Job Duties and Responsibilities: Work-Based Learning (WBL) Program Management:
With the Workforce and Student Engagement Liaison, collaborate with Instruction, Clark Foundation, and community partners to implement Clark's work-based learning (WBL) program, including career connections such as informational interviews, job shadows and employer presentations as well as internships and jobs.
Lead campus-based partnerships, while the Workforce and Student Engagement Liaison leads employer-based partnerships; work in tandem to develop and fill internships, jobs and WBL activities.
Work in tandem with Career Advisors to implement MyPlan and access employer databases to engage students in career exploration activities such as informational interviews and job shadows.
Cultivate relationships with instructional deans and faculty to integrate WBL in curriculum; meet with faculty to help assess their students' work-based learning needs.
Research strategies and tools that will contribute to internship search success and career advancement; implement new services; continuously assess effectiveness for quality improvements.
Develop and implement strategies to increase services for systemically non-dominant students and support their professional networking and relationship building.
Market, advertise and promote internship opportunities to Clark students through Penguin Jobs, faculty contacts, web, social media, outreach campaigns, on-campus student events and job/internship fairs.
Develop and maintain an employer internship training packet.
Provide back-up services for the Workforce and Student Engagement Liaison position.
Provide individuals with resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile critiques, practice interviews, and job search plans and strategies.
Conduct workshops on topics relevant to job search success; customize presentations to the needs of specific faculty and groups.
Supervise, train, and mentor the Student Employment Specialist, and student employees.
Career Services General
Maintain thorough and current understanding of Clark College programs of study and student services, labor market trends and community-based career and employment services; inform coworkers of changes, updates, and best practices in employment services.
Provide back-up services for the Student Employment Program within Career Services.
Participate in Career Services strategic planning activities to address the career, networking, and employment needs of Clark students; play a key role in developing innovative services and implementing new services for these populations.
Help organize and promote Career Days and other employment related events and workshops.
Position Requirements and Competencies: Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or equivalent education/experience.
Experience: two fulltime equivalent years of relevant experience in employment services, career development, higher education student services, or related area.
Computer Skills: Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office 365, Internet search engines, as well as the ability to learn new data management and software systems; skills in using technology to facilitate the job search process.
Communication Skills: excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including appropriate helping skills such as attending, listening, reflecting, and encouraging. Must have ability to make public presentations in small and large group settings.
Customer Service: ability to respond to changing needs, requirements, and information; must provide excellent customer service and function well in a busy, sometimes stressful environment.
Supervision: ability to direct the work of others and provide relevant coaching, support, and evaluation.
Coordination and Organization Skills: excellent organization skills and ability to effectively coordinate activities, services, and schedules to ensure smooth and efficient operations. Demonstrated success in achieving organizational and management goals.
Must have knowledge of educational institutions, current labor market trends, and job search techniques.
Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds, particularly low-income, first generation college students.
Internal Number: 3157116
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