This position will act as an education and employment advisor to students interested in a funded grant program and will provide outreach to facilitate the recruitment of students for the Johnson Controls International (JCI) grant program. This position will recruit and advise students specific to the HVAC program based on the annual college and program recruitment goals for the JCI grant. The overall objective of this position is to coordinate, implement, and evaluate all activities that educate and inform prospects, parents, high school personnel, and referral agencies which includes both in-person and virtual capacities. The education and employment advisor serves as a spokesperson for the college through presentations, meetings, and communications with prospective students, high school counselors and teachers, and community referrals; again, functioning in both in-person/traditional and virtual recruitment/outreach and advising. The position also maintains the critical link between Student Affairs, college faculty, staff, and community-based organizations.
Baccalaureate Degree in a related field, i.e. Business, Psychology, Sociology, Human Resources, Public Administration, Social Work, Education or equivalent experience; 2 years of professional level experience in advising, employment services, public assistance programs, social service programs, workforce development, or higher education student services or federally funded department of labor employment and training programs; or a combination thereof.
Extensive knowledge of public, private, and community social services and resource agencies sufficient to provide referrals to students
Experience in developing and managing academic plans
Experience in developing and training on career and job search tools
Proficiency with a variety of word processing, database and web-based applications sufficient to accurately collect data and create reports
Knowledge of private data practices and FERPA
Valid driver's license, ability to travel to multiple locations in the local service area
Working knowledge of relevant industry processes and principles
Experience providing higher education academic and/or employment case management
Knowledge of administration, interpretation, and limitations of various occupational tests
Bi-lingual in Spanish, Karan, Hmong, Somali
Knowledge of individual and group employment and education/training counseling methods and techniques
Founded in 1970 Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) is a public, two-year technical college in Rosemount, Minnesota. DCTC offers about 150 programs that range from an AA, to a degree in pluming. DCTC will allows students the possibility to go right into work force after graduation. Students who graduate from DCTC gave a 90% chance of getting a job after graduation.
DCTC has over 2,000 students, and a very diverse culture. Students of color make up about 20 percent of the population. 35.2 percent of students are low income and eligible for Pell grants. Dakota County Technical College is a public two-year institution of higher education dedicated to the philosophy that there is dignity in all work and value in individual growth and learning. It is the philosophy of the college that all of its students should have access to quality education that prepares them for rewarding careers. The college values its role in contributing to economic development by providing a knowledgeable and skilled workforce. The college views itself as a full partner in the higher education community and recognizes its contribution to lifelong learning.
Depending on credit load, the State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. For more information on insurance benefits, please visit https://mn.gov/mmb/segip/.
Dakota County Technical College endeavors to serve students within nearby communities, as well as those coming from countries around the world. The majority of students work toward degrees and diplomas in a variety of programs to prepare them for employment. However, the college is also proud of its general education department, whose courses are part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. As members of a student-centered organization, all employees, faculty members and administrators are focused on ways to continuously improve student learning within the college's mission. Along the way, DCTC has become a leader in delivering sustainable technologies, service-learning opportunities, and community engagement into the curricula of most programs.