Career Specialist, WIOA Out-of-School Youth Program
Passaic County Community College
Location: Paterson, New Jersey
Higher Education Institution
Overview of Position
We are seeking a Career Specialist who is responsible for preparing youth ages 16-24 for the workforce through the development and coordination of a wide array of quality job readiness and career development workshops targeted to in-demand employment sector. The Career Specialist links all aspects of job readiness and career development to set program participants on a successful career path.
This is a part-time, hourly position.
Examples of Duties
Coordinate all aspects of job readiness and career development programming
Enter student data and maintain student database; maintain student files, and mange program records and complete reports for attendance, placement, and retention
Provide career counseling to program participants and assist students in identifying a career pathway
Provide job search support and guidance activities, including resume and cover letter review and development, interview coaching, job counseling, and other activities that will lead to successful job placements and career development; assist students with job placement or further studies
Identify and schedule potential speakers or career professionals to speak to program participants
Provide regular follow up and support to students exited from the program
Develop relevant trainings and workshops to prepare students for the labor market
Cultivate partnerships with local and regional employers to identify work-based learning, apprenticeships, and employment opportunities for program participants
Develop and maintain liaisons with employers and the business community to obtain employment opportunities for students
Develop and implement initiatives for job retention
Assist in marketing the program and recruiting eligible program participants
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in a related field required
Minimum one year of experience as a career counselor, or related experience required
Prior Experience working effectively with diverse, low-income youth/adult student populations
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, required
Excellent computer and database management skills required
Previous experience working on a grant-funded project a plus
Ability to work some evening and weekend hours, as program requires
The completion of a background check will be required for the selected candidate.
PCCC offers high-quality, flexible, educational and cultural programs that meet the needs of Passaic County residents. The College provides its students with a strong general education foundation for further study and opportunities for career preparation and lifelong learning. Impassioned by our commitment to student progress and program completion, the College strives to address a wide variety of student learning needs through excellence in teaching, innovative and effective use of technology, multiple instructional methods and developmental and ESL programs that provide access to college-level programs. The College?s supportive learning environment fosters student success and faculty excellence. Through a culture of evidence and inquiry, the College is an effective steward of its physical, financial, and intellectual resources.