Company: Hudson County Community College
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: September 24, 2022
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OverviewHudson County Community College (HCCC) is an award-winning,
comprehensive urban college serving one of the most historic and
ethnically diverse areas of the United States. HCCC students were
born in 119 countries and speak 29 different languages. The
diversity and the multitude of our community's cultures, life
experiences, skills, and aspirations, are the very values and
traits that empower us to be productive and caring members of our
society.HCCC embodies an unwavering commitment to student success
and an intentional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In
2019, the President's Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and
Inclusion (PACDEI) was instituted to develop new levels of
understanding and access and advance the College's commitment to
transparency and inclusion. We are proud of the differences we
share, which are the foundation for the life changing and
transformational education we offer and the social mobility we
provide to the communities we serve.HCCC has three campuses located
just minutes from Manhattan: The Journal Square campus in Jersey
City and North Hudson Campus in Union City are adjacent to vital
transportation hubs; the Secaucus Center has abundant parking.
Fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher
Education, the College offers courses and classes in a wide variety
of disciplines to the people and businesses of Hudson County, one
of the most ethnically diverse areas of the United States. The
College was recently recognized with the 2021 Association of
Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award,
and the 2021 INSIGHT Into Diversity's Higher Education Excellence
in Diversity (HEED) Award. In 2016 the Gabert Library was one of
three academic libraries in the United States to receive the
Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of
College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and in 2019 the HCCC
Tutoring Center received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning
Center Award for Two-Year Institutions. In 2019, the College joined
Achieving the Dream, a network of high achieving community
colleges, part of its expanding effort toward continuous
improvement in student success.HCCC has partnerships with every
major four-year college and university in the greater New
Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of
credits for further undergraduate and graduate education. Hudson
County Community College is proud of its culture of care and
invites applications from those wishing to join a community
dedicated to promoting student success in all forms. Position
Summary / Job DescriptionHudson County Community College (HCCC) is
seeking a Career Coach, who will report to the Director of Career
Services. The Career Coach will be responsible for providing
resources and guidance to HCCC students regarding as they choose
their career paths. Career Services believes everyone deserves
purposeful work in which one feels productive and prospers. Our
mission is to inspire and build relationships that create and
illuminate opportunities for HCCC students that advance social
equity, environmental stewardship, and economic success. What
- Counsel and coach students on career exploration, career
readiness, and career management needs via individual sessions,
classroom visits / workshops and virtual services both remotely and
- Assess students to uncover and explore their strengths,
challenges, interests, skills, and values.
- Provide academic advising to align educational choices with
- Counsel and coach students with goal planning strategies and
achievement of goal.
- Provide short term counseling and intervention for students and
alumni with immediate financial and job placement needs.
- Identify and develop business relationships for events,
recruitment opportunities, and job placement.
- Research careers and local opportunities in depth to support
creation of career mapping for students, faculty, and academic
- Partner with academic divisions to identify career paths that
support students' majors and interests and create opportunities
such as custom events, jobs, internships, and volunteer roles.
- Design content and market Career Services via social media,
bulletins, classroom presentations, electronic communication, and
other forms of advertising.
- Provide support and oversite of interns, clubs, work study
students and / or volunteers contributing to the department.
- Design, project manage and support Career Services initiatives,
curriculum, and events.
- Document all services and create reports to inform departmental
strategy and goals.
- Participate in college committees and events, including
external networking opportunities, to increase student engagement
- Other responsibilities as assigned to increase student success
and college retention.
- Flexibility to work some nights / weekends and on multiple
campus sites for classroom activities and events. Work Environment
- Must be willing to work in person with a normal schedule 9:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some nights and weekend hours might be necessary
to cover events.
- Availability to work in-person and to travel between two
campuses: North Hudson (Union City) and Journal Square (Jersey
City, NJ) What You'll Need to Succeed
- Bachelor's degree: required in any industry / field. Master's
- 5 Years of Experience: required in any industry / field. Career
Services is more successful and dynamic when teams come to the
table with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
- Bi-lingual preferred: Spanish / Arabic languages are a priority
for the college.
- Technology Skills: To reach 100% of the student body, the
department relies on technology to scale its efforts. We need
individuals skilled in database management, spreadsheets, video
conferencing, email management, word processing, and electronic
- Active Listening Skills: HCCC supports a diverse and
traditionally underserved student body. The Career Coach will need
to identify student needs and match students with the appropriate
- Engagement Skills: Including sales / customer service skills. A
major challenge in any community college is recruitment and
retention of students. Career Services supports HCCC's overall
vision to be a "first-choice option" for our community. To do so,
we need you to attract students and hold their attention through
individual sessions and public presentations.
- Flexibility: Career Services strives to be agile and flex to
the evolving needs of students and changes in the labor market. We
want you if you can thrive in environments that change.
- Strategic Thinking: Career Services is a culture of continuous
improvement. Your thoughtful attention to program challenges,
contribution of ideas, and participation in goal planning is
significant to our growth and achievement. What You'll Get in
ReturnThose who adore helping and supporting others will gain a lot
from this experience. This opportunity shapes a wide range of
skills and will expose you to multiple opportunities as you move
forward in your own career. Just as we do for students, the
Director of Career Services will support you on your unique career
exploration and advancement with training and professional
development opportunities. How to ApplyPlease email your resume and
cover letter* to careerFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.*In your
cover letter, please answer the following questions:
- What is a favorite experience you've had in which you
positively influenced someone's life?
- What is important to you to learn or experience in a Career
Coach role? As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must
establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless
an exemption applies.HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative
action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and
inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment
are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for
the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and
minorities are encouraged to apply.
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