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Job Posted: January 3, 2019
Job Closes: February 4, 2019

Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois 
Position Title: Educational Coordinator 
Industry: Not for Profit 
Position Type: Part-Time 


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred in education, marketing, sales, communications, or related field with 1-3 years of related program experience
  • Valid driver license and personal vehicle required (mileage and parking will be reimbursed)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Grant writing experience, preferred
  • Has strong organizational and management skills
  • Must have a strong outgoing personality enabling a good networking connection to key target audiences – youth, parents, teachers, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Work hours/days may vary to accommodate events

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as regional representative and speaker for the Building Workforce 2030 initiative that creates workforce awareness to target audiences (primarily high school students) and key influencers (parents, teachers, guidance counselors, administrators, and community leaders) and continue to develop relationships
  • Create and implement a communications/marketing strategy plan to build awareness of this program and outreach activities.
  • Research, develop, assemble and submit grant proposals to support initiative on a continuous basis
  • Create, maintain, and develop reports on deliverables (participation, events, partnerships, etc.) including job trends in region
  • Act as a liaison between education and business
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Create a contact and communication plan designed to deliver the Building Workforce 2030 message to the target market in the region.
    • Pathways to connect will include – personal meetings, social media, speaking engagements, coordination of local speakers. Etc.
  • Implement the communication plan by making at least 2 contacts per work day by phone, email or in person. This will include developing relationships with and delivering information to educational institutions at all levels with a focus on those feeding the trade schools, community groups such as rotary, Kiwanis, etc., religious institutions as appropriate, and others as identified.  Contact will include one-on-one meetings, delivering speeches, coordinating with co-op programs, etc. 
  • Program metrics: Use a green, yellow, and red chart for following:  
    • Number of students reached
    • Job openings in the area vs job seekers
    • Enrollment in trade schools
    • Migration in/out of the area
    • Budget vs actual spending on the task
  • Continue to foster relationships with community colleges, trade schools, union apprenticeships, and universities and make sure that our students have a clear pathway to success in STEM, Vocational, and In-Demand Career Paths in the respective system
  • Maintain and develop relationships with Leadership Council Speaker’s Bureau to ensure a full list of career speakers in various STEM, Vocational, and In-Demand fields
  • Help to develop mentoring and/or job shadowing opportunities for selective students
  • Guide/direct (where necessary) key target audience members to funding sources via college, workforce programs, and/or other funding resources
  • Work closely with targeted underserved high school’s administration and staff as well as community leaders to find new students interested in STEM, Vocational, and other in-demand career fields via appropriate medium to reach them – career conferences, presentations, etc.


  • Work on grant writing opportunities by identifying big corporations and/or foundations for donations/grant opportunities
  • Work to evaluate other fundraising ideas


  • Work on marketing and social media efforts to build career awareness with key target audiences
  • Help with overall Building Workforce 2030 Communication
  • Evaluate teaming with other programs where it could provide mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Assist with materials and writeups for E-Blast publications on a bi monthly basis
  • Foster maximum participation from all students and mentors

To apply please submit resume and cover letter to:

Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois
104 Magnolia Drive, Suite B
Glen Carbon, IL 62034