Hudson County Community
Career and Technical
Education Career Coach
Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is an award-winning,
comprehensive urban college serving one of the most historic and
ethnically diverse areas of the United States. HCCC students were
born in 119 countries and speak 29 different languages. The
diversity and the multitude of our community’s cultures, life
experiences, skills and aspirations, are the very values and traits
that empower us to be productive and caring members of our
HCCC embodies an unwavering commitment to student success and an
intentional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2019, the
President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
(PACDEI) was instituted to develop new levels of understanding and
access and advance the College’s commitment to transparency and
inclusion. We are proud of the differences we share, which are the
foundation for the life changing and transformational education we
offer and the social mobility we provide to the communities we
HCCC has three campuses located just minutes from Manhattan: the
Journal Square campus in Jersey City and North Hudson Campus in
Union City are adjacent to vital transportation hubs; the Secaucus
campus has abundant parking. 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 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 one of just five finalists in the U.S.
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 Conference Center, in 2012 for the North Hudson Campus,
and in 2015 for the award-winning Gabert Library. In 2016 the
Gabert Library was one of three academic libraries in the United
States to receive the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from
the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and in
2019 the Tutoring Center received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding
Learning Center Award for Two-Year Institutions. In 2019, the
College joined Achieving the Dream as part of its expanding effort
toward continuous improvement in student success.
HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and
university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond,
accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further
undergraduate and graduate education. Hudson County Community
College is proud of its culture of care and invites applications
from those wishing to join a community dedicated to promoting
student success in all its forms.
Position Summary/Job Description
The Career and Technical Education Career Coach will guide
current students with CTE majors 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
- Counsel and coach students with CTE majors on career
exploration, career readiness and career management needs via
individual sessions, classroom visits/workshops and virtual
services, both remotely and in person.
- Assess students to uncover and explore their strengths,
challenges, interests, skills and values.
- Provide academic advising to align educational choices with
- Counsel and coach students with goal planning strategies.
- 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.
- Research careers and local opportunities in depth to support
creation of career mapping for students, faculty and academic
- 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.
- Design content and market Career Services via social media,
bulletins, classroom presentations, electronic communication and
other forms of advertising.
- Provide support and oversite of interns, clubs, work study
students and/or volunteers contributing to the department.
- Design, manage projects and support Career Services
initiatives, curricula 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
- 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.
- Bachelor’s degree in any industry/field.
- 5 years of experience in any industry/field. Career Services is
more successful and dynamic when teams come to the table with
diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are looking for people with
industry knowledge to align with relevant majors and career goals
- Will consider combination of experience with a Master’s
- Bi-lingual preferred: Spanish/Arabic languages are a priority
for the college.
- Technology skills: In order to reach 100% of the student body,
the department relies on technology to scale its efforts. We need
individuals skilled in database management, spreadsheets, video
conferencing, email management, word processing, and electronic
- Active listening skills: HCCC supports a diverse and
traditionally underserved student body. It is important to balance
a supportive ear with the ability to identify needs so students
realize their goals.
- Engagement skills: Including sales/customer service 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 to attract students and hold their attention through
individual sessions and public presentations.
- Flexibility: Career Services strives to be agile and flexible
to the evolving needs of students and changes in the labor
- Strategic thinking: Career Services is a culture of continuous
improvement. Thoughtful attention to program challenges,
contribution of ideas and participation in goal planning is
significant to growth and achievement.
Closing Date of Applications
Review of applications to begin
How to apply:
Please email your resume and cover
Victoria Marino, Director of Career
*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?
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 equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse
and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on
employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an
individual for the particular position being filled. Women,
veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.