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Job Posting: Regional Schools Liaison

The Business Retention, Expansion, and Workforce (BREW) Team at EDAWN proudly serves over 600 Primary Companies in Northern Nevada. We support job growth and workforce development in the Reno-Sparks area and provide one-on-one personalized assistance to local, primary companies. We are looking for a part-time, remote contractor to act as our Regional Schools Liaison.

Regional Schools Liaison

Part-time, Mostly Remote, Contract Position with Travel

Job Title: Regional Schools Liaison Job Category: Administrative
Department: BREWD Travel Required: Occasional Regional Travel
Level/Salary Range: $20.00 per hour - up to $25.00 per hour Position Type: Part-time (avg. 15hrs/wk), Contract
Reports To: Workforce Development Director Duration: 6 Months, eligible for extension

Job Description

Role and Responsibilities

Regional Schools

  • Audit, identify, and organize program information specific to target schools
  • Maintain material related to regional school projects. The material should be updated each summer and fall and should include:
    • Summary of top schools
    • School detail sheet
    • Audit of BREW Regional School Salesforce contacts
    • Audit summary of local schools and their resources/relative programs
    • Resources for the expanded scope to capture all the other suggested schools or programs
    • Career fair calendar and other student/professor engagement opportunities
  • With Workforce Development Director (WDD), identify connections between school programs and employer needs where gaps can begin to be filled
  • With WDD, plan and execute WorkLivePlayRenoTahoe missions to identified schools (4 school visits by end of FY23 – 2 in Fall & 2 in Spring)
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute the WorkLivePlayRenoTahoe school mission trips: Including Partner Company coordination
  • Use visits to identify and set meetings with key contacts for WDD or self
  • Assemble a list of regional clubs and career/academic/faculty advisors
  • Assist with content creation for the Regional School Student portal on WorkLivePlayRenoTahoe.com
  • Maintain visit material and folders
  • Adhere to, and manage regional school initiative budget
  • Form strong relationships with key contacts within regional schools (career studio leads, deans of applicable programs etc.)

Other

  • Other program/event support, as needed

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Organized
  • Self-motivated/driven
  • Ability to collaborate with a team and work independently
  • Willingness to think creatively and improve processes and strategy
  • Professional verbal and written communication
  • Proven Success in managing a budget
  • Attention to detail
  • Event management experience

Preferred Skills

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce, Constant Contact, and Canva

Additional Notes

While some time in the office will be required for collaboration, this to largely be a remote position.

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Meet the BREW Team

The Business Retention, Expansion, and Workforce (BREW) Team at EDAWN helps local businesses find the resources they need to run and grow. They also assist in job growth and workforce development in Northern Nevada. There are plenty of opportunities to be had. Get started today by reaching out to the BREW Team.

Nancy McCormick

Senior VP, Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce

“I connect area businesses to resources to help them stay and grow their presence in the region. My role is to help add jobs and grow the economy in the area and to support workforce development efforts in order to meet the needs of new and existing primary employers.” – Nancy

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Veronica Chavez

Director, Workforce Development

“I develop, coordinate, and manage the Workforce Development initiatives at EDAWN. Our focus is; retention, training, reskilling, making connections and employee attraction. We support hiring companies by making community connections, creating a strong and supported workforce pipeline and identifying industry resources for our region.” – Veronica

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Amanda Berry

Manager, Business Retention & Expansion & Workforce

“I assist and offer support and resources to existing businesses identified as primary companies. My ultimate goal is to assist these primary companies when they are looking to grow and add jobs. These efforts secure growth and improve the economic landscape of Northern Nevada.” – Amanda

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