DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION
We’re hiring Career Advisors. Step one: make a good choice with your own career and apply to work with us! That shows you have good judgment right from the start, because Prospect is one of Alberta’s most innovative not-for-profits, where a team of great people do rewarding work. You’ll help Albertans make good career choices and fulfill their employment goals. You will evaluate needs, work with other team members to provide career coaching, help participants explore new opportunities, and maintain an astounding degree of knowledge about the labour market and best practices. If you share our passion for equity, diversity and inclusivity then our career advice to you is to apply forthwith.
What will you do?
- Conducts interviews with clients to complete career and employment assessments and obtains relevant information; this includes assessment of job search skills, knowledge, and job readiness to establish action plans towards employment
- Coordinates career coaching sessions in collaboration with various staff members to identify gaps and create action plans
- Utilizes assessment tools when needed; assists clients in analyzing and synthesizing career exploration information
- As needed, provides orientation to Prospect’s various programs and services
- Provides ongoing communication with internal staff in regards to status of clients and their service plans including revisions, updates, and completion
- Monitors client satisfaction
- Continually conducts environmental scanning and research: labour market, corporations, news, and economic trends, incorporating findings and best practices into program/content
- Develops content for group based workshops on pre-employment topics and adjusts and revises materials based on trends
- Facilitates workshops based on defined schedules and demand
- Assists in maintaining an online digital and social media presence
- Remains active within a network that includes other career development/career transition professionals, recruiters, workforce planners, learning and development/training specialists, post-secondary program advisors, and HR professionals to stay current on employment trends and activities, best practices and professional development opportunities
What does it take to do this job?
- Must be fluent in English and French, both written and verbal
- Post-secondary education in a relevant program
- 2+ years’ experience in a similar role that is directly related to career development (equivalent combination of education and professional experience will be considered); a Career Development professional designation is a strong asset
- Expertise in the latest, most effective job search techniques, ability to work a wide array of clients and a thorough understanding of the Calgary labour market
- Pre-employment and essential skill development expertise including: developed job search techniques to tap into the hidden job market; resume and cover letter development; and interviewing skills and techniques to prepare clients
- Exceptional oral communication, team work, and interpersonal skills including the ability to build relationships, engage, counsel, motivate, coach, and collaborate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
- Exposure to various legislation such as: OH&S, Human Rights, and Employment Standards, with exposure to corporate human resources best practices
- Elevated written communication and content development experience in both English and French (creation of workshop/seminar materials, tailoring written communication to various audiences, formatting written materials, having branding awareness, and applying appropriate email etiquette)
- Experience leading/facilitating different formats of meetings, workshops and presentations to various audiences of internal and external stakeholders
- Innovative with the ability to take initiative to become a subject matter expert in the career advising field
- Problem solving and critical thinking skills
- Highly professional, driven, charismatic, reliable, and confident individual who thrives under pressure
- Exposure to adult education principles gained through experiences in corporate training, program development, facilitation or group presentations
- Knowledge/experience/exposure/education working with varying populations (military, youth, disability, mental health)
- The successful candidate must pass a background criminal check
- Those with a combination of post-secondary education along with professional experience will be considered
Please apply through our website at https://www.prospectnow.ca/?p=2537
Prospect strongly believes in its five brand pillars and is looking for great candidates who share the same beliefs:
Prospect approaches every opportunity with enthusiasm. We drive change with energy, optimism and commitment. Anyone who walks through our doors can feel the positive energy.
In every facet of our work, our actions show a commitment to professional management and service delivery. Prospect is accountable, ethical and honest.
Prospect creates change by envisioning the end game and creating the means to realize it. We believe asking “why not?” aids progress. Solutions are created when we think beyond traditional boundaries.
Prospect is driven to achieve equal access for all to opportunities and resources. We strive to create a fair, healthy and high-performing environment where everyone is respected, encouraged and motivated, and their contributions help Prospect attain its goals.
Prospect seeks different perspectives. All parties must be engaged, including for-profit, not-for-profit, funders and government. Only by understanding all points of view can we create inclusive workplaces.