Job Corp Scholars Career Transition Specialist

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Posting Number: 0000987Job Title: Job Corp Scholars Career Transition SpecialistPS Position#: Position Status: Full-TimeSalary: Starting salary range of $43,015- $47,317 is based on the Lee College Administrative/Administrative Support Salary Scale, C41. Initial salary offer is commensurate with education and related work experience.Classification: AdministrativeDepartment:Perkins GrantJob Summary/Basic Function:

This position will provide pre‐separation services including assisting in assessing readiness for career transition, continuation of post-secondary education, entry into an apprenticeship program or the military and preparing students to effectively access resources and services that will assist them in making a successful transition.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist pre‐separation scholars on resources for employment, conducting an Internet job search, completing a job application, resume and cover letter writing, job interview skills and any other skills a student may need in pursuing employment opportunities.
  • Assist students in assembling pertinent documents for employment, apprenticeship program or military opportunities.
  • Assist participants in identifying and obtaining support services within the community such as housing, transportation, childcare, health care, work clothing and tools, food and nutrition, counseling services, job retention, and legal services, financial planning, and federal funding for advanced education (as applicable).
  • Provide personalized post‐separation transition services for up to 12 months following certification completion that lead to job placement, continued enrollment in post-secondary education or enrollment in an apprenticeship program.
  • Maintain direct contact with all participants during the service period to reassess their needs to ensure continued employment, further education, licensing in the field in which they were certified, and career progression.
  • Use labor market information and employer provided information to inform training and career counseling decisions.
  • Create new or leverage existing partnerships with employers to identify workforce labor demands.
  • Determine the extent to which the college or university has training programs that will meet those labor needs.
  • Seek early placement commitments for Job Corps Scholars successfully separating from the Job Corps Scholars Program.
  • Create and maintain relationships, as appropriate, within the local communities, with American Job Centers or One‐Stop Centers, and with local Workforce Development Boards.
  • Create and execute a communications plan to reasonably ensure that employers can provide feedback on the degree to which their labor needs are being met.
  • Explore the possibility with employers of using existing or creating new apprenticeship programs.

Additional duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with VP of Instruction, Project Director and Faculty to identify, inform and engage potential employers.
  • Develop presentations for potential employers.
  • Conduct DOL Job Corp Scholars employment workshops and seminars throughout the year.
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from participants and potential participants in a timely fashion.
  • Work with Outreach and Retention Counselors to track and record each scholars’ progress toward personal and academic goals including, measurable skill gains, education and employment rates, median earnings, retention, completion, credential attainment and effectiveness in serving employers.
  • Must be a subject matter expert on all processes regarding the DOL project plan including institutional policy and procedures and applicable federal regulations.
  • Assist Project Director in required DOL quarterly, annual and ad-hoc reporting.
  • Assist Project Director in disseminating program performances measures, best practices and lessons learned.
  • Maintain participant’s files including proof of eligibility documents.
  • Conduct project plan from an audit ready position.
  • Participate in evening and weekend events and activities.
  • Participate in professional development activities and training as required.
  • Attend DOL workshops and training as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Excellent benefits accrue with this full-time position. This is a grant-funded position. Continuation of the position is based on the continuation of the grant and satisfactory job performance. This is a security sensitive position.

Lee College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in Higher Education, Social Work, Advising/Counseling, or a related field
  • Two (2) years of post-secondary outreach experience, instruction, or student support services
  • Impeccable reputation with regard to ethics and integrity
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal abilities and public relations experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)
  • Excellent organizational skills, self‐starter with strong time management skills
  • Must be able to travel locally and regionally to recruit participants
  • Must be able to meet hard deadlines outlined by the DOL
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of methods for job development, local labor market trends, and employment opportunities
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships and maintain confidentiality and professionalism in handling sensitive information
  • Ability to work with and engage individuals with diverse backgrounds including veterans
  • Must possess awareness of and be sensitive to cultural differences
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s (or higher) degree in a related field
  • Experience with federal grants or project management
  • Bilingual: Ability to read, write, and speak both English and Spanish
Campus/Location: McNair Center - Baytown, TXIf other, provide location. Posting Date:09/03/2020Close Date:Open Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:

This position requires applicants to attach the following documents: resume, cover letter, and copies of transcripts for all completed college work. (Official transcripts required upon employment.)

In addition, applicants must include a minimum of three (3) professional references on the online application.

Please do not mail, email, fax, or deliver any documents outside of the electronic application process.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's (or higher) degree in Higher Education, Social Work, Advising/Counseling, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Master's (or higher) degree in a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have two (2) years of post-secondary outreach experience, instruction, or student support services?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience with federal grants or project management?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Can you read, write, and speak both English and Spanish?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you available to work evenings and weekends as needed?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * This position will require independent travel between the College and other venues as required by the position. Are you able to travel as required?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Unofficial Transcript 3
  3. Other Document

 

 

 

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Posted: 9/10/2020
Application Due: 12/9/2020
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