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Vice President, Workforce Development - Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia

Do you believe in the power of work?  Do you believe that everyone should have the opportunity to perform at their highest potential in a job?  Are you a talented workforce development professional who is ready to step into a mission-focused leadership role?  If so, read on! 

The Opportunity

Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia is seeking a Vice President of Workforce Development. Our mission is changing lives…helping people help themselves through the power of work. Our vision is that every Virginian who wants a job can get a job. This position is central to enabling us to be successful in our mission and achieve our vision.

As a part of our Executive Leadership Team, this position will have a significant impact on our 1400+ employees, individuals who receive help through our Career Centers, and employees of clients and partners in our community. Beginning with our Goodwill employees, we will provide ongoing training that helps individuals improve their lives by advancing in their jobs and careers. In short, this position will have a positive impact on thousands of individuals, our Goodwill operations, and many organizations in central and coastal Virginia.

Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia is among the top 20 Goodwills across the country based on total revenue of over $70 million in 2019. Territory covered spans from the Richmond region to the coast, including southeastern Virginia. In addition to 34 retail stores, we serve customers through government and commercial contract services and through Career Centers that provide assistance to job seekers.

Specific Responsibilities

Values-based Leadership

  • Championing and exhibiting behaviors that are in line with Goodwill’s core values of:
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Learning
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Commitment


  • Partnering closely with operations to develop both technical and leadership skills of our Associates.
  • Developing and implementing the strategic direction for all business units under Workforce Development, including Learning and Development, Recruiting, and Workforce Development Services.
  • Building the Workforce Development team and supporting all departments in creating development plans for their staff.
  • Ensuring that recruiting, development and retention programs are in place and effective at all levels.
  • Ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.
  • Meeting financial and performance metrics.


  • Promoting Goodwill throughout the community.
  • Building strong relationships with internal and external associates that benefit Goodwill in program delivery, partner relationships, and increased overall impact.
  • Using Goodwill’s workforce development programs to support other organizations and generate revenue for Goodwill.
  • Developing new programs and services that address emerging populations.

This position reports to the Chief Administrative Officer and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. It has reporting to it Learning and Development, Recruiting, and Workforce Development Services.

Skills and Experience

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to develop and implement strategy as a part of a team.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years full time experience in progressively responsible management roles in addition to hands on experience in HR, Leadership & Development or a related field, required.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience working with complex employee relations issues
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience implementing programs, grants, community liaison programs etc.
  • Bachelor’s Degree – business, human resources, industrial studies or related field preferred.
  • SHRM or HRCI certification preferred.
  • Current state driver’s license, proof of current auto insurance coverage, and working vehicle required (if not driving company vehicle). Visits to remote locations required.
  • The associate in this position will be required to successfully pass both state and federal criminal background checks.

To Apply

This search is being conducted with the third-party assistance of the firm Warren Whitney. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and five (5) references to:

For best consideration, information should be received by May 18, 2020.

The need for confidentiality is understood. References will not be contacted without prior approval from the candidate. This position will remain open until filled. EOE.


President and Chief Executive Officer - Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. (GRASP)

Do you believe that all young people deserve equitable access to college education and career training so they can lead more fulfilling lives? Are you passionate and knowledgeable about fundraising? Do you understand the business of running a charitable nonprofit organization? If so, read on!

The next President and CEO of Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. (GRASP) will have the opportunity to lead a well-renowned college access organization as it expands its geographic scope within the Commonwealth of Virginia and its range of programs and services to better serve populations in need of support. Designated a Four-Star Charity by Charity Navigator, GRASP currently assists over 8,000 students per year, primarily from economically disadvantaged households, in obtaining resources to fund their education after high school. GRASP is seeking a leader with experience in development who will cultivate relationships with new, passion-driven donors in order to maintain existing partnerships and pursue an ambitious growth plan.

GRASP is headquartered in Henrico, Virginia, in the greater Richmond region. Since its founding in 1983, GRASP has established partnerships with 39 school divisions across Virginia to implement its in-school financial aid advising program. The CEO reports to the Board of Directors and collaborates closely with a dedicated management staff to oversee the operations of the organization.

