Director of Workforce Development - The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, Severn, MD

Posted: Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region seeks a strategic individual to serve as the Director of Workforce Development as we grow our employment related programs and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) across Anne Arundel County and the Eastern shore.

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc) was founded to provide services and supports to people with I/DD, and now serves clients in Anne Arundel, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties. Our organization is committed to providing superior programs and services to those with I/DD who are of any age and in any stage of their lives. With a staff of 425, The Arc is led by the CEO and an 8-person senior management and is governed by a 17-person Board of Directors. The current budget is approximately $30M. For more information about our organization, see

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Workforce Development will expand and implement a new vision for workforce services that focuses not only on helping the individuals we serve find their first job, but also helping them move up the career ladder with the goal of earning a life-sustaining wage. S/he will inherit a program supporting approximately 110 individuals and will have the opportunity to engage in strategic planning and consider innovative, new approaches to expand the workforce development program, making The Arc the provider of choice in this arena. S/he will manage and lead a team of 6 managers and approximately 30 direct support professionals, and will work collaboratively with team members in other departments to grow The Arc's workforce development programs. See the full list of responsibilities at .

Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment to The Arc's mission and will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to The Arc, including 7+ years' working and supporting people with development and intellectual disabilities; 3+ years' leading and facilitating workforce development programs for people with barriers to employment; excellent verbal and written communication; the ability to think strategically and creatively; a demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment in sensitive situations; a track record of building and managing high performing teams; the ability to work collaboratively with diverse personalities and employee populations; experience in and desire to work under pressure in an ever-changing environment; and possessing a valid driver's license and having access to vehicle. Applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Office, ETO databases and other technology tools for workforce development. A Bachelor's degree is strongly preferred and Master's in a related field (social work, education, etc.) is a plus. Salary will be commensurate with experience; The Arc offers a robust compensation package.

To apply, e-mail your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: (e-mail applications are required and only complete applications will be considered). For other inquiries, contact Ginna Goodenow at

The Arc is an equal opportunity employer. Resume reviews begin immediately; interviews begin in late January 2018.