Job Posting: Director of Workforce Development Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce

The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the position of Director of Workforce Development.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of full-time work experience in the maritime, construction, healthcare and advanced manufacturing industry sectors is desired.
  • Experience collecting, analyzing and reporting complex data is required.
  • Experience in workforce development, economic development, or industry training is preferred.
  • Experience in working with educational institutions and programs is preferred.
  • Prior involvement with workforce initiatives, industry clusters and civic organizations is preferred.

 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Skilled Trades and use of the associated equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use organizational and planning skills, with attention to detail and follow through.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, and implement innovative partnerships with business and industry in the community to foster a supportive economic development environment, including contract and community education.
  • Assess community needs and develop partnerships and other collaborative relationships with business/industry, government agencies, and other entities.
  • Develop partnerships and coordinate with external agencies to develop opportunities for students that expand the workforce; ensure positive relationships are built and maintained.

Applicants will be considered based on education and applicable experience. Salary and benefits are competitive and negotiable.

Contact John Seymour 256.353.5312 or