College & Career Navigator
The College and Career Navigator is a new position, created to assist eligible Massachusetts one-stop career center customers who are pursuing and/or engaged in post-secondary certificates and degrees. The College and Career Navigator position is an important role in the Massachusetts Community College and Workforce Development Transformation Agenda (MACCWFDTA), an initiative supported by a grant received by a consortium of Massachusetts' community colleges from the Department of Labor. Local partnerships of one-stop career centers, Workforce Investment Boards and community colleges engaged in the MACCWFDTA grant will establish the College and Career Navigator positions to fulfill a transformative, three-fold role that will benefit one-stop career center customers and build a solid formal foundation for partnerships between the colleges and one-stop career centers, expanding on the partnerships that currently exist among community college and workforce development system stakeholders. The role of the College and Career Navigator will be to:
1) Act as a system liaison between the one-stop career centers and community college partners, and provide direct services to career center customers. The College and Career Navigator will provide academic and career coaching, college transition services, and referral services to each one-stop career center customer pursuing post-secondary education at the community college, in order to support them in attaining post-secondary credentials.
2) Ensure cross-communications are occurring at each step between the college(s) and the Career Center(s).
3) Support regional, synchronized outreach to TAA eligible and other un- and underemployed workers.
4) Maintain a presence at all three locations with access to both data systems.
Supervision Received: Reports to the Director - Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCT) Program
Direct Services to Participants
The College and Career Navigator will be responsible for designing and implementing an approach that allows for ongoing contact with students in order to help them access needed academic, financial and social supports. This may include but is not limited to:
·On-campus office hours for individual student check-ins and regular meetings with groups or cohorts of students.
·Assessing students' academic and personal needs and barriers in order to determine appropriate support services.
·Identifying/aligning resources for students, including tutoring and other services that increase their success in education and training.
·Referring students to on- and off-campus services and resources as appropriate
·Assisting in the development of written career plans.
·Attending regular meetings (quarterly at minimum) to collaborate with the referring local partners engaged in the MACCWFDTA grant (community college, one-stop career centers, employers etc). Work with partners to identify and support career center customers during the college application process (to attend full- or part-time) and to assist in their college acclimation during the first several weeks of their coursework.
·To serve as liaison between the new student and the college achievement coach, to ensure ongoing college success.
·Work day-to-day with the newly created community college "Achievement Coaches" and other regional partners to identify resources in the community to support students and learn from existing post-secondary coaching models.
·Coordinate with the community college advising team within specific departments (e.g., Allied Health) and participate in meetings as appropriate (e.g. select departmental and staff meetings, etc).
·Develop relationships with staff at community colleges, WIB, and the one-stop career center to develop knowledge of each other's mutual resources to meet student needs.
Data Management, Reporting and Feedback
·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.
·Help the partners in the grant better understand the current types and supply of student support services to determine if they match the needs of the student population being served by the coach.
All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States
1.Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required, Master's degree preferred. Degree in counseling or related field preferred.
2.Experience in career counseling or training required. Experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
3. Strong knowledge of the community college and workforce development systems preferred.
4.Ability to travel throughout the Boston region/area required.
5.Proficiency in a second language is preferred.
6.Available to work a flexible including occasional weekends and/or mornings
Closing Date: December 11, 2012
Date of Hire: January 14, 2013
Annualized Salary Rate: Minimum salary is $45,940 (Pay Grade 4)- pending grant funding. Actual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and in accordance with the guidelines in MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Application will be accepted until December 11, 2012
To Apply: Send your Resume, Cover letter, Educational credentials, and contact information for three or more references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Roxbury Community College
Department of Human Resources/Search Committee for College and Career Navigator
1234 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02120
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Roxbury Community College
1234 Columbus Avenue