Chamber Hiring Regional Career Specialist/Director of Emerging Talent

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JOB TITLE:               Regional Career Specialist/Director of Emerging Talent

Division:                      TalentAdvancement

Reports to:                  Senior Vice-President, Talent Advancement

FLSA Status:               Exempt

Revised Date:              September 11, 2020

JOB SUMMARY

The Regional Career Specialist/Director of Emerging Talent serves as the leader for our high school programs and as a liaison between the SC Dept. of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education, and the region’s school districts to ensure coordination, accountability and delivery of career guidance and work-based learning initiatives as outlined in Perkins Federal and SC State EEDA legislative requirements.  The Regional Career Specialist/Director of Emerging Talent will support the “learning to work” state standards of the South Carolina Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program Model, enhancing the delivery of career development core curriculum standards and planning and executing work-based learning activities. Additionally, this position will coordinate and present professional development workshops in CTE, career guidance, and work-based learning for educators, school counseling and career guidance personnel, students, and parents. At a future point, the Regional Career Specialist may also be responsible for teaching or coordinating the delivery of the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) course for requesting regional school districts.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and deliver professional development workshops in career development, contextual methodology, and work-based learning implementation to educators, school counselors, career specialists, and/or work-based constituents.
  • Assist schools in promoting the goals of quality career development of students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
  • Support students in the exploration of career clusters by providing work-site field studies and business/industry connections that support the 16 national cluster of studies.
  • Act as a liaison with business, industry, post-secondary institutions, and school districts.
  • Establish and nurture partnerships with CTE district coordinators and business/industry stakeholders while enhancing student work-based learning opportunities.
  • Support Career and Technology Student Organizations (CTSO) by assisting with CTE professional. development with attention to programs of studies, related pathways, work-based learning opportunities and college and career readiness.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • None

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Also listed below are the physical demands that must be met by the employee and the work environment that the employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION

  • Must maintain the ability to pass a criminal background check.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree and in good standing with current GCDF certification (or agreeing to obtain within six months of hire)
    • The initiative to become certified as a GCDF Instructor is preferred, but not required at this time
    • Ideal candidate will have experience in understanding the workforce pipeline, delivering career and technical education (CTE), work-based learning, and/or career guidance in schools.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Language Skills

  • Excellent communications skills (verbally, electronically and in written word) coupled with strong grammar and spelling.
  • Ability to effectively present information and create professional quality material.
  • Ability to proofread and edit content.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure.

Reasoning Ability

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Must maintain a high level of initiative, self-motivation and energy.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced team environment with eye for detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities while maintaining deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and depth perception. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in adverse weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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