• Director of Workforce Development

    Posted: 11/19/2023


    The mission of the Director Workforce is to attract and retain talent, investment, and directly support the business community by increasing the population and workforce participation in Bay County.


    • Work with the Director of Marketing and Placemaking to build functional platform for marketing and storytelling that includes resume upload, housing, events, etc.
    • Work directly with Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! to identify “hot jobs” in the community and encourage increased resume uploads from local candidates, those outside the area and trailing spouses.
    • Collaborate with other organizations to identify and remove barriers to employment in the Bay Area, including K-12, Higher Education, Housing and Realtor Organizations, EDOs, Transportation and others.
    • Plan events (job fairs, information sessions, etc.) as stand alone or with other organizations.
    • Attend quarterly meetings with the Stakeholder Committee with an analytic update, summary of actions taken, and actions planned.
    • Presentations to community stakeholder groups, including but not limited to Chambers of Commerce, local government entities, EDOs, for profit and non-profit organizations.
    • Promote available accelerative support and resources to current and prospective businesses and developers (SBDC, Infuse, Incremental Development Alliance, MEDC programs, etc.)
    • Ensure deliverables to private sector funders on an annual basis.
    • Develop new and support current volunteer efforts.
    • Vendor management as appropriate


    • Knowledge of Michigan Works! organizational structure and processes
    • Experience in resume database systems
    • Expert in talent acquisition processes
    • Management of contractors and contractor work
    • Ability to work with diverse community stakeholders.
    • Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to track multiple projects from start to finish.
    • Ability to engage with underrepresented communities.
    • Strong communication, organization and interpersonal skills.
    • Proficient in Google Drive, Microsoft Office, social media platforms


    • Bachelor's Degree with coursework in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field.

    Work Schedule

    Full-time/Contract; The employee work schedule is 40 hrs per week and may involve evening activities. Four (4) days in office; One (1) day remote; Full benefits package including paid time off, holidays, health care and retirement.

    How to apply: 

    Please email your cover letter and resume to magen@baycityarea.com.  No phone calls please.