Alutiiq Career Services Manager in Montgomery, Alabama
Career Services Manager
Job Corps’ mission is to assist eligible youth to connect to the labor force by providing comprehensive and integrated academic, career technical, workforce preparation and independent living skills and support services leading to: Successful careers in in-demand industry sectors or occupations or the Armed Services that will result in economic self-sufficiency and opportunities for advancement; Enrollment in postsecondary education, including an apprenticeship program leading to long-term attachment to the labor force; and Responsible citizenship.
Summary of Duties:
Responsible for organizing, planning, administering and directing the Career Technical Training, Career and Personal Counseling, Career Transition, and Career activities.
Description of Duties:
Key Areas of Responsibilities:
Oversees the Career Services program to ensure maximum outcomes: Oversees staff members assigned to this department. Ensures staff members have adequate training to complete key areas of responsibilities. Develops and implements training plan for staff. Provides documented training to staff. Cross-trains department employees. Coordinates staff meetings. Ensures that all staff participates in CMT. Ensures department is compliant with all safety standards and expectations to include proper workmen’s compensation reporting. Ensures department is in compliance with all DOL, corporate, and Center requirements. Ensures that staff members meet the standards and expectations of the Department of Labor, Corporate and Center policies. Ensures the Center’s Career Services program delivers quality services to the students to ensure their growth and development in all CSS. Implements a rigorous and relevant Applied Academics program along with the Academic Manager. Ensures that the Career Services program exceeds the CTT, CTT Certification, Combination Completer, JTM, Graduate Placement, Graduate Wage, 6 Month Earning, 6 and 12 Month Survey, Graduate Full Time and other relevant OMS goals.
Communicates with and updates the CDSS Director on the status of the program and determines educational policies according to DOL, Corporate and Center expectations: Submits weekly report outlining progress, problems, and contemplated changes in the department. Meets jointly with Academic and Career Services Staff to plan Applied Academics. Ensures that there is a curriculum for every academic training area. Ensures that lesson plans are being developed and implemented at least every other week. Writes and develops appropriate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), CDSS plan, Center training plans, corrective action plans, and other plans as appropriate. Meets regularly with staff and ensures minutes are accurate.
Monitors students’ participation and performance, and establishes common linkages to enhance program: Reviews all IEPs submitted. Counsels students as appropriate. Administers an effective Work-based Learning program to ensure students have supplemental training. Develops and administers an Industry Advisory Council.
Monitors statistical performance and student accountability for classes: Develops and maintains a list of substitute instructors and tutors. Reviews Center/JCRL and OMS reports and reconciles appropriately. Develops corrective action plans as needed. Reviews attendance sheets for accuracy of documentation. Ensures that ESPs are done accurately, completely and in a timely manner. Observes classes and monitors effectiveness of classroom management.
Monitors budget and related areas for assigned department and maintains spending limits: Tracks spending of staff each month. Provides feedback for under/over spending. Ensures that all equipment assigned to department is properly accounted for and maintained in good condition.
Develops Others: Establishes high level of mutual trust and support with others. Expresses positive expectations of others, even in difficult situations. Creates a learning atmosphere. Reassures and encourages performance improvement. Provides timely coaching. Identifies successes and areas of improvement. Delegates tasks or responsibilities for the purpose of developing others’ abilities. Rewards good performance and promotes employee recognition. Ensures that departmental staff completes all DOL, Corporate and Center training as required and demonstrates competencies accordingly. Participates on an SGA committee. Develops a Work-based Learning site in the department.
Displays management effectiveness: Builds pride and commitment through effective teamwork and collaboration. Adheres to established company policies and procedures, and supports all programs. Delivers timely coaching and conducts employee evaluations when scheduled. Makes effective use of time, materials and resources by planning, scheduling and organizing work. Communicates in an open and honest manner. Sets appropriate performance goals for staff.
Demonstrates excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills: Hires and promotes employees based on sound decision-making ability. Improves processes within department, emphasizing quality and efficiency. Anticipates and resolves problems, demonstrating good judgment. Provides leadership in developing and implementing solutions.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree (including 15 semester hours of instruction in social services – related instruction), and 2 years of relevant experience.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations
Valid state driver’s license
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen, sit, stand, and walk; to reach with hands, arms, as well as use hands to finger, handle or feel, to taste and smell. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision capabilities required by this job include; close, distance and peripheral vision.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of what employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level can vary from moderate to loud.
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws (“protected status”). Our management team is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.