Closes: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
An Associate's Degree;
Knowledge of basic computer applications ( Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
Ability to work independently and with persons from diverse backgrounds is necessary;
Strong customer relations skills and relationship building skills.
A Bachelor's Degree in education, counseling, human services, business administration, or a related field and/or equivalent combination of education and training;
Experience in academic advising and knowledge of student information systems;
Knowledge and thorough understanding of the mission of the community college especially as it related to enrollment and student support service functions.
Under the supervision of the Community Education Coordinator, the Career Specialist will provide facilitation of the Community Education Center. This position will assist students at the center with identifying long-term and shoirt-term goals and career aspirations. Duties will include individual and group advising, career development; recruit students and promote the centers; and provide information on career opportunities available in the service area.
Examples of Duties:
This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential function below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.
25% FACILITATION OF THE COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER
Facilitate and organize activities at the center.
Assure project goals are met at the center.
Keep accurate and timely records and reports.
Attend relevant meetings and trainings.
Participate in on-going professional development activities
Develop and submit monthly reports
Facilitate the college's assessment process, program assessment and evaluation at the center
Contribute to the College's Quality Enhancement Plan
50% SUPPORT STUDENTS
Provide individual and group advising, career development advising, and information on education opportunities offered at the center
Provide information on career opportunities available in the service area
Provide assistance completing job applications for students and community members
Provide and connect students with information on community resources to support students.
Facilitate and/or conduct academic enrichment workshops to include soft skills, study skills, test-taking skills, and time management.
Responsible for initiating and completing project activities for students at the center
Administer career assessment inventories to students.
Assist students in completing postsecondary education admissions applications and financial aid forms, and coaching for entrance exams.
Provide case management for participants enrolled at the center.
Provide follow-up wit students to endure they are taking full advantage of the services and making progress in classes offered at the center.
Collaborate with Halifax Community College's Academic Divisions to facilitate classes for students at the center.
Collaborate with Halifax Community College's Student Services Division to facilitate services at the center.
Collaborate with community resources to support students at the center.
20% PROMOTION AND RECRUITMENT FOR THE COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTERS
Engage the community that center serves with the services, opportunities, and classes offered.
Identify and actively attend community events to promote the center.
Assist in the development of promotional material for the centers, including flyers, brochures, posters, and multi-media presentations.
Recruit students to participate in the services, opportunities, and classes offered at the center.
Maintain and update a participant recruitment base of applicants and provide monthly applicant follow up via phone call, visit, email, etc.
5% OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
How to Apply
MUST READ Special Instructions and Additional Information to Applicants:
All applications for this position must be submitted directly via our online application system at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/halifaxcc. Applications submitted through third party sites will not be accepted. Application packets for employment must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted.
Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state applications. "See Attached Resume", etc. will result in an incomplete application. Resumes, cover letters, and all transcripts listed on application must be uploaded with your application.
To receive credit, all relevant experience must be included in the work history section of the application. Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit.
Persons eligible for Veteran's Preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.