Employment Specialist, Latino Academy of Workforce Development - Madison

Job Posting: Employment Specialist


The Latino Academy of Workforce Development (LAWD) is seeking a qualified, bilingual candidate for the Employment Specialist position. The Employment Specialist is primarily responsible for the delivery of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program services to customers’ whose primary need or goal is employment. This work will primarily focus on those individuals in need of short term training and job placement. The Employment Specialist will provide a full spectrum of WIA program services (Core, Intensive and Training Services as appropriate) conduct recruitment, career advising, case management, job preparedness, skill development, job placement assistance and retention services. This position works closely with other partners in the WorkSmart Network.

This position reports to the LAWD Program Director, will work with Vera Court Neighborhood Center, Inc.’s Executive Director and other LAWD team members. This is an outstanding opportunity for a detail oriented, energetic professional to be a part of a dynamic team.

About the Latino Academy of Workforce Development:

The Latino Academy of Workforce Development (LAWD) is a culturally competent, bilingual adult education and employment program. LAWD’s unique ‘education through community’ approach works closely with students, responds to the community’s educational needs quickly, and creates pathways to improved education and employment for the Latino community. LAWD serves approximately 250 students weekly through its classes, trainings, and certifications. LAWD is a program of Vera Court Neighborhood Center, Inc.

Salary: 31,000 – 34,000 /year plus benefits (Based on experience)

Position type: Full Time

Application deadline: June 2. LAWD encourages interested candidates to apply immediately.

Working conditions:

Candidates must have transportation. Frequent travel within Dane County is required. Travel outside of Dane County may be required. Frequent walking, bending, and/or stretching required.