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Workforce Career and Education Outreach Specialist

Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas | Abilene, TX

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Posted Date 6/24/2020

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Workforce Career and Education Outreach Specialist

The Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board, in partnership with Region XIV Education Service Center, is seeking to hire a Workforce Career and Education Outreach Specialist for the 2020-2021 school year as part of a pilot program to provide career information to students, parents, and district personnel within the Board’s 19 county region. Candidates will equip public middle school and high school students (6th-12th grade) with information and resources to make informed decisions about their educational and employment pursuits through classroom presentations and other related activities.

This is a full-time exempt position that is supported by a grant currently scheduled to end after the 2020-2021 school year, but there is a possibility of extending. The salary for the position is $3,750/month plus a benefit package. The Region XIV Education Service Center serves as the employer of record for the Workforce Development Board staff.  Employees will participate in the Teacher Retirement System. 

Candidates must have a degree from an accredited four-year college or university; preferably in the field of education, counseling, social-work, or a related field of study.  At least two years of experience is preferred in education, youth training or workforce development programs with direct interaction with youth. Travel throughout the region is required; however, overnight travel is minimal.

Qualified applicants from throughout the West Central Texas region are encouraged to apply. Training for these positions will take place in Abilene throughout the summer. During the school year, the Workforce Specialist will be primarily working on the campuses of participating school districts. This position will be assigned school districts in any of the following counties: Fisher, Nolan, Scurry, Haskell, and Mitchell.

Applications will be accepted beginning Wednesday, June 24, 2020 and must be received no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, July 9th. Visit for the full job description and to access the Board application.  Applicants should not submit a resume with the application or in lieu of an application. Tentative start date is late July (2020).

The West Central Texas Workforce Development Board is a drug-free/smoke-free workplace. Equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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