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Part-Time, STEP Career Coach
Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon
 
 
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Date Posted 05/14/2021
Category
Admin-Academic Advising
Admin-Counseling
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Lane Community College is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Veteran / Disabled Employer embracing equity, inclusion and accessibility. We encourage a safe and hospitable environment for women, minority, veteran and disabled candidates.

  • Lane actively recruits Veterans and those with Disabilities for all positions. For accommodations and questions call 541-463-5586.
  • Veterans, please fax, e-mail, mail or deliver your documentation (DD214/DD215/letter of disability) to Human Resources castrod@lanecc.edu, 541-463-3970
  • Lane Community College insures that all veteran documentation submitted to HR will remain confidential.
Posting Number:
210012
Job Title:
Part-Time, STEP Career Coach
Applicant Notification:

Department Information

The Career Pathways Program is seeking to hire a part-time Student Advisor 2.

Application Information

  • This is an applicant pool posting. The first review date of applications may be as early as May 18th. Subsequent review dates will be based upon department needs. Lane Community College reserves the right to modify this information.
  • Provide all documents as requested.
  • A resume may not take the place of any section of the application.
  • Unofficial or official Transcripts are required for this position at the time of application. See instructions below.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Applications will remain in the applicant pool until the position(s) is filled.
  • Lane employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.
  • The application is used to determine the initial salary placement for selected candidates. All employment and education history will be considered.
Location:
Main Campus, Downtown Center
Classification:
Student Advisor 2
Position Type:
Hourly Part-Time Classified
Anticipated Start Date:
Upon Hire
Salary/Wage:
Hourly
Salary/Wage Range:
$18.92 - $20.60 (Classified Hourly Pay Grade 11)
Salary/Compensation Statement:

The application is used to determine the initial salary placement for selected candidates. All employment and education history will be considered.

  • Schedules may vary with hours increasing up to 40 hrs a week during peak periods, up to 1039 hours in a 12-month period.
  • Lane’s robust Benefits package includes a generous contribution toward medical, dental and vision insurance, basic term life insurance, long term disability, vacation leave, personal time and paid sick leave.
  • All employees are compensated through electronic direct deposit.
Grant Statement:

Continuation of position is contingent upon grant-funding.

Working Schedule:
  • Schedule may vary with hours increasing up to 40 hrs a week during peak periods, up to 1039 hours in a 12-month period.
  • Part-time position; hours may vary to support department needs, evenings and weekends may be required.
FLSA:
Non-Exempt
Position Status:
Temporary
Full/Part:
Part-Time
Annual Schedule:
260 Day (12 Month)
Annual Schedule Details:
Generally 18-20 hrs/wk
Quicklink for Posting:
https://jobs.lanecc.edu/postings/10472
Posting Date:
05/10/2021
Closing Date:
06/25/2021
Applicant Pool:
No
Open Until Filled:
No
Required Education:
  • Two years of post-secondary education with course work in psychology, counseling, social work, education, human resources or a related field is required.
Required Experience:
  • Three (3) years of related experience.
Conditions of Employment:

Successful applicants are required to pass a criminal background check

Preferred Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in above or related fields is strongly preferred.
  • Career Development Facilitator certification is preferred.
Preferred Experience
  • Student services experience in the areas of advising, testing, financial aid, or otherwise is strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience with those who are unemployed, under-employed, low-income, veterans, ex-offenders, disabled, dislocated workers, English language learners, GED students, first generation immigrants and/or first generation students is strongly preferred.
  • Experience as a case manager is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with workforce systems and resources is strongly preferred.
Bilingual/Multicultural Statement:
  • Multicultural experience and bilingual proficiency in world languages is preferred.
  • A demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance the concepts of social justice and culturally competent behaviors is expected.
Equivalency Statement:
  • Equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered for meeting minimum qualifications.
  • Applicants are responsible to show how their personal training and experience would qualify them for the position.
Position Purpose:

The STEP program is an inter-agency, statewide training and employment program for SNAP recipients. The STEP Career Coach for Career Pathways will recruit and provide case management for STEP participants who are pursuing short-term vocational educational opportunities, Career Pathways Certificates, Occupational Skills options or other industry credentials. STEP Coaches will work with partner agencies in a shared case management system, help students navigate college resources, and facilitate job search training skills and referrals.

