Educational Training Specialist – H1-B One Workforce Grant

Job description

Date: April 29, 2021

Posting Number: 1122

Title: Educational Training Specialist – H1-B One Workforce Grant

Hours: 40 hours/52 weeks (Position begins 4/19/2021, Grant funded through 12/31/2024)

Compensation: Meet & Confer - Grade 11, $18.66 per hour

Reports to: Executive Director, Workforce Training & Tassell MTEC

Close Date: May 13, 2021

* flexible work schedule when necessary, which may include evenings or weekends.


This position serves as a vital link for program participants to connect to education and training activities that will lead to sustainable employment focused in the manufacturing sector.  This position will interact with community agencies and employers to ensure participants understand the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for their career choices.               


  • Provide educational information and opportunities to H1-B One Workforce Grant participants, manufacturing, workforce training students and grant participants.
  • Provide formal learning opportunities, which includes but is not limited to:
  • The development of a customized adult learning plan for each participant
  • A determination of participant’s career guidance and job readiness suitability for the type of training needed
  • Conduct intake and assessments to determine participant’s referral to programs.
  • Participate in information sessions and recruiting activities for the H1-B One Workforce Project
  • Assist participants with enrollment in GRCC vocational/occupational or training/education programs
  • Facilitate group work in workshop and small group formats.
  • Provide career coach and case management services, including:
  • Assist with individual assessments as defined by grant team.
  • Collaborate with partners to help identify and address learning barriers.
  • Collaborate with partners to bring career coaching services to the community and partner organizations.
  • Providing counseling/advocacy
  • Providing exit assessments for the purpose of referral to appropriate agencies or departments
  • Administering participant support services system
  • Document and maintain individual participant and grant files.
  • Develop employment leads/placements with grant partners
  • Re-engaging clients who may be approaching noncompliance status
  • Maintaining participant reporting/reconciliation
  • Monitoring overall participant performance in education and training programs
  • Monitoring/coordinating follow-up with education and training retention participants on at least a monthly basis
  • Coordinate and monitor participate attendance with instructors and data entry staff
  • Attend meetings, both grant and partner meetings regularly
  • Coordinate the retrieval of information from data reporting systems for faculty, staff and students.
  • Coordinate activities with external educational training specialists/coaches at grant partner organizations.
  • Administer system designed to track grant participants who have been referred from other agencies by processing new referrals, providing monitoring and follow-up activities, and maintaining attendance for grant records
  • Persons in this role are identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSA’s will be trained and responsible for reporting Clery Reportable Crimes to Campus Police as required by the Clery Act.
  • Regular attendance during normally scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.



  • Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred degree in counseling or social work, and or licensed as an LLP, LPC or MSW. 


  • Experience in the manufacturing or workforce development sector
  • Application of Listening, Reasoning, and Judgement and decision-making skills required
  • Prefer National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) at a silver level or higher
  • Prefer proven work experience as a career coach or advisor serving adults with diverse backgrounds and barriers


The following competencies are essential and will be evaluated for our candidates through the evidence-based selection process:

Foundational Competencies:

                Responsibility                                    Decisive                                               Writing

                Adaptability                                        Listening                                              Reasoning

                Achievement                                     Information Skills                             Judgement & Decision Making

                Teamwork                                          Reading                                                                Leadership Skills

                Speaking                                              Ingenuity                                             Vision                                   

Occupational Competencies:

                -Getting Information                                                                        -Processing Information

                -Interacting with Computers                                                         -Documenting/Recording Information

                -Communicating with Supervisors/Peers/Subordinates     -Communicating with Persons outside the Organization

                -Establishing & Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships   -Identifying Objects, Actions and Events

                -Organizing, Planning and Prioritizing Work                            -Thinking Creatively

                -Making Decisions and Solving Problems                                  -Analyzing Data or Information

                -Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge                               -Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others                  

                -Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance                           


  • Proficiency with MS Office products and data systems
  • Excellent listening and communication skills, both written and verbal.  Must demonstrate a high level of customer service and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse student, staff and employer partner population
  • Ability to work cooperatively and harmoniously with program and college staff, students, and community
  • Demonstrated ability in working on a cross-functional team in a collaborative learning centered environment
  • Self-motivated to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong reasoning skills and attention to detail
  • Proven initiative and ability to follow through on multiple projects in a timely manner.

Mental Demands

  • Competence to organize work, handle multiple tasks, and meet timelines in a multi-project environment
  • Continuously keeping up to date technically around programs, offerings, and activities (relevant or new) to meet grant outcomes
  • Consistent and intentional work habits that establish and maintain interpersonal relationships
  • High level of energy, enthusiasm and the ability to be innovative and think creatively

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift 15lbs and stand for 30-45 minutes at a time.
  • Ability to drive or travel to employer locations and local community partner locations is required. Valid driver’s license and the ability to provide transportation to meetings in the State of Michigan.


All interested applicants must visit our website at to specifically apply for this position. Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. The posting will close May 13, 2021. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.

Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The College will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation.






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Job No: 1122
Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 5/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time