Job Listing: Director of Talent Strategies

The Roanoke Regional Partnership is looking for someone to enhance and grow their program focused on talent outreach strategies, partnerships, communications, and marketing to attract talent for our region and its employers. The Partnership has already changed the region’s narrative to that of an active, outdoor mecca through the work of the Roanoke Outside Foundation. This is an opportunity to leverage that narrative to attract and retain top talent in the Roanoke region. 

This position calls for someone with an entrepreneurial mindset who can create connections with academic institutions, employers, local governments, students, and other stakeholders, and market the region as a destination for top talent. The ideal candidate relishes the challenge of building a program from the ground up, is a creative yet strategic thinker, and a self-motivator who will not shy away from constructing plans and setting goals. 

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Roanoke Region Sees Brisk Employment Recovery

The recovery is gaining steam in the Roanoke Region of Virginia, where 79 percent of employment lost in the pandemic has been regained as of June 2021.

For comparison, the Commonwealth of Virginia has regained 72 percent of employment lost in the early months of the pandemic. The Roanoke metro region experienced a loss of 16,000 jobs between March and April 2020, and 12,700 of those jobs have been regained representing a recovery of 79 percent of jobs lost.

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