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WEI Employer Engagement Specialist (Remote)

Oakton Community College
United States, Illinois, Skokie
7701 Lincoln Ave (Show on map)
June 03, 2023

Department: Alliance for Lifelong Learning
Locations: Skokie, IL
Posted: Mar 15, 2023
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Part Time Staff
Position ID: 160080


About Oakton College :

For over 50 years, Oakton 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.

Job Description:

WEI Employer Engagement Specialist (Remote)

The purpose of the Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) is to accelerate the time to enter

and succeed in post-secondary education/training programs that lead to employment in

high-skilled, high-wage, and in-demand occupations with special consideration to Black,

African-American, unemployed, and/or underemployed residents from identified zip

codes. The WEI Employer Engagement Coordinator is responsible for activities related to

employer engagement for the purposes of bringing awareness to the WEI program and

connecting students to employment post completion. This position is grant funded.

Job Description

  • Under the guidance of the Senior Manager for Workforce Solutions, identify and
  • cultivate connections and relationships with employers and other partners for
  • the purposes of increasing awareness of our WEI talent pipeline
  • Research and identify job opportunities relevant to the respective WEI training
  • programs
  • Work with internal and external partners (e.g., Career and Transfer Center) on
  • the coordination of employer engagement job search activities (e.g., job fairs,
  • resume writing, interviewing skills, etc.)
  • Conduct consistent follow up with WEI completers to make them aware of
  • employment opportunities, job search training activities, and to collect data with
  • regard to employment outcomes and wages, etc.
  • Maintain and track employment and student data as well as complete state
  • quarterly employer engagement reports
  • Work closely with all WEI/college staff on any activity designated to ensure the
  • success of WEI students and completers
  • Facilitate other employer engagement duties as assigned


Qualifications and Working Conditions

  • Bachelor's degree or certification in human resource, higher education, or
  • related field required. Master's degree preferred.
  • At least 2 years of previous experience working in career/employment/talent
  • acquisition services, human resources, or job recruiter services required
  • Direct experience working with and/or significant understanding of the
  • predominant population served (e.g., BIPOC)
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate
  • effectively with internal and external partners and students.
  • Ability and/or demonstrated experience working with spreadsheets and data for
  • the purposes of reporting

Additional Information:

**Pay is $32 per hour (benefits not included)

**General hours are 8am to 1pm Monday and Friday through the end of May. Month of

June 8am to 2pm Monday through Thursday.

**This position is a 20 hour a week grant-funded temp position with employment dates

through July 1st, 2023. Please note there is a strong possibility of contract extension or

employment opportunities beyond July 1st, 2023.

** This position is mostly remote, but may occasionally require some in-person oncampus

hours for certain work activities

Application Instructions:

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 College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton 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 required.