Job location: CTR-City Center Employment Type:
Part-time Posted data:
Specialist, Employment & Training
POSITION TITLE: SPECIALIST, EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
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.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
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Union (If Applicable):
Support & Technical