Business Engagement Executive
Title:Business Engagement Executive
Location:Douglas County
Salary Range:$16.88-$24.73/hour commensurate with experience
Job Category:Full-time
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Position Summary:

The Business Engagement Executive is to provide business engagement and other services to ensure that employers in the region have the skilled talent needed to be competitive which is vital to the economy. The Business Engagement Executive will work within our communities to establish and maintain talent pipelines that train local talent in the competencies needed by employers that will result in employment opportunities with sustainable wages or career pathways to self-sustaining wages for local workers and their families. Having a robust, quality labor force within the region is vital for attracting new businesses to the local area as well as retaining existing local companies.


Principal Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):

The essential functions of the Business Engagement Executive aligns with the implementation of the "sector-ready" framework of career pathways and partnerships.


  • Identify and personally meet with employers who are prospects for employability programs within the region to share services and resources available to them from WorkSource Oregon.
  • Educate and advocate for sector specific talent pipelines that will improve the region's economy and hope for family-sustaining income for generations to come.
  • Educate and improve perceptions of job seekers of the high demand occupations within the region. Showcase current and future opportunities, according to labor market information.
  • Market work-based learning opportunities to employers including on-the-job training (OJT), work experience, internships, transitional jobs, Work Opportunity Tax Credit and apprenticeships as training paths to employment.
  • Develop and maintain an employer data base that identifies; primary contact, annual hires, positions available, and opportunities available for on-the-job training, work experience, paid and unpaid internships, job shadowing, and industry tours.
  • Promote lay-off aversion services, as necessary.

Talent Development

  • Prioritize the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors (KSABs) for common occupations for sector employers across the counties that together define successful performance in a particular industries or clusters of related occupations.
  • Identify strengths and developmental needs of the labor pool as compared to the job competency requirements (using tools like Provelt!, NCRC, WIN WRS) and facilitate short-term training options that grow labor pool capacity for quick entry into the labor market.
  • Promote "sector-ready" career pathways that support a job-driven agenda and work-first approach which include shorter-term training options and stackable credentials that build on one another to facilitate quick entry and advancement with a seamless transition from one career steppingstone to another.
  • Review job orders to match applicants with job requirements, using manual and/or computerized file searches.
  • Coordinate pre-hiring testing services as requested by employers.
  • Review and prescreen employer applications completed by job seekers.
  • Work with exiting military and military spouses to identify OJT opportunities.
  • Maintain employment records and documentation as needed for OJT contracts.
  • Maintain full documentation of participants and their work-based learning activities monthly; assist with supportive services as deemed necessary


  • Make connections through the chambers, local economic development, and other stakeholders to identify and resolve workforce issues at a sectoral level.
  • Participate as needed in on and off-site job fairs, career day events, workshops, seminars and other employment related activities
  • Maintain existing business accounts while developing new accounts (particularly new business accounts in key industries)


  • Participate on Rapid Response teams.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications & Skills:

Bachelor's degree in relevant field or any acceptable combination of experience and training which demonstrates the ability to work with participants and with private sector employers.

  • Successful track record of achieving and exceeding performance targets on a regular basis.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Online Data Management programs.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity is a required qualification.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to relate to people from various socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate benefits and goals of programs effectively to a wide variety of audiences, in both individual and group formats.
  • Ability to work within a team while maintaining high individual performance standards. Must have ability to organize and prioritize efforts.
  • Ability to work under pressure, adhere to budget and contract requirements, and meet or exceed specific performance criteria.
  • Be able to provide own transportation and attend occasional evening and/or out-of-town meetings (overnight travel may occasionally be required).

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • Knowledge of employment and training programs, especially Workforce Investment & Opportunity Act (WIOA).
  • Some experience in working in the business sector.
Job Title: Business Engagement Executive 
Reports to: Workforce Manager 
Full Time 40 Hours a week 
Salary Range: $16.88-$24.73/hour commensurate with experience

About Us:
South Coast Business Employment Corporation (SCBEC) was incorporated in 1982 under IRS code 501(c)(3) private nonprofit and currently serves Coos, Curry, Douglas, Marion & Yamhill counties in Oregon.   Our Vision: Thriving people living in vibrant communities.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer
  • This position/project is funded by US Department of Labor. 

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