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WIOA - Program Director (Wheaton, MD)

compensation: Dependent upon experience, plus a robust benefits package!
employment type: full-time

Do you refuse to accept the status quo that those unemployed or out of the workforce system cannot enter the workforce — or that people who have an unfavorable background cannot be employed, and that there simply isn’t enough opportunity for high-earning jobs or advancement? Do you have proven experience leading programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)? If so, this is an opportunity we invite you to consider!

Scion Staffing ( is conducting the search for our client’s incoming WIOA Program Director. This full time, onsite position is for immediate hire and will split time between offices in Germantown and Wheaton, Maryland.

Position Summary:
Working under contract with local, state and federal agencies, our client has served thousands of companies and helped even more people to find jobs and embark on new career paths.

Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Executive Vice President, this role manages a team of over 20 individuals and plays an integral role in supporting existing initiatives under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Additionally, the Program Director also ensures effective implementation of relative programs and policies.

-Motivate, lead, inspire, and guide the vision of success for our client’s WIOA program.
-Be committed and passionate about the field of workforce development!
-Oversee and champion day to day activities of a team of 20+ so they may achieve program goals including enrollment, training and maximized employment within the community.
-Communicates clearly with team, partners and organizational leadership verbally and in writing.
-Establish deadlines and drive the timeliness of decision-making to ensure deadlines are met and goals are achieved!
-Effectively interact with the Staff and Service Provider to ensure effectiveness of operations under WIOA.
-Oversee the implementation of a comprehensive communication plan.
-Manage weekly and monthly program reporting of system wide activities, ensuring policy, data entry, and filing requirements are met for audit/compliance purposes.
-Champion performance improvement projects which focus on improving customer service and system efficiency.
-Maintain confidentiality of personal client information.
-Ensure the system is poised to accomplish all negotiated objectives and established needs- workforce development matters and a functional system is essential to creating positive connections!

-Previous WIOA Program Manager or WIOA Program Director experience in recruitment or workforce development is required.
-RESULTS DRIVEN: you are passionate and also determined when it comes to setting goals and meeting objectives.
-Experience with WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) programs is required.
-Existing knowledge of workforce policies and procedures.
-Master’s degree preferred in business administration, operations management, management science, social services, organizational development, communications, or a closely related field.
-Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to thrive in environments with multiple stakeholders, frequent change, and diverse objectives.
-Experience managing large scale projects and driving change initiatives, including efforts requiring process mapping, design and rollout of new operating procedures.
-Ability to prioritize and handle competing tasks.
-Excellent strategic thinking, operations, quantitative, communications and interpersonal skills.

Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to a very competitive starting base salary (dependent on experience), this role also includes a comprehensive benefits package including great benefits such as 20 days of paid vacation, 10 paid holidays, and a 401k with employer contributions!

How to Apply:
For immediate consideration, please reply to this job posting attaching your resume and cover letter in MS Word.

-All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

About Our Firm:
Scion Staffing is an award-winning search firm. Our candidates are true agents for change, and we are experts at matching their talents, motivations, and passions to your organization’s mission. Scion Staffing has led hundreds of successful searches for more than a decade. Information about our firm and successes can be found online at

Scion is an equal opportunity employer and service provider committed to not discriminate based on age, race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief. We are committed to the principals of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent.
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