Work Based Learning Navigator, Health Careers - Oakton College
Oakton Community College
Location: Des Plaines, Illinois
Internal Number: 155073
Location: Des Plaines, IL Category: Grant Posted On: Thu Oct 27 2022 Job Description:
Basic Function and Responsibility:
Coordinate the College's Health Career work-based learning programs and facilitate student opportunities with area employers. Collaborate with faculty and employers to create and expand work-based learning opportunities (e.g. clinical education placements, internships, apprenticeships, etc.) for Oakton health career programs. Guide students through various program opportunities and consistently work to increase program participation.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Act as the main contact for students or prospective students interested in Health Career work-based learning opportunities e.g. clinical education placements, internships, apprenticeships, etc.). Collaborate with College partners as needed to ensure a positive student experience. Assist students with general questions on navigating internal departments. Refer students to academic or student services partners as needed.
In collaboration with program chair/coordinator, act as the primary contact for business and community inquiries into hosting Oakton students in work-based learning opportunities. Engage business, industry, government and the non-profit sectors as partners in providing and expanding work-based learning opportunities for Oakton students.
Supporting the Workforce Compliance and Career Initiatives Manager and the Health Careers chairs, drive initiatives to increase student participation and program size including developing marketing strategies and materials that promote the opportunities both externally and internally, developing, organizing, and conducting workshops, informational sessions, fairs, etc. for students and area businesses.
Coordinate approval, maintain, distribute, and guide students and employers through the required paperwork, documents, and processes (i.e. clinical education agreements, memos of understanding, learning agreements, and evaluations) to participate in an Oakton Health Careers work-based learning program.
Maintain the central repository of work-based learning records including, but not limited to, student lists, employer and other external partner lists, practicum credits awarded, etc. in addition to data metrics directed by Administration. Maintain modernization of records procedures.
Implement Health Careers work-based learning procedures; develop and manage student/employer records and collect data for use in preparing reports related to the program.
Assist in the preparation of grant proposals and reports in support of work-based learning programs.
Collaborate with Oakton administrators and faculty in a.) referring skill-ready student candidates for available opportunities. b.) marketing program initiatives c.) identifying occupations and industries related to academic fields that are suitable for work-based learning development and d) guiding and tracking students through work-based learning opportunities.
Collaborate with Career Services as needed to assist students with career development, resume/cover letter writing, etc. Partner to develop workshops that promote career self-reliance and promote exposure to employment opportunities for Oakton student.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Working Conditions:
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities is required. Bachelor's degree in Business, Education or Counseling, or a related field is preferred.
Two years of experience in an office environment. Previous experience in an educational setting is preferred.
Interpersonal verbal and writing communication skills requiring the ability to persuade and/or negotiate agreements is required.
Ability to interact and work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and the public is required.
Ability to use a computer to enter, retrieve and manipulate data is required.
Mobility to move from building to building on-Campus and off-campus. Work is performed in a general office environment and is sedentary in nature. Little or no exposure to adverse working conditions.
Microsoft office experience is preferred.
Functional supervision is received from the Workforce Compliance and Career Initiatives Manager. Administrative supervision is received from the Director of Grant Strategy and Development.
HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
This is a temporary grant position and continued employment, is based on the successful renewal of the grant.
Based on the needs of the college and with Administrator approval, some positions at the college may have remote or hybrid schedule options available. Please note, that during the 65 working day probationary period, employees are required to report to campus.
For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.