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Business & Community Liason

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Location: St. Louis, MO
Job ID: 50497
Facility: Job Corps

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This position pays $22.93 per hour. 

Reports to the center director.  Responsible for directing the center’s outreach and public relation plans and activities to include promoting and maintaining positive relationships with employers and community partners in compliance with government and management directives. This position is part-time and pays $22.93 an hour. 

Essential Functions:
Develop and take the leadership role in the center’s outreach and public relations plans and activities. Ensure contacts are established as stipulated in the plan. Proactively maintain these contacts to ensure a positive community and employer relationship. Develop and monitor departmental budget, control expenditures; review and recommend changes to budget authorizations. Develop and implement new and revised policies and procedures affecting the business and community relations; coordinate with other departments to ensure compliance with overall center objectives. Review and audit all assigned functions regularly for contractual compliance and effectiveness of delivery of services. Prepare related reports. Monitor the center’s web site to ensure it reflects accurate and updated information about the center. Participate in the work force development system. Participate on the local youth council, as directed by the center director. Coordinate the gathering of information for participation in these activities. Maintain linkages with one‑stop career centers; keep one‑stops informed and updated on Job Corps; impress on one‑stops and OA/CTS contractors the importance of providing accurate information on Job Corps and the center. Responsible for all center media relations/inquiries and follow-up. Invite employers, one‑stop, OA/CTS, and community individuals or groups to visit and tour the center; coordinate visits. Serve as the center's contact for employers or community leaders for questions about the Job Corps program or the center. Primary point of contact for all elected officials. Manage membership and meeting of community relations council (CRC). Maintain required documentation of meetings and activities related to the CRC. As assigned by the center director, coordinate the activities of the industry council. Ensure necessary membership of local and distant employers and maintain person‑to‑person contact with the employers to stay aware of labor needs in the area, and gain employer referrals from the members. Visit members' establishments frequently to increase Job Corps awareness. Contact local and distant employers and explain the benefits of hiring Job Corps graduates returning to their area. Identify job placement and work based learning sites. Visit work‑based training employers regularly to show support and to strengthen their bond with the center. Develop and coordinate community service activities and projects as well as activities that will bring the community to the center, such as open houses. Maintain current information on center contacts and participation in community activities; prepare related reports.

Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree and two years directly related experience required.  Must have knowledge of public relations and working with employers. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer proficiency also required.  Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabled status, veteran status, genetic information, national origin, or any other category protected by federal law. MTC participates in E-Verify. We strive to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans, in our job application and hiring process. 


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