Program Specialist - Business Liaison
Workplace Learning Connection is a work-based learning intermediary, providing for the work-based learning needs of educators, businesses and community organizations in AREA 10. Our service population are middle and high school students, educators and administrators. We believe in a vibrant community with a workforce ready for a changing world and will engage with the next generation as they learn to navigate and connect to our shared future. Workplace Learning Program Specialist will share responsibility for supporting the needs of business and education in developing our future workforce within a regional system delivering quality work based learning programs and experiences.
Provide for delivery of Workplace Learning Connection services which include student job shadows, worksite tours, interactive speakers, career fairs and events, teacher professional development, and College Credit in High School (CCHS) program collaboration.
Provide service planning and coordination while supporting the WLC business liaison team members in working with school districts, including support of regional CCHS programs.
Work collaboratively with the WLC Program Specialists: Business, School, Intern, and support staff
Coordinate with WLC team to assess work-based learning needs and develop school district career plans.
Promote business, education and community visibility of Workplace Learning Connection offices.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree with two years of demonstrated successful, relevant experience in areas, such as education, business and/or project management, program and resource development
Working knowledge of databases and computers
A valid driver's license and the use of a personal vehicle.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Existing business connections in Iowa's Creative Corridor.
Preference will be given to candidates with successful related experiences in both business and education.
To review the full job descriptions and apply online, please visit: https://www.kirkwood.edu/employment. AA/EEO employer.
About this company
With the most credit programs of any community college in Iowa, Kirkwood Community College boasts more than 25,000 annual college-credit students, while maintaining one of the lowest tuitions in the state. All students are eligible for federal financial aid and the college offers $2.4 million in scholarships each year to students from all walks of life. Kirkwood is a convenient, innovative and visionary educational leader that strives to remain affordable and accessible. Kirkwood employees have long set the standard for innovative talent, visionary spirit and overall excellence in their work. Being part of Kirkwood means being part of a deep commitment to the success of every student, every day. As one of Cedar Rapids' top employers, Kirkwood strives to reward employees with a generous benefits package and perks.