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The position will work under an employment contract through September 30, 2015 and may be renewed as funding is available. This position will be based out of the WITC New Richmond Campus, and will require extensive travel throughout the district to other locations in the Workforce Development Area of the WITC district. Hours may include activities during the day, evening, or on weekends. This full time (37.5 hours/week) position is offered by WITC through Trade Adjustment Assistance Community Colleges & Career Training Grant (TAACCCT,) Round 2 funds, Making the Future the Wisconsin Way. This position reports to the Director, Resource Development.
The Career Advising Specialist (CAS) serves at the liaison between the college, Workforce Investment Board (WIB) workforce resources within the WITC district, and employers to develop career pathways for eligible individuals. Veterans and TAA-eligible individuals will be given priority but the opportunities are open to all district residents. The CAS will assist in developing a comprehensive student recruitment and placement plan from a variety of WITC programs, including but not limited to Welding and Machine Tooling Technics programs. The CAS will work closely with employers strengthening relationships and planning educational opportunities for workers. This individual will help prospective and incumbent students define their career aspirations and assess their skills and abilities.
Model core abilities that reflect WITC’s mission, vision, values and Learning College tenets by:
*Assessing own learning and progressing toward established personal and professional goals.
*Demonstrating creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
*Communicating effectively in personal and group settings.
*Contributing to a diverse, respectful, and inclusive working and learning environment.
*Effecting change and demonstrating flexibility and positive leadership.
*Acquiring and applying technology to working and learning.
*Connect individuals to careers available to graduates of WITC.
*Work with appropriate staff at WITC and the WIB workforce agencies throughout the district to plan, coordinate, and implement events and activities which are designed to enhance enrollment in high demand careers, focusing on Welding and Machine Tooling Technics programs.
*Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the WIB workforce agencies and WITC communities, employers, economic development corporations, and job placement staff.
*Identify and track students eligible for opportunities through grants and other resources, including but not limited to veterans and TAA-eligible individuals.
*Work with prospective students and families to explain admissions requirements and enrollment procedures, explore career opportunities, provide campus resource materials, and identify other WITC and WIB workforce agencies’ resources.
*Work with local employers to build relationships and identify and plan training for incumbent workers seeking industry-recognized certification in emerging technologies.
*Work effectively in a team-based, collaborative environment. Establish and maintain working relationships with employers, WITC, and WIB workforce agencies partners.
*Maintain knowledge of current programs, services, and policies of WITC, the Wisconsin Technical College System, WIB workforce agencies, and career trends throughout the district.
*Advocate strongly for the value and benefits of the Wisconsin Technical College System and the Western Wisconsin and Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Boards.
1. Associate Degree in Supervisory Management, Communications, or other related field is required.
2. Successful experience in post-secondary setting or working with individuals to enter a post-secondary setting preferred.
3. Knowledge of WITC programming and required knowledge for entry level employment.
4. Understanding of higher education operations including admissions, student recruitment, and student success services preferred.
5. Ability to work collaboratively in teams to plan and coordinate activities and implement comprehensive programs required.
6. Understanding of diversity issues required.
7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
8. Ability to communicate effectively through attentive listening and excellent verbal and written communications skills required.
9. Possession of a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and proof of current, appropriate-level of automobile insurance is required.
Management Grade 5
Your application will be considered complete when we have received a completed online application, a cover letter addressing all of the qualifications for this position, a resume, and original or copies of official or unofficial college transcripts. If you have noted an educational degree on your application, WITC requests transcripts to support your degree. Official transcripts are required prior to an offer of employment.
Please mail transcripts, if unable to scan, to Human Resources:
505 Pine Ridge Drive
Shell Lake WI 54871
WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access Employer and Educator.
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