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Career Services Manager

Flint, MI
  • Expired: August 12, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Career Services Manager

Reports To

Career Development Director


Career Services



Primary Position Objectives

Manages career preparation, career exploration, personal and career counseling, and career transition readiness, ensuring the achievement of DOL mandated performance levels and compliance with the PRH,DOL guidelines, contract specifications, LifeSkills Corporation policies, and Center or contract operating practices and procedures. This includes interviewing, hiring, counseling, motivating, monitoring, training and evaluating said staff; performing outreach activities in the community; developing referral linkages for admissions; developing companies for assignee placements; serving on program workgroups; marketing the Job Corps program; composing corrective action plans; and monitoring departmental budgets.

Position Responsibilities

Brief Description of Duties

  • Plans, organizes, administers and measures work activities performed by the CDSS department.
  • Supervises all employment activities, including recruitment, testing, reference checking and relatedemployment matters.
  • Ensures approved curriculum is being taught in career preparation training and assigns and supervises staffin areas of responsibility.
  • Promotes a positive Job Corps image and increases awareness in the community.
  • Develops referral sources through agency and community outreach and promotes job developmentthrough direct contact with employers, One-Stops, WIA, and state employment agencies.
  • Monitors the delivery of personal and career counseling.
  • Audits counseling case notes and folders quarterly.
  • Analyzes CPP surveys and adjusts CPP as needed.
  • Provides assignees with assessment of and assistance with placement readiness.
  • Works to retain students on Center.
  • Uses the MPO30, MPO32, OMS 20 and OMS20p to analyze data, identify performance trends andimplement corrective actions as needed.
  • Promotes teamwork between students and staff and interdepartmental teamwork among staff.
  • Monitors area of responsibility to ensure timely and high-quality services.
  • Works toward meeting performance management goals.
  • Follows CDSS plan and Code of Conduct system daily.
  • Complies with all DOL guidelines, OFCCP regulations, Job Corps notices and bulletins, and Centerpolicies and procedures.
  • Maintains good housekeeping in all areas and complies with safety practices.
  • Holds regular staff meetings at least twice a month with staff, documents meetings and maintainsdocumentation for audit purposes.
  • Attends both OMS and MPO weekly meetings to assist in center OMS performance.
  • Creates systems and structure to ensure long-term retention of all students.
  • Conducts quarterly audits of case notes and ESPs. Develops corrective action plan as needed.
  • Models, mentors, monitors appropriate Career Success Standards.
  • Helps students become more employable through continuous reinforcement.
  • Evaluates personnel under his/her management and makes recommendations regarding disciplinaryactions, promotions, and/or merit increases.
  • Participates in PRH mandated staff training. Failure to participate may result in disciplinary action up toand including termination.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Competencies

Effective Communication

  • Presents information both clearly and concisely and regularly confirms correct interpretation of information.
  • Very high standard of communication skills both written and oral for the presentation of facts and ideas.
  • Written communication must be clear, concise, easy to read and comprehend.

Organization of Work

  • Demonstrates the ability to handle several projects simultaneously.
  • Implements the key principles of time management, task allocation and priority assignment in addition topersonal organization.
  • Continually seek ways to improve the service provided via development of professional skills andpersonal growth.
  • Initiates and responds to suggestions for improving service.


Proficiency with advanced Microsoft Office applications including Word, Power Point and Excel.


Five years in Job Corps Management preferred, other managerial experience considered; five yearsexperience working with adolescents/young adults.


Bachelors degree in counseling, psychology or social work required. Masters degree preferred; anywaiver of the requirement must be reviewed and approved by the DOL Regional Office.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid State Drivers License with acceptable driving record.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; to reach with hands and arms; and talk and listen. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision capabilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level can vary from moderate to loud.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be requested to perform other reasonable related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required.

The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that the job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. It is also understood that the company reserves the right to change work schedules as required, including overtime.

Benefits Include:

Health, Dental Vision, and Employer paid LTD, STD, and Basic Life Insurance. LifeSkills Connection, Inc.also offers 401k Retirement Plan, 12 Paid Holidays, PTO + More

LifeSkills Connection Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LifeSkills will not discriminate due to race, sex, color, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, non-disqualifying physical omental disability, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Employment decisions will be made in accordant with qualifications and needs of the company.



Flint, MI
48567 USA