About Oakton Community College :
For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where
thousands begin or continue their college or career studies.
Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more
than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life
for everyone who enters its doors.
Basic Function and Responsibility:
Coordinate the College's work-based learning programs and
facilitate student opportunities with area employers. Collaborate
with faculty and employers to create and expand worksite learning
opportunities (e.g. internships, apprenticeships) for Oakton
students. Guide students through various program opportunities and
consistently work to increase program participation.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
- Act as the main contact for students or prospective students
interested in work-based learning opportunities. Refer qualified
students for consideration. Collaborate with College partners as
needed to ensure a positive student experience.
- Act as the first point of contact for business and community
inquiries into hosting Oakton students as interns. Engage business,
industry, government and the non-profit sectors as partners in
providing work-based learning opportunities for Oakton
- Create, coordinate approval, maintain, distribute, and guide
students and employers through the required paperwork to
participate in an Oakton work-based learning program. Assist
students with general questions on navigating internal departments
after being selected for the program. Refer students to academic or
student services partners as needed.
- Supporting the Workforce Compliance and Career Initiatives
Manager, drive initiatives to increase student participation and
program size including developing marketing strategies and
materials that promote the opportunities both externally and
internally, developing, organizing, and conducting workshops,
informational sessions, fairs, etc. for students and area
businesses, and maintain internal webpage content and other
advertising of work-based learning opportunities.
- Maintain the central repository of work-based learning records
including, but not limited to, student lists, private sector, and
other external partner lists, practicum credits awarded, etc. in
addition to data metrics directed by Administration. Maintain
modernization of records procedures.
- Collaborate with Oakton administrators and faculty in a.)
referring skill-ready student candidates for available
opportunities. b.) marketing program initiatives c.) identifying
occupations and industries related to academic fields that are
suitable for internship development and d) guiding and tracking
students through practicum (credit) opportunities.
- Collaborate with Career Services as needed for career
development, resume/cover letter writing, etc. Partner to develop
workshops that promote career self-reliance and promote exposure to
employment opportunities for Oakton students
- Serve as the main point of contact for Department of Labor
registered apprenticeships. Coordinate posting and filling of
opportunities. Guide students through the College process.
- Coordinate partnerships for non-registered apprenticeships.
Guide students through the program acceptance process.
- Conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the internship or
apprenticeship experience by both employer and intern.
- Assist in the development and implementation of the annual
budget process as related to work-based learning.
- Assist in the preparation of grant proposals in support of
work-based learning programs.
- Implement internship procedures; develop and manage
student/employer records and collect data for use in preparing
reports related to the internship program.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
- Functional supervision is received from the Workforce
Compliance and Career Initiatives Manager. Administrative
supervision is received from the Director of Grant Strategy and
Qualifications and Working Conditions:
- Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of training and
experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities is
required. Bachelor's degree in Business, Education or Counseling,
or a related field is preferred.
- Two years of experience in an office environment. Previous
experience in an educational setting is preferred.
- Interpersonal verbal and writing communication skills requiring
the ability to persuade and/or negotiate agreements is
- Ability to interact and work collaboratively with colleagues,
students, and the public is required.
- Ability to use a computer to enter, retrieve and manipulate
data is required.
- Mobility to move from building to building on-Campus and
off-campus. Work is performed in a general office environment and
is sedentary in nature. Little or no exposure to adverse working
Flexible (25 hours per week)
This is a temporary grant position and continued employment, is
based on the successful renewal of the grant.
Based on the needs of the college and with Administrator approval,
some positions at the college may have remote or hybrid schedule
options available. Please note, that during the 65 working day
probationary period, employees are required to report to
Oakton Community College requires all employees to adhere to a
Vaccination /Testing Mandate
Oakton is accessible by public transportation.
For further details, visit our website at www.oakton.edu and select
the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.
Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of,
at least, three (3) professional references with contact
information prepared to submit with your application. One (1) of
the references must be your most recent, direct supervisor.
Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified
individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability,
age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or
gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and
participation in its educational programs, college activities and
services, or in its employment practices.
Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without
notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are