Career Counseling & Placement Manager
SUMMARY: The Career Counseling & Placement Manager is responsible for executing seamless program management including the development, coordination, and delivery of career counseling and placement processes, resources, events, and marketing related to the Build California Career Counseling & Placement functions. This position is critical to the success of the construction industry at large by providing the next generation of workforce, parents, educators, and school counselors with information, resources, and direct connections to the next step in their education and career journey. The Career Counseling & Placement Manager will build vital relationships with pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships, training programs, colleges and universities, and employers statewide to provide candidate referrals and placements and provide reporting metrics on the overall “boots on ground” impact of the Build California program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: included but not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Responsible for the development, management, and execution of all goals & initiatives related to Build California Career Counseling & Placement programs.
- Oversees counseling and placement process for students and job seeker inquiries; provides information and guidance on career and training options. Makes introductions and connects students and job seekers directly with employers, pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships, other training programs, and/or college or university programs.
- Provides project management for career placement database and virtual job fair software vendors. Utilizes Earn & Learn as the case management tool; responsible for tracking placement metrics and producing quarterly placement reports and monthly candidate reports.
- Manges the logistics, scheduling, registration, budget, and overall execution of all Build California virtual career fairs where AGC CEF is the primary planning/host organization and in-person Sponsor Match or Placement events held in partnership with pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs. Responsible for meeting event registration, exhibitor/booth, and budget goals.
- Responsible for ensuring budget goals are met for all line items, vendors, events, and grants related to Build California’s Career Counseling and Placement activities.
- Oversees the management and development of relationships with pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs statewide, and other community or industry training programs, raising awareness about Build California, partnership, and candidate placement opportunities. Partners with AGC of CA Labor Relations Team to ensure alignment on strategic outreach and relationship management related to unions partners.
- Creates and manages database of all union locals & apprenticeships- policies and contractor sponsorship practices for internal and external use by AGC member companies. Coordinates with AGC Labor Relations Team as needed to ensure both accuracy of database and best distribution strategy.
- Collaborates with the Build California Outreach Team to identify and develop presentation and training opportunities for “influencer” target audiences of Build California including educators, counselors, administrators, and parents/guardians.
- Manages the Build California job board postings, supported by Youth Outreach Coordinators and College Outreach Coordinator. Ensures maximum job board exposure and utilization by AGC member companies and job seekers.
- Manages the certificate program section and content on the Build California e-cademy. Follows up with all graduates and provides career counseling and placement services. Ensures compelling success stories are shared with external audiences by working closely with the Brand & Content Manager, Workforce Development.
- Develops and manages internship best practices and recruitment support for members and provides candidate recommendations to member contractors.
- Develops and leads project management/organizational tools such as project plans, production timelines, contact database/lists to ensure timely and complete program delivery.
- Provides direct technical assistance, materials, speakers, and other resources to educators, school counselors, and administrators interested in providing their students with information about construction careers and training as needed.
- Monitors industry publications and stays abreast of construction industry and construction workforce development news, trends, and services.
- Attends and represents the Association and Build California at networking and other industry events.
- Provides back-up program development, management and/or other support for AGC WFD programs/services as necessary and/or assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position supervises the Counseling & Placement Coordinator and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or related field from an accredited college or university or technical school and a minimum of three years of professional experience in construction industry and/or youth/workforce development programs, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENT: This position has a 30% travel requirement.