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Career Advisor (Adult Career Coach). Temporary part-time position.

 
  Position Area:
  Staff
 
  Qualifications Required:
  Bachelor's degree in counseling, human resources, social services, adult education, workforce development, or related field with experience commensurate to work areas of position. Positions require the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: ability to assess the skills, needs, interests, and aptitudes of adult students and provide personalized advice on career and postsecondary options; ability to work with the Virginia Employment Commission and develop knowledge of labor market trends and opportunities; understanding of the specific needs of area employers for high demand occupations; strong interpersonal skills to help engage, provide support, and motivate students, as well as to engage business partners effectively; effective problem-solving, coaching, and facilitation skills; knowledge of training and coaching strategies to strengthen "soft skills" of participants; working knowledge of the workforce development system; ability to use Microsoft Office and social media comfortably; facilitate in goal setting, action planning, and implementation of action plans. A background investigation will be conducted on the selected candidate.
 
  Qualifications Preferred:
  Work experience in career coaching, counseling, and/or workforce development.
 
  Duties:
  Note: This is a temporary part-time position supported by grant funding through 9/30/14 with possible extension of 3-12 months.

Selected candidate must be able to:

*Assess the skills, needs, interests, and aptitudes of clients and provide personalized advice on career and career options and postsecondary educational programs;
* Develop individual action plans for students using strong interpersonal skills that engage, support, and motivate students;
* Assist students with the financial aid process using links to financial aid services and financial aid staff at NRCC;
* Conduct workshops to prepare clients for entering the workforce;
* Work periodically at designated off-campus locations;
* Work periodically during the evening hours;
* Maintain up-to-date knowledge of labor market trends and opportunities and specific needs of area employers for high demand occupations to assist students in their choice of careers and academic programs;
* Assist students with goal setting, development of action plans, and implementation of action plans using strong interpersonal skills that engage, support, and motivate students;
* Network with state and local support services and assist students with access to these resources;
* Provide reports to the college as requested;
* Facilitate equitable resolutions to student issues with efficiency and exceptional problem solving skills;
* Incorporate specific needs of area employers in the career counseling of students;
* Collect and maintain data necessary for reports;
* Frequent local and occasional state-wide travel may be required;
* Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
   
  Salary:
  Based on academic qualifications and work experience.
 
  Start Date:
  As soon as possible.
 
  Application Deadline:
  Applications will be reviewed as received.
 
  Application Details:
Apply online at: VA Jobs

Or

Forward a completed state application, resume, letter of application explaining qualifications, three current letters of reference and official academic transcripts to:

Human Resources Office
New River Community College
5251 College Drive
Dublin, VA 24084
(540) 674-3635
(540) 674-3651 Fax
(540) 674-3619 TDD
(866) 462-6722 Toll-Free

e-mail: hrinformation@nr.edu
   
  Current Status:
  Open