Industry Partnerships Specialist


Close Date
June 15th, 2018


Skillpoint Alliance is a non-profit workforce education agency that provides training in high-demand occupations and industries.  Skillpoint Alliance is at the intersection of industry, education, and the community.  We provide pathways to career success for Central Texans while meeting employers’ needs for a qualified workforce.  Our vision is that every citizen has access to a successful career pathway.


The Industry Partnerships Specialist is a highly visible role, responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with local employers resulting in employment pipelines for program students.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conducting industry outreach throughout the City of Austin, Travis County, and surrounding counties; cultivating members for industry advisory committees; facilitating industry advisory committee meetings; coordinating employer involvement in programs; sharing program updates and successes with employers; and routinely educating Skillpoint Alliance staff on industry trends, hiring practices, and curriculum needs. 


Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Actively cultivate interest in Skillpoint’s programs and organizational vision with local employers
  • Facilitate industry involvement in programs through industry speakers, site visits, and other strategies
  • Build and maintain an organizational database of employer contacts
  • Research market and occupational trends affecting employment and serve as an employment resource to program students
  • Assist with employment placement of students who complete training
  • Maintain continuous contact with employers who hire Skillpoint graduates
  • Assist with industry-specific professional development workshops for clients, with topics including:
    • Job search skills
    • On-the-job success
    • Problem-solving skills
  • Facilitate all industry advisory committee meetings
  • Provide relevant, timely, and insightful advice on program curriculum based on employer input



Qualified applicants will possess:

  • High school diploma required; associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required
  • An outgoing personality eager to help industry meet their staffing needs and help our students obtain jobs
  • A can-do, positive attitude and a proactive work ethic, willing to help all team members
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and databases
  • 1-2 years in a customer and/or client-facing role; experience interacting with company owners and HR representatives strongly preferred
  • An understanding of the healthcare and/or construction industries strongly preferred
  • Current relationships to employers in the healthcare and/or construction industries strongly preferred
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and work histories is preferred



  • Effectively communicate with team members, program students, and internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain detailed records, complete necessary paperwork, and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to proactively manage a high volume of work requiring minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills, including public speaking, meeting facilitation, and e-communications
  • Willingness to learn new skills and work on tasks outside of job description as needed
  • Frequent, local travel is required of this position; reliable transportation is required



Hiring range is $41,000 - $43,000 annually, based on experience.



To apply, upload a resume and cover letter through the applicable job link.