FT CTE Specialist - Health Science Student Navigator

FT CTE Specialist - Health Science Student Navigator


Johnston Community College
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-934-3051

Job Location

Main Campus - Smithfield, NC 


$33,835.00 - $50,753.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Closes: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Target Start Date

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum & Preferred Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Individual must be able to work independently with minimum supervision and possess creative problem-solving skills and strong written and verbal communication skills.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education Minimum:  Associate degree from an accredited institution or appropriate combination of education and experience.
Experience Minimum:  One to Three years of experience in the healthcare field and strong customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description

The CTE Specialist supports students in career exploration, career readiness, work-based learning opportunities, and job placement for students in Health Sciences Programs. The CTE Specialist will also collaborate with and build relationships with Health Sciences students, faculty and industry partners. This position is full-time grant-funded.


Knowledge & Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Works with students in understanding and exploring Health Sciences careers and options available  
  • Works with applicants to assist them through the steps of the health program’s competitive admission process
  • Coordinates and provides health information sessions to potential health science students
  • Assists Health Sciences students in using career assessment tools and navigating online resources to include the career center job posting site.
  • Assists new students in navigating the enrollment process including advising, new student orientation, financial aid, and registration of first-time students
  • Serves on health program’s admissions committees
  • Develops a working knowledge of College policies and procedures, academic programs, RISE placement, continuing education programs, and student services
  • Develops relationships with Health Sciences Industry partners to facilitate work-based learning opportunities for students (job shadowing, internships, industry tours, etc.)
  • Partners with Health Sciences program faculty to assist students in goal attainment
  • Collaborates with contacts at Capital Area Workforce Development Board and NC Works to facilitate career exploration and/or job placement for Health Sciences students
  • Provides career-readiness training to students 
  • Contact students coded in the pre- Health Science Programs to provide assistance with processes and program selection
  • Assists students through the steps of the competitive admissions programs 
  • Assists with the planning, executing and hosting of related career center events, workshops, recruiting events, and information sessions
  • Works with students to identify barriers to success and strategies to overcome them using campus resources
  • Assists with collecting data on student placement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None.


Additional Information:

Language Skills                                             

  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills                                                  

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability                                                     

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form

Computer Skills                                            
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.  Familiarity with college systems (Colleague, E-procurement, Time-Clocks etc…) is a plus.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 

  • None

Physical Demands 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

How to Apply

Please apply directly through our website:  https://www.johnstoncc.edu/employment/index.aspx

Job Post Contact

Human Resources