Director, Education & Workforce

Maryland Department of Commerce

SALARY: $70,691 – $113,509


The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director, Education & Workforce within the Division of Business and Industry Sector Development, Office of Strategic Industries & Entrepreneurship. This primary responsibility of this position is to serve as primary link between the Agency, higher education institutions, and other workforce related stakeholders across the State. This position will make connections between the Agency’s target industry sectors to include aerospace, biotechnology, cybersecurity, manufacturing, and stakeholders to support the changing workforce needs of employers; function as the Agency’s subject matter expert on college and university programs, assets and capabilities as they relate to the Agency’s mission and the economic development of the State. Incumbent will identify and quantify pertinent R & D programs within institutions and affiliate organizations; engage higher education, manage tech transfer and entrepreneurship programs to create linkage to existing business opportunities; advocate for enhancements to educational offerings to better support growing companies in key target industry sectors; conduct outreach to colleges and universities to understand their capabilities to support business growth; match workforce and education needs of growing companies with appropriate education and workforce programs and resources; create and execute outreach strategies to engage education institutions and other relevant stakeholders; and represent the Agency on boards and commissions on matters related to education and workforce.

The selected employee will possess excellent interpersonal skills to work with high level public and private sector officials and maintain effective working relationships; excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to handle multiple, concurrent and high priority projects and possess proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite for Windows including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, Google Mail and/or other relevant software. Some statewide travel is required, as is, attendance at out of State conferences.

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Real Estate/Land Use, or a related industry field AND at least six years of experience in industrial, business or economic development; marketing; planning; finance; commercial real estate; manufacturing; or related field. Equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable. Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with C-suite level individuals, strong relationships throughout the Maryland higher education network, demonstrated knowledge of and work experience in P-20 education in the State and/or one or more of the State’s key industry sectors. Please describe in detail any job duties relating to the qualifications stated. Please list, if applicable, process experience for each of the positions you held.

It is highly preferred that you apply online at Click on Work at Commerce from the left side menu. If you are unable to apply online, please submit a resume to: Maryland Department of Commerce – Office of Human Resources ATTN: DIRECTOR, EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE World Trade Center, 401 East Pratt Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 NO LATER THAN: MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019

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