Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center w/MINACT, Inc. seeks a Career Transition Specialist

Position Posting Date: January 28, 2023 – February 4, 2023

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Assists students in obtaining employment, enlisting in the Military, enrolling into college, relocation needs, child care needs, and transportation.  


•    Develops and maintains a relationship with all local and regional WIA partners and other employment and training organizations, placement agencies, etc.

•    Identifies and maintains linkages for potential employment, advanced training, military and other placement opportunities for all terminating students.

•    Maintains liaisons with employers, labor unions, state employment service offices, and Job Corps’ placement and support agencies/contractors to facilitate the on-going and continuous placement of students.

•    Participates in employer-oriented community activities.

•    Identifies separated students no longer employed or in school and ensures another reconnection with a placement agency, school or remote Career Transition Specialist.

•    Conducts mock interviews with students entering the Career Transition Phase and provides further focus on job search techniques.

•    Creates and maintains a caseload of active students and maintains weekly contact by telephone, email, social media, and home visits for all not placed students and completes documentation of such.  Maintains monthly contact and documentation with all placed students.

•    Visits classrooms, CPP and Career Technical Trades to familiarize students with Career Transition services.

•    Meets with CTR Classroom to educate students on CTS Services and expectations and coordinates mock interview sessions, job fairs and career days.

•    Develop three (3) new employers each week to add to our Job Bank to assist students in job searching and reaching placement goals. 

•    Maintain a file folder for each student on case load and ensure all information is accurate and up to date. 

•    Conduct exit interview with all separating students to ensure they have the local one stop information and CTS contact information. 

•    Identifies support services needed for relocation; arranges transportation; makes referrals to support services agencies.

•    Participates in ESP’s (Evaluation of Student Progress) along with Counselor, CTT Instructor, Education Instructors, and Independent Living Advisors.

•    Initiates contact with former enrollee students prior to their separation from the Center.

•    Participate in the mentoring program on Center.  

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Employee may perform other related duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


•    Demonstrated working knowledge of the targeted job markets, area employers, armed forces recruitment offices, community agencies, etc. 

•    Strong interpersonal skills; excellent communication skills both oral and written; strong presentation skills

•    Strong problem-solving skills

•    Proven job placement marketing skills

•    Ability to establish liaisons and interact with private and public agencies

•    Meticulous documentation/recording skills and attention to detail; excellent time management skills

•    Computer literate with emphasis on Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc.


•    Bachelor’s degree or four years of experience working with youth.  


 1 year of experience in sale, marketing or counseling-related services.


 Must possess a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record