Project Director

Equus Workforce Solutions | Vancouver, WA

Posted Date 2/09/2021


The Project Director will focus on providing employment services across our three counties of Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties.  Our drive is to develop employment skills while creating equitable access and opportunity for marginalized populations throughout our communities. The role will lead WIOA Title 1 services with additional leveraged funding streams to maximize training and employment impacts.  These services are delivered as part of our local WorkSource centers where the Project Director is a major contributor to the overall leadership of these centers.  Successful candidates must be able to lead a diverse team focusing on strengthening culture, providing direction and empowerment, while contributing at the ground level.       


  • Provide leadership, budget/fiscal management oversight, manage a large assigned staff, and monitor performance management 
  • Ensure compliance to meet or exceed contractual expectations while responsibly achieving our mission and vision, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness of the operation
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with our customers, including the funding agency and area employers
  • Ensure compliance with contractual and program requirements
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community resources to further program goals
  • Ensure a positive customer experience for all internal and external customers
  • Evaluate the performance and impact of the organization and staff in meeting objectives and delivery of services; perform Quality Assurance and Quality Monitoring
  • Foster a positive, inclusive and accountable culture while promoting the company mission, vision, values, and brand
  • Manage human resource responsibilities such hiring, coaching, disciplining (when appropriate) in coordination with the corporate HR team and Employee Relations Director Ensure all requisite training is delivered appropriately, providing effective training and support and supervising staff performance
  • Ensure proper practices regarding record keeping, control systems, and proper reporting
  • Foster a motivational, collaborative, and innovative work environment
  • Administer policies and procedures in accordance with company, funder and program standards
  • Respond timely and fully to all funder and company requests for information and reports.
  • Participate in business development activities including contract rebid  and new business activities
  • Present information on project and company activities and progress as invited or required at meetings and conferences 
  • Other duties as assigned


  • BS/BA in Business Administration, Organizational Development, Project Management, or closely related field of study; and
  • Operational leadership experience with a minimum of 5 years professional experience organizing, planning, and developing programs and services at a management level, including supervision of others; Senior level management experience managing multiple departments/functions/teams, with direct responsibility to executive leadership or a board of directors strongly desired; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience and demonstrated results as determined appropriate for the specific opportunity by the hiring manager
  • At least 2 years of experience providing operational oversight in a workforce development environment desired, but not required
  • Experience in public speaking
  • Intermediate level MS Office Skills
  • Proof of valid drivers license and liability insurance may be required
  • Fiscal / financial management experience, operational oversight, and experience managing grants and/or contracts
  • Proven ability to manage contractual relationships

About our Line of Business

Equus Workforce Solutions, formerly ResCare Workforce Services, is the nation’s leading provider of workforce development services in North America. With a dedicated and passionate team, Equus puts the industry’s best practices to work nationwide by focusing on the development, design, and delivery of demand-driven workforce solutions. Assisting over a million job seekers and thousands of employers annually, Equus Workforce Solutions is the most comprehensive workforce development company in the United States. For more information visit


Listing Type
Business (General) | Business Development | Communications | Creative | Customer Service | Executive | Government/Public Agency | Management | Nonprofit | Office | Operations
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Senior Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer

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