Applications are being accepted for a full-time WIOA Training Navigation Specialist at Moraine Park Technical College, Beaver Dam Campus. This position will perform student recruitment for WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) sponsored programs under the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin’s WorkSmart Network, advise WIOA candidates interested in transitioning to MPTC programs and provide administrative and technical assistance for WIOA programs.
This is a 1 year grant funded by the SouthCentral Workforce Development Board.
1. Lead student recruitment efforts for participants in WIOA programs that lead to enrollment and completion of academic and career programs at MPTC including Career Pathways. Serve as the liaison between MPTC and other business and industry partners related to WIOA funded programs including Dislocated Worker and WIOA Adult Programs.
2. Coordinate work and OJT (On the Job Training) experiences for eligible WIOA participants, to include recruitment of employer partners, clarification of expectations for students and business partners, and program evaluation to meet the expectations of the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW).
3. Provide individual support for WorkSmart participants including regular, consistent and necessary coaching, advising and case management as well as any required behavior interventions; provide appropriate referrals and resources to participants; support students in understanding and navigating academic and college system procedures and policies.
4. Support faculty and staff to better understand WorkSmart participants. Coordinate efforts and maintain ongoing communication amongst, MPTC, WDBSCW, and other partners. WorkSmart marketing efforts and maintain ongoing communication between all partners.
5. Serve as a college liaison to WIOA clients/students entering longer term training. Act as a resource to returning WIOA eligible adult and displaced workers employing a working knowledge of Job Center/Workforce Development processes.
6. Plan, promote and implement educational workshops, job fairs, or programs (e.g. employment strategies for dislocated workers, professional development modules, etc.) for eligible clients/students. Provide individualized employment advising and work-based learning opportunities for WIOA eligible clients/students including.
7. Maintain accurate confidential student files, notes and database records for all students participating in WorkSmart Programs; develop necessary reports for both internal and external grant reporting purposes. Prepare and send quarterly reports to the appropriate WDBSCW and MPTC managers and staff.
8. Utilize both College and WIOA client/student records and reporting tools to collect and maintain grant/client reporting and additional data for continuous improvement purposes, and to determine and track client/student participation in WIOA Services.
9. Perform additional functions related to the administration of the WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker contract. Attend both WIOA and MPTC trainings and meetings. Perform other duties as assigned.
1. Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, human services or related field.
2. Three years of working with students, customers, or clients in a supportive case management role. Recent, related occupational experience. Experience working with individuals to provide guidance in college preparedness and enrollment preferred. Previous grant experience preferred.
3. Any combination of equivalent training and experience which provides desired knowledge, skills and abilities.
4. Ability to understand specific challenges faced by diverse student populations in obtaining and retaining employment. Knowledge of Job Center/Workforce Development/WIOA processes preferred.
5. Ability to plan, organize, promote and implement events, education workshops, in-services and programs.
6. Ability to travel to various locations within the district and work varying and flexible schedules (evenings and weekends) to meet staffing demands. Must possess a valid WI Driver’s License, with the ability to pass MPTC’s insurance carrier criteria.
7. Ability to handle multiple priorities and work with minimal supervision. Ability to work well under pressure. Good organizational and time management skills.
8. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers, portraying a positive demeanor with customers at all times.
9. Strong problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to capture essential issues, suggest solutions and provide research and follow-through.
10. Ability to record and enter data related to case managing of participants in through the WorkSmart Network. Ability to manage and utilize data in order to evaluate and improve service delivery.
11. Thorough knowledge of common database operations and educational software applications, including experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, Google Docs, or other student administration systems, MS Office, and MS Outlook.
12. Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
13. Ability to maintain confidentiality and apply confidentiality rules/guidelines/laws. Knowledge or the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) preferred.
14. Demonstrated Ability to work effectively with diverse populations by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity.
Group Life Insurance
Group Health Insurance
Group Dental Insurance
Group Vision Insurance
Long Term Disability
Accumulative Sick Leave
403(b)/457 Deferred Comp-Voluntary Retirement Savings Program Options
Employee Assistance Program