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This position is responsible for facilitating career exploration and development through articulation and professional interactions with business and industry. This position focuses on recruiting and retaining students in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.
Typical Essential Duties
Facilitates career exploration support services to develop student awareness of CTE opportunities and related articulations;
Works closely with Program Deans and the Director of Workforce Services in the advisement of students concerning the choice of activities to meet their goals in CTE programs;
Develops and uses advising resources to promote student retention and progression;
Assists in identifying, facilitating, creating, promoting and maintaining articulation agreements;
Assists in training on Career Pathways and articulations to college and county school district personnel;
May participate in Advisory Committee activities and perform related administrative functions;
Collaborates with others to implement job-readiness activities outside of the classroom;
Assists with the development of marketing materials for CTE Programs.
Bachelor's degree in related field to assigned area.
Three (3) years of experience in a field relating to the project assigned. Community relations and teaching experience preferred.
*An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.
The classification is responsible for providing complete organizational information and services to students and prospective students in single areas or across a number of disciplines that may include admissions, financial aid, academic advising, career services, international students, and disability services. This level is differentiated from the previous level by the focus on providing professional-level career counseling and/or academic advisement and providing direct student assistance in career development activities, incumbents are responsible for coordinating internal and external partnerships to enhance services; making referrals for resources to assist in the students' career and educational success; and serving as a liaison between high schools, students, employers, and the college.
These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.
1.Provides professional-level counseling and advice for incoming and returning students on academic programs and progress, financial aid, internships, careers, study abroad programs, and/or other related programs.
2.Provides direct and comprehensive career counseling, advising, and student development guidance which includes networking with employers and community leaders to obtain information on job opportunities and facilitate job referrals; initiating, creating, and coordinating programs designed to help students create award-winning resumes and cover letters, interviewing and job search skills, and/or other related items; and/or performing related duties.
3.Develops, manages, and communicates resources through program promotions, class presentations, training sessions, and faculty and community partnerships.
4.Develops new student support services and programs, including on and off-site course offerings, new delivery formats, and partnerships with community agencies.
5.Tracks, compiles, and collects information and prepares related reports in assigned program area; maintains related databases.
6.Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
Knowledge, Skills, and Physical Requirements
Applicable student support programs, academic advising, and/or related programs;
Career and Technical Education programs;
Program development and program management principles and practices;
Customer service principles;
Career planning principles and practices;
Community networking principles and practices;
Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures;
Diverse populations and cultures;
Computers and related software applications.
Coordinating student support programs or services;
Assess student attributes and align them with appropriate educational programs;
Make presentations and effectively communicate with both employers and representatives from secondary and postsecondary education;
Speak publicly, lead group discussions, and provide training for students and professionals;
Planning and developing programs;
Advising students on academic, finance or career issues;
Providing customer service;
Researching service delivery methods;
Creating resumes and cover letters;
Using a computer and related software applications;
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions;
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Key Position Information:
The Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg College is committed to student success. The role of the Career Outreach Specialist is to guide students through the career exploration and selection process, plan the student's academic career, and help with the transition to a job or to further education.
The Career Outreach Specialist will develop strong relationships with local business and industry to facilitate student placement. Applicants for this position should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work with diverse populations, and a commitment to student success. The best candidate will exude enthusiasm and excel at developing and conducting dynamic presentations for current and prospective students, business and industry.
The Career Outreach Specialist must proficiently capture and analyze data to evaluate progress toward meeting college performance goals and to inform the decision-making process.
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