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Norteastern Work Base Learning Liaison

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift, 2nd Shift, Rotating, Weekends, After School

Position Summary: 

The incumbent of this position as a member of the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development is responsible for the success of work-based learning as a Liaison for Northeastern Oklahoma region (18 counties). This position is expected to office within the Northeastern Oklahoma Planning Region Primary responsibilities include being point of contact for work-based learning with a focus on cultivating business, education and intermediary relationships. Through the coordination of these partners, the liaison will drive the growth of apprenticeship, internship, and other work-based learning opportunities in the region. As the Planning Region Liaison the individual is responsible for conducting regional strategic outreach efforts to advance Oklahoma’s work-based learning program goals.


This individual provides one-on-one assistance to employers seeking to build and sustain their talent pipeline through apprenticeship, internship, and other work-based learning opportunities. The liaison will work closely with the region’s local workforce boards, business groups, educational institutions, and service providers to increase awareness of work-based learning opportunities and assist with participant recruitment. This individual will also partner with regional intermediaries to increase awareness of work-based learning, strengthen the talent pipeline, and collaboratively create solutions.

This position requires strong verbal, written, and public speaking skills, the ability to connect and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, a mastery of multi-tasking and prioritizing, ability to plan and facilitate meetings, frequent travel within region, an interest in relationship building, and a passion for helping create better opportunities for job seekers and improved economic success for Oklahoma.


Essential Job Functions:


  • Work closely with LWDBs; Career Techs; K-12 counselors, students, superintendents and other change makers; local chambers of commerce; economic development groups; employer associations; and individual employers to create sector partnerships and individual apprenticeship and internship programs
  • Build strong, dynamic relationships with the aforementioned stakeholders and serve as a regional focal point for developing work-based learning programs
  • Have a detailed understanding of local activities, history, and relationships related to workforce development
  • Connect local priorities with state priorities and implement strategies for connection among a diverse set of initiatives
  • Provide personalized, face-to-face assistance to employers who are seeking to establish
    apprenticeship and internship programs
  • Be a solution. Remove barriers to work-based learning program development
  • Provide work-based learning expertise and materials to regional workforce stakeholders
  • Actively seek opportunities to publicly present information on work-based learning initiatives
  • Share regional knowledge with state-level OOWD leadership in order to better align initiatives with local needs
  • Provide feedback to state-level OOWD leadership regarding education to workforce relationships to support work-based learning and career pathways
  • Maintain quality records
  • Create and timely submit quality reports and required plans and policies
  • Completes all mandatory training and participated in a minimum of two professional development each year.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.



Minimum Qualifications:






Bachelor’s Degree required




Work Experience:




Two (2) years progressively responsible work experience supporting programs, statewide initiatives, and gaining stakeholder input and interest.






Certifications &/or Licenses:


Preferred: Facilitator Certification, Project Management Certification




Skills, Knowledge, Abilities Required:


Knowledge of:


  • Communication (including active listening and being audience-centered, orally in interpersonal and public settings, and in writing)
  • Demonstrated leadership and teambuilding experience
  • Interpersonal skills and relationship building
  • Facilitation and negotiation (based on an understanding of each partner’s interests and priorities)
  • Visionary capabilities to overcome barriers to success
  • The state workforce system, legislation, and regulations in regards to the work-based learning programs, and a working knowledge of postsecondary education in Oklahoma
  • Apprenticeship model of training, accreditation policy/programs, and a working knowledge of state industry trends
  • Internship best practices
  • Business operations and fast-paced, results-oriented culture
  • High-standards in professionalism

Skill in: 

  • Presenting ideas effectively verbally and in writing
  • Facilitating effective meetings
  • Identifying common ground amongst diverse stakeholders
  • Eliciting information and effectively listening
  • Networking
  • Data analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Multi-tasking
  • Counseling, training, and interviewing
  • Record keeping and administration
  • General computer applications

Ability to:

  • Interact with local business owners, CEOs, and human resources managers of small, medium, and large-sized firms
  • Develop work-based learning solutions to businesses’ workforce needs
  • Coordinate with local firms to facilitate meetings, workshops, and technical seminars; to manage input from participants; to assimilate their ideas into a commonly shared vision
  • Implement regional outreach efforts and meet work-based learning program goals
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, both internal and external to the organization
  • Read, interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Meet urgent deadlines with short-turnaround times in a highly political environment
  • Cultivate partnerships at the local, regional, and state levels
  • Be positive
  • Be willing to learn
  • Be willing to be open, equitable, and transparent
  • Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU brand with positivity and professionalism
  • Evidence a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior.

 Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Communications, Political Science, Public Policy, Business Administration or related field


Experience working with federal, state, or private grants preferred. 


Experience implementing or participating in an apprenticeship and/or work-based learning program is a plus.


Working Conditions: 


  • Work will be performed in an office environment with a significant amount of public contact, in person, by telephone and via email.
  • Frequent In-State travel, including significant day travel and some overnight stays. 
  • Occasional out-of-state travel for trainings.



Physical Requirements:


Duties require extended periods of sitting, standing, talking, listening and computer usage.

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.


Posted: 2019-10-11 Expires: 2038-01-18

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Norteastern Work Base Learning Liaison

OSU - Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107

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