The Career Navigator engages with eligible justice involved individuals interested in enrolling into a program at Minneapolis College who will be released from prison within 0-6 months.
This individual will provide comprehensive career development service / programming for eligible justice involved individuals / students pursuing a career who are: clarifying their career interests, gaining career exposure, preparing for careers, and transitioning into employment. This person works closely with the Career Services department in advancing short and long-term goals and manages a caseload of external partnerships for all majors.
A combination of education and experience necessary to perform the functions of the position in areas related to higher education, student affairs, career advising and / or development.
Experience with building strong relationships by seeking out, establishing, and nurturing new industry partnerships.
Knowledge of conveying career development and labor market information in individual and group settings
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to organize time and diverse tasks, to conduct meetings, to follow up on tasks and projects.
Strong problem-solving skills sufficient to identify and clarify problems or issues, to prepare and execute possible solutions under the direction of a supervisor.
Demonstrates an ongoing understanding of cultural fluency. Incorporates culturally responsive practices, and actively engages in antiracism professional development learning opportunities.
Current and former employees of Minneapolis College must be in good standing for consideration.
Minneapolis College is one of the largest and most diverse two-year colleges in Minnesota, serving students in credit and noncredit programs. Minneapolis College enrolls 56% students of color. As a comprehensive public community and technical college, Minneapolis College offers 114 credentials in 44 liberal arts and career and technical programs. The College has strong ties to corporate and industry partners that help fund student scholarships, provide state-of-the-art training and equipment, and offer internship and employment opportunities to the College's graduates.
Minneapolis College is a member of the Minnesota State colleges and universities system. With 26 two year colleges and seven state universities. Minnesota State is the largest provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota and the fifth largest system of higher education in the country. Minnesota State is committed to ensuring access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans; being the partner of choice to meet Minnesota's workforce and community needs; and delivering to students, employers, communities and taxpayers the highest value, most affordable higher education option.
The safety of all members of the Minneapolis College campus community is of vital concern. Resources including the current Annual Compliance and Security Report are available at the link Minneapolis College Public Safety or go to https://minneapolis.edu/student-services/public-safety.
The State of Minnesota offers excellent benefits for eligible employees:
Health and dental insurance
Short-term & Long-term Disability Insurance
Paid Personal & Sick Leave
Retirement Plans, including defined benefits & 401(a) defined contribution
Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) is a public two-year college located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. MCTC enrolls nearly 15,000 credit students annually and is an active partner in initiatives designed to strengthen the social, economic and cultural vitality of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Created in 1996, under the umbrella of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, MCTC is the result of the merger of two institutions: a technical college with a long history of vocational education dating back to 1914 and an open-enrollment community college established in 1965. Currently, the spacious campus covers 21.6 acres of land and recent expansions include a new state-of-the-art Science Center, culinary kitchen and dining hall and outdoor plaza.