Responsible for recruiting, advising and guiding participants to sustain successful participation in the Union County 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
• Recruits, guides and advises participants in Union County College/Center for Economic & Workforce Development educational, training, and supportive/work programs.
• Develops and implements client outreach initiatives, including but not limited to, presenting at client orientations and the Union County American Job Centers, attend partner events to promote programs, and through social media campaigns.
• Orients students into assigned program.
• Identifies client supportive service needs.
• Develops individual educational and career plans for students based on student interest, academic levels and career assessment.
• Develops and implements employment motivational workshops designed for employment, advising support and job placement and retention.
• Orients and advises all supportive work program referrals, if applicable.
• Advises participants in the proper work attitude and attempt to stimulate positive efforts towards employment.
• Participates in the pre-intake and post-intake processes.
• Monitors weekly attendance and participation of students.
• Maintains records of students served and services provided. Implements periodic employment “Retention” workshops designed to reduce attrition for employed students.
• Prepares and maintains necessary records and files on recruitment, assessment, enrollment, advising, and job placement.
• Develops and participates in job fairs, Career Days and other hiring events relevant to student needs.
• Develops a student IEP (Individual Employment Plans).
• Initiates and conducts post-advising and post-employment sessions.
• Performs liaison duties with cooperative agencies and programs.
• Responds to all program related requests.
• Initiates and supports CEWD recruitment efforts for all programs.
• Reads, interprets, and communicates College and CEWD policies and procedures.
• Recommends improvements in department procedures. Collaborates with other staff/administrators/instructors to identify needed improvements in procedures and communication.
• Other duties as assigned which help CEWD realize contractual goals.
Bachelor’s degree required.
• Experience working in Workforce Development programs.
Competencies and Skills Required
• At all times exercise professionalism and confidentiality with staff and students.
• Outstanding customer service and communication skills.
• Proficiency in MS Office suite of applications and social media.
• Must possess strong interpersonal skills to interact tactfully and courteously with students, the general public, faculty, and other staff members.
• Must be a “quick study” in order to quickly grasp knowledge of policies and procedures relating to every aspect of student services that a prospective or current student may utilize.
• Analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to take required initiative to solve problems.
• Ability to collaborate with others.
• Commitment to service and a diverse student population.
• Ability to multi-task in a busy environment and ability to meet deadlines.
• Ability to remain discreet with student and staff information.
• Flexibility of schedule. Ability and willingness to travel locally.
• Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
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
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We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes twenty medical plans to choose from including PPO, HMO and HD plans offered by BC/BS and Aetna, three dental plans including two PPOs and one DMO offered by Delta Dental of NJ, and a pension plan with seven investment carriers. We also offer twenty vacation days, ten paid holidays, and a ten week summer work schedule which allows the college to close on Fridays. Other additional benefits include gym privileges, tuition remission for credit and non-credit courses at Union County College, and tuition reimbursement for an approved degree program at an accredited college or university.
Terms of Employment
Part-time. Hours not to exceed 25 per week. Flexible schedule to meet department needs. Some evening, weekends, and extended hours will be required. Ability and willingness to travel on short notice to all on and off- campus sites as needed by the college. Mandatory overtime is required throughout the year, especially at peak times. Position may be required to work at any campus at any time. Employee must establish primary residency in New Jersey within one year of appointment unless an exemption applies.
Position will be terminated upon expiration of grant funding.
About this company
As the oldest community college in New Jersey, UCC has been serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933. The College has maintained its commitment to scholarship by providing a solid liberal arts foundation while, at the same time, developing new programs and courses that meet the challenges of a rapidly developing society.
UCC is focused on ensuring that our programs and facilities are equipped to prepare students for the intellectual and technological demands of the 21st century. All four UCC campuses boast advanced data and voice infrastructures that can support the latest in computer hardware and software. All credit students are offered their own college e-mail accounts through which they can communicate with UCC's outstanding faculty, fellow students, and the vast world of knowledge and information available through the World Wide Web. Distance learning opportunities, such as courses by videotape, are increasing with each semester.
Even more important, UCC has a reputation for providing its diverse student body with a nurturing and supportive environment. Student services from counseling and financial aid to the tutoring provided by the Academic Learning Centers on each campus are in place to ensure student success.
For those wishing to pursue a bachelors degree, the economics of spending the first two years at Union County College coupled with the dual admissions and transfer /articulation agreements that the College has in place, can ease the road to junior year status at a long list of colleges and universities throughout the U.S. While here, students have the chance to participate in a range of activities. These include a five-star chapter of the honor society of Phi Theta Kappa, an award-winning student newspaper, a modern fitness center, and a range of athletic programs. In 1998, the UCC Owls and Lady Owls were the first teams from one college to become the Men's and Women's Garden State Athletic Conference Basketball Champions in the same year.
Whether you are a recent high school graduate, an adult returning to school after a hiatus, an employee seeking additional training or a new career, Union County College can be your . . . access to the 21st century!
Location/Region: Cranford, NJ