Are you a professional who has a passion for preparing youth for their careers? Do you possess a creative mind that works best at building and maintaining a project in its early stages? Perhaps you enjoy building relationships and connecting people with similar interests. Hendricks CareerTek is the place for you!
Leadership and Administration
- Plan, shape and lead the work of CareerTek, ensuring mission alignment across all activities
- Direct all CareerTek activities including programming, administration, marketing, technology, fiscal oversight and human resources
- Act as a key community leader and expert on career pathway activities
- Ensure the cultivation and maintenance of strong cross-sector partnerships
- Advocate for system change where appropriate
- Work collaboratively with the Hendricks Family Foundation and other potential funders to effectively grow the center, develop programming and ensure program excellence
Planning and Program Development
- Maintain ongoing knowledge of the area workforce landscape and adapt programming to meet local needs
- Develop and manage short and long-term strategic planning for the program, including identification of resource needs to align programming with local business and industry needs
Program Oversight and Accountability
- Develop, oversee/provide educational programming for youth and community partners with continuous efforts to increase the number and quality touch points for students
- Develop and maintain measurement and accountability systems in order to assess the quality of programming and to manage to the goal of excellence
- Manage the work assignments of the CareerTek team, including designing job assignments and priorities, adapting as needed in order to meet the objectives of the center.
- Oversee marketing activities including all social media in order to build engagement and maintain a positive public profile
- Ensure compliance with regulations and standards in regards to workforce development and DPI regulations
- Ensure CareerTek is developing and maintaining relationships with local manufacturers, businesses, and community organizations and has real-time expertise regarding business/industry needs and talent pipeline interests.
- Establish / maintain positive working relationships with Greater Beloit Area School districts, partnering to support and strengthen career exploration opportunities
- Solicit and/or manage grant initiatives to assist in external funding opportunities for educational and corporate training initiatives with partner businesses
- Identify, advise, and assist employers, students, and education staff in resolving barriers or concerns related to to business/student engagement opportunities
- Support and strengthen opportunities for internships, work experience and apprenticeship
- Bachelor’s Degree in education or a similar field. Master’s Degree in Counseling, Career Education or related field preferred. May consider relevant experience and accomplishments in lieu of education requirements.
- At least 5 years experience working with youth in an education or career environment. Urban and non-government experience are preferred.
- At least 5-years of leadership and/or management experience including planning, financial and staff management experience. Participation in high-quality leadership training opportunities may be considered in lieu of some years of experience.
Additional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Ability to work in a team oriented environment
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of business and student information
- Must have exceptional internal and external customer relationship/communication skills
- Ability to interact with diverse populations
- Detail orientated, with the ability to understand budgets and costing of training programs
- Ability to manage multiple and complex projects
- Ability to organize, coordinate, and prioritize job duties
- Self-motivated and goal oriented with ability to work independently