Specialist, Employment & Training

Joliet Junior College
CTR-City Center

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Job location: CTR-City Center

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-09-24
Req: REQ-304

Position Title:

Specialist, Employment & Training

Job Description:

STATUS: Part time
DEPARTMENT: Workforce Development
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Support and Technical
REPORTS TO: Workforce Skills Manager
PLACEMENT: Support staff, grade 7
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $20.41 per hour

Assist individuals with career preparation by advising students on re-training opportunities and registering them for classes. Assists in efforts to retain current students in their programs, and provides information on relevant training programs. Works closely with Workforce Services Division of Will County Career Planners to ensure students are registered in classes appropriate for their grant funding and program of interest. Document client participation and progress as specified by the funding source's record keeping requirements.


1. Serve as a recruiter and advisor to all eligible clients; adhere to contract specifications and performance measures.

2. Meet with students, advise and register them in JJC classes; perform group registration activities.

3. Conduct workforce development workshops on interviewing, resume writing, internet job search techniques, networking skills, and career assessments.

4. Assist in job fairs, job search expos, and outreach and recruitment activities; design and deliver all aspects of the marketing, orientation, and selection steps of the outreach and recruitment phase of the project.

5. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with referral organizations, public, and co-workers.

6. Monitor the individualized training and employment plans and customer compliance with program standards and agreements; evaluate and report on contract compliance; adhere to reporting timelines.

7. Pro-actively assist staff and participants in making the transition into training and gainful employment; implement processes which will lead participants to a positive outcome as they exit their funded program.

8. Perform the follow-up tasks as required by the funding source; make recommendations and/or take actions to improve performance measures to ensure positive outcomes for grant reporting.

Represent Joliet Junior College onsite at Workforce Services of Will County Center to advise clients on academic programs eligible for WIOA. Perform other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Social Services, Education or related area. Two (2) years of applicable work experience. Familiarity with workforce preparation strategies, job search placement services, career and vocational education, adult learning principles, and multiple population groups. Strong interpersonal, communication, time and project management and organizational skills. Strong personal computer and technology skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Flexibility, evening hours and some weekend work as well as local travel.


National Career Readiness Certificate Two (2) years of work experience working with college students and providing academic advising. Knowledge of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs and funding.


Normal office physical demands. Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events. Ability to travel in state.


Duties are performed indoors in the usual office and/or outdoor environment.

Full Time/Part Time:

Part time

Union (If Applicable):

Support & Technical

Scheduled Hours:



Working at Joliet Junior College 

Joliet Junior College, the nation's first public community college, offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. A comprehensive community college, JJC also provides occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, and student support services.

Tucked in the middle of a wildlife preserve, bridging the banks of a lake and surrounded by its own Arboretum, Joliet Junior College is an educational community that embraces diversity and promotes personal growth. Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse personnel is the cornerstone of JJC's commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The College supports this commitment by providing personnel with excellent terms and conditions of employment, outstanding health and welfare benefits and programs for a secure retirement.

JJC employees work in a wide variety of roles within the college, including faculty, support staff, and administrative positions. With such a diverse range of professions, JJC ensures that a wealth of development opportunities is available to employees. From personal growth, career advancement, and a dynamic and rewarding work atmosphere, employees have the resources they need to achieve a successful and fulfilling career at JJC.

Joliet Junior College's open search procedures allow us to find the best available candidates for positions and to provide a balanced workforce to reflect the ethnic composition of the District we serve.

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