Education Advisors/ Job Developers - Northern Essex Community College

Northern Essex Community College Lawrence , MA 01842

Posted 5 months ago

Job Description:

FULL-TIME EDUCATION ADVISORS/JOB DEVELOPERS: Center for Adult Education; Academic Counselor; Multiple positions available; 37.5 hours per week; Locations: Middleton House of Corrections, Lawrence and Lynn- Office of Community Corrections; Grant-Funded; MCCC Unit Professional Position

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Advisor/Job Developer will report to the Director of Education, Corrections Program and will advise and support inmates and probationers on education and career goals at the Middleton House of Corrections and the Lawrence and Lynn Offices of Community Corrections (OCC).

Anticipated Start Date: September 2019

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Education Advisor and Education Advisor/Job Developer advises and supports students, to obtain HiSET or GED certification, develop short and long-term education and career goals, postsecondary and work readiness skills, and to obtain employment before program completion. The Advisor will maintain confidential notes/records for all students.

  • Intake and assess new students.

  • Enter intake data, student goals and progress into LACES or EXCEL spreadsheet (as required).

  • Monitor and report student attendance.

  • Provide individual education and career planning and advising for post-secondary education/ training and career opportunities.

  • Help students to identify education and career goals; develop an Education and Career Plan.

  • Lead weekly Job Readiness and Life Skills group.

  • Refer students to relevant community services e.g. housing, education, health and substance abuse programs.

  • Monitor student's progress through check-ins and regularly scheduled meetings.

  • Collaborate with teacher(s) to ensure that student goals inform instruction.

  • Refer students to academic supports to enhance progress and address barriers.

  • Collaborate with NECC Advising and Academic Departments.

  • Follow up with students regarding educational progress and goal achievement, after program completion.

  • Use labor market trend information to inform career planning.

  • Document and maintain all advising in a confidential record.

  • Participate in required staff meetings, professional development and conferences.

  • Participate in program planning and development activities.

  • Demonstrated teamwork abilities and capacity to work across departments and/or disciplines.

  • Submit time sheets electronically on a weekly basis; keep accurate work log.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree and advising experience.

  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong computer skills - Word, Excel, email, etc.

  • Demonstrated writing and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of an educational team.

  • Experience working with adult learners and corrections populations.

  • Knowledge of community resources including substance abuse programs.

  • Ability to adapt to challenging environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Education, Counseling, or Social Work.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).

Additional Information:

SALARY:

  • Anticipated starting salary range is $54,956 - $61,437 annually with complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, free dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits.

  • Actual salary calculated in compliance with MCCC/MTA classification system; Paygrade 5.

DEADLINE: August 2, 2019 POST: 190809

Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Liz Trelegan, B-219, 978-556-3928/ etrelegan@necc.mass.edu. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: http://www.necc.mass.edu/clery


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