SHINE Employment and Internship Specialist

Seattle, King County
Jan 30, 2014
Seattle’s Hub for Industry-driven Nanotechnology Education (SHINE), a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Regional Center for training nanotechnicians located at North Seattle Community College (NSCC), is hiring an Employment and Internship Specialist. The Employment and Internship Specialist is a full-time, exempt position at NSCC. The Specialist will work with Center staff and draw on work readiness resources, additionally this position will help SHINE to fully serve regional nanotechnology industry needs by helping students develop job-readiness skills and facilitating students in the internship and employment process. Continuation of this position is dependent on future grant funding. Seattle Community Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation. The Seattle Community College District is currently engaged in a union organizing effort involving its exempt employees. If the union is certified to represent certain exempt employees, the District will engage in collective bargaining with the union on mandatory subjects including wages, benefits, and working conditions. Essential Functions: •Prepare students for employment by providing individual assistance to students and offering workshops on key job search and job readiness skills, such as resume-building, cover letter writing, job search communication skills, etc. •Maintain industry contacts, develop internships, facilitate job placements for graduates, and under the direction of the Managing Director, collect information on the state of the regional industry. •Track students and graduates through the nanotech program to employment. Maintain point of contact with program alumni. •Work with campus partners to provide additional services to students and industry (e.g. student support services or business development for industry members). •Gather and submit evaluation data for NSF reporting. •Other tasks as assigned, including participating in team meetings and assisting in grant reporting. Required Education, Experience & Abilities: •Bachelor’s Degree. •Strong writing and interpersonal skills. •Strong computer skills, including the ability to produce professional documents (using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and perform data entry, and familiarity with electronic social networking. •Ability to work respectfully and effectively with diverse staff, students and external stakeholders. •Ability to create, maintain, and enhance relationships with industry partners. •Ability to represent college and SHINE appropriately in verbal, written, and face-to-face communication with students, community partners, regional industry, and others. •Experience with (or willingness to research and learn) software for tracking student progress and graduate success. Preferred Qualifications: •Knowledge of community college system, workforce education, and embedded career services delivery. •Experience working with veterans and displaced workers. •Experience working on grant-funded project(s) or center, including meeting reporting requirements and tracking student progress and graduate success. •Experience modifying curriculum for and facilitating job-readiness and job-search workshops.