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Outreach & Recruitment Specialist-Workforce Development
Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, Washington
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Date Posted 03/21/2019
Admin-Extension and Outreach
Salary $3,729.00 -  USD Per Month
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


The Outreach & Recruitment Specialist assists with developing, coordinating, and implementing all aspects of outreach and recruitment activities specifically targeting underrepresented and marginalized populations that may be eligible for Workforce Development programs.  The Specialist is responsible for analyzing, understanding and independently articulating all general Workforce Development program eligibility requirements and LWTech information.  This position will help create, develop, and implement strategies to recruit internal and external students into Workforce Development programs and the college in general, in order to meet and exceed departmental and college annual enrollment targets and goals. Supports a seamless transition from outreach to career discernment and college enrollment. This position works collaboratively with the Workforce Development (WFD) team, Instruction, and the LWTech Outreach and Admissions team.  It will also represent the college and the Workforce Development Department specifically in collaborative relationships with public agencies and private organizations. This is an exempt administrative position that reports to the Assistant Director of Outreach & Employment Services. This position is contingent upon grant funding.



  • Assist in implementing a comprehensive outreach and recruitment plan for students in collaboration with the offices of Instruction, Admissions, and Workforce Development/Employment Resource Center.Plan should focus on:

    • Industry, education, & employment events.

    • Local and regional employers to identify: Potential students, potential jobs/employers, and opportunities for relationship building. 

    • On-campus recruitment, outreach, and employment events.

    • Collaboration with Worksource & community-based organization on outreach for potential Workforce Development eligible students.

    • Non-Traditional populations (women in trades, men in healthcare, etc.)

    • Traditionally marginalized and underrepresented populations.

  • Respond to inquiries from prospective students (via email, phone, texts, etc.), outside agencies, and others on general college and program information

  • Assist WFD students with career planning and initial intake.

  • Assist with developing collaborative partnerships with public agencies and private organizations serving dislocated workers, including the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Employment Security/Worksource partners, Seattle-King and Snohomish County Workforce Development Council (WDC), Private Industry Councils, etc.

  • Coordinate with faculty, WFD/ERC, Institutional Effectiveness, campus partners, WDCs, industry and other stakeholders to facilitate industry tours, guest speakers, internship opportunities, in-class recruitment, employment events, and other related activities; develop a schedule of quarterly events on campus.

  • Assist in cultivating, building, and maintaining partnerships with local and regional employers for the dual purpose of recruiting incumbent workers and identifying job and internship opportunities for LWTech graduates.

  • Assist in creating, nurturing, and advancing both external and internal relationships to increase engagement with WFD, ERC & LWTech.

  • Interpret and communicate policies; assist in developing procedures and processes to meet student and program needs.

  • Utilize and input data into internal recruitment and marketing software (RADIUS) and spreadsheets for student tracking to determine yield rates from various outreach and recruitment activities.  

  • Coordinate with other departments to track student outcomes.

  • Assist in developing and maintaining marketing materials for outreach to WFD eligible students and potential employer partners; incorporate social media as an outreach tool.

  • Attend and represent LWTech at outreach and employment related events, meetings and workshops.

  • Back up other department and college staff as necessary.

  • Assist the Director and Assistant Directors of Workforce Development, the workforce development team, and other college administrators as necessary

  • Assume and effectively discharge other duties as assigned



  • Sufficient combination of education, work, and lived experience to demonstrate ability to meet the following expectations (generally, competitive candidates will have a bachelor's degree or higher and two or more years of outreach/recruitment or related experience in higher education):

    • Collaboratively implement an annual outreach services plan

    • Work with individuals of varied ethnicity, ages, backgrounds, and abilities

    • Serve low-income, first generation, dislocated workers, displaced homemakers, and limited English speaking populations

    • Use MS Office, social media, and CRM systems (such as Radius)

    • Use marketing strategies to improve outreach to prospective students

    • Assist students in navigating college entrance from outreach to career discernment to enrollment

  • Superior ability to work as part of a team as well as independently

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including public speaking, report writing, and creation of promotional materials

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and abilities

  • Flexibility to work alternate work schedules as it relates to time needs/constraints of outreach and recruitment events such as night, weekend, and/or holiday hours.

  • Valid driver's license for regional travel.

  • Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are multilingual  



Salary is $3,729 per month. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position. Working hours are typically 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday; some evening and weekend hours as needed. Medical, dental and insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board; State Retirement Plan; vacation begins to accrue 2 day's per month and sick leave begins to accrue at 1 day per month, effective upon employment. This is an exempt, administrative year to year contract pending Grant funds.

Required Online Application Materials:
Online application
Current resume
Cover letter
Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

Conditions of Employment:
Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment
Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

Physical/Mental Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the  essential functions.

  • Mobility: ability to sit, walk or stand for extended periods of time

  • Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes and/or prepare materials or equipment

  • Lifting: frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 10 pounds Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak  in person

  • Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate, frequent contact  with co-workers, as well as the public

  • Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens  and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently

 Environmental/Work Conditions:

  • Frequent use of office equipment

  • Exposure to weather; corridors between building are located outdoors 

Eligibility Verification:
 If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work

Affirmative Action Statement
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or
Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Executive Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.


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