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$42,197 per year
100% Perkins Grant Funded
Working hours for this position consist of a 7.5 hour period (between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm) Monday through Friday exclusive of a 1/2 or 1 hour lunch.
Note: In this position, the employee will be required to work one evening per week. This position may require additional evening and/or weekend work with the employee having the option of working this time in addition to, or in lieu of regular hours.
The Career Coach will plan, develop and deliver comprehensive career counseling, coaching and support services to meet the career readiness needs of students. These support services will include individual and group sessions, conducting workshops, coordinating events and making available on-line and printed resources.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Facilitate career planning and counseling services to new and current Perkins students.
- Develop and implement strategies to assist Perkins students who are uncertain about their major and employment opportunities, and guide students through occupational exploration and the career-decision making process.
- Assist in the development, management and delivery of employer recruitment events, job fairs, career-readiness workshops, and other career exploration events aimed at developing students’ career awareness.
- Assist in the development and implementation of an internship program. Collaborate with area employers and program faculty to establish learning outcomes and promote these opportunities to students.
- Coordinate cohort and program specific communication, programming, and customized seminars/workshops/programs based on student needs assessment and faculty requests.
- Build partnerships and collaborate with employers, community agencies, and faculty, staff, and student organizations to create opportunities for students to participate in internships, employment or volunteer work.
- Participate in college and community events and programs to represent RACC and the Career Services Office.
- Maintain and utilize the online job search platform (Handshake) and other software applications (i.e. LinkedIn) to connect students with employers and employment opportunities.
- Complete periodic reviews and provide reports to assess Perkins student progress toward their academic and career goals. Evaluate student outcomes as a result of academic support initiatives.
- Develop career exploration and employment readiness resources including, but not limited to on-line and print resources.
- Monitor and document student job placement outcomes of graduates. Coordinate the annual graduate follow up survey.
- Submit biweekly time and effort logs documenting all work as related and required by the Perkins grant. Provide monthly board reports on activities and initiatives. Complete an end of year unit report.
- Serve on Division and/or College Committees required by the position.
- Perform other duties allowed per the Perkins grant guidelines as assigned.
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist students in developing realistic academic and career plans, and connect students with appropriate program advisor.
- Maintain a general knowledge and understanding of the related professions represented by RACC programs of study, maintaining a familiarity with education, training, and career opportunities and employer expectations. Maintain appropriate documentation of all student contacts.
- Participate in the implementation of retention strategies and reporting.
- Refer students to appropriate campus and community resources.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Master's degree in Counseling, Education or Human Service-related field and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with students in an educational setting
- In lieu of a Master’s degree listed above, a Master’s degree in another discipline may be considered with three years of full-time experience working with students in an advising capacity
- Minimum one-year career advising/coaching or job search counseling experience
- Experience managing and planning events
- Bilingual Spanish/English
- Community College experience and/or experience working with a diverse student population
- Experience building partnerships with employers
- Working knowledge of best practices in career development
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Internet skills. Knowledge of Ellucian Colleague, Handshake and other administrative software a plus.
Position may require local travel; employee must have access to ready transportation.
Other Skills and Abilities:
- Experience planning and implementing events
- Excellent communication and public speaking skills
- Ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously, independently and as part of a team, while maintaining positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to work well with people
- Excellent one-on-one and group presentation skills
- Outstanding organizational skills
- Excellent written communication skills especially in the areas of report writing and business correspondence
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, faculty, staff, outside groups and the general public.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent. Ability to interpret basic statistical information.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
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.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.