(MCCC/Non-Benefited) Career Development Counselor

Holyoke, Hampden County
Jul 15, 2014

Department: Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center

Posted: Jul 14, '14

Type: PT No Benefits

About Holyoke Community College:

Holyoke Community College: the opportunities you want; the future you're looking for.

For over 65 years, Holyoke Community College has been a gateway to quality education and career advancement. Seeking to realize their dreams and aspirations, more than 100,000 students have come through the open doors of the College. HCC offers over 100 different academic options.

The Commonwealth's oldest community college, Holyoke Community College serves more than 12,500 students annually in credit and noncredit programs and courses. The college has the highest transfer rate of any community college statewide, holding articulation agreements with more than 27 colleges and universities. Recognized for its Honors Program, distance learning curriculum, learning communities, and service to students, HCC also offers business development opportunities through the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development.

Job Description:

To ensure increased career development planning and assessment for the Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center.

Two positions available (1 day, 1 evening)


Provides one-on-one career assessment, development, planning, and counseling services to a diverse population at an off-campus adult learning center. Facilitates development of individual student career plans and maintains individual education and career files. Conducts workshops on career exploration, goal setting, job search, and other career-related topics as needed. Uses industry career maps and career pathways into select high-growth industry sectors in providing career services that include using computerized and print resources for exploring careers, identifying relevant training programs, preparing program applications, and seeking financial assistance. Provides workshops and/or one-on-one assistance with completion of job application forms, resume writing, preparation of cover and thank-you letters, and interview techniques. Coordinates and communicates student progress with ABE instructors. Collaborates with One-Stop Career Center to promote career-related workshops. Makes referrals to appropriate agencies (educational, training, employment, etc.) Maintains walk-in resource materials for students and community members. Compiles appropriate student/community member data for reporting and assessment purposes by Holyoke Community College and its partners. Collects student goal information related to Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Adult Basic Education Countable Outcomes If possible, provides career advising services in Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Turkish or other language spoken by students. Provides, collects, and analyzes evaluation forms completed by students using the services of the Career Center. Performs other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, or closely related field; three years experience in career development/transition; experience in higher education; experience conducting career workshops; ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria; strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in related discipline; familiarity with web-based media tools; bilingual in English and another language (Spanish preferred)

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:  Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.

COMPENSATION:  $25.95/hr.

STARTING DATE:  September, 2014

HOURS: Daytime position: 16 hrs/wk, 4 days/wk, 9 am-1pm (includes 1.5 hrs/wk staff and professional development).

Evening position: 13.5 hrs/wk, 12 hrs/wk, 3 evenings (5:30pm-9:30pm), plus 1.5 hrs/wk staff and professional development.


Additional Information:

Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.

- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. 
- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:

Resume/CV Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) and List of references with names, addresses, & telephone numbers of three professional references

DEADLINE:   Screening will begin will applications received by August 4, 2014.  Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.

Returning applicants - Login to your Holyoke Employment Account to check completed application.  https://hcc.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp