Employer & Entrepreneurship Services Advisor (Career Center: Small Business Development Center)

  • Ohlone College
  • Fremont, CA, USA
  • Mar 26, 2021
Full time Careers Services & Placement

Job Description


Employer & Entrepreneurship Services Advisor (Career Center: Small Business Development Center)

Ohlone College

Ideal Candidate Statement: •The ideal candidate is a natural networker, enjoys being a social light and is happy to serve as a highly visible representative in the community. The Employer and Entrepreneur Advisor is innovative and solution-oriented; they are strategic and enjoy connecting with business leaders, community leaders, and elected officials. The ideal candidate is experienced in recruiting and talent acquisition, career planning, and coordinating business solutions.
• Must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices
• Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of “A World of Cultures United in Learning” and we are looking for staff who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles, highly ethical, trustworthy, credible, loyal and is respectful of diverse views and opinions;
• The college has a firm commitment to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

Job Description Summary: CLASS TITLE: Advisor, Employer & Entrepreneurship Services
The Ohlone College Tri-cities Career Center (Career Center) is an innovative organization that provides career services to students and community members. The Career Center integrates services and resources provided by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) with higher education career development models and serves high school students, adult education students, community college students, college/university graduates, community job seekers, dislocated workers, under represented populations (disadvantaged adults, veterans, people with disabilities, re-entry, low-income, etc.) and employers. The Career Center also serves as the Alameda County Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The SBDC integrates services and resources provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to serve small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. The integration between education, workforce, and economic development makes Ohlone College an exciting, innovative, and cutting-edge institution of higher education. The Employer & Entrepreneurship Advisor (EEA) serves as an active member of the Career Center and SBDC team. The EEA conducts outreach to employers and businesses to provide support to develop jobs and internships for students, alumni, and community members. The EEA develops talent acquisition strategies, coordinates entrepreneurship and recruiting events, and establishes and maintains small business, corporate, government, and non-profit relationships. The EEA connects students/alumni and community job seekers to jobs and internships while connecting businesses to advising and education opportunities to support business and entrepreneurship needs. The EEA connects employers and aspiring entrepreneurs to services and resources to help support the development, maintenance, and growth of employers and business organizations. The EEA represents Ohlone College in the community and abroad and is an innovative and strategic professional serving as a liaison between aspiring entrepreneurs, employers, and Ohlone College.

Essential Duties: ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Conducts outreach in-person and online utilizing current marketing tools that include social media and mobile communications to identify and attract employers, aspiring entrepreneurs, businesses, students/alumni, and community job seekers.
• Cultivates new programming and strategies to support employer talent acquisition, business advising, and training.
• Provides business consultations and workshops.
• Develops and implements employer and entrepreneur engagement activities throughout the year that may include employer and business orientations, employer tabling, 1:1 business advising, information sessions, business education & training opportunities, career fairs, entrepreneurship seminars, drop-in interviewing, industry panels/forums, guest speaker engagements, Career Treks, marketing and branding opportunities, and more.
• Establishes small business, corporate, non-profit, and government partnerships to facilitate education, workforce, and economic development.
• Develops and implements small business talent acquisition training and preparation workshops for job creation/new hires and job retention.
• Reviews economic development reports, labor market trends, and regional surveys to stay current with the workforce and economic trends locally, state-wide, and across the nation.
• Creates and conveys demographics about students, alumni, and community job seekers and the business/employer community.
• Prepares and maintains a variety of qualitative and quantitative reporting related to grants, contracts, and special projects.
• Evaluates and approves employers and their job postings in the Ohlone College Career Link database; updates the career center website and social media content and ensures employers, students, alumni, community members comply with Career Center guidelines.
• Provides small business job description and job posting training.
• Supports the development of policies, procedures, and programs.
• Plans events to support student, small business, and employer engagement.
• Communicates with administrators, personnel and outside organizations to coordinate activities and programs, resolves issues and conflicts and shares market information.
• Promotes institutional brand and awareness by increasing the presence of Ohlone College in the community through private and public engagement that includes memberships in trade organizations and related affiliations, chamber events, mixers, social business events, and community gatherings, public speaking opportunities and more.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: KNOWLEDGE OF:
• Education, workforce, and economic development resources
• Networking, marketing, and business development.
• Local business and sector trends and industries.
• Cultural sensitivity
• Research practices
• Labor market information
• Workshop curriculum development
• Hiring practices including sourcing, recruiting, resume reviews, and interviewing skills
• Oral and written communication skills
• Applicable employment laws, regulations, policies and procedures
• Operation of a computer, social media, and assigned software
• Customer Relations Management (CRM) systems & Career Services Management (CSM) systems

• Conduct outreach to multiple stakeholders.
• Work independently with little direction.
• Support career development activities.
• Review and approve employers and job postings in the Career Services Management (CSM) database (Simplicity).
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
• Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
• Meet schedules and timelines.
• Plan and organize workload.
• Maintain records and files.
• Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
• Drive a vehicle to conduct work throughout Alameda County and the Greater Bay Area.

Education and Experience: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Any combination equivalent to a bachelor’s degree and one year increasingly responsible and related experience.
• Valid California driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Salary Range:
Range #37 on CSEA Salary Schedule ($50,640 - $64,656) annually$50,640 annually$57,648 annually$64,656 annually

Posting Number:

Close Date:

Foreign Transcripts:
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Benefits Statement:

1. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD
2. Membership in Public Employees’ Retirement System Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA)
3. Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security)
4. Paid vacation
5. Paid sick leave
6. Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days
7. Summer 4/10 schedule (Fridays off)
8. Longevity pay step increase based on your years of service
9. IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan
10. 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes)
11. 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes)

*Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”

District Statement:
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

EEO Statement Summary:
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment: Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.

To apply, visit: https://employment.ohlone.edu/postings/48262

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