Career Advisor, One Stop

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Career Advisor, One Stop
Ohlone College

Position Description:
Ideal Candidate Statement:

• Experience working in community college, university, or WIOA-funded career centers or similar grant-funded programs;
• Excellent customer service at multiple levels of customer needs;
• Develop and facilitate client-centered interactive activities for a range of audiences which can include students and community members;
• Provide career advising using appropriate career development theory;
• Develop a well-informed strategic job search plan for students and community members;
• Excellent communication skills, in-person, by phone, via email, and through other media;
• Knowledge of a multitude of online tools for job search;
• Exceptional attention to detail and organization skills, including tracking and management of high volumes of files;
• Ability to manage multiple client issues, while maintaining detailed case notes and adhering to program mandated requirements;
• Work as a team in a systematic, flexible and efficient manner;
• Use good judgment in the appropriate use of funds and program resources;
• Ability to perform under the pressure of meeting performance mandates;
• Ability to respond creatively to constant change;

Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of “A World of Cultures United in Learning” and we are looking for staff who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles, highly ethical, trustworthy, credible, loyal and is respectful of diverse views and opinions.

The college has a firm commitment to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

Job Description Summary:
Under the direction of the Director- One Stop Career Center, provide career advice and assistance to students and job seekers; provide career development training to students as assigned; design, prepare, coordinate and implement workshops for job seekers; provide Workforce Investment Act (WIA) eligibility services to students; conduct community and campus outreach regarding career counseling services; conduct internal audits of peer files.

*position is funded by categorical funds, and employment is subject to those funds being available

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Career counseling theories, techniques and practices.
Assessment theories and tools.
Curriculum development of workshops and classroom presentations.
Unemployment insurance and employment laws.
Appropriate resume formats and styles.
Social media functions and tools.
Labor market, current employment trends and hiring practices.
Community, State and federal assistance programs and eligibility requirements.
Cultural sensitivity.
Oral and written communication skills.
Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Operation of a computer and assigned software.

Provide career counseling to students and job seekers.
Manage program case files.
Conduct resume reviews and mock interviews.
Provide career development and pathway training to students as assigned.
Design, prepare, coordinate and implement workshops for job seekers.
Provide exit support for successful student job searches.
Provide program enrollment services to students and job seekers.
Conduct community and campus outreach regarding career center services.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Meet grant requirements regarding service delivery.
Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Meet schedules and time lines.
Work independently with little direction.
Plan and organize work.
Maintain records and files.
Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
Drive a vehicle to conduct work.

Essential Duties:
Provide career advice and assistance to students and job seekers; manage student electronic records and case files; conduct resume reviews and mock interviews; provide guidance to students regarding career decisions; apply and utilize career theories, models and concepts; provide referrals to students regarding community and social services resources; create and implement individualized career plans; identify barriers and develop compensatory strategies.

Provide career development training to students as assigned; respond to inquiries regarding career advancement; assure development of job search, salary negotiation, labor market research, career planning, and other applicable skills; generate, maintain and update a variety of records relating to student progress, abilities and opportunities.

Design, prepare, coordinate and implement workshops for job seekers; conduct job search workshops and community presentations and informational sessions; generate, update and maintain workshop curriculum; evaluate training curriculum to assure effectiveness and diversity of training techniques and learning styles; generate specialized workshops for College vocational programs.

Provide exit support for successful student job searches; evaluate progress to determine case closure, successful employment or reception of unemployment benefits; input and resolve data codes in an assigned database; assure the accuracy and completeness of eligibilities, documentation and case notes.

Provide guidance to students and job seekers regarding vocational training; determine training eligibility and approval; provide assessments for outside agencies; maintain and submit required documents; assure compliance with applicable policies and procedures.

Provide grant funded program enrollment services to students; input student and required WIA data and codes; review and maintain files, case notes, IEPs and intake documents; provide individualized career guidance to enrolled students; assure tracking of enrollment and performance measures.

Conduct community and campus outreach regarding career center services; conduct classroom presentations, informational meetings, seminars and other outreach events; develop marketing materials and presentations; respond to inquiries and provide information regarding available services; attend and assist with job fairs, professional development and community events as required; utilize social media tools to increase awareness of Career Center services.

Conduct internal audits of peer files; assure compliance of documents and records with County laws, rules and regulations; generate and submit feedback and corrections to assigned personnel in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.

Provide technical information and assistance to the Director regarding assigned functions; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs.

Prepare and maintain a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records and files related to personnel, grant requirements and assigned activities.

Communicate with other administrators, personnel and outside organizations to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information; read and respond to emails as appropriate.

Operate a computer and assigned software programs; operate other office equipment as assigned; drive a vehicle to conduct work as assigned.

Coordinate and implement special projects relating to department activities as assigned.

Attend and conduct a variety of meetings as assigned.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: bachelor’s degree in social science or related field and three years increasingly responsible experience in career counseling.

Valid California driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Salary Range:
Range 37 ($52,020 - $66,420)

Posting Detail Information:
Posting Number: S106-14

Number of Vacancies: 1

Desired Start Date:

Position End Date (if temporary):

Close Date: 1/10/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Benefits Statement:

1. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD
2. Membership in Public Employees’ Retirement System Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA)
3. Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security)
4. Paid vacation
5. Paid sick leave
6. Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days
7. Summer 4/10 schedule (Fridays off)
8. Longevity pay step increase based on your years of service
9. IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan
10. 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes)
11. 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes)

*Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”

District Statement:
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

EEO Statement Summary:
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment:
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.

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Job No:
Posted: 12/12/2018
Application Due: 1/11/2019
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