Hudson County Community College is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college with two campuses located just minutes from Manhattan in Jersey City and Union City, NJ. The Journal Square campus sits at the center of Journal Square in the center of Jersey City, next to a major PATH station and transportation hub, while the Union City campus sits adjacent to a vital light rail station.
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 historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. The College was recognized with the 2012 Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award, was a finalist for the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Student Success Award, and was presented with the New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s Good Neighbor Awards in 2009 for the Culinary Arts Conference Center and in 2012 for the North Hudson Campus Project, and in 2015 for the state-of the art, award-winning Glen Gabert Library Building.
Hudson County Community College is looking for a Career Coach to guide current students and alumni on their career paths. Career Services believes everyone deserves purposeful work in which one feels productive and prospers. Our mission is to inspire and build relationships that create and illuminate opportunities for HCCC students that advance social equity, environmental stewardship and economic success.
What you’ll do:
Counsel and coach students and alumni with career exploration, career readiness and career management needs via individual sessions, classroom visits and workshops.
Assess students and alumni 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 and alumni 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.
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.
Market Career Services via social media, bulletins, classroom presentations and other forms of advertising.
Provide support and oversite of interns, work study students and / or volunteers contributing to the department.
Design 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.
What you’ll need to succeed:
Master’s degree in counseling or related field is required for the position.
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: 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.
How to apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter to
Victoria Marino, Director of Career Services
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?
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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 EEO/AA EMPLOYER
About Hudson County Community College
Hudson County Community College is a public, comprehensive urban community college committed to offering high-quality programs that are affordable, accessible and community-centered. Students at HCCC may pursue courses on two campuses, both of which are located in close proximity to public transportation hubs.