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July 15, 2022
NOW HIRING - Coordinator of Workforce Development

Job Description


Position: Coordinator, Workforce Development                                             

Reports to: Adam Poe, Director of Investor Relations


Hours: Part time, non-exempt; Monday, Wednesday, Friday (8a – 5p)




The Coordinator of Workforce Development organizes a variety of projects with both internal team members and external partners including employers, local school districts, higher education partners, and community agencies and leaders. The focus of this position is building a pipeline of students entering education pathways that prepare them for high wage, high demand jobs in the region. The Coordinator of Workforce Development works to support the overall mission of the Highlands Economic Partnership which advocates for quality education and training programs that develop a skilled workforce that meets the needs of employers and advanced the economic wellbeing of partner counties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following:


1.      Coordinate meetings for workforce development committees. This includes scheduling meetings, developing agendas, taking minutes, sending meeting notifications, and assisting the Director accomplish committee goals and objectives.

2.     Assist in the planning and coordination of an annual 8th grade career fair, senior job fair, junior college and career fair, and annual counselors’ summit.

3.     Oversee and continue to develop the Highlands Heroes Speaker Program by serving as the liaison between school districts and designated speakers. Communicate expectations to speakers on school standards for topics chosen. Maintain contact with existing speakers and continue to recruit new speakers to the program.

4.    Coordinate Family Wellness and Engagement workshops at business locations in Jackson, Putnam, Overton, and White Counties. Track the number of participants by company and provide data to schools for state and federal audits. Identify new companies to offer seminars in the workplace and explain the program concept and benefits.

5.     Manage the Tennessee Scholars Program by attending school meetings to disseminate information, maintaining the inventory of recognition medals and seals, and tracking data from each school district regarding the program.

6.    Assist with developing methods for collecting, tracking, and reporting data.

7.    Assist with additional duties on an as-needed basis.


Skills/Qualifications Required:


1.      Exhibits a strong orientation toward customer service

2.     Effective listening skills

3.     Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

4.    Flexible, self-starter with ability to manage time, organize, and prioritize tasks

5.     Attention to detail and ability to multitask

6.    Ability to create schedules without overbooking personnel

7.    Builds and maintains good working relationships and displays excellent interpersonal skills when interacting with diverse partners and department staff

8.    Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

9.    Willingness to learn new skills and apply them to work tasks


Preferred Skills/Qualifications:


1.      B.A. or B.S. Degree in Education or related field

2.     Experience writing grants

3.     Knowledge of graphic design (Canva, Adobe Suite, etc.)

4.    Experience using iWork Suite (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers)

5.     Involvement in managing social media content for a business or organization

Items Required for Application:

1.      Resume

2.     Cover Letter

3.     List of three references with contact information


If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Adam Poe at, (931) 526-2211


Accepting applications until position is filled.


The Highlands Economic Partnership, under the umbrella of the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other criteria protected by local, state, or federal law.