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College & Employment Services Specialist

Company: Hudson Valley Community College
Location: Troy
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Job Description:

Applications are being accepted for the following vacancy on the Non-teaching Professional staff at the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center, which provides vocational and academic training to economically and educationally disadvantaged adults.College & Employment Services Specialist EOC-NTP-115--Please Note: In order to be considered an applicant for this position, you must meet the minimum qualifications as stated in this announcement. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Appointments will be contingent upon completion of a background check.--Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Bachelor---s Degree and two years--- experience in Community/Public Relations, Human Resources, Academic & Vocational Career Planning and Placement, or closely related field OR an Associate---s Degree and four years of relevant experience.--Pertinent Other: Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with multicultural and low income populations; Broad range of knowledge of academic vocational programs; Familiarity with higher education, the Social Service system, and case management techniques; Familiarity with computer applications, particularly word processing, Internet, and Excel; Demonstrated verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, detail-oriented, ability to work well with others and as part of a team, patience, persuasive and a congenial personality. Ability to conduct presentations to academic community, employers, and students.--Duties and Responsibilities: The College & Employment Specialist reports to the Program Coordinator and performs the following duties:

  • Supports students in successfully achieving college and employment goals through comprehensive assessment of needs, training, academic and job development, placement, and retention support.
  • Conducts college and employment related presentations to the community, employers, and students.
  • Promotes EOC programs and develops marketing plans to reach area colleges and employers.
  • Contacts prospective employers and college personnel to explain how EOC students can meet their expectations and needs.
  • Contacts potential employers to solicit job openings and college opportunities, refers employment and academic information opportunities to Program Coordinator for posting and distribution to appropriate staff.
  • Responds to calls of inquiry and openings and clarifies academic and vocational interest for position and academic requirements.
  • Attends area job and college fairs and other related programs to market the EOC and its graduates.
  • Prepares monthly plan identifying college personnel and employers to be contacted, meetings (internal and external), and planned presentations; submits monthly field reports on all activities.
  • Initiates and develops academic and employer contacts for Internships, job and college placement.
  • Maintains on-going contact with college personnel, employers, instructors, and counselors to discuss students--- placement and/or performance in work assignments.
  • Serves as a liaison between EOC staff, college personnel, and employers.
  • Works with faculty and staff in EOC departments to design college and job-related activities for students.
  • Provides individual and group orientations/presentations, career coaching and academic assistance for students.
  • Reviews and critiques resume profiles and college applications, and educational documents of students.
  • Reviews projected graduates for placement requirements; matches student skills, experience and interest to employment and academic needs; markets and promotes students to employers and colleges; refers students to potential employers and college personnel for interviews; follows up with employers and candidates on progress and status of candidates.
  • Conducts visitations to follow up on students placed in employment and college.
  • Develops employment and/or academic plans with students.
  • Conducts post-placement follow up and reporting.
  • Follows up with students who do not retain employment or college placement for the purpose of re-enrollment or further job placement.
  • Maintains through records of student contact, placement and follow-up.
  • Completes placement memos for student files confirming employment and college information, and submits to supervisor.
  • Publicizes and builds a positive public image for EOC with Capital Region public, private and non-profit organizations and educational institutions.
  • Projects a professional appearance and positive, service-oriented attitude to all students, staff, employers, and the academic community.
  • Participates in special programs on an as-needed basis.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.--Salary range is $37,500-$40,500--To apply please visit www.hvcc.edu/jobs before the close date of November 24, 2019.--Hudson Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply
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