non-profit organization that acts as a funder, program implementer, and strategic convener, facilitating effective relationships between the County and City governments, economic, education, and workforce partners across the San Diego region. SDWP operates a network of five career centers across the county and offers many services to job seekers and businesses, including career services, upskill-focused training, and wraparound supportive services to facilitate service receipt. Over 70,000 people visit their career centers annually and utilize SDWP services.

The San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) seeks a dynamic Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead and direct this vital community organization and ensure a positive, team-based, goal-oriented culture. The CEO is the face of the organization and is responsible for the overall successful operation and fiscal integrity of SDWP through demonstrated ethical leadership and management. Reporting to, and working closely with, the Workforce Development Board and San Diego Consortium Policy Board, the CEO will oversee an annual budget of $36.5M and will lead a motivated and talented team of 150 employees, including two direct reports. They will foster and steward a positive, inclusive organizational culture that values diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree or direct equivalent experience preferred.
  • Ten plus years experience in policy and program development, personnel management, organization analysis, and budget and finance management.
  • Demonstrated speaking and presentation abilities and exceptional professional and interpersonal communication skills with a sense of urgency and situational awareness.
  • Strong staff leadership abilities with high sensitivity, empathy, and emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of all ages and social and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Strong professional reputation and record of integrity, sound judgment, sense of accountability, and respect for established ethical standards.
  • Strong knowledge of San Diego community needs, the labor market, and strong ties with local workforce development stakeholders desired.

DRiWaterstone is proud to lead this search on behalf of San Diego Workforce Partnership.