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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1735 - Workforce Board Coordinator

Job Description

GRADE:  311

Under general direction; performs work of considerable difficulty acting as a liaison for the DuPage County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and county, state and federal government, as well as, the business community, regarding workforce issues; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class spends a substantial amount of time marketing activities of the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) to DuPage County employers; providing policy interpretation and analysis to Workforce Investment Board (WIB); coordinating, advising and monitoring the collective efforts of the DuPage County Workforce Development programs on behalf of the Workforce Investment Board (WIB).  General supervision is received from the Administrator of Workforce Development Programs.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Services as the coordinator to the DuPage County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) by staffing committee meetings
• Assists the Workforce Investment Board with special projects and supports board activities
• Develops promotional materials to increase Workforce Investment Board (WIB) awareness within the business community
• Recruits and schedules speakers for board meetings and/or for board functions
• Markets Workforce Investment Board (WIB) activities to the general business community by maintaining a community presence and by making individual calls to on DuPage County employers
• Monitors programs for compliance with local, state and federal policies
• Negotiates and monitors the Memorandum of Understandings between the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and all mandated partners under the Workforce Investment Act
• Researches and explores grant opportunities
• Educates and clarifies policies for the Board, and facilitates discussion and action to meet emerging workforce needs
• Recruits and develops potential members from the business community
• Acts as a liaison with state Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and other local Workforce Investment Boards
• Builds a cooperative working relationship with  assistant administrator and staff of Workforce Development Division and all Workforce Investment Board partners
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignment or schedule in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment, may require emergency management training, licensure or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Employment and training programs as mandated by federal and state policies
• Community based organizations
• Building public/private partnerships with the business and educational communities
• Current office practices, procedures, and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Facilitating positive group interaction
• Using computer hardware and software including work processing, spreadsheets, databases,
email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations, and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues


Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration, or related field; and  three  years of experience in workforce development or grant administration; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Must possess and maintain in good standing, a valid Illinois driver's license.