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IL FV SHRM Chapter Workforce Readiness Advocate

    Workforce Readiness Advocate

    Position Summary:
    Serves as an appointed member of the chapter board of directors.  Monitors and evaluates on a continuing basis local activities concerning workforce readiness issues and plans and encourages chapter involvement and activities impacting the workforce readiness arena.  Presents a report or update to the chapter president and fellow chapter members.  Works in cooperation with state-level workforce readiness advocates.

    Responsible To:
    The members of the chapter
    The chapter president
    State council workforce readiness director


    • Serve as advocate and program coordinator for workforce readiness chapter activities.
    • Provide updates to the membership concerning unemployment rates, workforce demographics, services available through local agencies and workforce investment board updates.
    • Identify and evaluate issues that impact workforce readiness and develop goals for chapter workforce readiness strategy.
    • Report on workforce readiness issues to chapter members and serve as advocate at chapter activities for education programs.
    • Serve as a resource for chapter members on workforce readiness issues and provide leadership to the chapter on education issues.
    • Monitor local activities concerning workforce readiness and provide timely information on education issues to the chapter president and state workforce readiness director.
    • Work in close cooperation with state workforce readiness director.
    • Provide special recognition for chapter members and for local programs that promote betterment of the local workforce through educational process.
    • Respond to any other requirements of the chapter president and state workforce readiness director.
    • Participate in SHRM Workforce Readiness Core Leadership Area volunteer leader conference calls and webcasts.
    • Participate in the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategic planning for the chapter.
    • Represent the chapter in the human resources community.
    • Attend all monthly membership and board of directors meetings.

    Resources Available:

    • SHRM supplies the following resources for chapter workforce readiness advocates 
    • Chapter Position Descriptions
    • Workforce Readiness Manual
    • Fundamentals of Chapter Operations

    And MUCH MORE…available online at