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Assistant Executive Director of the Unemployment Insurance Division

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce is seeking an Assistant Executive Director to lead the Unemployment Insurance Division in Columbia, South Carolina. This individual will serve as a member of the agency’s executive leadership team and as the principal policy advisor regarding the UI program. 

Qualified candidates can apply by emailing their resume to HR Director Katie Herrmann at Out-of-state applicants are welcome.


  • Executing strategic management and objectives to ensure high performance, effective and efficient service quality, and compliance and conformity with state and federal laws and regulations and in accordance with USDOL guidelines.
  • Responsible for extensive business operations, planning, and organizing for diverse programs.
  • Communicating and building relationships across multiple areas, departments, and divisions to effectively complete projects and other special initiatives.
  • Formulating, developing, executing, and promulgating relative policies, rules, regulations, resolutions, and standards.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, finance, public administration, or a related degree.
  • At least six years of experience managing an organization with a large number of employees with varied job descriptions.
Preferred Qualifications
  • A Master’s degree and knowledge of Unemployment Insurance law, benefits, policies, and procedures.
  • Experience with UI tax or benefits work or in the monitoring of programs for compliance with statues and/or other programs requirements.
Benefits Package
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children
  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
  • 15 days sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs
  • And more!
Equal Opportunity Statement

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited, to lactation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.