Job Description

    Classified: Career Specialist JobID: 3279
  • Position Type:
    Support Staff/Career Specialist

  • Date Posted:
    1/11/2023

  • Location:
    Agua Fria High School

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

  •   Additional Information:


    JOB DESCRIPTION – Career Specialist

    TITLE: Career Specialist FTE: 1.0

    FLSA STATUS: Non Exempt HOURS PER DAY: 8

    WORK CALENDAR: 198 days

    COMPENSATION: Grade E (Starting at $15.84/hour)

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. The Career Specialist will organize, maintain and operate the site Career Center where students, teachers, and parents may access college, vocational and technological information and resources. The Career Specialist will work with counselors to develop and maintain a wide variety of career materials

    2. Collaborates with site leadership, counselors and teachers on the development of Advisory lessons that prepare students to be college and career ready as defined by the AFUHSD College-Career-Readiness-Index

    3. Maintains a career folder for students interested in college/career/scholarships

    4. Conducts personal interviews with each senior regarding post-secondary plans

    5. Schedules visits for 2/4 year college recruiters technical/vocational schools and Armed Services

    6. Assists teachers with scheduling classes into the Career Center

    7. Collaborates with counselors and administration in the development and review of ECAP’s for all students beginning freshman year

    8. Assists students with financial aid, scholarship, college, career and testing information

    9. Administers career inventory tests

    10. Researches, markets, and publicizes scholarship opportunities for students

    11. Collects completed scholarships, reviews and prepares for mailing

    12. Schedules scholarship interviews for local scholarships

    13. Organizes College Visitation Day, Financial Aid Night, and other opportunities for students and families to successfully complete college, scholarship and financial aid applications

    14. Assists with College and Career Night

    15. Works with school and community to coordinate the Honors Assembly.

    16. Collaborates with guidance counselors to ensure that students are participating in experiences that prepare them to be college and career ready as defined by the AFUHSD College-Career-Readiness-Index.

    17. Collaborates with guidance counselors and teachers to increase the number of students applying for post-secondary learning experiences.

    18. Prepares Monthly Scholarship Newsletter and updates for daily announcements.

    19. Keeps College and Career Center updated with current college/career information.

    20. Maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, staff, parents and school issues

    21. Provide a welcoming atmosphere for students, staff, parents and community

    22. Perform responsibilities in an ethical and professional manner

    23. Maintain punctual and regular attendance

    24. Perform other related duties as assigned


    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

    To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required

    Education / Certificate

    1. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

    2. Must have and maintain a valid IVP Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card

    Experience

    1. Ability to work with students, parents, and educators in developing educational plans.

    2. Ability to meet schedules, deadlines, and coordinate multiple tasks.

    3. Ability to create displays, prepare materials and promote career centered school events.

    4. Ability to work independently.

    5. Ability to work position-related evening events.

    Communication Skills

    1. Must possess excellent communication skills, both verbally and in written form with

    parents, staff, administrators, vendors, consultants, and community officials; bilingual

    is beneficial.

    Computer Skills

    1. Must possess experience with computer technology and information systems.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

    2. Ability to regularly push, pull or lift weights up to 15 pounds

    3. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus

    4. Regular talking and listening is required

    5. Ability to frequently stand, walk, bend, sit

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Must be able to tolerate prolonged periods of sitting and computer work

    2. Must be able to tolerate a semi-private working environment

    GBA – EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    The District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the District complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. The District expressly prohibits any form of workplace discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.





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