PT Achievement Coach, Liberal Studies
North Shore Community College - Lynn, MA

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PT Achievement Coach, Liberal Studies (two positions available)
Grant funded, Part-time, non-benefited, 18.75 hrs/week
50 weeks per year, including evening hours

Reports to Director of MACCWFDTA Grant (MA Community College & Workforce Development Transformation Agenda Grant). This grant is funded through the U.S. Department of Labor.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible for the recruitment and retention of students from admission to completion of their academic program. Provide academic, career and personal advising to students in the College to Career Program. This is a holistic, “intrusive advising” position. It requires outreach to community agencies, outreach to students as well as in person sessions, and communication with students in a variety of ways, including email, phone, onsite, and other electronic means. Contact with students will occur in regular daytime hours and occasional evening hours. Coaches work collaboratively with each other and with the Director and Navigator outreach, recruitment, enrollment, and other supports needed by the students.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Work with Project Director and Navigator on recruitment activities; Provide pre-admission advising and direction for potential students considering enrolling in the College 2 Career Program.
• Work collaboratively with other Achievement Coaches to conduct initial orientations and assessments for students in the program.
• Act as the main academic and career support for a cohort of students in the program based on student’s interest/aptitude and program of study.
• Teach section of relevant career planning course connected to Achievement Coach’s discipline.
• Work individually with students in their assigned cohorts to formulate long range integrated academic and career plans.
• Identify life issues that may need support from either college or outside resources. Help students obtain those resources.
• Make appropriate referrals to other NSSC or outside services when appropriate.
• Identify and post job leads, assisting students and employers through the placement process
• Counsel students on job placement, including job search skill development and job search strategies.
• Work closely with area employers, doing outreach and creating strong relationships.
Use established procedures to monitor student progress and provide academic, career and personal advising to students.
• Track students placement information and conduct exit interviews
• Participate in meetings and career related activities relevant to the program.
• Consistently demonstrate a positive and professional attitude.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
• A minimum of one year of experience with career counseling and/or job placement required.
• Familiarity with health care, human services, financial services and/or advanced manufacturing preferred.
• Knowledge of community college academic programs, services and culture preferred.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
• Strong computer skills required.
• Knowledge of career exploration assessment tests and tools preferred.
• Teaching experience preferred.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Ability to think critically and creatively.
• Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.
• Ability to travel between campuses and to community sites.

Additional Information:
SALARY : $23.79 per hour, 18.75 hours per week, 50 weeks per year. Grant funded, non-benefitted position. Position in funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor through September 30, 2014

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated there under, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Thanh Giddarie, Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, at 978 739-5470, 1 Ferncroft Rd. Danvers, MA 01923.

Application Instructions:
Please submit resume or CV along with a cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position no later than April 30, 2013.

Start Date: ASAP

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