The Illinois Tollway is dedicated to providing and promoting a safe and efficient system of highways while ensuring the highest possible level of service to our customers. Whether it’s I-PASS, the Move Illinois Program, open road tolling or keeping you safe with our H.E.L.P. trucks, we are committed to delivering great benefits and services to customers.
The Tollway is a user-fee system – no state or federal tax dollars are used to support maintenance and operations. Operations are funded by toll and concession revenues.
Under the leadership of the Board of Directors and Executive Staff, the Tollway is committed to achieving the following goals: increase collaboration with regional transportation and planning agencies, promote the regional economy, maintain financial integrity, foster environmental responsibility and sustainability, maintain the safety and efficiency of the Tollway system, further transparency and accountability, enhance customer service, and maintain public trust.
In support of this vision, the Pipeline Partnership Liaison leads in the planning and development of apprenticeship and internship programs for the Tollway.
Essential Job Functions
The Pipeline Partnership Liaison’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Create and oversee robust and meaningful apprenticeship and internship programs for the Tollway
- Identify industry partners and solicit their involvement in apprenticeship and internship programs
- Assist with recruitment efforts and act as a bridge between the Talent Acquisition Team, department leaders, and schools and colleges in the area to create a strong pipeline of graduate and alumni candidates
- Identify, train and develop mentors
- Liaise and maintain a strong, consistent and effective relationships with external stakeholders including the U.S. Department of Labor and other industry partners
- Collaborate with the Employee Enrichment team to create and facilitate apprentice, intern, and mentor professional development
- Identify appropriate channels to market the apprenticeship and internship programs and partner with the appropriate internal stakeholders to raise awareness and develop advertising materials
- Create opportunities for participants to learn about career planning, decision making, and preparation for entry into the professional world
- Partner with internal stakeholders to develop training materials
- Assess program effectiveness and make changes to ensure programmatic success
- Complete special projects and other duties as assigned by the division’s senior leader
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a related field of study or the equivalent of education and experience
Skills and Experience (Required)
- Three years of experience creating, developing, managing and/or teaching career and technical education programs
- Previous relevant industry work experience
- Strong organizational and project management skills
- Experience in building, scaling and leading pipeline programs
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Knowledge of laws and trends within workforce development
- Knowledge and experience with workforce preparation strategies, vocational and academic advising, and development and delivery of workforce related activities
- Ability to create and deliver presentations for senior leadership
- Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and work effectively with minimal supervision while adhering to strict deadlines in a fast-paced complex environment
- Ability to communicate effectively and work with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
- Superior organizational, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
- Ability to work independently as well as to function effectively in a collaborative team
- Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
The Illinois Tollway is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, disability, unfavorable discharge from military services, age, order of protection status, military status, sex or sexual orientation.