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Career Opportunities in the Fredericksburg Region!

Do you want to live in a community that boasts excellent river kayaking and outdoor opportunities, an emerging tech sector linked to innovative Department of Defense research, and a small university town vibe? Are you intrigued by the possibility of moving the region to a new level of economic growth, or helping solve one of the most intractable interstate highway snags? Are you excited about working in a small office, with lots of room for professional growth, while enjoying excellent employee benefits including robust health care and Virginia Retirement System benefits.? Then working with the George Washington Regional Commission could be for you! 

We are currently looking for well-qualified, energetic, and community-oriented individuals to fill positions in our organization. The George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) is the designated Planning District Commission (PDC) for more than 376,000 people in the City of Fredericksburg as well as the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford. GWRC provides a broad array of planning and support services including regional economic development, environmental planning, support for individuals experiencing homelessness, rideshare matching for commuters, vanpool support, and regional special project coordination. It also provides staff to its sister boards including the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO), GO Virginia Region 6, and the Continuum of Care. 

GO Virginia Program Director

GWRC is seeking a Program Director to provide professional support to the Mary Ball Washington Regional Council (GO Virginia Region 6) and ensure the George Washington Regional Commission fulfills its duties as the GO Virginia Region 6 Support Organization and Fiscal Agent. The director’s key functions will be facilitation and communication roles that will develop a robust project pipeline for the region. As a facilitator, the director will help manage and provide assistance with GO Virginia funding and initiatives benefiting GO Virginia Region 6. As a communicator, the director’s role will be to engage, educate and champion stakeholders who represent area businesses and entrepreneurs, localities, education, nonprofits, and private foundations. The selected individual will support the objectives of the GO VA Region 6 Council for regional collaboration fostering high wage job creation in priority industry sectors. The selected individual will lead policy and program guideline development. The selected individual will manage and direct program implementation, manage overall program performance and reporting, and track performance metrics and program impact to ensure the maximal use of resources in community and regional economic development priority initiatives.

The successful candidate will hold at least a bachelor’s degree, with three to five years of experience and knowledge of economic development and/or business preferred. Specific qualities we are looking for include excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, an outgoing personality, excellent communication skills, and a creative and flexible mindset. A detailed job description can be found here. A cover letter, resume, list of at least 3 references, and salary history can be submitted for consideration to careers@gwregion.org.

The George Washington Regional Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Contact Us!

Anne Marie Kluempen

Program Coordinator
George Washington Regional Commission
406 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 642-1581 | kluempen@gwregion.org

GO Virginia is a business-led initiative focused on collaborative projects that bring high-paying jobs to the region.

The Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity in each Region, known as GO Virginia, is a statewide initiative to create more higher-paying jobs in Virginia through business-led regional collaboration.

The Mary Ball Washington Regional Council governs GO Virginia Region 6, which covers the Fredericksburg area, the Northern Neck, and the Middle Peninsula (Planning Districts 16, 17, and 18).

The George Washington Regional Commission is the Support Organization and Fiscal Agent for the Regional Council.

What is GO Virginia's Purpose?

GO Virginia supports programs to create more high-paying jobs through incentivized collaboration between business, education, and government to diversify and strengthen the economy in every region of the Commonwealth.

The initiative is based on three main points:

  • Virginia urgently needs strong private-sector growth. Federal cutbacks have exposed our over-dependence on public-sector jobs. Virginia needs strong private-sector growth and job creation.
  • Growth in Virginia’s diverse regions requires collaboration. To grow and diversify our economy, business, education, and government must collaborate effectively in each region.
  • State government must be a catalyst and partner. State government must provide incentives for strategic, job-focused collaboration in each region of the Commonwealth.

Check out our website to read about efforts to increase high paying jobs throughout Region 6 and Virginia.

Regional Priority Clusters

  • Aquaculture / Seafood / Commercial Fishing / Marine Industries
  • Forestry / Wood Products / Paper
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution / Logistics
  • Information / Data Centers
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

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