Priorities for the President and CEO include:

  • Strategic geographic expansion. The CEO will implement an ambitious growth plan to bring GRASP’s programs to new regions of Virginia, prioritizing populations with high need.
  • Developing a larger passion-driven donor base. As tax law changes have reduced incentives for primarily transactional donors, the need to develop relationships with supporters motivated by a passion for GRASP’s mission has never been higher.
  • Vertical growth. The CEO will oversee the enhancement of GRASP’s continuum of services, from its middle school early awareness initiative to its College Success Program supporting students’ post-secondary retention and completion.
  • Relational leadership. The CEO must nurture relationships with external audiences, including supporters, strategic partners, and government entities, and collaborate closely with the board, executive committee, management team, and staff.

Successful candidates will have qualifications and attributes that include:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and listening skills. The CEO is the outward face of GRASP and must be able to build strong relationships and tell our story effectively.
  • Experience in leading successful fundraising campaigns.
  • A strong understanding of operational management and finance.
  • Collaborative skills and ability to build relationships with a diverse range of audiences.
  • A proven ability to make sound business decisions. The CEO will steer the strategic direction of GRASP in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
  • A minimum of three years in a leadership position.
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Willingness and flexibility to routinely travel to different regions of the Commonwealth.

The CEO will hold the organization to the highest standards of quality and accountability to stakeholders and the public. The CEO will ensure that all operations conform to the highest ethical standards, best practices in the nonprofit sector, and the core values of GRASP: diversity, communication, responsibility, and kindness.

Candidates may apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and a list of five references with contact information to the email address below. Please note that references will not be contacted until later in the process and with full knowledge of the candidate. The search committee recognizes that candidates may be very satisfied in their current position and interested in a purely exploratory conversation. Therefore, strict confidentiality will be maintained until the final stages of the interview process.

Please send applications and questions to For best consideration, please apply by March 31, 2020.


Chief Executive Officer - Voices for Virginia's Children

Voices for Virginia’s Children (“Voices”) seeks to hire an enthusiastic, mission-driven Chief Executive Officer to lead this dynamic organization. An ideal candidate is one who is passionate about, and dedicated to, improving children’s well-being, and who has an ability to inspire, engage, and lead others in furthering the mission, vision, and work of Voices. Voices’ mission is to champion public policies that improve the lives of Virginia’s children.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Operational Leadership

  • Enhance and maintain a healthy work culture and ensure opportunities for collective learning, creative problem solving, and collaborative decision making
  • Building organizational capacity including revenue, systems,

policies, and procedures

  • Provide fiscal management, financial stewardship, and strategy


  • Represent and promote Voices for Virginia’s Children in the Commonwealth and national arenas as a nonpartisan, independent, and respected voice for children and families
  • Alongside policy staff, develop and maintain relationships between Voices and external stakeholders including, but not limited to the Virginia General Assembly, the governor and administration and advocacy partners


  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward individual major donors to increase the unrestricted funding for the organization, supported by the organization’s development team and in partnership with board members


Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of ten years of progressive experience in leadership and management. Experience in child welfare, children’s health, early childhood, or other work focused on child advocacy is a plus.

  • A successful track record of actively demonstrating and integrating racial equity and inclusion into all aspects of an organization’s programs and operations and a proven ability to foster an inclusive environment.
  • As the leader of a large organization that relies primarily on private funding, the next CEO should be prepared to adapt to changes strategically and creatively in the political landscape or the economy as they occur. We are seeking a confident fundraiser with a track record of success with private funders; and an experienced administrator who knows how to work with multiple stakeholders to get things done efficiently and effectively.

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary with a benefits package that includes health/dental insurance, 401(k), paid holidays, and personal time/vacation.

To Apply

Voices has retained the services of Warren Whitney to assist with this search. For best consideration this position, please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to before May 15, 2020.

At Voices, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our team and the communities we serve. Voices is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we do not discriminate against any team member or candidate because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by law. We encourage all to apply because we believe a diversity of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.