Job No: 509827
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois
Title: Workforce Training Coordinator
Employee Classification: Spon Proj Research Coord
Division Name: Academic Affairs
College/Unit: College of Education
Department: Educational Administration & Foundations
Campus Location: Normal, IL
The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) creates, supports, and delivers professional development for career, technical, and adult education and workforce professionals across Illinois. ICSPS provides technical assistance, develops publications, and facilitates program improvement strategies for our partners as they relate to transition, recruitment, retention, and completion−encouraging achievement of special populations learners. The work of the center focuses on equity, access and transition for all learners. ICSPS was founded in 1977 at Illinois State University and is housed in the Educational Administration and Foundations department in the College of Education.
ICSPS is seeking a dependable, detailed, action orientated Research Coordinator to assist with the support and implementation of Center activities including the support of the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board (IWIB) committees and newsletter, coordination of the workforce partnership activities, and WIOA implementation. This position will assist ICSPS by serving as staff to select IWIB committees, researching, creating, editing and reviewing products for dissemination to the state workforce system. Including creating research, taking minutes at committee meetings, conducting policy analysis, developing and implementing strategic plans, editing marketing materials, examining quality methods of evaluation.
This is a non-continuous, grant funded position. The initial appointment will end on June 30, 2021, the end of the current grant year. Appointment renewal for the following grant year will be based upon available grant funding and performance.
1. Bachelor’s degree and equivalent work experience (2 years) in educational leadership, adult education, workforce education, economic development, public administration, policy or a humanity field with specialization or significant experience in WIOA, policy implementation, business engagement, economic development or adult education and issues related to these areas.
2. Excellent communication skills, verbal and written; including the ability to convey procedural information in basic language terms.
3. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate in both oral and written form.
4. Professionalism and proven customer service skills.
5. Strong problem-solving skills with an ability to work both independently and collaboratively
6. Attention to detail, ability to follow up and follow through on directives.
7. Must possess the ability to work with a diverse constituency.
8. Ability to perform independent research and apply critical reasoning skills to solve complex issues. Ability to research and interpret data regarding outcomes.
10. Possession of strong computer skills including word processing, power point or presentation software, and desktop publishing. Experience supporting and utilizing Microsoft Office 2010 or greater.
11. Ability to multitask and self-manage assigned projects and daily tasks in an environment with shifting priorities.
13. Experience developing and implementing self-assessments and evaluation tools. Ability to analyze and pilot previously developed work with identified audiences.
15. Organizational skills, including setting priorities, time management, resource management and record maintenance – including taking minutes.
16. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional traveling.
17. Valid driver's license.
18. This position is Security Sensitive and subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
1. Master's degree in public administration, economic development, education, educational leadership, business, workforce education, adult education, policy or humanity field with specialization or significant experience in policy implementation, or business engagement and issues related to these areas.
2. Advanced degree and/or certificate
3. Facilitation experience
4. Knowledge and understanding of Workforce Education Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Career Pathways Initiative, Adult Education, Career and Technical Education, Perkins, Open Meetings Act implementation, evaluations models.
5. Operational knowledge of webinar platforms, constant contact, Word Press and Joomla
6. Work experience with at least one of the following special populations: single parents, displaced workers, individuals with disabilities, homeless youth, military families or veterans, English language learners, economically disadvantaged, and students pursing nontraditional occupations for their gender.
7. Experience working on federal grants to understand pace and expectations.
Generally, Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with evening hours as business needs dictate
Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis in person, online and via phone.
2. Ability to work for extended periods at computer workstation.
3. Ability to distinguish colors on a monitor and in print.
4. Ability to use a computer in day-to-day work (i.e. type on a keyboard and use a mouse).
5. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across Illinois and the nation.
6. Ability to maintain a high level of concentration.
7. Ability to perform sedentary work involving sitting/standing majority of the time.
8. Ability to lift some office materials, presentations materials that are roughly equal to fifteen (15) lbs.
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Resume / C.V.
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Certification of Retirement Annuity
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Initial application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.
Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and resume/C.V. to attach to this application.
If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
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