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Job Placement Associate- Staff Pool

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Managerial & Professional
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19001JR Requisition #

The Opportunity
You: Innovator. Pacesetter. Agent of change. If you’re a tech savvy, process improvement-focused Student Champion with a talent for developing partnerships with communities and individuals, we’re looking for you.

Highlights: We are currently seeking an exceptional individual who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you’re a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!

 

SUMMARY
Identify employment opportunities, and place graduates in jobs. Coordinate and conduct skills training to assist participants in making the transition from welfare to the workforce.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
 
Interview students/graduates and assess their job placement needs.
 
Establish and maintain relationships with employers to identify employment opportunities for students.
 
Determine employer needs, and facilitate the design and implementation of customized occupational skills training to meet those needs.
 
Participate in regional and national organizations to keep abreast of current employment trends.
 
Develop and conduct job readiness seminars and life skills training to assist program participants in making the transition from welfare to the workforce.
Coordinate, schedule, and host job fairs and employer recruiting days.
 
Monitor and evaluate initial performance of participants at worksites, and interview and counsel individual participants when necessary.
 
Counsel individual students/ graduates in employment strategies.
 
Conduct workshops for students such as resume writing, interviewing and job searching.
Represent HCCS at high school college nights.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.


 

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree. Eight (8) years directly related work experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years relevant program experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Possess ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with members of the business community in order to identify employment opportunities

Possess skills and abilities to design and implement job placement-training programs

Excellent organizational and communication skills required

Facilitation and training skills

Knowledge of current workforce issues and trends

Ability to interact effectively with diverse population


 




  • The Organization

    Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

    The Team

    Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their teaching home. When you join our talented faculty team, you’ll play a special role as teacher, mentor and academic advisor. We’ll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community.

     

    Location
    Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.
  • Approximately 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate healthcare system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.


    If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.
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    EEO Statement

  • Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
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    David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
    Office of Institutional Equity
    PO Box 667517                                   
    Houston TX, 77266
     
    HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.
    Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact  (713) 718-8565.
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