Reporting to the Program Manager, the Career Counselor provides professional development, collaborates with students to identify career goals, updates job boards, helps graduates to complete employment applications, and tracks the graduate job placement rate.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (Below functions are not exhaustive and may be altered by Leadership to the extent it aligns with the position.)
- Responsible for assisting students and alumni with career planning and professional development.
- Responsible for assisting students and alumni to complete the job and internship application forms, preparing distribution materials, copying, and mailing documents.
- Responsible for updating a job board on a monthly basis.
- Responsible for assisting students and alumni to develop résumés, navigate the job application process and understand interview expectations.
- Responsible for establishing partnerships with local healthcare employers and educational institutions.
- Responsible for tracking the graduate job placement rate.
- Responsible for communicating with Case Manager student needs for other program referrals.
- Maintain organized and accurate case file notes for services and documents provided to students.
- Compile and organize metrics for monthly reporting.
- Develop workshops and presentations on various workforce and professional development topics, including but not limited to, workers’ rights, resume & interview, job fair etiquette, and an understanding paycheck.
- Responsible for providing excellent customer service.
- Responsible for performing other duties as may be assigned by the Program Manager.
REQUIREMENTS OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES
- Possess educational credentials in management or a related field ( bachelor’s degree preferred).
- Possess career training and leadership experience.
- Possess certified workforce development professional ( CWDP ) certification or be willing to obtain CWDP training within 12 months of employment.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to function independently and to work effectively and in a collegial manner with co-workers, and program participants.
- Must be a motivated self-starter and able to work effectively with limited supervision.
- Excellent organizational skills including monitoring of details.
- Adhere to confidentiality mandates and professional conduct.
- Ability to present information to different age groups and diverse populations effectively.
- Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Office, as well as a general understanding of database and reporting systems.
- Interest in direct services and case management.
- Experience working with diverse backgrounds; bi-lingual preferred (Haitian Kreole, Spanish, Arabic, French).
- Ability to create engaging materials and presentations.
WORKING CONDITIONS, LICENSES & JOB SETTING
- Full-time – 40 hours/week.
- Work will be performed in community settings, remotely, and at NSDI headquarters in an office setting and requires electronic equipment, including a computer, telephone, etc.
- Flexibility in schedule, including scheduled weekends, when necessary.
- Visual/hearing ability sufficient to comprehend written/verbal and telephone communication. Ability to sit for long periods, standing, computer entry, walking, repeated bending, lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs, reaching.
- NSDI promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety training for all personnel as required.
- Paid holidays after 6 months of employment; room to advance in the organization.
- Benefits after 90 days.
Please apply to the job posting only. No phone calls or fax submission. We currently do not need the assistance of staffing agencies.