Workforce Development Director

State of Vermont - Department for Children and Families
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

Who we are: The Family Services Division (FSD) engages families, foster and kin caregivers, partner agencies, and the community to increase safety and law abidance for Vermont’s children and youth. FSD is the largest of the six divisions within the Department for Children and Families (DCF). Our staff is committed to working to keep children and youth safe and free from harmful behaviors. FSD Leadership recognizes that the division’s most valuable resource is our staff and is committed to continuously looking at ways to strengthen and support our workforce. This position, based in Waterbury, will play an important role in achieving that goal. The Role: The Workforce Development Director for FSD and be responsible for overseeing the majority of HR and workforce development responsibilities for the division.


We are looking for someone to join the team who:

• Is a systems thinker who can assess and implement workforce development needs which will include strategic planning around recruitment, retention, succession planning and individual staff career plans.

• Will report directly to the Deputy Commissioner and work with central office leadership, as well as district offices, on workforce development.

• Can analyze data of existing staff survey results, serve as point person to implement stay and exit interviews, and work across teams to collect, analyze, and present the most relevant data.

• Will sit on several department wide committees for classification, merit, and workforce development.

• Can work collaboratively to develop and maintain job expectations, performance standards, and performance evaluation tools.

• Has position management and administrative services experience with the state of Vermont HR system.

• Is skilled in meeting facilitation and has a background in Adult Learning Theory.


What we offer:

• Remote and flexible work schedules

• 11 paid holidays, plus sick and vacation time

• Excellent, health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families.

• Retirement plans, including a pension.

• Parental leave for all new parents, including adoptions.

• Working with a staff who is dedicated to supporting children and families–including your own.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

The Department recently hired a Director of Race, Gender, Equity and Accessibility. She has been working with each of the divisions, including FSD, on inclusive recruitment and hiring. She will also serve as support to the Workforce Development Director. FSD has a large racial equity committee that focuses on different aspects of equity within child welfare.

Wage or Salary
Range is $34.27-$54.04 per hour.