Goal -oriented, technically adept, and highly motivated manager with proven track record.

Cynthia Drayton is an intentional Workforce leader with more than 13 years experience and expertise in managing federal and state grants.

Cynthia is results-driven with exceptional communication and engagement skills which have provided her with the opportunity to present at a variety of venues such as the National Black Caucus Community Partnership Forum in Washington, D.C. as a panelist.

Her areas of expertise include but are not limited to organizational leadership, strategic planning, group training and facilitation, program/grant evaluation and enhancement, networking-building key alliances/partnerships, performance review and improvement, training and supervision, and integrity – maintaining high ethical standards. She is passionate about helping people reach their fullest potential and dreams.

According to a colleague in higher education, Cynthia is “… enthusiastic, dedicated, caring, and committed. She is an individual with exemplary character and integrity. Coupled with her proven leadership and management ability, she has a strong commitment to student success.”

Currently, Cynthia is the manager of the Georgia Department of Labor Thomasville Career Center in Thomasville, Georgia.



Job Development

Identify and contact candidates for positions. Coordinate and attend job fairs to promoted employer recrutiment. Establish contact with professional groups, employers, and colleges to generate job leads and create talent bank.

Business Networking/Job Development

Strategize and collaborate with the local chamber of commerce, workforce development partners, veteran services organizations, employers, community-based organizations, and colleges regarding employment opportunities for individuals and special populations.

Vocational Counseling and Guidance

Provided career, job search, academic counseling to diverse student population. Administered career assessments, individual and group facilitation sessions, and labor market information workshops.

Computer Skills

Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, IOS, Windows 8, Presi, Internet,work-based software and social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.).

Multimedia Presentations

Contribute to organizational success by facilitating communication with staff, business leaders, partners, and the community. Interface with individuals and groups to market services.

Work experience

Work experience

GEAR UP Director

Thomas University

Served as a counselor for a federally-funded, post-secondary achievement program for high school students while also serving as part-time director of the GEAR UP  initiative for high-risk elementary school students.

Counselor/Retention Coordinator

Southwest Georgia Technical College

Identified student barriers and developed intervention strategies to impact student attrition and retention goals.

Grant Coordinator

Thomas University

Provided oversight and consultation on mentoring program objectives and services for school administrators and community-based non-profit directors.


Georgia Department of Labor

Responsible for all aspects of supervising U.I. (Unemployment Insurance) and E.S. (Employment Services/Wagner Peyser) career center operations, staff development, marketing, quality assurance, inventory control, budgeting and customer relations.




Spelman College


Florida A & M University


Thomas University


Nova Southeastern University

Cynthia Drayton Résumé