Workforce Development Liaison


Somerset, KY

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Workforce Development Liaison

  • 492769
  • Somerset, KY
  • Staff
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Feb 1 2023 at 23:55 EST
  • Somerset Community College

Title: Workforce Development Liaison

Salary Range: $42,684

Contract Term Length: 12 Months

Standard Hours: 37.5

Work Location: On-Site

FLSA Status: Exempt

College: Somerset Community College

Campus Location: Somerset, KY

Department: Workforce Solutions


Somerset Community College offers a competitive benefits package and an attractive work environment that supports excellence, innovation, and creativity including:

  • Exceptional health care, vision, dental coverage for you and your family
  • Tuition reimbursement/waiver for you, your spouse, and dependents
  • 403(b) retirement plan: a 5% employee contribution receives a 10% employer match
  • Vacation/Sick Time
  • Work-Life Balance
  • 9.5 Paid Holidays
  • 2 Weeks Institutional Closing Pay (Last 2 weeks of December) for qualifying positions
  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Summary

The Workforce Development Liaison is responsible for developing new programs, training, recruitment, coordination, implementation, monitoring, and successful completion of workforce projects for Workforce Solutions. This position is also responsible for expanding the number of apprenticeships by recruiting new companies while serving as the primary contact for current apprentices to ensure successful completion of their apprenticeship. The ideal candidate for this position is a highly organized individual with proven experience in sales, project development and management, and has a technical background.

Job Duties:

This position is part of the Workforce Solutions Division serving business and industry, as well as the community, through customized training, continuing education, community education, apprenticeships, and new program development. The Workforce Development Liaison’s major job responsibilities include:

· Meet with employers to determine their employees’ training needs, analyze skill gaps, and design customized workforce solutions to meet their needs. This may include any combination of testing, training, job profiling, career services, apprenticeships and enrollment in regularly scheduled college courses.

· Prepare employer program proposals and secure contracts to deliver credit and non-credit training on or off-site.

· Plan, coordinate, and manage training offerings including the ability to secure and manage qualified and available instructors/adjuncts for Workforce Solutions classes, set up temporary classrooms at company facility, and market open-enrollment classes.

· Pursue funding for training programs including but not limited to writing and securing KCTCS TRAINS Funding and working with external workforce partners to secure funding.

· Develop new short-term or academic programs that are requested by industry and work with industry partners and community leaders to secure funding or other resources needed to implement the program.

· Attend community meetings representing Workforce Solutions and promoting SCC. Build partnerships external to the college that provide further promotion of Workforce Solutions services.

· Build partnerships internally within the college that allow maximization of resources in serving our community; includes serving on various SCC committees and teams actively supporting internal initiatives.

· Participate in career fairs, recruiting events, SCC Roadshows, and other community events to promote SCC and recruit students.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (technical, project management, or related field) and three years relevant experience. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with five years relevant experience working as a project manager in manufacturing or in an engineering role; some sales experience; excellent organizational skills; high attention to detail; independent, self-motivated, and ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with many individuals at all levels throughout the internal college environment as well as external business and community partners, representing his/her self in a professional and courteous manner; ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally; ability to multi-task, work under deadlines, meet sales quotas, and prioritize projects to meet deadlines with high levels of efficiency and accuracy. It is essential that the person serving in this capacity be proficient in all aspects of computer operation and software (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and database knowledge).


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