Bridges to Adelphi Program
The Vocational Coordinator oversees all operations of the Bridges Vocational Program including training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate staff, program development, student services, cultivation of existing employer relationships, and development of new partnerships.
REPORTS TO: Senior Associate Director of the Bridges to Adelphi Program
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
- Oversee all operations of Bridges Vocational Program.
- Hire, train and supervise graduate and undergraduate vocational staff.
- Oversee vocational assessments administered to second year students, including analysis of results for four vocational assessments, and writing a summary report. Meet with students (and families) to review and interpret assessment results.
- Meet individually with students to develop vocational skills regarding resumes, cover letters, interview skills, LinkedIn profiles, conducting a job search, networking, and workplace professionalism.
- Plan, develop, facilitate and present a series of vocational training sessions (“Career Catalyst”) 4X weekly to groups of students who receive vocational services.
- Implement guidelines and set goals to motivate students to participate (i.e. Career Catalyst certificate for achieving group attendance benchmark).
- Develop and maintain on and off-campus employer relationships, and provide awareness trainings for employer partners.
- Follow up with Bridges students who work on and off campus to ensure appropriate workplace behavior; anticipate and resolve communication / interpersonal issues.
- Brainstorm with vocational team to identify innovative practices to continuously advance workplace readiness for neurodiverse individuals.
- Oversee Bridges LinkedIn page, and promote professional development opportunities such as conferences, networking socials, guest speakers, and membership in professional associations (ex: Center for Communication).
- Create opportunities for students to contribute to a project (such as the Bridging the Gap newsletter) that builds skills while enhancing employability.
- Perform other job related duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS (Knowledge, skills and abilities):
- Able to administer and interpret vocational assessment and personality instruments including BRIEF-A, CareerScope, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
- Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, G-mail, and Adelphi University Programs such as Moodle, eCampus, CLASS, Degree Audit, and MyAULife.
- Minimum 1 year experience working with college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Strong ability to collaborate with others, supervise others, and work in a team.
- Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Education, Counseling, Communication Disorders, or currently enrolled in graduate program in one of those (or related) fields strongly preferred.
- Graduate and Undergraduate Vocational staff members.
Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university, serving almost 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers more than 60 undergraduate programs, more than 65 master's degree and doctoral programs, and more than 35 certificate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 116,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 43 states and 64 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.
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