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Workforce Career and Credentials Coach (grant-funded)

 
  Position Area:
  Staff
 
  Qualifications Required:
  Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree in counseling, human resources, social services, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; a valid driver’s license; and their own transportation. Coach should have completed or be willing and able to complete the Virginia Career Coach Certification Program after employment. Position requires the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: ability to build relationships and provide excellent coaching services to students pursuing short-term workforce training, as well as strong recordkeeping skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. The coach should have basic knowledge of the workforce development system in Virginia and support resources and some experience in accessing supportive services for clients. The coach should have excellent communication skills and demonstrate the ability to collaborate with community college and workforce partners and employers. Travel may be required to provide coaching services or to meet with stakeholders.

The workforce career coach must be able to perform duties which may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

• Career assessment
• Development of individual action plans
• Job search, resume writing, interview, and professional soft skills
• Communicating and building networks with a variety of workforce partners and stakeholders
• Working with employers for job referrals, work experience or placement
• Workforce development programs (e.g. WIOA, RVHI) and credentials
• Labor market information
• Student resources including financial aid (e.g., WCG, FANTIC) and supportive services
• Listening and helping skills
• Effective problem-solving skills
• Working with individuals from underserved populations
• Data systems, operations, and linkages
• Microsoft Office and social media

Workforce career coach will be expected to participate in regular, ongoing professional development offered by the VCCS system office, in both online and face-to-face formats, at times and dates to be announced.
 
  Qualifications Preferred:
  Understanding of the community college philosophy and mission, and workforce system with a particular focus on the New Economy Workforce Credentials Grant.
 
  Duties:
  The Workforce Career and Credentials Coach will assist students interested or enrolled in noncredit workforce training with career and educational planning services, program admissions, financial aid, successful training and credential completion, identifying work-based learning opportunities, and job placement and retention. Coach will assist students in overcoming barriers to their success by connecting them to supportive services in their region, including the services of the one stop career centers, as appropriate. The coach will work closely with students before, during, and after their training and credentialing programs to help college workforce divisions achieve their goals related to Complete 2021 and the Workforce Credentials Grant program.
   
  Salary:
  Based on academic qualifications and work experience.
 
  Start Date:
  June 25, 2017
 
  Application Deadline:
  Friday, May 26, 2017
 
  Application Details:
Apply online at: VA Jobs

Or

Forward a completed state application, resume, letter of application explaining qualifications, three current letters of reference, and official academic transcripts to:

Human Resources Office
New River Community College
5251 College Drive
Dublin, VA 24084
(540) 674-3635
(540) 674-3651 Fax
(540) 674-3619 TDD
(866) 462-6722 Toll-Free

e-mail: hrinformation@nr.edu
   
  Current Status:
  Open