CTE Career Coach (Perkins Funded)


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For Internal Consideration Only

Deadline to Apply: February 22, 2022


College Overview

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college serving one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. HCCC students were born in 119 countries and speak 29 different languages. The diversity and the multitude of our community’s cultures, life experiences, skills and aspirations, are the very values and traits that empower us to be productive and caring members of our society.

HCCC embodies an unwavering commitment to student success and an intentional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2019, the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PACDEI) was instituted to develop new levels of understanding and access and advance the College’s commitment to transparency and inclusion. We are proud of the differences we share, which are the foundation for the life changing and transformational education we offer and the social mobility we provide to the communities we serve.

HCCC has three campuses located just minutes from Manhattan: the Journal Square campus in Jersey City and North Hudson Campus in Union City are adjacent to vital transportation hubs; the Secaucus Center has abundant parking. Fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College offers courses and classes in a wide variety of disciplines to the people and businesses of Hudson County, one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the United States. The College was recently recognized with the 2021 Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award, and the 2021 INSIGHT Into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. In 2016 the Gabert Library was one of three academic libraries in the United States to receive the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and in 2019 the HCCC Tutoring Center received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for Two-Year Institutions. In 2019, the College joined Achieving the Dream, a network of high achieving community colleges, part of its expanding effort toward continuous improvement in student success.

HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education. Hudson County Community College is proud of its culture of care and invites applications from those wishing to join a community dedicated to promoting student success in all forms.


What You'll Do

  • Counsel and coach students with CTE majors on career exploration, career readiness and career management needs via individual sessions, classroom visits / workshops and virtual services both remotely and in person.
  • Assess students to uncover and explore their strengths, challenges, interests, skills and values.
  • Provide academic advising to align educational choices with career planning.
  • Counsel and coach students with goal planning strategies and achievement of goal.
  • Provide short term counseling and intervention for students and alumni with immediate financial and job placement needs.
  • Identify and develop business relationships for events, recruitment opportunities and job placement.
  • Research careers and local opportunities in depth to support creation of career mapping for students, faculty and academic departments.
  • Partner with academic divisions to identify career paths that support students’ majors and interests and create opportunities such as custom events, jobs, internships and volunteer roles.
  • Design content and market Career Services via social media, bulletins, classroom presentations, electronic communication and other forms of advertising.
  • Provide support and oversite of interns, clubs, work study students and / or volunteers contributing to the department.
  • Design, project manage and support Career Services initiatives, curriculum and events.
  • Document all services and create reports to inform departmental strategy and goals.
  • Participate in college committees and events, including external networking opportunities, to increase student engagement and partnerships.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned to increase student success and college retention.
  • Flexibility to work some nights / weekends and on multiple campus sites for classroom activities and events.


Work Environment

  • Must be willing to work in person with a normal schedule 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Some nights and weekend hours might be needed to cover events.
  • Availability to work in-person and to travel between two campuses: North Hudson (Union City) and Journal Square (Jersey City, NJ)


What You'll Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree: required in any industry / field.
  • Five Years of Experience: required in any industry / field. Career Services is more successful and dynamic when teams come to the table with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are looking for people with industry knowledge to align with students of relevant majors and career goals.
    • Will consider combination of experience with a Master’s degree+
  • Bi-lingual preferred: Spanish / Arabic languages are a priority for the college.
  • Technology Skills: In order to reach 100% of the student body, the department relies on technology to scale its efforts. We need individuals skilled in database management, spreadsheets, video conferencing, email management, word processing, and electronic presentations.
  • Active Listening Skills: HCCC supports a diverse and traditionally underserved student body. It is important that you balance having a supportive ear with the ability to identify needs so students realize their goals.
  • Engagement Skills: Including sales / customer service skills. A major challenge in any community college is recruitment and retention of students. Career Services supports HCCC’s overall vision to be a “first-choice option” for our community. To do so, we need you to attract students and hold their attention through individual sessions and public presentations.
  • Flexibility: Career Services strives to be agile and flex to the evolving needs of students and changes in the labor market. We want you if you can thrive in environments that change.
  • Strategic Thinking: Career Services is a culture of continuous improvement. Your thoughtful attention to program challenges, contribution of ideas and participation in goal planning is significant to our growth and achievement.


What You'll Get in Return

Those who adore helping and supporting others will gain a lot from this experience. This opportunity shapes a wide range of skills and will expose you to multiple opportunities as you move forward in your own career. Just as we do for students, the Director of Career Services will support you on your unique career exploration and advancement with training and professional development opportunities.


How to Apply

Only internal applicants will be considered.

Please email your resume and cover letter* to Victoria Marino, Director of Career Services at careerFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE by February 22, 2022.

*In your cover letter, please answer the following questions:

  • What is a favorite experience you’ve had in which you positively influenced someone’s life?
  • What is important to you to learn or experience in a Career Coach role?


As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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