Workforce Development Specialist

Sep 15, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Job Description: POSITION TITLE: WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST SPWODE-SPECXX STATUS: Part time DEPARTMENT: Workforce Development DIVISION: Academic Affairs CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt UNION: Support and Technical REPORTS TO: Manager, Workforce Development PLACEMENT: Support staff, grade 7 MINIMUM PAY RATE: $20.41 per hour 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 Responsible for but not limited to: carrying out client support services, assessment of students' needs, student data management and reporting, outreach, recruitment, registration, job placement, and training of grant funded individuals. Facilitates work readiness and remedial education workshops which cover basic employability and soft skills training. Individual must adapt to new and changing situations and demonstrate a positive attitude and enthusiasm. Serves as liaison to others within department to promote visibility of the program. Ensures ongoing referrals and effective utilization of services to meet program and contract enrollment and outcome goals. Represents the college and its programs and services at on- and off-campus activities. Position requires flexibility, evening hours and some weekend work as well as local travel throughout the district. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Answer questions related to local labor market information and training options; assist customers with providing resources to complete career path packets. 2. Assist in the development of customer resumes; help customers with computer employment searches; participate in the administration of career and WIOA assessments; attend job-relevant training; offer and facilitate career workshops. 3. Identify the developmental needs of students through coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge and skills and how they can apply those skills in a business environment for successful employment. 4. Coordinate job readiness and job placement services; assist participants, individually and in groups, with the full spectrum of job skills training. 5. Incorporate technology into the delivery of services; adhere to all management information system and record keeping requirements; maintain files and verify documentation. 6. Assist in outreach and recruitment activities, job fairs, and job search expos; design and deliver all aspects of the marketing, orientation, and selection steps of the outreach and recruitment phase of projects or programs. 7. Assist WIOA career planners with case management overflow. 8. Perform other related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Bachelor's Degree in Counseling, Human Resources, Social Services, Education or related area. 2. Two (2) years of applicable work experience. 3. Familiarity with workforce preparation strategies, job search placement services, career and vocational education, adult learning principles, and multiple population groups. 4. Experience with content specific workshop development and facilitation. 5. Excellent interpersonal, communication, time and project management, and organizational skills. 6. Strong personal computer and technology skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 1. Familiarity with Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act. 2. One (1) year of experience with results oriented career advising. 3. Content specific workshop development and facilitation. PHYSICAL DEMANDS 1. Normal office physical demands. 2. Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events. 3. Ability to travel in state. WORKING CONDITIONS 1. Duties are performed indoors in the usual office and/or outdoor environment. 2. Flexibility, evening hours and some weekend work as well as local travel. Application Procedures: "Apply to this Job at" Application Deadline: September 21, 2017 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 : 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.