Job Opportunity for graduate: Student Navigator at Bellevue College

Job Title: Student Navigator Job Type: Project Appointment – Exempt Location: North Campus, 14673 NE 29th Pl, Bellevue, Washington Department: Life Science Informatics Center This grant-funded position is temporary from July 2014 until September 2015, and will work 50% of time and is exempt from overtime. The salary for this position is $26,000 annually. Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region. We strive to create a vibrant campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, pluralism is promoted in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building a pluralistic and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success. The Bellevue College Life Science Informatics Center is a project group currently implementing a Department of Labor health information technology grant. As part of the Bellevue College Economic and Workforce Development organization, the primary goal of the Life Science Informatics Center is to create industry-relevant learning for new, incumbent, and displaced workforce in the field of health IT. The Center works with industry to develop health IT academic resources and employment opportunities for community and technical colleges and their high school partners. Position Summary: The primary roles of the Health e-Workforce Consortium Student Navigator include implementing student outreach and recruitment and assisting students into employment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Direct Services to Students: The Navigator will be responsible for the design and implementation of student recruitment strategies (including efforts to recruit military veterans and TAA-eligible students) and assisting students into employment. Typical duties include: -Promote awareness of health IT training programs among veteran groups, TAA-eligible populations, and others. -In concert with Program Manager, develop a strategic student recruitment plan. -Offer on‐campus office hours for individual student check‐ins and regular meetings with groups or student cohorts. -Create career development tools and resources for students -Refer students to on‐ and off‐campus services and resources as appropriate. -Provide a full suite of career development services: career development planning, identification of prospective employers, resume and cover letter development, and creation of an effective social media presence -Provide workshops on job search topics -In concert with the employment specialist, work with employers to develop internship opportunities for students/graduates and establish relationships that enhance employment for students Consortium Membership: -Prepare for and participate in Consortium meetings & virtual community -Document and share best practices -Document each student touch-point, maintain accurate Consortium-mandated records, and generate scheduled reports on time. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: -Bachelor’s degree -Experience in employee recruitment or adult career services -Experience in higher education, counseling, or transitional services for adults -Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds -Proficiency with web communication tools and Microsoft Office Suite -Military veteran OR experience providing transition/employment services to veterans SPECIFIC POSITION REQUIREMENTS: -Ability to travel in Washington, possibly overnight, infrequently -Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle for reimbursable local travel -Willingness to work some evenings and early mornings DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: -Experience working on grant-funded projects Funded by the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Grant # TC-23745-12-60-A-53

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