Employment Specialist

Cincinnati Public Schools Cincinnati, OH
Title: Employment Specialist

Position Type: CAAS - Specialist


Applicant expected to undertake a variety of administrative and program management tasks including planning and organizing programs and activities as well as carrying out important operational duties.

An ideal candidate is organized and detail-oriented, comfortable working with diverse teams including internal and external stakeholders, students, and staff. Experience in program development and relationship management is preferred.


* Develop and implement strategies to acquire work-based learning and employment partners for student placements

* Maintain and build positive relationships within Greater Cincinnati business community

* Coordinate business partners for the purpose of meeting education objectives and student needs

* Recruit new partners to provide quality workforce readiness learning opportunities for students

* Coordinate employment pipeline programs across the district

* Coordinate internships, job shadowing, service learning, mock interviews, and other career-based learning programs that relate to worksite learning

* Provide career development, occupational, labor market, nontraditional career and postsecondary information

* Facilitate linkages with parents, business/ industry, postsecondary institutions, and community organizations to support students' transition to postsecondary education and employment

* Provide and coordinate activities for students to develop employability skills

* Develop and implement strategies to acquire business sites for student placements and maintain positive relationships with businesses in the community

* Monitor and implement established programming in buildings across district

* Serve as a liaison between the district staff and school staff for 10 or more schools

* Provide information and direction to schools as it relates to career or career readiness

* Train school staff and business professionals on programs and expectations

* Create and disseminate timely internal and external communications for programming and events

* Manage program budgets and secure necessary program resources

* Research and explore emerging careers


* Goal orientation with a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to the mission and goals of CPS

* Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability and personality to work collaboratively, accept responsibility, and motivate school employees to engage in program initiatives

* Excellent organizational skills, time management skills and ability to effectively balance and integrate task-oriented and process-oriented responsibilities

* Proven success working with students, parents, volunteers, school staff, and business professionals in a variety of settings

Professional Skills:

* Relationship management

* Volunteer and student recruitment

* Strong organizational skills

* Data collection skills and Excel knowledge

* Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite

* Analytical skills to interpret student assessment results, behavior, and work capabilities

* Communication skills needed to effectively relate to all stakeholders

* Knowledge of work demands and work ethics across a variety of business settings

* Collaboration skills to work


Bachelor's in Education or Business, Master's Preferred; Or Related Degree

Experience Required: Minimum two years in relevant role (resource coordination, urban education, program management, or workforce development).

Employment Provisions

Type of Contract: 261 day limited

Salary: Specialist per CAAS agreement

Application Procedure:

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Certain jobs at Cincinnati Public Schools may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation are available upon request from Human Resources.

Note: A lead teacher in a position may not be appointed to an administrative position while serving as a lead teacher. A lead teacher may apply for an administrative position if the lead teacher resigns the lead teacher position prior to submitting an application, however, selection is not guaranteed. A consulting teacher may not be appointed to an administrative position while serving as a consulting teacher and for one full school year after serving as a consulting teacher.

Cincinnati Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. The district has a continuing non-discrimination policy which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work

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