Board Opening for the Delaware County Workforce Development Board

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Released: October 23, 2020

Delaware County is seeking to fill a vacancy for the Delaware County Workforce Development Board.

The Delaware County Workforce Development Board is a business-led board that works in partnership with Delaware County Council. Its goal is to make sure that Delaware County has a dynamic and high quality workforce.

The Board was established through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and is authorized to establish goals for workforce programs in its local community. The Board has set standards to improve the quality of job seeker and employer services throughout Delaware County and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Because it is business-led, the Board is expected to bring best practices to public workforce development programs and services.

The Board also provides leadership on critical workforce issues identified in the Local Strategic Plan and engages the community to deliberate on key workforce and economic development issues. In addition, it oversees programs and services to ensure high quality performance.

The Board is comprised of volunteer leaders from private business, organized labor, education, economic development, human services and community-based organizations, all of whom are appointed by County Council to terms of three years. The majority of the Board must be owners, chief executive officers, chief operating officers or other individuals with policy making or hiring authority in the private sector. Board members must sign a conflict of interest statement.

The Board meets quarterly. Meetings are open to the public.

There are 13 Vacancies (1 – Education; 8 - Business; 1- Workforce Development; 1 Economic Development; 1 – labor; 1 – Government)

The term is for three years.

Please email a resume and letter of interest to County Clerk of Delaware County at by November 6, 2020.

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