Workforce Development Institute

Michigan Workforce Development Institute

Recruitment Specialist

Based in Lansing, MI & Field Offices
(Battle Creek, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Highland Park, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Saginaw)


WDI Recruitment Specialists will work as part of a team responsible to recruiting candidate for training programs.


  • Responsible for outreach, recruitment and marketing for all Workforce Development & Education programs and initiatives statewide
  • Develop strategies to source, attract, recruit and select high-quality candidates against defined criteria for multiple occupational sectors
  • Project manage the recruitment operations to develop a viable applicant pool through the development of full life cycle recruitment plans
  • Provide initial contact and screening for candidates
  • Schedule orientation sessions (virtual or in-person)
  • Identify and establish relationships with community partners to assist with recruitment.
  • Work with WDI communication team to develop local marketing strategies
  • Work as part of a team with program coordinators, case managers and instructors to develop an understanding of occupational sectors, strategy and talent acquisition
  • Develop recruitment updates to review trends, competitive intelligence and talent demographics


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with workforce development/education training programs preferred
  • Fundamental knowledge of workforce development
  • Experience identifying qualified candidates
  • Working knowledge of the tools of the trade: resume databases, social networking, sourcing tools and spreadsheets (can maintain complex spreadsheets), and networking
  • Experience developing collaborative relationships across multiple departments and levels
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Ability to deal with multiple levels of people effectively, in group and individual settings
  • Demonstrate a high level of organizational skills and the ability to self-manage and prioritize a dynamic workload

SALARY: $42,000

LOCATION: Location: Lansing & Field Offices (Battle Creek, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Highland Park, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Saginaw)

Send résumé to: mgbeach@miwdi.org

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