This position is responsible for helping high school students define their career aspirations and identifying educational and training opportunities to meet those aspirations.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Support students by assisting in the planning for their career choices.
- Instruct students in strategies for making decisions and choices.
- Help students to identify and develop their special talents.
- Protect student confidentiality.
- Take primary responsibility for assigned areas of career advising including, but not limited to, training, post-secondary education and special programs (High School).
- Works in collaboration with Central Office staff and School Counselors to promote CTE options and develop career development plans.
- Serves as the liaison with the community colleges to facilitate opportunities for students.
- Provides career exploration opportunities to high school students through access to internships.
- Engages students and parents and other stakeholders with information sessions related to college and career opportunities.
- Develops and maintains partnerships with local businesses to promote career readiness among students.
- Develops career exploration opportunities (job-shadowing, internships, industry tours, etc.).
- Assists in coordinating the master scheduling process.
- Administers aptitude tests to help determine students’ interests and talents.
Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
Bachelor’s degree and related experience in Counseling, Communications, Marketing, Psychology, Human Relations, Social Work or related field, required. Must possess ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, and the public. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and the academic, intellectual, and social development of all students.
This position does not directly supervise other employees.
Performs duties under the supervision of Assistant Superintendent for Secondary School Leadership.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Highly diverse and complex duties. Must have high tolerance for change and the ability to work with frequent interruptions. Strong interpersonal skills required in working with diverse groups of students and staff. Must have initiative and assume responsibility for working productively with a minimum of supervision.