CAREER PLACEMENT COUNSELOR

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CAREER PLACEMENT COUNSELOR
(Achievement Coach – Job Placement Assistance)
Grant Funded
Full-Time MCCC /Unit Professional Position w/Full Benefits
Application Deadline: May 24, 2013
Position Summary:
The Job Placement Assistance Achievement Coach is a new position, created to assist eligible Massachusetts one-stop career center customers and Roxbury Community College students enrolled in one or more of the identified Transformation Agenda Programs. The Job Placement Assistance Achievement Coach position is an important role in the Massachusetts Community College and Workforce Development Transformation Agenda (MCCWDTA), an initiative supported by a grant received by a consortium of Massachusetts’ community colleges from the Department of Labor.

The role of the Job Placement Assistance Achievement Coach will be to:
1) Increase the job placement percentage of Transformation Agenda program graduates.
2) Work closely with area employers, by conducting outreach and developing strong relationships.
3) Identify and post job leads in an area visible to Transformation Agenda participants.
4) Participate in related industry and community partnerships, including but not limited to educational and professional associations and committees
Supervision Received: Reports to Transformation Agenda Program Manager
Supervision Exercised: N/A
Essential Functions
The Job Placement Assistance Achievement Coach will be responsible for designing and implementing an approach that allows for ongoing contact with students and employer partners in order to provide Job Placement Assistance supports. Attend regular meetings (quarterly at minimum) to collaborate with the referring local partners engaged in the MCCWDTA grant (community college, one-stop career centers, employers etc.). Work with partners to identify and support Transformation Agenda students during the job placement process. Counsel students on job placement, including job-search skill development and job search strategies. Coordinate with the community college advising team within specific departments and participate in meetings as appropriate (e.g. select departmental and staff meetings, etc.). Develop relationships with staff at Roxbury Community College, WIBs, and the one-stop career centers to develop knowledge of each other’s mutual resources to meet student needs. Track and report participation and progress of each student receiving services utilizing the designated data reporting system for the grant. Communicate regularly with grant-funded partnerships and with grant staff; a regular check-in schedule will be determined by mutual agreement. Other related duties as assigned.
The Job Placement Assistance Achievement Coach is a year, grant-funded position.
Qualifications, Training and Experience:
All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States
1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required, Master’s degree preferred.
2. Experience in counseling or training required.
3. Experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
4. Strong knowledge of the higher education in the community college system preferred.
5. Ability to travel throughout the region/area required.
6. Proficiency in a second language is preferred.
7. Available to work a flexible schedule including occasional weekends and/or mornings
Annualized Salary Rate: Minimum salary is $41,449.00 to Maximum $60,102.00 (Pay Grade 3)– pending grant funding. Actual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and in accordance with the guidelines in MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Application Procedures:
Application will be accepted until May 24, 2013.
To Apply: Send your Resume, Cover letter, Educational credentials, and contact information for three or more references to jobs@rcc.mass.edu
Roxbury Community College
Department of Human Resources/Search Committee for College and Career Navigator
1234 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02120
Office-617-541-5378
For more information go to www.rcc.mass.edu and explore the programs and employment opportunities at Roxbury Community College
Roxbury Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, or national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated there under, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title
IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to the College’s Affirmative Action Officer and/or the College’s Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504.”

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