Bard Prison Initiative
Career Development Specialist, Bard Prison InitiativeEmployer Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/97486
Bard College seeks a Career Development Specialist to assist alumni of the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) in realizing/advancing their career and professional goals. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Associate Director of Educational and Professional Advancement of BPI.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and support for BPI’s mission, standards, policies and procedures, including confidentiality and code of ethics.
- Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with other disciplines and departments to foster a team approach.
- Support and facilitate team meetings as needed.
- Establish a network of employers able to hire formerly incarcerated individuals for positions at all levels.
- Conduct remote and in-person workshops during evenings/weekends for alumni seeking mid-career or senior level positions.
- Develop an evaluation matrix for assessing program effectiveness.
- Maintain data on employer and alumni contacts.
- Track job applications, interviews and related employment data.
- Develop, implement, manage, monitor and maintain all necessary and relevant policies and procedures.
- Implement a strategic plan to establish, strengthen, and maintain relationships between the institution and employers.
- Frequent travel is expected within NYC. Occasional travel is expected outside of NYS with prior notification.
- Associate’s Degree or higher.
- Strong communication, presentation, writing, and interpersonal skills.
- Experience with career exploration and assessments such as the Strong Interest Inventory, MBTI and/or Clifton Strengths.
- Excellent technical skills including knowledge of and experience working with web-based career platforms (e.g., Handshake, PeopleGrove, VMock), and communication and collaboration tools (e.g., GSuite, Twitter and LinkedIn).
- Experience working with justice-involved individuals, including working knowledge of academic advising, student/alumni development theories and practices.
- Some experience or degree equivalent in the human resource, career service, or student employment fields.
- General knowledge of the NYC labor market.
- Program/project management experience in a team-based structure.
- Comfortable working independently and in a fast-paced environment juggling multiple deadlines and projects.
- Comfortable facilitating, leading, or teaching a seminar-style class regarding career and/or professional development.
- Experience with workshop and program facilitation and design, including blended learning, for advanced career development and industry-specific skills.
- Experience with programmatic assessment and evaluation methods, practices, and tools.
- Background in integrating and analyzing engagement data to inform decision making.
- Exceptional writing and communication skills, with ability to represent BPI’s mission to supporters and deep understanding of BPI’s core values.
- Ability to understand and use data in assessing and communicating program outcomes.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references and a diversity statement by following this link on Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/97486
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.