The Workforce Development Specialist will collaborate with Advising, Admissions, Counseling, and Career Services on services for WIA and TAA clients. The Specialist will work with employers and industry representatives to develop and cultivate relationships for the purpose of securing employment opportunities for WIA and TAA clients. The Workforce Development Specialist will serve as the College of DuPage liaison to WorkNet.
DUTIES OF POSITION:
(*Denotes Essential Function)
* 1. Collaborate with Admissions, Advising and Counseling Services, Academic Divisions, and Career Services on services for WIA and TAA clients who are potential new and/or continuing students at the College.
*2. Develop and cultivate employer relationships by reaching out to employers both in person and electronically to learn of hiring needs.
*3. Meet with WIA Counselors at WorkNet DuPage on a regular basis to keep track of clients, assist with clients’ needs, obtain funding updates, etc.
*4. Meet with WorkNet and TAA clients for one-on-one appointments.
*5. Develop educational plans for clients who need education to enhance their workplace skills.
*6. Provide information to clients about educational programs and student support services at COD.
*7. Assist with providing information in preparing training funded proposals for TAA clients.
*8. Keep WIA Counselors at WorkNet DuPage informed of new academic programs at COD.
*9. Monitor the Illinois Workforce Development Training Approval List and report changes in program status to the Office of Academic Affairs. Share updates about the Approval List with Admissions, Advising and Counseling Services, Academic Divisions and other college personnel and offices/departments as needed.
*10. Prepare monthly reports.
*11. Prepare and maintain reports on clients and workforce development funding.
*12. Keep the Director of Academic Partnerships informed of the status of WIA funding changes.
13. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Academic Partnerships
Received by Employee:
Director of Academic Partnerships
Exercised by Employee:
Workforce Development Service Representative
Bachelor's degree in career counseling, education, human resources, business administration or related field.
Minimum of three years experience working with Workforce Development, WIA, or TAA clients. Minimum of one year career counseling experience working with college students of all ages. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective, professional relationships with employers, the professional community, clients, and internal customers. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated comprehensive counseling and career development skills.
EQUIPMENT AND/OR MACHINES USED:
Computer, printer, multi-line telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SARS, MyAccess, Datatel, and the Internet.
Normal office environment with walk-in and telephone traffic. Frequent contact with workforce development clients, WorkNet staff, College personnel at all COD locations, and employers. Some travel (car) required. Occasional evening and weekend hours. Hours vary between 15-30 hours per week depending on client volume. This position is located at the WorkNet DuPage Center with some travel to the COD main campus.