Position Title:

Coordinator, Work-Based Learning

Job Description:

POSITION: Coordinator, Work-Based Learning
STATUS:tFull timet
DEPARTMENT: Workforce Development
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
UNION: Non-Uniont
REPORTS TO: Director, Workforce Development
PLACEMENT: Professional, S08
MINIMUM PAY RATE:t$52,618 annually

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

POSITION SUMMARY
Coordinate the activities of the Registered Apprenticeship and work-based learning programs. Provide program oversight and coordinate services to meet the needs of area employers to ensure student success. Establish internal (JJC) and external (community-based) partnerships to support recruitment and retention of employers and apprentice participants.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Direct all Registered Apprenticeship and work-based learning programs and services; formulate its goals and policies; determine its objectives and establish standards of performance.
2. Envision the strategic plan, determine the strategies, and implement actions to ensure realization of mission and philosophy.
3. Manage and maintain documentation and submission of appropriate documentation for DOL Registered Apprenticeships and unregistered apprenticeships. Ensure all apprenticeship requirements are met serving as the mediator between all employers and the apprentices. Review DOL and grant requirements to identify processes and understand documentation requirements.
4. Develop and implement strategies for outreach, recruitment and retention of employers and apprentices for Joliet Junior College’s apprenticeship programs. Design and develop brochures, fliers and general informational materials to promote the program. Participate in career fairs and make presentations to targeted audiences.
5. Develop and foster professional relationships with industry, Department of Labor, Economic Development and Chamber groups, Advisory Committees members, community groups and apprentices.
6. Negotiate and prepare contracts and payment schedules for apprenticeship and work-based learning programs and Training Agents (Employers). Conduct site visits to ensure Department of Labor and grant audit guidelines are being met. Review and maintain employer and apprentices progress reports and record keeping systems.
7. Interview, assess, counsel and advise students and apprentices in establishing educational and career goals. Advise students on degree options and assist students in the enrollment process including preparing schedules of related technical training. Conduct transcript evaluations. Monitor apprentice progress and update Apprenticeship student and employer data including internal and external apprenticeship databases and other reporting documents as requested.
8. Create a streamlined process to work with employers to be part of JJC’s Registered Apprenticeship and work-based learning programs.
9. Collaborate with faculty to recruit new apprenticeship and work-based learning students, presenting in classrooms and at high school events.
10. Participate and/or attend meetings and collaborate in the quarterly apprenticeship consortium meetings. Attend all apprenticeship related trainings and events. Preparing, leading, and presenting as necessary.
11. Maintain apprenticeship and work-based learning student files including all correspondence relating to apprenticeship application, employer placement process, yearlong work experience, relevant coursework, and grading documents.
12. Maintain a comprehensive communication plan with employers and apprentices.
13. Prepare and provide oral and written reports to grant personnel. Maintain data and report on apprentice records, including enrollments, completions and transcription; as well as employer documentation on competencies and salary schedules for the apprentice.
14. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. Bachelor’s Degree; or in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree, must have an Associate’s Degree or equivalent, plus two (2) years' experience.
2. Strong personal computer and technology skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
3. Strong interpersonal, communication, time, project management and organizational skills.
4. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.
5. Demonstrated commitment to the college’s core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation and quality.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Direct experience with Registered Apprenticeship programs.
2. Three (3) years of work experience in higher education, grant and/or workforce development programs.
3. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.
4. Demonstrated multicultural competence.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
1. Normal office physical demands.
2. Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events.
3. Ability to travel in state.

WORKING CONDITIONS
1. Duties are performed indoors in the usual office and/or outdoor environment.
2. Local travel required. Access to reliable transportation and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some evening and/or weekend hours required.
3. This is a grant-funded position. The funding is set to expire on June 30, 2022 and may not be renewed.

PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WITH YOUR APPLICATION:
• Resume
• A cover letter with your interest in being considered for the position.
• Unofficial Transcripts (must be included)

Full Time/Part Time:

Full time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:

40
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