Essential Functions:

Outreach and Communication:

  • Facilitate outreach and communication with prospective STEP participants and partner agencies to foster an understanding of program services and benefits.
  • Communicate regularly with STEP, workforce, and social service partner agencies with shared case management or direct referrals.

Case Management:

  • Manage a caseload of STEP or other workforce participants pursuing short-term vocational educational options, Career Pathways Certificates, GED, ESL or job search activities.
  • Support and mentor participants in developing, monitoring and adjusting individual career & employment plans.
  • Assist students in assessing and addressing barriers to education and employment opportunities.
  • Track and monitor participant progress utilizing a pro-active case management approach, intervening as appropriate to develop successful outcomes.
  • Accurately and appropriately input student and participant data into multiple tracking systems including: Imatch, SARS, and other.
  • Provide regular input of participant contact, services provided, progress and outcomes into designated databases and spreadsheets. Maintain client files, records, and documentation.
  • Prepare required and regular reports on client progress.

Small group facilitation/job search support:

  • Use appropriate technology to create and administer workshops, job search activities, and/or students success strategies.
  • Assist successful completers with job search preparation, including resume development, interviewing skills, strategic planning, and appropriate use of social media. Refer appropriate candidates to agency partners for enhanced job search.

Collaboration and resource referral:

  • Develop and maintain a broad base of knowledge relevant to college programs, career development, workforce development, Trade Adjustment Assistance, labor market trends, veteran programs, disability resources, and college policies and services.
  • Refer students to appropriate resources for issues related to services required outside of the scope of the position, such as mental health, housing, and food assistance.
  • Maintain a healthy working relationship with faculty, staff and managers from various departments on campus including: ESL, ABSE, ALS, Cooperative Education, Career and Technical Education, and Student Services. Develop an understanding of associated services and refer students appropriately.
  • Work collaboratively as part of the Career Pathways team, sharing responsibilities and pursuing common goals.
  • Attend required local and statewide training, participate in regular meetings and conference calls.

Career Pathways Student Cohort Navigation:

  • Track and support groups of students moving through Career Pathways Certificates or PASS Lane programs.
  • Communicate regularly with faculty, staff, and other coaches working within Career Pathways cohorts.
  • Develop an understanding of Career Pathways certificates and other short-term vocational options that are available to STEP participants.
  • Problem solve and manage sensitive information with appropriate awareness of FERPA standards; maintain confidentiality and sensitivity to the privacy needs of students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Equity and Inclusion

  • Demonstrate Lane Community College’s core value of social justice by ensuring equity and inclusion skills such as respect, inclusiveness, reflecting, valuing of cultural and personal differences. These are the basis of employee and student interpersonal communications and relationships and are applied to all position responsibilities.
  • Duties are carried out respectfully inclusively, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, social class, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, nationality, age, language, origin or employment status.
  • Must demonstrate an active concern for meeting the needs of students, staff, and the public.
Supervision Statement:
  • Reports to and works under the general supervision of a division/department chair, program coordinator, or other supervisor. Training and daily supervision is provided by the Lead Coach in the department. Work is performed with considerable independence using judgment concerning applicability and interpretation of laws and regulations. Work is reviewed for the accuracy of advice provided to participants.
  • This position may have responsibility to assign tasks, provide priorities, train and monitor work of assessment/testing specialists, office support staff, student assistants and volunteers.
Physical Demands/Working Environment:

This position works indoors and is exposed to usual office working conditions that include office noises and interruptions, such as printers, telephones, and visitors. This position requires that an employee be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time; perform cognitive and psychometric work for more than six (6) hours a day. Work may require transporting materials up to twenty-five (25) pounds.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Career & employment advising principles, theories, and methods.
  • Best practices regarding student success and retention.
  • Case management procedures and processes.
  • Barriers facing those who are low income, unemployed, veterans, ex-offenders, English language learners, low-skilled adults, first generation immigrants, disabled and first generation college students, when pursuing educational opportunities and employment.
  • Campus and community resources.
  • Group dynamics, learning styles.
  • Career development and labor market resources.

