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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2901578
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 5, 2018

Job Description

Adult Education College and Career Navigator




  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university. At least one year of successful experience in career counseling, employment placement, college placement, or student services.
  • Computer literacy required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR(S):  Director of Adult Education


SALARY:      $22.00 Hourly/20 Hours per Week                         



  • Assist adult education students with supportive services needs while receiving adult education services by identifying and connecting students to support services and activities to ensure successful transition into and completion of postsecondary education/training and/or employment.
  • Research information and community services to best assist adult education students.
  • Counsel students, one-on-one or in a group, to provide them of information on available community and educational services and to inform students of postsecondary and/or employment options.
  • Aid the Adult Education Director and/staff in the development and implementation of career pathways.
  • Assist students in career planning, goal-setting and developing career/college plans.
  • Track student progress through identified pathway benchmarks and follow-up with students to reconfirm goals or assist with alternate pathways according to changing student needs and interest.
  • Identify and collaborate with other available education, training, and social service resources in the community, such as by establishing strong links with secondary schools, postsecondary educational institutions, institutions of higher education, local workforce investment boards, one-stop centers, job training programs, and social service agencies, business, industry, labor organizations, community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, and intermediaries, for overall program success and individual student success.



  1. Coordinate Student Community Referral System
  2. Employment (One-Stops – SC Works Centers) – Coordinate with local One-Stop intensive services and employment opportunities for the purpose of matching students with full-time or part-time employment.
  • Assist in job placement (part-time or full-time).
  • Conduct information sessions with education, training, and social services partners.
  • Utilize student interest and career inventories to direct students along a career pathway.
  • Develop, both short-term and long-term, individual career plans.
  • Coordinate with the local One-Stop counselor to meet with potential students to explore employment or offer intensive services for those students who meet eligibility guidelines.
  • Offer skill training in job application completion (paper and computer based), interview skills, and resume preparation to prepare students for the world of work.


  1. Armed Forces
  • Contact recruiters (e.g., Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and National Guard) to establish informational sessions for potential adult education students.
  • Regularly schedule recruiters to meet with individual or small groups to provide opportunities for students to explore military options.
  • Host Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) testing on adult education site.
  • Coordinate student records with recruiters to ensure transition into the military.


  1. Postsecondary/training
  • Present information about local postsecondary/other training opportunities to students and their availability.
  • Coordinate on-site visits with the technical college admissions counselors to include Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), TRiO, and traditional technical college admissions program for the purpose of sharing program information with adult education students highlighting certificate, diploma, and degree programs.
  • Arrange on-site campus visits.
  • Schedule with the technical college the student administration of the ACCUPLACER test at the local adult education site.
  • Provide student assistance with financial aid information and forms to be completed.
  • Guide adult education students through the application process.



  1. Student Accountability
  2. Maintain a student database to include contact/attendance and student placement.
  3. Work in tandem with the adult education teachers and staff to promote students achieving their goals.
  4. Maintain complete and accurate records/reports of the program, and prepares such reports as may be required by the S.C. Department of Education, Office of Adult Education.


  1. Professional Responsibilities
  2. Participate in meetings and workshops sponsored by the Office of Adult Education, the SC Adult Education Technical Assistance Network (TAN), and other professional development activities.
  3. Attend and successfully complete the National Career Development Facilitator (CDF) certification training.
  4. Prepare and disseminate promotional and program materials.
  5. Communicate to local community resources on a regular basis any progress or challenges that impact the transition initiative.



Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the local Adult Education Director with assistance from the SCDE Office of Adult Education.

  • Position Type: Part-time

Contact Information

  • Wendell Sumter
  • 509 District Office Drive
  • Chester, South Carolina 29706

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