Workforce Development Program Manager, R20086

Bellevue, WA

Posted: 12/21/20
Deadline: 1/5/21

About This Organization

Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 45% students of color and over 1,800 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

Job Duties

Internship Coordination

• Facilitate and support the onboarding process for both the businesses and the students
• Establish a collaborative relationship that provides ongoing training and support for business, student, and staff
• Provide onsite job coaching evaluating tasks and adapting work environment to facilitate learning including fading, frameworks, and adjustments
• Train and supervise internship coaches providing learning opportunities, program vision and direction and intervention as needed
• Facilitate employment opportunities with internship sites after internship period
• Manage student performance while at internship site providing constructive and individualized feedback and coaching to students
• Develop and continuously improve data collection systems
• Keep updated on Labor & Industries (L&I), HR Regulations and Insurance requirements regarding internship programs
• Collect relevant data through performance assessments utilizing information to foster intern improvement or to create accommodations that ensure success in the workplace

Internship Development

• Networking, marketing, identification of potential placement opportunities, touring of companies, identification of business decision makers, building and maintaining business relationships, and securing positions for students as guided by their desired career path.
• Educate employers about the advantages of workforce diversity and encourage businesses to consider the benefits of hiring people with disabilities
• Recruit and develop relationships with community businesses that lead to internships sites, volunteer sites, and program partners
• Create marketing collateral in conjunction with marketing specialist for OLS partnership recruitment
• Set up and prepare internship sites with business staff, mentor identification, training, job description, task analysis, and accommodations as needed
• Coach OLS students in preparation for their internship, prepare professional resumes and facilitate interviews
• Provide training and resources for families and student support teams

Career Advising

• Facilitate career pathway development as related to the ART of OLS for graduating students during their final year and third year students
• Maintain knowledge of local workforce needs and consequently advice students as they develop their careers
• Suggest curriculum enhancements as required by market needs or business experience
• Assistance with employment opportunities for OLS students and alumni
• Provide advocacy support regarding workplace situations and disabilities

Program Support

• Co-teach soft skills with instructor as related to internship performance during 6 month internship
• Assisting with curriculum updates as related labor market needs and employment best practices
• Assist instructors with organization of workforce related activities (business tours, scheduling speakers, etc)
• Facilitate resume building for graduating OLS students
• Assist instructor with the development of a senior presentation/portfolio

Administrative Support

• Develop and maintain a collaborative relationship with Bellevue College entities to further OLS mission
• Represent OLS and Bellevue College in a professional manner at networking events and when developing new business relations
• Institute and maintains data collection methods utilize the data to guide strategy and planning
• Lead event planning specific to internships and student preparation for graduation meeting program outcomes
• Create and maintain partnerships with community, government agencies, and educational entities to enhance student and program success
• Lead hiring efforts for new internship coaches in collaboration with the Associate Dean
• Provide ongoing direction, training and mentorship for new hires during the first internship cycle
• Create the vision and goals for the OLS Internship Program within the Art of OLS framework
• Collaborate and communicate with Associate Dean and OLS leadership team


• Ensure contract outcomes are met
• Organizing and scheduling job shadows, business tours and internships
• Attend Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) meetings and respond to communications as needed
• Co-teach Skills for Work/Skills for Life workshops and camps for high school students
• Performs related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree from accredited institution. Any combination of relevant education and/or experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis
• Three (3) years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities in the workforce
• Demonstration of effective collaboration, communication, and leadership skills
• Valid driving license and vehicle

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