Skill in:

  • Organization and follow through on tasks and responsibilities within designated time frames.
  • Establishing good rapport with a diverse client population to ensure maintenance of an ongoing advising relationship that enhances individual participant’s chance of success.
  • Encouraging and motivating clients.
  • Serving as an effective team member as well as have the ability to function independently.
  • Receiving assignments in the form of basic guidelines and the ability to work independently towards the attainment of program goals and objectives.
  • Accurate data entry.

Ability to:

  • Use software including: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, G-Suite, e-mail, internet and other technology.
  • Research and analyze information on workforce development and higher education programs and policies.
  • Navigate complex systems, learn large quantities of nuanced information quickly, and work within external deadlines.
  • Use independent judgment.
  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with individuals and groups ranging from students with limited English skills to individuals in leadership positions at colleges and partner organizations.
  • Simplify and communicate complex ideas and tasks.
  • To be flexible and innovative, work effectively as part of a team.
  • Apply the knowledge of programs to students’ situations and to provide students with accurate advice and appropriate referral.
  • Interpret test scores with appropriate use of data.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing and develop effective collaborations, maintain strict confidentiality, work with databases, spread sheets, and web-based communication systems.
  • Comply with federal grant rules and guidelines.
  • Provide support to employees working to meet accreditation standards through evaluation and assessment of student outcomes.
Applicant Instructions:

Applicant Instructions

To be considered a candidate for this position, all of the following must be included in the application package:

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. All fields in the application must be completed, including employment dates, work hours, and detailed job duties.
  • The CV/Resume may not take the place of any one section in the application.

Required Documents

  • 1. Online Application – complete in entirety and submitted online please include at least three (3) work related references.

    2. Resume – Comprehensive of experience, education and accomplishments.

    3. Cover Letter – Clearly detailing how you meet the qualifications for the position.

    4. Transcripts – Unofficial or official transcripts are required at the time of application, see instructions below.

If applicable:

  • 5. DD214 – Veterans, please fax, email, mail or deliver your documentation (DD214/DD215/letter of disability) to Human Resources at Lane Community College. castrod@lanecc.edu, 541-463-3970

Questions?

  • For assistance with the online application call 541-463-5586.
  • For position questions contact department contact: Tricia Singleton, singletonp@lanecc.edu.

How to monitor your application

1. Enter recruitment@lanecc.edu into your Safe Senders list. Notifications will be sent toward the end of the search process.
2. Visit your Employment Opportunities account. The main page will show your status in the search.
Positions close at 9:00 pm.

Transcript Instructions:

Transcripts are required

In order to be considered for the position unofficial or official transcripts must be provided.
If post-secondary education is listed in your application, then unofficial or official transcripts are required.

  • Attach under “Optional Document”, fax, email, deliver or mail to:
    • Lane Community College
      ATTN: Career Pathways
      4000 E 30th Ave
      Eugene OR 97405
      Fax: (541) 463-3970
      Contact Phone: (541) 463-4725
      Contact Email: singletonp@lanecc.edu
College and Division Information:

College Information

The goal of Lane Community College is to help students achieve their dreams and transform lives through learning. The faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students succeed. Lane partners with businesses in the community to help shape the current and future workforce.

Lane is a learning-centered community college that provides affordable, quality, lifelong educational opportunities.

History

Lane was founded in 1964 by a vote of local citizens, and the main campus opened in 1968. The college was a successor to the Eugene Technical-Vocational School that was founded in 1938. Lane has received many awards and accolades for its innovative programs and high quality instruction. The college is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College.
One of the advantages of working Lane is living in the area. Lane’s main campus is in Eugene, a city known for its quality of life and for being the home of the University of Oregon. Eugene is home to more than 153,000 people and neighboring Springfield has more than 57,000 residents comprise the second largest population center in the state. Eugene and Springfield are nestled in the Willamette Valley between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains. Some peaks in the Cascade Range can be seen from main campus. The area’s scenic mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, and coastline offer many opportunities for outdoor adventures or for just sitting back and enjoying the view. See what’s new at Eugene, Cascades & Oregon Coast (link is external).

Union Association:
LCC Employees Federation (Classified)

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Please describe your experience working in an advising capacity with diverse populations, for example, diversity related to ethnicity, race, age, economic status, disability, language of origin and employment status.

    (Open Ended Question)

Hiring Documents

Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  • Transcripts #1
  • Transcripts #2
  • Transcripts #3
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