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Career Connected Learning Systems Navigator

Mount Hood Community College

Job Description

Career Connected Learning Systems Navigator

$64,409.00 - $89,158.00 Annually

Gresham Campus, OR

Job Type
Full-time Limited Term


Job Number

10/16/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Job Summary and Responsibilities/Duties

This is a grant funded position with an expected end date of September 30, 2024

Job Summary
Coordinates the development, equitable expansion, and administration of a Regional Career Connected Learning (CCL) Program in accordance with college and state grant standards, guidelines and regulations. Designs strategies, approaches, and opportunities to connect students to career experiences to create a culture of Career Connected Learning. Develops relationships with K12 and college faculty and staff, parents, community partners, and business and industry to understand network needs and facilitate engagement in relevant learning experiences that would connect students to future career opportunities. Provides a framework for career development and guidance across the stages of awareness, exploration, preparation, and training for use of regional partners that are both learner-relevant and directly linked to professional and industry-based expectations.

Essential Duties

  1. Coordinates the development and administration of the CCL Program and regional system. Works to understand system resources and needs and connect organizations to support programs which further student success and bridge gaps to career exploration and readiness.
  2. Connects the multiple systems already in place that provide equitable, quality career awareness, exploration, preparation, and training programs for students in K-12 while ensuring internal programs align to the broader workforce development systems in the state and working to guide external programs into alignment.
  3. Creates the framework to ensure equitable, high quality work based learning and CCL opportunities for students regardless of the size or location of their secondary school by supporting overall systems development.
  4. Promotes and elevates the role of postsecondary institutions in training, education, and workforce development through a variety of methods including, but not limited to, presentations, information sessions, community events, and other marketing strategies to connect with stakeholders.
  5. Builds relationships, connections, and partnerships for schools across Oregon with employers, colleges, career technical education (CTE) Regions, local workforce development boards, and STEM Hubs in support of CCL.
  6. Addresses capacity and equity gaps in regional CCL systems. Reviews system data, identifies gaps, and recommends targeted strategies for improvement. Assists stakeholders with implementing recommendations and building nontraditional methods and partnerships that minimize barriers, reach goals, and address resource needs.
  7. Collaborates with both internal and external partners to build and maintain the CCL Resource Hub which includes a framework of strategies and best practices for delivery of CCL.
  8. Provides professional learning and technical assistance to programs to promote best and promising practices that support the CCL domains. Designs and conducts presentations and hosts development meetings with various stakeholders.
  9. Collaborates, develops, implements, and evaluates the functions of the program.
  10. Meets specific and measurable targets set by the programs and /or directors.
  11. Engages a variety of stakeholders to create career related opportunities for students

Additional Duties

  1. Hosts and facilitates collaboration with organizations on career days, job shadows, informational interviews, and internship and apprenticeship opportunities.
  2. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Desired Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degrees in education, social sciences, business administration, counseling, communications, or related field
  • Five (5) years of experience in workforce development or career based learning, including experience connecting systems and stakeholders across regions
  • Experience developing flexible and supportive career pathways and expanding equity in access to programs for diverse populations.
  • Understanding of the K12 and community college systems
  • Experience convening groups and facilitating meetings
  • Ability to work flexible schedule on occasion to accommodate business needs and their capacity to host students

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degrees in education, social sciences, business administration, counseling, communications, or related discipline
  • Familiar with MHCC and Greater East County community demographics
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience working in a K12 and/or community college setting
  • Bilingual skills with fluency in English and other language that meets community needs
  • Grant writing and reporting experience

Additional Qualifications and/or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to track data and measure outcomes of efforts
  • Ability to work with teachers and college and career coordinators to tailor experiences to students and schools as well as business and industry
  • Ability to coordinate programs and facilitate small, medium and large network gatherings
  • Ability to engage and communicate with community partners and other collaborators, including community-based organizations and members of business and industry
  • Ability to build relationships and partnerships for the purpose of strategic planning and implementation of programs
  • Knowledge of and ability to evaluate, build, and sustain systems that support student success
  • Knowledge of career and college readiness, career connected learning, and work-based learning efforts to support transitions across grade-levels and into postsecondary opportunities
  • Ability to be equity-minded and social justice focused
  • Skills in project management
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences
  • Networking skills with business and industry leaders
  • Public speaking and writing skills
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail
  • Ability to plan and collaborate on events
  • Knowledge of and ability to keep, track and report program data and outcomes
  • Current and relevant technology skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • Google Drive skills
  • Ability to treat customers, partners, vendors and co-workers with dignity and respect, and create and maintain a work environment that is welcoming and respectful of diversity
  • Ability to carry-out complex tasks and build new programs with limited guidance

Working Conditions and Important Information

Working Conditions
Work is typically performed in a normal office environment while sitting at a computer terminal. Visual eye strain and repetitive hand/wrist motion for data entry and keyboarding functions. Work will require regular travel to off-campus locations. As directed to meet workload demands, may work flexible schedule outside of typical schedule including evening/weekend hours.

Initial salary placement will be based on years of relevant full-time equivalent experience at the sole discretion of the College, per the guidelines in the applicable Handbook or Collective Bargaining Agreement. Please include all relevant full and part-time experience in your application that you want the College to review towards potential placement. Hired employees will not have an opportunity to update past experience or appeal initial placement after the time of hire.

Important Information:
MHCC only accepts applications through our online application system at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mhcc/default.cfm. For technical assistance, please call 855-524-5627.

Please note: We do not request or read letters of recommendation. Also, it is not necessary to upload a large number of documents with your materials. We are looking for the required documents and perhaps one or two additional documents of your choosing (optional). Faculty applications require a current resume, cover letter and official transcripts (copies are fine for application purposes) and/or any required certificates or licenses.

Please note: this is initially a self-screening system. We recognize that our application process can be lengthy, so before you begin, please read all of the stated requirements to determine if you meet them. Applicants must meet all of the stated minimum qualifications and additional requirements to be considered for this position. Based on your responses to the qualifying questions, the system may automatically screen you out from further consideration.

Position subject to budget consideration and approval.

Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background check as part of the employment process.

MHCC is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.

MHCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235; OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting as verification of eligibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension to your application. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.

If you are seeking this preference, appropriate documentation must be provided at the time of application. You may submit an electronic copy in the document upload area of the application in the section marked "veterans' preference document," or fax to 503-491-7257 or mail to Human Resources, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR 97030. If you do not have your documentation, you may request it through your Veterans' Administration Office.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and interview process. Please notify Human Resources at least three working days prior to the date of need.

Mt. Hood Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.

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