This position will provide leadership and administration of Work-Based/Applied Learning (WBAL) placements which includes but is not limited to internships, clinicals, practica, and service learning. The Workforce Pathways Coordinator will oversee job related career development/career advisement, assessment, mentoring, job placement. The Workforce Pathways Coordinator will work with faculty and members of the campus community to facilitate apprenticeship programs, internships, applied learning and service learning opportunities. The Workforce Pathways Coordinator will maintain records for all students participating in WBAL opportunities and will work closely with the campus community on benchmarking for students who earn credits through these opportunities. The Workforce Pathways Coordinator will advise students throughout the registration and or placement process and will serve as the point of contact for all inquiries about WBAL opportunities. The individual selected for this position is expected to work closely with the Workforce Liaison and the Workforce Education Coordinator.
• Provide oversight for student placement into apprenticeship programs, internships, applied learning, and service learning opportunities.
• Manage career-based opportunities including: paid internships, leadership development, volunteering, job shadowing, informational interview workshops, mock interviews, service learning, and professional networking.
• Maintain current knowledge of policies and best practices (NACE-National Association of College and Employers) related to recruiting, employment, and career based skills, especially those related to social media and other emerging recruiting and career-related practices.
• Will work closely with students enrolled in work-based and applied learning opportunities to: Increase resources for work skill development, improve career navigation, increase student retention and persistence along career pathways, and provide necessary transition support from college to work.
• In concert with the Director of Advising Services, will develop a long-term plan for the delivery of career related initiatives campus-wide.
• Lead and facilitate the Hudson Valley Job Fair each spring semester.
• Collaborate with Workforce Liaison to establish and build relationships with professionals, community leaders, and corporations to enhance DCC’s career programs, placement, and delivery of services.
• This position will coordinate student placement programs with businesses and industries in the surrounding Dutchess and Putnam communities.
• Collaborate with Institutional Research to develop and implement a yearly alumni career survey and follow-up with internal and external constituents.
• Collaborate with Grants Director on any career related campus initiatives.
• Implement and maintain career related software.
• Track and report graduate employment outcomes. Ensure that information of graduate employment is obtained and documented accurately and in a timely manner.
• Serve as the point of contact to answer all questions from students, faculty, staff, and employers related to Work-Based/Applied Learning.
• Create/revise and recommend DCC procedures and practices related to WBAL to maintain consistency with standards related to accreditation.
• Conduct training sessions to assist faculty and staff in understanding their roles in the WBAL process.
• Work closely with the Office of Academic Affairs, the academic departments, and Office of Workforce Development and Continuing Education in supporting the integration between classroom learning and Work-Based/ Applied learning.
Travel to Local Communities is required. Salary range 53,316-58,370
• Bachelor's degree in a related field, with a track record of increasing responsibility in career services, student affairs, or a related area.
• Minimum of three years of leadership experience.
• Experience in placing individuals into fieldwork, intern, clinicals, or apprenticeship opportunities
• Demonstrated management skills, including assessment of workplace efficiencies and budget management.
• Networking skills, and the ability to create, foster, and maintain positive external partnerships.
• Demonstrated understanding of the use of technology to enhance the delivery of progressive career services.
• Teaching and or training experience.
• Experience working in a community college setting.
• Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive environment and the ability to deal tactfully with all internal and external constituents.
• The ability to work in a fast-paced setting handling multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
• Language Skills: Conversational Spanish speaking skills.