WEI Workforce Partnership Assistant (WEI Grant – Part Time Temporary Staff)
Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI)
Under the direction of the WEI Project Manager, the Workforce Partnership Assistant works collaboratively within the WEI team to identify, organize, maintain, and coordinate South Suburban College partnerships with business, industry, and community constituents. The Workforce Partnership Assistant communicates with workforce partners and employers regarding job requirements, job shadowing, internships, and placement. Collaborates with WEI program staff to increase successful employment assistance of participants into high demand, high wage employment positions. This position is funded through December 30, 2022.
Essential Functions and Basic Duties:
- Develop a working knowledge of the grant and college policies, procedures, academic programs, and services.
- Develop and formalize partnerships with at least 15 employers with career placement opportunities for students enrolled in WEI approved programs.
- Coordinate regular opportunities for participants to engage in internships, job shadowing, networking, and job placement activities with an extensive pool of potential employers in targeted careers.
- Develop and facilitate virtual/in-person job readiness trainings and workshops for WEI participants related to career readiness, job search strategies, resume writing, and interview skills.
- Support workshops, seminars, fairs, meetings, and other events/activities related to career development, workforce partnerships, and job placement assistance.
- Attend all community-based activities as needed and appropriate outreach events.
- Perform all other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Masters preferred.
- 2-3 years’ experience with Career Pathways, Workforce Initiatives and Partnerships, and Job Placement.
- Solid analytical, creative, and problem-solving abilities with ability to collect, interpret, and report on both quantitative and qualitative data as it relates to both job opportunities and student experiences.
- Project management skills, being able to simultaneously work on multiple initiatives and meet required deadlines.
- Database management and reporting experience; working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), basic Internet research techniques, and proficiency with virtual platforms-Zoom, Google Meets, WebEx.
- Experience working with college-aged and returning adult populations.
- Ability to interact and engage with diverse stakeholders and produce high level results.
- Possess cultural competency, experience working with diverse and underrepresented population, and a strong commitment to racial equity.
- Must successfully pass a criminal background check.
This is a temporary grant funded position for 20 hours per week. Pay rate is $25 per hour. This position is funded through December 30, 2022.
May 6, 2022
April 4, 2022
Submit cover letter, resume, licensure credentials (if required), and unofficial transcripts via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or Office of Human Resources, Room 1245. Please include the title of the position applying for in the subject line.