Part-Time Grant Funded Workforce Partnership Coordinator

Part Time Workforce Partnership Coordinator (Workforce Equity Initiative Grant) South Suburban College


Student & Enrollment Services

Description of Position:

Under the direction of the Dean of Student Development, the Workforce Partnership Coordinator identifies, organizes, maintains, and coordinates South Suburban College partnerships with business, industry, and community. The Workforce Partnership Coordinator communicates with workforce partners and employers regarding job requirements, job shadowing, internships and placement and collaborates with program deans to increase successful placement of participants in high wage employment positions.

The Behavioral Health Specialist is expected to participate in quality improvement initiatives and support national accreditation standards. This position requires a high level of confidentiality and adherence to professional standards, laws, policies and regulations related to mental health services in higher education. The Behavioral Health Specialist must familiar with mental health disorders, environmental and socioeconomic issues that may cause disparities in the health of individuals, and have a high level of comfort interacting with a variety aged population.

To be successful in this role, the Behavioral Health Specialist must have a high level of attention to detail and be proficient in developing treatment plans, conducting assessments, and completing documentation in a timely manner.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

  • Develop and formalize partnerships with at least 30 employers with career placement opportunities for students completing programs in Nursing, Certified Production Assistant, Community Health Worker, Patient Care Technician, and Barber Technician.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for the implementation and attainment of approved grant application programming and activities, goals, objectives, and outcomes.
  • Provide support and information for project participants.
  • Coordinate with all areas within the College to provide services and opportunities for participants.
  • Facilitate the successful placement of participants in career related, high wage-earning employment positions.
  • Facilitate and support workshops, seminars, fairs, meetings and other events/activities related to career development, workforce partnerships, and job placement.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and records of all activities, events, partnerships, meetings and other programming elements.
  • Coordinate with Career Coaches to engage participants in programming and activities.
  • Meet regularly with partners, Career Coaches, program Deans, Counseling, Dual Credit staff, and Career Development and Job Center staff to collaborate and coordinate project efforts.
  • Provide reports and presentations as requested.
  • Attend grant project, and other meetings as requested.
  • Actively participate in the retention and recruitment of students.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, or related field
  • Illinois Licensed Professional Counselor (active and in good standing)


2-3 years’ experience with Career Pathways, Workforce Initiatives and Partnerships, and Job Placement


  • Good interpersonal and public relations skills; confidence in establishing new relationships.
  • 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.
  • Able to work well independently.
  • Database management and reporting experience.
  • 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.


  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Data interpretation skills


Must successfully pass a criminal background check.


This is a temporary grant funded position for 20 hours per week. Pay rate is $30 per hour. This position is funded through September 17, 2020.

Application Deadline:

November 6, 2019

Application Procedure:

Please include the title of the position applying for in the subject line. Submit cover letter, resume, licensure credentials (if required), and unofficial transcripts via email to:

Office of Human Resources
Room 1245
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street
South Holland, IL 60473

or email to:

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