Employer Relations Coordinator
Job Description: POSITION: COORDINATOR, EMPLOYER RELATIONS LFWODE-CORD06 STATUS: Full Time, grant-funded DEPARTMENT: Workforce Development DIVISION: Academic Affairs CLASSIFICATION: Exempt UNION: Non-Union REPORTS TO: Workforce Skills Manager PLACEMENT: Professional staff, grade 9 MINIMUM PAY RATE: $54,471 annually Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. POSITION SUMMARY Develops strong working relationships with area employers to promote mentoring, paid work experience and employment opportunities for students; supports strategic activities designed to engage and advise My Future grant program students on appropriate career paths in order to prepare them for employment and assist them with job search skills. Ensure ongoing referrals and effective utilization of services to meet program and contract enrollment and outcome goals. Occasional evening and/or weekend work and local travel required. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Actively develop work experience, employment sites and opportunities for My Future students. 2. Establish new, and strengthen current, employer relationships and visibility in the business and education communities through outreach activities such as networking events, mailings, cold calls and personal visits. 3. Identify employers in high growth/high demand occupations in Will County and their job openings. 4. Verify core job competencies, certifications, work ethic requirements, etc. for high growth/high demand occupations in Will County and communicate these findings to My Future staff and students. 5. Facilitate and manage employer visits for the My Future program and provide leadership and coordination for targeted career/job fairs. 6. Partner with academic departments to strengthen communication with and between employers, students, and faculty to identify and promote paid work experience and employment opportunities. 7. Collaborate with faculty and staff to facilitate student learning by assisting students to secure appropriate mentoring, shadowing, and work experiences to enhance overall academic experiences and learn skills essential to successful employment. 8. Prepare My Future students with all aspects of implementing a successful job search including resume writing, interviewing, networking and job-search techniques and strategies. 9. Assist with the promotion of the My Future program and electronic job posting systems to students, faculty and employers as it relates. 10. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Bachelor degree in Education, Business, Human Resources, or related field. 2. Three (3) years of applicable work experience in job development, internship program administration, student employment administration, career counseling or related area. 3. Polished presentation skills with excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. 4. Strong personal computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. PREFFERRED QUALIFICATION 1. Master's degree. 2. Familiar with use of social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) to support the promotion, marketing and communication of services and programs. 3. National Career Readiness Certificate. PHYSICAL DEMANDS 1. Normal office physical demands. 2. Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events. WORKING CONDITIONS 1. Duties are performed indoors in the usual office and/or outdoor environment. Application Procedures: "Apply to this Job at employment.jjc.edu" Application Deadline: Open until filled All offers of employment are contingent upon the following: * Satisfactory results of a background check * Post-offer, pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires Joliet Junior College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college supporting diversity. ANNUAL CLERY SAFETY REPORT (ASR) NOTICE FIRE SAFETY REPORT (FSA) and MISSING PERSON POLICY (MPP) FOR STUDENTS RESIDING IN "ON CAMPUS" STUDENT HOUSING Joliet Junior College is committed to assisting members of the JJC community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual CLERY security compliance document along with the Fire Safety Report (FSR) and the Missing Person Policy (MPP) for students residing in "on campus" student housing is available at the JJC Police Department website : http://jjc.edu/about/operational/campus-police/Pages/crime-statistics.aspx along with other safety information. If you would like to receive the ASR, FSR or MPP in booklet form, you may stop by the Campus Police Department located on Main Campus in G 1013 or call Campus Police at 815-280-2234. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention and reporting, police law enforcement authority, disciplinary procedures and other related security policies. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous years for all JJC campuses, property owned and controlled by JJC District 525 and on public property immediately adjacent to JJC campuses. This information is required by law and is made available by the Joliet Junior College Police Department.