Coordinator - Workforce Equity Initiative - Grant Funded (Part Time)

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 14, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time



The Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) is a statewide grant program focused on expanding training opportunities for minority students in at-risk communities. A WEI Grant Coordinator coordinates and performs a wide range of programmatic, procurement, and reporting activities associated with the administering the Workforce Equity Initiative Grant. This role will report to the Executive Director of Workforce Equity Initiative. A WEI Grant Coordinator also manages a cohort of grant awarded students by tracking their progress from enrollment and completion to placement for the following programs: Basic Nursing Assistant, Community Health Worker, EMT, Patient Care Technician, Personal Fitness Trainer, Phlebotomy, and Sterile Processing. Performs related duties as required.


  • Works directly with clients/ students to provide the range of services and assistance specified under the workforce equity initiative grant, adhering to operating procedures and funding requirements.
  • Works collaboratively with college administrators to plan, develop, and implement project initiatives and activities to accomplish grant funded program objectives.
  • Provides information to staff, faculty, and clients/students on the grant's program’s objectives and intended outcomes, operating processes and procedures, and direct services provided to clients/students.
  • Maintains records and creates databases using Excel and accesses data on PeopleSoft (i.e. CS9, Open Book) to track program enrollment, level of activity and engagement with clients/students.
  • Prepares narrative reports to document program activities, services provided, program outcomes, and achievements in compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Coaches and counsels interested participants in completing the scholarship application.
  • Prepares purchase requisitions, places orders with vendors, and verifies delivery of materials, supplies, equipment, and other goods acquired with program grant funds.
  • Coordinates with Business Office to maintain account records of budgeted funds and to track and monitor expenditures and account balances.
  • Conducts research for workforce partners and community based organizations.
  • Prepares and facilitates presentations and workshop for clients/students.
  • Attends Workforce Equity Initiative Consortium quarterly meeting and other events related to the grant as required.


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, Education, Public Policy, or a related field
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Three to five years of work experience in a responsible administrative or program administrator role, preferably for a non-for-profit or higher education institution
  • Strong collaborator who can work within a matrixed environment and team setting to accomplish goals in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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