- Bachelor's Degree or higher in related fields of study.
- Valid Michigan teaching certificate preferred.
- Demonstrated experience working with grades 6-12 student population.
- Preferred evidence of two or more years of successful experience as a co-op coordinator, placement coordinator, career counselor, teacher, or similar position.
- Demonstrated communication skills and resourcesfulness in working with a broad range of students, staff, administrators, employees, parents, and the media.
- Possession of or ability to readily meet all state requirements applicable to professionals within this category.
- Preferred Global Career Development Facilitator certification.
- Demonstrated success in customer service and teamwork.
- Excellent human and public relations skills.
- Demonstrated success in developing and implementing innovative programs.
- Physically capable of performing the necessary job duties.
- Must complete and pass required criminal history check.
Essential duties include, but are not limited to:
- Understanding the Organization:
- Focuses on, commits to, and articulates the purpose and mission of the organization
- Establishes and maintains effective internal and external customer relationships
- Applies knowledge of internal structures, processes, and culture
- Making Complex Decisions:
- Considers all relevant factors and uses appropriate decision-making criteria
- Consistently uses data in making recommendations or decisions
- Asks the right questions to accurately analyze situations
- Taking Initiative:
- Gets the most out of available resources
- Introduces new ways of looking at problems and focuses on ways of continuous improvement for the organization
- Takes personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and failures
- Building Collaborative Relationships:
- Actively listens and partners with others to get work done
- Balances own interests with others and contributes to a work climate that values different perspectives and cultures
- Acts with diplomacy and tact
- Being Authentic:
- Readily tackles tough assignments and follows through on commitments
- Maintains high standards of honesty and integrity
- Shows personal commitment and acts to continuously improve
- Keeps confidence
- Being Flexible and Adaptable:
- Adapts to changing conditions
- Displays a positive attitude despite adversity
- Readily learns and adopts new technologies
- Acquire and maintain a thorough understanding of work-based learning goals and procedures, career planning and placement, career and technical education, employment practices, laws, regulations, rules, and requirements related to internship/externship programs, work exploration, and placements.
- Acquire and maintain a thorough knowledge of resources related to employment and employment opportunities.
- Systematically acquire, evaluate, and approve prospective workplace training stations and job sites.
- Assist students in career and post-secondary planning visits and refers both to specific placement opportunities relevant to identified needs, interests, and abilities.
- Execute all required placement procedures, documentation, forms, reports, and other details pertinent to specific placements.
- Monitor internship/externship and work-based placements and supervise and evaluate student performance.
- Establish strong and consistent communication networks with career development coordinator, placement specialist, employers, teachers, students, parents, and others involved in the promotion and implementation of the work-based learning process.
- Participate in appropriate professional development activities to maintain an optimal level of expertise; to ensure a current knowledge of technological advances in business and industry; and to establish a network of colleagues with whom to share pertinent information.
- Assume responsibility for proper maintenance of placement related files, reports, records, etc.
- Operate in a flexible work schedule.
- Conduct career lessons and workshops at local districts.
- Perform other duties deemed appropriate by the Supervisor.