Student Services Generalist (Job Placement)

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Union County College
Cranford, NJ
Nov 19, 2022
Dec 01, 2022
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Union County College is a public comprehensive community college providing quality, affordable, accessible educational programs that serve the greater Union County region. It is the oldest of New Jerseys 19 Associate Degree Colleges, serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933. The College enrolls almost 30,000 credit, non-credit and continuing education students and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many programs lead to the Associate in Arts, Science and Applied Science degrees.
Campus: Elizabeth
General Description:
Reports directly to the Coordinator (Grant & Contract Programs)/Grant Director or designee. Responsible for advising and guiding participants to sustain successful participation in the Union College/Center for Economic & Workforce Development Programs. The Generalist will be responsible but not limited to facilitate applications, recruiting, assessment, advising, registration, and placement through personal contact and follow through with the prospective student as she/he proceeds through the intake process.
Characteristics, Duties and Responsibilities:
• Guide and advise participants in job search activities enrolled in Union College/Center for Economic & Workforce Development educational, training, and supportive/work programs.
• Develop individual educational and career plans for students based on student interest, academic levels and career assessment.
• Develop and implement employment motivational workshops designed for employment, advising support and job placement and retention.
• Advise participants in job readiness activities including, but not limited to: proper work attitude and etiquette, workplace behavior, resume writing, interview techniques, etc.
• Prepare and maintain necessary records, files and data requirements on recruitment, assessment, enrollment, advising, and job placement.
• Develops and participates in job fairs, Career Days and other hiring events relevant to student needs.
• Initiate and conduct post-advising and post-employment sessions.
• Perform liaison duties with agencies and partners.
• Respond to all program related requests.
• Support CEWD recruitment efforts for all programs.
• Recommends improvements in department procedures. Collaborates with other staff/administrators/instructors to identify needed improvements in procedures and communication.
• Other duties as assigned
Education Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree required in a field related to the position.
• At least five years' experience working in Workforce Development programs.
Competencies and Skills Required:
• At least five years' experience working in Workforce Development programs.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
• This position's duties are normally performed in a typical interior/residence work environment, based on the activity scheduled.
• Some physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
• Some travel required.
Union County College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, religion, age, disability, handicap or other legally protected status in its provision of employment, education, and activities, or other services. Union County College is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons. Union County College offers a competitive compensation package and salaries that are commensurate with experience and qualifications. The following benefits are also provided: Medical benefits and pension plan offered through the State of NJ; Dental and vision benefits; Vacation days based on accrual system; Ten paid holidays and three floating holidays that are determined by the College; Tuition remission for employee, spouse, and eligible children for credit and non-credit courses; and Tuition reimbursement for approved degree programs at an accredited college or university.