Closes: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
- Master's Degree in Higher Education, Project Management, Business, Public Administration, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or other related field; AND
- At least two years experience managing projects charged with delivering coaching and/or counseling services to individuals in the community or within the institution of higher education.
- Equivalent combination of education, experience, and skills will be considered.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Ability to effectively motivate and manage program staff.
- Ability to effectively plan and implement program activities and services.
- Ability to assist students with development of non-cognitive skills, achieving academic success by overcoming challenges, financial aid, and career readiness.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to build trusted relationships with at-risk students and willingness to advocate on their behalf within the college community and with employers.
- Ability to work as an effective part of a team.
- Ability to make effective presentations to a variety of audiences.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
- Ability to utilize technology effectively.
- Experience fostering and maintaining positive and collaborative relationships with stakeholders.
- Experience with federally-funded programs.
- 2-5 years Community College or Higher Education experience.
- Experience working with individuals with disabilities, and/or college students from low-income, first generation and diverse backgrounds.
At Central Carolina Community College, we create transformative lifelong learning opportunities! We expect all employees to find ways to remove barriers to student success and provide all students a pathway to achievable dreams. Our employees are charged to recognize the challenges we face and to respond to them with empathy, understanding, and a willingness to help.
Job Corps Scholars (JCS) is a government-funded, no cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps socioeconomically disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16-24 improve the quality of their lives through academic and career technical training. The program provides intensive counseling services to support and facilitate each student's employment and career success. Job Corps' mission is to attract eligible young people, teach them the skills they need to become employable and independent, and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.
Job Corps' focus is centered around ten career success standards. This set of behavioral expectations in the areas of employability, social development, and independent living skills include: workplace relationships and ethics, communications, personal growth and development, interpersonal skills, information management, multicultural awareness, career and personal planning, independent living, continuous learning, and problem solving and critical thinking.
The Job Corps Scholars Project Director will coordinate and oversee the educational, leadership development, personal counseling, and employment counseling components of this project.
This is a grant-funded position with an anticipated grant end date of June 30, 2023 with the possibility of the grant being renewed by the U.S. Department of Labor. Continuation of position is contingent upon grant funds.
- Supervise the daily operations of the Job Corps Scholars program, including counseling, cohort activities, job placement, and leadership activities. The Project Director will supervise the Employment Counselors and the Personal Counselors and oversee the case management approach to the job training and employment placement services.
- Develop and implement a program participant recruiting strategy.
- Ensure the educational, vocational and/or job placement of JCS graduates, in coordination with other JCS staff.
- Manage the JCS contract(s) and budget, including ensuring allowability of costs, tracking expenses, and appropriately distributing and documenting participant support funding.
- Manage all grant reporting and data tracking per Department of Labor Job Corps requirements. Ensure accurate and timely reporting and that project is meeting program outcomes.
- Cultivate and maintain community partnerships to achieve JCS outcomes; manage Memorandums of Agreements (MOAs) and other key collaborations.
- Develop systems and program operations in conjunction with JCS and other agency staff and participants.
- Participate in JCS committees, training opportunities and events as needed; ensure continuous improvement.
- Oversee creation and monitoring of Individualized Service Strategy Plans for each JCS participant in conjunction with other JCS Staff. Support case management of participants, as needed.
- Regularly review JCS participant success metrics and implement interventions necessary to improve performance.
- Plan leadership conferences and overnight leadership retreats for JCS participants.
- Lead weekly staff meetings to discuss achievements and concerns of the program and individual students, and implement program modifications for improvement, if necessary.
- Market the program to potential employers including developing and making presentations about JCS.
- Develop and maintain close working relationships with internal stakeholders, employers, and community support agencies.
- Serve on College committees as assigned.
- Complete the annual five-hour staff development.
- Encourage and support College activities, policies, procedures, and philosophies.
- Perform other duties as assigned.