Career and Academic Specialist
Job Opportunity at Stark County Community Action Agency

Posted on May 7

http://www.sccaa.org    330-454-1676

Location: Canton, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4159111

                   Career/Academic Specialist

Work Hours:              Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,  (June to early August)

Position Concept: The Career/Academic Specialist is responsible and expected to independently perform and support academic and career planning related services under minimal supervision under the Youth-Career Exploration Program (Y-CEP).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as an active member of the Youth Career Exploration Program (Y-CEP) and the promotion of positive experiences for program participants.
  • Interview, advise and direct a diverse participant population of their responsibilities and obligations guiding program participation.
  • Facilitate the conduct of various assessments designed to assist in the identification of career interests..
  • Analyze participant information derived from application, assessments and other sources to assist in the development of career plans
  • Assist in the design of and implementation of a wide range of instructional activities, materials, program services and strategies to support career exploration and exposure, sessions, employer visits and presentations.
  • Provide supervision, guidance, counseling and mentoring support for Y-CEP students in the areas of academic achievement, career awareness and school success (attendance, behavior, personal and social issues) and life skills (e.g. organizational skills, time management, individual and social responsibility and work ethic).
  • Contact public and private employers, governmental entities and universities to develop program training, site visits and cooperative relationships.
  • Monitor and evaluate participant progress through program activities and components.

Skills and Specifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with youth and diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience working in a team environment.
  • At least two to three years of experience working with diverse, at risk populations.
  • Proficient use of MS office applications.
  • Must pass pre-employment background and drug test.
  • Possession of a valid Ohio Driver’s License and insurance.


Bachelor Degree and/or Teaching Certificate with instructional experience preferred, or a combination of training, education and experience that is the equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provide the required knowledge and abilities.

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