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Educational Training Specialist, Strengthening Community Colleges Grant
Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan
 
 
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Date Posted 05/14/2021
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Date: May 14, 2021
Posting Number: 1124
Title: Educational Training Specialist, Strengthening Community Colleges Grant
Hours: 40 hours/52 weeks (Position begins 4/19/2021, Grant funded through 12/31/2024)
Compensation: Meet & Confer - Grade 11, $18.66 per hour
Reports to: Executive Director, Workforce Training & Tassell MTEC
Close Date: May 28, 2021

* flexible work schedule when necessary, which may include evenings or weekends.

SUMMARY:
This position serves as a vital link for program participants to connect to education and training activities that will lead to
sustainable employment focused in the manufacturing sector. This position will interact with community agencies and
employers to ensure participants understand the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for their career choices.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Provide educational information and opportunities to Strengthening Community Colleges training grant participants,healthcare, workforce training students and grant participants.
- Provide formal learning opportunities, which includes but is not limited to:
o The development of a customized adult learning plan for each participant
o A determination of participant’s career guidance and job readiness suitability for the type of trainingneeded
o Conduct intake and assessments to determine participant’s referral to programs.
o Participate in information sessions and recruiting activities for the project
- Assist participants with enrollment in GRCC vocational/occupational or training/education programs
- Facilitate group work in workshop and small group formats.
- Provide career coach and case management services, including:
o Assist with individual assessments as defined by grant team.
o Collaborate with partners to help identify and address learning barriers.
o Collaborate with partners to bring career coaching services to the community and partner organizations.
o Providing counseling/advocacy
o Providing exit assessments for the purpose of referral to appropriate agencies or departments
o Administering participant support services system
o Conduct WorkKeys, JOFI, and other assessments to prepare participants for National Career Readiness Certificates and national certification exams.
o Document and maintain individual participant and grant files.
o Develop employment leads/placements with grant partners
o Re-engaging clients who may be approaching noncompliance status
o Maintaining participant reporting/reconciliation
o Monitoring overall participant performance in education and training programs
o Monitoring/coordinating follow-up with education and training retention participants on at least a monthly basis
o Coordinate and monitor participate attendance with instructors and data entry staff
- Attend meetings, both grant and partner meetings regularly
- Coordinate the retrieval of information from data reporting systems for faculty, staff and students.
- Coordinate activities with external educational training specialists/coaches at grant partner organizations.
- Administer system designed to track grant participants who have been referred from other agencies by processing new referrals, providing monitoring and follow-up activities, and maintaining attendance for grant records
- Persons in this role are identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSA’s will be trained and responsible for reporting Clery Reportable Crimes to Campus Police as required by the Clery Act.
- Regular attendance during normally scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.
- Other Duties as assigned.


JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education
- Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred degree in counseling or social work, and or licensed as an LLP, LPC or MSW.

Experience
- Experience in the manufacturing or workforce development sector
- Application of Listening, Reasoning, and Judgement and decision-making skills required
- Prefer National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) at a silver level or higher
- Prefer proven work experience as a career coach or advisor serving adults with diverse backgrounds and barriers

Competencies:
The following competencies are essential and will be evaluated for our candidates through the evidence-based selection
process:

Foundational Competencies:
Responsibility Decisive Writing
Adaptability Listening Reasoning
Achievement Information Skills Judgement & Decision Making
Teamwork Reading Leadership Skills
Speaking Ingenuity Vision

Occupational Competencies:
-Getting Information -Processing Information
-Interacting with Computers -Documenting/Recording Information
-Communicating with Supervisors/Peers/Subordinates -Communicating with Persons outside the Organization
-Establishing & Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -Identifying Objects, Actions and Events
-Organizing, Planning and Prioritizing Work -Thinking Creatively
-Making Decisions and Solving Problems -Analyzing Data or Information
-Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge -Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
-Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance

Skills
- Proficiency with MS Office products and data systems
- Excellent listening and communication skills, both written and verbal. Must demonstrate a high level of customer service and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse student, staff and employer partner population
- Ability to work cooperatively and harmoniously with program and college staff, students, and community
- Demonstrated ability in working on a cross-functional team in a collaborative learning centered environment
- Self-motivated to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Strong reasoning skills and attention to detail
- Proven initiative and ability to follow through on multiple projects in a timely manner.
- Round 2 interview candidates will be required to take the ACT Workkeys Talent and ACT Workkeys Fit Assessment.

Mental Demands
- Competence to organize work, handle multiple tasks, and meet timelines in a multi-project environment
- Continuously keeping up to date technically around programs, offerings, and activities (relevant or new) to meet grant outcomes
- Consistent and intentional work habits that establish and maintain interpersonal relationships
- High level of energy, enthusiasm and the ability to be innovative and think creatively

Physical Demands
- Ability to lift 15lbs and stand for 30-45 minutes at a time.
- Ability to drive or travel to employer locations and local community partner locations is required. Valid driver’s license and the ability to provide transportation to meetings in the State of Michigan.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

All interested applicants must visit our website at www.grcc.edu/jobs to specifically apply for this position. Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. The posting will close May 28, 2021 at 11:59PM. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visa
sponsorship is not available.

Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The College will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an
investigation.

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