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Experiential Learning/Job Placement Advisor

Position Number: GA173

Reports to: Experiential Learning/Job Placement Coordinator (GA172)

This position in working with the Adult Career Coaches is responsible for providing connections for adult students enrolled in occupational/technical programs to experiential learning opportunities such as cooperative education and internships that may be available through the college or other partnering entities in the region's workforce development system. The advisor will build relationships with Human Resources departments and other individuals responsible for hiring so as to effectively connect participants to available jobs.


Responsible for providing full-time placement and internships for students; establishes and maintains an outreach to businesses and governmental agencies to promote career options by visiting potential employers to place graduates and promote programs; maintains collaborative relationships with employers to develop a positive image for the Career Center. Meet with area employers to understand specific needs of area employers for high demand occupations. Work with Virginia Employment Commission to share knowledge of labor market trends and opportunities. Build networks and establish effective working partnerships.


Responsible for working individually and in small groups with referred participants to provide services for job preparation and placement including: guidance in the job search process, employability skills coaching, connections with relevant employers, and assistance with preparing for applications, resumes, interviews, and other steps in the job placement process. Will conduct workshops to prepare clients for the worksite and group sessions to reflect on initial workplace experiences. The advisor will be expected to build relationships with Human Resources departments or other individuals responsible for hiring so as to effectively connect participants to available jobs. Assists students with posting resumes on web site by demonstrating usage and controlling content of material. Works in coordination with Adult Career Coaches to assist targeted population in gaining experiential learning opportunities.