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Youth Workforce Development Coordinator

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Job Details
Job Order Number
11315114
Company Name
Southeast KANSASWORKS LA V
Physical Address
800 WEST 14TH
Chanute, KS 66720
Job Description

The position can be located in Iola or Chanute and will cover Chanute, Iola and Parsons area.
Primary Objectives of Position: The youth workforce development coordinator will connect education,
business and industry, and economic development in the region to coordinate work-based learning
experiences in conjunction with the district work-based learning coordinator
Essential Job Functions:
Expected outcomes and deliverables of the youth workforce development coordinator
include:
Regional inventory of work-based learning opportunities and programs in place will be
conducted to reduce duplication of effort.
The youth workforce development coordinator will build and/or expand existing working
relationships between education, business and industry, and economic development in the
region.
The youth workforce development coordinator will act as a liaison and coordinate career
awareness experiences in the Kansas identified career fields for all students that may include
guest speakers, career fairs, field trips, and tours. The youth workforce development
coordinator will coordinate career awareness experiences in partnership with the district
work-based learning coordinator. Career awareness experiences are defined in the Kansas
Work-Based Learning Personalized Learning Plan:
https://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/CSAS/CSAS%20Home/CTE%20Home/Kansas%20WorkBased%20Learning_Personalized%20Learning%20Plan.pdf
The youth workforce development coordinator will act as a liaison and coordinate career
exploration experiences in the Kansas identified career clusters for all students that may
include job shadows, mock interviews, field trips, and career mentoring. The youth workforce
development coordinator will coordinate career exploration experiences in partnership with
the district work-based learning coordinator. Career exploration experiences are defined in
the Kansas Work-Based Learning Personalized Learning Plan:
https://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/CSAS/CSAS%20Home/CTE%20Home/Kansas%20WorkBased%20Learning_Personalized%20Learning%20Plan.pdf
The youth workforce development coordinator will coordinate with the district work-based
learning coordinator and community and technical colleges in the region to facilitate middle
school and high school student career awareness and exploration opportunities.
The youth workforce development coordinator will coordinate pre-employment workshops for
students that may include workplace etiquette, customer service, resume and interview skills,
and financial literacy. The youth workforce development coordinator will coordinate preemployment workshops in partnership with the district work-based learning coordinator.
The youth workforce development coordinator will act as a liaison and coordinate career
preparation experiences in the identified Kansas career pathways for students that may
include internship/placement (business/industry/community), youth registered apprenticeship,
entrepreneurship/ownership, and service learning. The youth workforce development
coordinator will coordinate career preparation experiences in partnership with the district
work-based learning coordinator. Career preparation experiences are defined in the Kansas
Work-Based Learning Personalized Learning Plan:
https://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/CSAS/CSAS%20Home/CTE%20Home/Kansas%20WorkBased%20Learning_Personalized%20Learning%20Plan.pdf
The youth workforce development coordinator will build and/or expand sustainable workbased learning models in the region.
The youth workforce development coordinator will facilitate the creation of virtual reality
curriculum in collaboration with Kansas business and industry to allow students to virtually
explore each of the Kansas career clusters and pathways.
The youth workforce development coordinator will report the number of students engaged in
career awareness, career exploration, and career preparation experiences as defined in the
Kansas Work-Based Learning Personalized Learning Plan:
https://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/CSAS/CSAS%20Home/CTE%20Home/Kansas%20WorkBased%20Learning_Personalized%20Learning%20Plan.pdf
The youth workforce development coordinator will explore the possibility of utilizing a KDOC
clearinghouse for regional and state work-based learning experiences in Kansas. The youth
workforce development coordinator will create a clearinghouse or database for regional and
state work-based learning experiences in Kansas.
The youth workforce development coordinator will collaborate with the regional work-based
learning intermediary in each of the workforce regions, and state agencies to coordinate
forming an alignment to develop a statewide system.
The youth workforce development coordinator will coordinate with the district work-based
learning coordinator and community and technical colleges in the region to facilitate educator
externships/professional development experiences. The youth workforce development
coordinator will report the number of educators that participated in externships/professional
development experiences.
The youth workforce development coordinator will collaborate with the district work-based
learning coordinator to coordinate with at least five business/industry representatives in the
region to develop real-world projects that could be integrated into pathway courses that may
include a virtual component and posted on a web page project board.
Job Location and Time Commitment:
This position will have a principal office location in Iola and/or Chanute. Primary work will occur from
these offices, but the position could be required to travel within the 17-county area as needed. This
position is a full-time, hourly limited term position. This position is expected to work 40 hours per week.
Employment is an at will employer-employee relationship.

Job Qualifications and Experience:
• Prefer Bachelor’s degree in education, workforce development, human resource
management, or business; or an equivalent combination of education and related
experience
• Previous experience in the education or employment/training field preferred.
• Knowledge of federal and state workforce development programs and policy.
• Experience working with the community, public and non-profit organizations and all levels of
government.
• Ability to relate effectively with people with a high level of integrity.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Strong analytic ability and technical competency.
• Must possess general PC proficiency and strong skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Ability to work with a diverse population.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and valid automobile insurance.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
• Commitment to the mission of the organization and dedicated to going the extra mile.
• Highly organized and detail oriented with excellent time management skills.
• Ability to assess, build and manage relationships both internal and external.
• Proactive problem solving capabilities.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills.
• Evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of
analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment and juggle many responsibilities at once.
• Ability to operate both independently and hands-on with the flexibility to be part of a
team.
• A track record of embracing challenges and the ability to act and react as necessary,
even if limited information is available.
• Ability to work effectively with private sector representatives and community
organizations
• Ability to work well with other staff and Board members.

To apply: Email resumes and cover letters to Jennifer Graber at jgraber@sekworks.org.


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