Career Liaison-West Pender

Career Liaison-West Pender

Employer

Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7000

Job Location

Wilmington, NC

Salary/Grade

$3334 per month

Benefits

Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, November 18, 2022
Closes: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, December 5, 2022

Expected Work Hours

FT

Employment Type

FT

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education/Training:

  • An associate’s degree in an applicable program of study or equivalent industry/trade experience, credential or certification.  Associates degree could be education or a technical field.

 

Minimum Experience

  • Experience in a responsible role in a middle school, high school education setting.
  • Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of career services or opportunities.
  • Experience with one-on-one student mentoring, tutoring, training or advising.
  • Experience in working with students from diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in maintain records and reporting.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills: (In addition to the required minimum experience)

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field.
  • Two (2) years of teaching experience either at a middle or high school.

Position Description

DEFINITION:

The Career Liaison will assist middle school students with learning about different careers and identifying community college programs that enable students to achieve these goals. The Career Liaison will recruit students to participate in CFCC’s Career Academy each summer.  They will cultivate programs and services for the middle school learner, so that the individual can become informed and choose an appropriate career path in high school. The Career Liaison will document and monitor the progress of students.   The Career Liaison, while on any school campus, will follow local board of education rules and will be subject to the authority of the school building administration. Requires day and evening hours and some travel; college committee assignments; professional development; and other activities. The position is grant-funded and subject to the availability of funds.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:

  • Receives general supervision from the Associate VP of Economic and Workforce Development.
  • Will receive direction and guidance from the middle school principal.
  • Exercises no supervision.

 

Duties & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

 

ESSENTIAL AND OTHER IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS STATEMENTS:

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:

 

Career Exploration

  1. Support outreach efforts involving middle school learners to raise career awareness of opportunities 
  2. Motivate students to participate in career exploration and Academies.
  3. Support students’ efforts for career pathways exploration.
  4. Coordinate events designed to promote awareness of career pathways with students, parents and the community.
  5. Work with school/college personnel to prepare information related to career pathways for distribution to students and parents.
  6. Follow a communication plan to ensure consistent communication with students, faculty, staff, parents, etc. 
  7. Organize college campus/industry tours.
  8. Maintain accurate and adequate confidential student records.
  9. Be knowledgeable of CFCC Career and Technical Education (CTE) and short-term workforce training programs.

Career Academies

  1. Work with West Pender Middle School to plan a 2 week summer camp.
  2. Work with CFCC faculty and staff to coordinate the summer camp and visits to various programs.
  3. Hold information sessions for parents and students regarding summer camps.
  4. Direct and analyze evaluation of Academy success.  Use results to improve the student experience.
  5. Disseminate registration information to students and parents.  Ensure parents complete required documentation. 

 

Other Important Functions:

  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

 

Qualifications

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Ability To:  

  • Provide support, engagement, and guidance to help middle school students define their career interests and explore educational opportunities at Cape Fear Community College.
  • Improve the quality and effectiveness career exploration for middle school students and their families.
  • Motivate and inspire career exploration.
  • Plan, design, and deliver content for career development workshops and sessions.
  • Coordinate day-to-day operations by scheduling: activities, programs and speakers.
  • In collaboration with the middle school, develop and maintain a current and comprehensive on-line accessible occupational library including information on careers and career clusters, employment prospects and trends and employment requirements and opportunities.
  • Conduct workshops and sessions for students that focus on careers and educational opportunities in high school through the College and Career Promise program.
  • Provide information on careers, career pathways, and educational requirements.
  • Provide opportunities for job shadowing, mentoring, internships, visits to business and industry, and other career awareness activities.
  • Monitor and track student -career interest areas and the job market.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of coaching activities and students served.
  • Contact, schedule and arrange guest speakers from the local business community and CFCC.
  • Create partnerships and interact with a variety of external workforce development stakeholders including alumni, business and industry, governmental agencies, etc.
  • Provide enhanced career services counseling for underrepresented and first generation college students. 
  • Inform students, teachers, counselors, and parents regarding local and regional workforce needs.
  • Facilitate tours of Cape Fear Community College Campuses
  • Work independently
  • Make sound decisions and use good judgment
  • Assist in the development of policies, procedures, and systems, which ensure productive and efficient operation of the Department.  
  • Represents the College in a positive and professional manner and collaborates with academic and Student Services units to contribute to the retention of students.
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Interpret and apply CFCC goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
    1. Making observations
    2. Reading and writing
    3. Communicating with others
    4. Operating assigned equipment
    5. Handling varied tasks simultaneously
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following:
    1. Standing or sitting for extended periods of time
    2. Operating assigned equipment
    3. Handling varied tasks simultaneously 
    4. Bending, stooping, climbing, or lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Maintain mental capacity, which allow the capability of:
    1. Making sound decisions
    2. Responding to questions
    3. Demonstrating intellectual capabilities

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

 

Minimum Education/Training:

  • An associate’s degree in an applicable program of study or equivalent industry/trade experience, credential or certification.  Associates degree could be education or a technical field.

 

Minimum Experience

  • Experience in a responsible role in a middle school, high school education setting.
  • Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of career services or opportunities.
  • Experience with one-on-one student mentoring, tutoring, training or advising.
  • Experience in working with students from diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in maintain records and reporting.

Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills: (In addition to the required minimum experience)

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field.
  • Two (2) years of teaching experience either at a middle or high school.

 

Supplemental Information

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

 

  • This position may require evening or weekend work depending on program needs.

 

  • This position REQUIRES UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS be submitted in addition to the application. Please have these documents ready to upload when applying.

 

  • This position requires a cover letter and resume in addition to the CFCC application.

 

  • Candidates are required to submit OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS for all degrees obtained prior to their first day of work or hire date. If the highest level of education is a High School diploma or equivalent, proof of completion is required.

 

 

  • Successful candidates who have obtained their education outside of the US and its territories must have their academic degree(s) validated, at their own expense, by an outside credential evaluation service as equivalent to the Baccalaureate or Master’s degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.
     
  • This position is granted funded and subject to funds availability

How to Apply

Apply online at CFCC Careers Page

Job Post Contact

Anne W. Smith
Director of Human Resources
Cape Fear Community College
411 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
http://cfcc.edu/hr
Phone: 910-362-7028 
Email: asmith@cfcc.edu