Workforce Development Coordinator

| July 14, 2014
Tracking Code 10495
Note: Grant Funded Position

Position Summary: The Workforce Development Coordinators (WDC) will have a wide range of responsibilities in the development and alignment of work-based learning opportunities for students across Pathways to Graduation ages 18-21.  The WDC is responsible for nurturing industry partnerships that provide job shadowing, mentorship, apprenticeships and internships. Performs related work.

Reports To: Director of Special Projects

Direct Reports: N/A

Key Relationships: Principals, Assistant Principals, School Counselors, Social Workers, Teachers, District 79 Central Team, and university and industry partners.


Develop and Manage Partnerships

  • Search for partners that will help foster student and community success.
  • Identify partners in the community that will create work based learning opportunities.
  • Once the partners have been identified, the Workforce Development Coordinator will manage and evaluate the partnerships to ensure success for both the community and the student.

Cross-Disciplinary Collaborations

  • Collaborate with counselors and/ or other staff to ensure students have met requirements for placement; to develop learning goals for students at their work-based learning site; and to intervene in student challenges at worksite


  • Manage a centralized database to track student cases, internship placements, and partners contact information.
  • Maintain documentation for students that includes all documentation including student information in a secure environment.
  • Prepare evaluation reports; perform analysis; and review program plans, funding and performance with various community based organizations.
  • Prepare correspondence, documents, and other forms of written communication for internal and external community outreach purposes.


  • Attend  intra- and inter-agency meetings as needed.
  • Liaise with other partnership personnel regarding new opportunities, challenges, and best practices.
  • Meet with community leaders and the administration to plan community events.
  • Maintain ongoing contact with community based organizations that are involved with providing services to support the school’s educational programs.

Qualification Requirements:


  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of full-time, paid experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
  2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above.  However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.


  • Existing relationships with partners that provide college and/or work opportunities for students with disabilities.
  • Experience working with transitional student populations
  • Experience facilitating groups to achieve student learning objectives
  • Extreme flexibility, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate a high level of responsibility with multiple priorities.
  • Passionate commitment to D79’s mission.
  • Experience managing and cultivating partnerships with a diverse group of organizations.
  • Outstanding analytical and organizational skills; strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong project management and implementation experience.

Salary: $45,497+

(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not make less than their current salary.)

Applications will be accepted through July 25, 2013 until 3:00 p.m.

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NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to grant and budget availability.


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