Faculty Positions

Career Counselor

Gogebic Community College seeks candidates for a full- time year-round Career Counselor. This position reports to the Dean of Students and Director of TRiO Program and Disability Services. This position is a member of the Faculty group. The Career Counselor is responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of counseling services provided to the general student population as well as TRiO Program (Student Support Services) participants and Perkins grant students. The incumbent in this job is expected to assist the College in achieving its vision and mission. Customer focus, college service, and a willingness to assist as needed are expectations for all employees.

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an academic advisor, and meet with students to keep current on academic needs and progress.
  • Develop Individual Academic Plans for Perkins students and SSS program participants, and assist in identifying goals and implementing strategies to accomplish goals.
  • Assist with placement into appropriate levels of college coursework based upon comprehensive evaluation of individual needs.
  • Facilitate trust and discussion about topics related to academic success.
  • Administer and interpret interest, skills, and develop personality inventories for purposes of career exploration.
  • Assist students with a variety of situational concerns including: relationship problems, lack of self-esteem, assertiveness training, stress management, eating disorders, sexual concerns, and issues around the transition to college, response to suicide, deal, or loss.
  • Facilitate referral to external agencies to address personal counseling needs.
  • Act as the college spokesperson for career exploration activities.
  • Organize and facilitate various workshops and program activities.
  • Provide group services related to career and personal development.
  • Perform presentations at Orientation, the ORI100 courses, and other activities on campus, the Copper Country Center, at regional high schools, and for the general public.
  • Utilize cutting edge technologies to facilitate career development services appropriate to emerging job placement markets.
  • Instruct and monitor effectiveness of the TRiO course.
  • Record student information/contact in the TRiO database program.
  • Keep accurate files for all students and contacts for Perkins.
  • Maintain accurate time and effort reports.
  • Interface with college faculty and staff to promote awareness and integration of TRiO programming into the campus culture and assist TRiO students with achievement of academic and personal goals. 

 

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, rules, and regulations governing TRiO programs.
  • Student assessment tools.
  • Career assessment and interest inventories.
  • Relevant career exploration tools.
  • GCC graduation and transfer requirements.
  • Advising fundamentals.
  • Community college philosophy.
  • Student development theory. 

 

Ability to:

  • Provide information and services to students individually and in groups.
  • Work with diverse populations.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Work effectively with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other people.

 

Other:

Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in School Counseling or related field required. Must be eligible for and obtain professional licensure in the State of Michigan.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Three years of experience in similar setting preferred, in particular working with TRiO programs. Experience with interest inventories and career exploration tools preferred.

 

Physical Demands 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 sit. The employee frequently is required to use a computer, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an 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 regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

 

This position involves occasional day or overnight travel with and without students.

  

Application Process

Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2018.

Interested individuals should submit a portfolio containing:
            a letter of interest
            a detailed resume
            three references with current contact information
            GCC Application for Employment
            unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are required before employment)
            other relevant material to:

 

                                    Human Resources Attn: Ashley Paquette
                                    Gogebic Community College
                                    E4946 Jackson Road
                                    Ironwood, MI  49938
                                    (906) 932-4231 ext. 324
                                    ashleyp@gogebic.edu

 

Gogebic Community College is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Commercial Driving – Part Time Instructor

Gogebic Community College seeks a part-time faculty member to be the primary driving instructor for a CDL program at Gogebic Community College (GCC). Our program is a one-semester certificate program offered during the fall and spring academic semesters.

This position offers a unique opportunity for the right candidate to assist our program in to a promising future. The successful candidate should not only have a strong instructional skill-set, but he or she should also be willing and able to help develop and implement a sustainable future vision for the program.

 

Required for Consideration

  • Have a Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Pass all State of Michigan requirements.
  • The ability and know-how to work with students of varying ages and backgrounds.
  • Comfortable with autonomy and assuming a leadership role.

 

Preferred for Consideration

  • Prior CDL work experience.
  • An understanding of the community college philosophy and mission.
  • Previous teaching experience.
  • Familiarity with course development/curriculum processes.
  • Literacy in word-processing, spreadsheet and presentation software (i.e. Microsoft Office) desirable.

 

Application Process

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Interested individuals should submit a portfolio containing:
            a letter of interest
            a detailed resume
            three references with current contact information
            GCC Application for Employment
            unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are required before employment)
            other relevant material to:

 

                                    Human Resources Attn: Ashley Paquette
                                    Gogebic Community College
                                    E4946 Jackson Road
                                    Ironwood, MI  49938
                                    (906) 932-4231 ext. 324
                                    ashleyp@gogebic.edu

 

Gogebic Community College is an equal opportunity educator and employer.