Career Services/CTE Grant Coord. (Sr Special Prog Coord) - FT, MCCC/MTA unit prof pos
About Greenfield Community College: Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving over 4,800 people annually in credit courses and credit-free workshops. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that incorporates universal design principles to meet the needs of all our students. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.
Job Description: DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
Reporting to the Office of the Chief of Student and Academic Affairs or a designee, this full-time position is responsible for the planning, organization, direction and operation of the Career Services Office at the College to provide career development and employment services to GCC students. The College seeks a motivated self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit who is both student-centered and outcomes-oriented. This dynamic individual will prioritize customer service and developing relationships with internal colleagues and external stakeholders.
This position also oversees the College's Perkins Grant (Career and Technical Education, or CTE) and is partially funded by CTE. The successful candidate will advance the College's mission by designing and delivering high-quality career services and programs aligned to the needs of our students and region, and will serve as the CTE Grant Coordinator. The purpose of the CTE grant is to more fully develop the academic, career, and technical skills of secondary and postsecondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs, and improve educational outcomes for consortium students. GCC is committed to promoting and valuing diversity. We seek a candidate who would bring valuable perspectives of underrepresented groups to our campus community.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Career Services/CTE Grant Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of timely, relevant and diverse career services and programming. The Coordinator provides oversight for the day-to-day operation of Career Services on the GCC campus and for the position of Internship Coordinator. The Coordinator evaluates student career services needs and placement opportunities, assists in student preparation for interviews and job searches, and oversees regular career, job and internship fairs. In addition to serving the GCC student body, the Coordinator will also work collaboratively with GCC faculty and staff to ensure that they have access to timely and accurate career advising resources, and with area employers to create and maintain meaningful connections between GCC students and employers in our region. As the CTE grant coordinator, this position works closely with the Grants Office to oversee the grant, including: developing the College's 5-year plan and annual local plan with input and consultation from career programs and advisory boards; creating and tracking annual budgets; applying for funding; periodic required reporting; and following up with GCC graduates to gather employment data.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Design opportunities for students to understand the interrelationship between self-knowledge and career choice, to obtain occupational information, to make reasoned and well informed career choices and to set short- and long-term goals.
Collaborate with the academic and co-curricular areas to build stronger connections between academic content areas, academic advising, student engagement initiatives, and career planning to promote student success.
Collaborate with employer partners in the Greater Pioneer Valley, MA region and beyond for opportunities for current and graduating students regarding their careers.
Provide career counseling through regularly scheduled appointments with individuals and groups.
Maintain the Career Services Office web page and keep updated on use of technology related to the Career Services industry.
Develop and implement career panels, workshops and career-related programs for current and prospective students, alumni, student clubs and organizations, and classes. Conduct career-related workshops per request of faculty. Coordinate and support employer and volunteer-based mentoring programs. Coordinate annual job and career fairs on the GCC campus in collaboration with local partners.
Working with the Marketing Department, prepare appropriate printed and web materials.
Work with Internship Coordinator to identify internships and career placements for students and coordinate communications and opportunities with current and potential employers.
Assist in the development and implementation of an annual career services departmental assessment plan.
Serve as point-of-contact for the Massachusetts Department of Career Services Training Pro database, an online application that training providers must use if they wish to be included on the Massachusetts Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). Duties include processing paperwork for eligible students and conducting follow-up inquiries re: program completion to keep College programs on the ETPL.
Serve as CTE grant Coordinator for the College and work independently in monitoring communications and correspondence regarding Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to ensure current knowledge and understanding of the program.
Develop the College's CTE five-year plan and annual local plan with input and consultation from career programs and advisory boards.
Coordinate the budget for the CTE grant with supervision:
Maintain budget and financial accounting records in collaboration with the Grants Office and Administrative Services, as required for the administration and support of the grant;
Provide budget reporting to supervisor as needed.
Prepare required grant reports:
Meet regularly with Grants Office and supervisor to review progress toward meeting grant outcomes;
Collect data and narrative information for inclusion in scheduled reports;
Assist supervisor with compiling and writing reports;
Track work on grant and report on Time and Effort forms
Participate in various campus-wide events and serve on various campus-wide committees and search committees as assigned.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends, and travel to Boston periodically
Perform related duties as directed.
Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Counseling, Education, Organizational Behavior, or closely related field;
Experience and/or training that includes career counseling, human resource management, recruitment, educational/psychological assessment, counseling, marketing, and public relations; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Demonstrated understanding of career services theory and practice.
Demonstrated understanding of and use of career exploration, job search tools and resources (Career Cruising, MBTI, Strengths Quest, MassCIS), and social media tools (e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc.).
Strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to effectively lead small and large groups.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively as a member of a team with career professional, faculty, clerical and administrative staff, and students.
Experience in grant management.
Demonstrated successful experience working with people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, with a range of academic abilities, (including special populations, women in transition, students in recovery, and those involved in the criminal justice system).
Demonstrated commitment to the community college mission and student population.
Community College experience, either in a faculty or administrative function.
Strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to manage and prioritize many projects and tasks simultaneously.
Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in and outside of the classroom.
Experience cultivating and maintaining relationships with relevant community stakeholders.
Experience developing online marketing and social media campaigns.
Web page development and maintenance.
Additional Information: EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
Evening and weekend work as needed.
GRADE AND SALARY: Grade 5. Anticipated salary range is $54,956 to $65,337. The appointment salary is based on one's education and experience as dictated by the collective bargaining agreement classification compensation structure. Candidates are therefore advised that it is unlikely the offered salary will be at or near the top of the range.
START DATE: July 2019
Application Instructions: Create a Greenfield Community College account and upload the following required documents for consideration:
Contact information for 5 professional references
When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.
Successful completion of a CORI check WILL be required as a condition of employment. Official copies of all academic transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
Review of applications will begin with those received up to and including May 21, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
GCC is an accredited public community college in western Mass. known for the helpfulness of the faculty and staff and for the strong GCC support from the local community. Whether students pursue a traditional liberal arts path or one of GCC’s innovative programs such as Renewable Energy, Fine Arts, or Outdoor Leadership, it’s GCC’s mission to teach what’s necessary for our students to reach their highest potential. Access and excellence are what drive every decision at GCC