Work Based Learning Coordinator

Work Based Learning Coordinator

Employer

Southwestern Community College
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone: 828-339-4000

Job Location

Sylva, NC

Salary/Grade

$16.07 - $18.49 per hour

Benefits

None

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Closes: Monday, January 4, 2021

Target Start Date

Monday, January 11, 2021

Expected Work Hours

PT - Varies

Reports to

Dean of Teaching and Learning Support

Employment Type

Part Time

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
Education 
Required: Bachelor's degree in counseling, business, education or related field. 

Minimum of 2 years' experience working in counseling, business, education or related field

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred: Master's degree in counseling, business, education or related field.

Position Description

Statement of Primary Purpose

The Work-Based Learning Coordinator supports the development, implementation, and management of work-based learning programs for career and technical education students. This includes facilitating opportunities for students to explore, experience, and engage in work-based learning modalities such as cooperative education, pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships, internships, job shadowing and field observations. 

Classification
Professional, part-time staff

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Coordinate student exploration and understanding of the world of work associated with SCC's Career Technologies and Health Sciences programs:
● Serve as a resource to assist faculty and students in gaining knowledge about the nature and characteristics of occupations served by the College's applied science degree programs
● Coordinate workplace visits and tours for faculty and students
● Engage employers, professionals, and retirees as guest presenters in classes and seminars
● Promote work-based learning programs to recruit student and employer participation
● Assist with program advisory committees, career day, and job fair events
● Refer students to Career Services office as needed for individual career exploration and planning
Coordinate Student Engagement in Work-Based Learning experiences to directly apply classroom and lab skills:
● Assist with student placement in work-based learning (WBL) assignments
● Provide student orientations to WBL/cooperative education courses
● Collaborate with faculty, employers, and students to create appropriate learning outcomes for specific WBL assignments
● Serve as instructor of record for WBL/cooperative education courses
● Conduct site visits with students and employers during WBL assignments
● Facilitate the assessment of student learning outcomes during WBL experiences
● Maintain detailed, accurate records of WBL/cooperative education experiences as required for academic credit and college reporting
● Maintain a database of potential WBL sites and positions
● Develop as appropriate regional apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships to serve the needs of employers and students

Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
Education 
Required: Bachelor's degree in counseling, business, education or related field. 
Preferred: Master's degree in counseling, business, education or related field.

Minimum of 2 years' experience working in counseling, business, education or related field

Knowledge and Skills 
● Strong organizational and planning skills required, with attention to detail and accurate record keeping
● Effective interpersonal skills for establishing a productive rapport with employers, instructors, and students
● Excellent written and oral communications skills required
● Knowledge of employability skills and local job market preferred
● College teaching, student service, or workforce innovations experience preferred.

Physical Demands 
Ability to navigate a variety of work environments including industrial and outdoor/recreational settings.

Working Conditions and Environment 
Frequent daily travel may be required to meet with employers and monitor students during work-based learning assignments in western North Carolina. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

Equipment Operation
PC, standard office equipment. Valid Driver's License for college vehicle operation.

This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position. Other duties may be assigned by the President or appropriate supervisory personnel. The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.

How to Apply

Apply on Southwestern Community College website:  https://southwesterncc.hirecentric.com/jobs/187149-21374.html

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