Alutiiq Career Development Services Systems (CDSS) Director in Detroit, Michigan

Career Development Services Systems (CDSS) Director

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Job Description

Job Corps’ mission is to assist eligible youth to connect to the labor force by providing comprehensive and integrated academic, career technical, workforce preparation and independent living skills and support services leading to: Successful careers in in-demand industry sectors or occupations or the Armed Services that will result in economic self-sufficiency and opportunities for advancement; Enrollment in postsecondary education, including an apprenticeship program leading to long-term attachment to the labor force; and Responsible citizenship.

Summary of Duties:

Manages and oversees all areas of CDSS to include support to OA and CTS.

Description of Duties:

Key Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the management of an assigned area of the Career Services department to maximum outcomes: Ensures adequate instructional programming and professional level instruction is given to the students in the academic area and all assigned career technical areas. Ensures all plans, reports and other requirements are submitted and updated timely. Observes classes and monitors effectiveness of classroom management. Ensures that the counseling is administered as required and as necessary for student’s success. Ensures that career transitional readiness takes place and those students effectively and efficiently transition from the Job Corps program.

  • Communicates with and updates Career Services Manager on status of the program; determines educational, career development and career transition policies according to JC Manuals and the PRH: Meets jointly with the academic and career technical training staff to plan applied academics. Ensures that there is curriculum for all academic and career technical training area. Ensures lesson plans are being developed and implemented at least every other week. Writes and develops appropriate Standard Operating Procedures, CDSS Plan, CTST plan, Center training plan and other plans as appropriate.

  • Supervises the Program Planning, Scheduling, Staffing, and Effective Implementation of CDSS: Provides guidance and support to the Career Services Department ensuring PRH requirements are being met. Ensures that all areas are meeting center, corporate, OMS and DOL goals. Provides monitoring and support to CDS, CTT instructors, and others to ensure adequate equipment, training and guidance are provided. Supervises ACT/OCT Coordinator, WBL Coordinator and other staff as assigned.

  • Ensures that the Career Technical areas are meeting program requirements: Supervises the delivery of the following programs and ensures they meet standards as required by the DOL, corporate office, and center:

  • Center Based Learning Standards

  • Certifications

  • Work Based Learning

  • Center

  • Workforce Council

  • Collaborative Learning

  • Ensures that the Career Development Specialist and services are meeting the needs of the students: Ensures that Career Development Specialists are conducting ongoing assessments of the needs of the students and they are meeting program requirements. Supervises the delivery of career transitional services. Ensures the ESP process and ensures that evaluations are meaningful and help students transition from one goal to the next.

  • Monitors statistical performance, and monitors student accountability for classes: Develops/maintains a list of tutors/practicum students. Reviews Center/JCRL and OMS reports and reconciles appropriately. Develops corrective action plans as needed. Reviews attendance sheets for accuracy of documentation. All areas meet or exceed expectations. Ensures that students are effectively transitioning through Career Transitions into their career. Monitors students’ accountability and behavior via daily attendance, class attendance and students’ behavior.

  • Monitors budget and related areas for assigned department and maintains spending limit: Monitors budget and related areas for assigned department and maintains spending limit. Provides feedback for over/under spending. Ensures that all equipment assigned to department is properly accounted for and maintained in good condition.

  • Develops Others: Establishes high level of mutual trust and support with others. Creates a learning atmosphere, reassures and encourages improved performance. Provides timely coaching, identifies successes and areas of improvement. Delegates tasks or responsibilities for the purpose of developing others’ abilities. Ensures that departmental staff completes all PRH, Company and Center training as required and demonstrates competencies accordingly. Hires and promotes employees based on sound decision making ability. Improves processes within a department emphasizing quality and efficiency. Provides leadership in developing and implementing solutions.

Required Skills

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, human services or related field (Master’s Degree preferred) and three years related experience working with youth, one of which must be in a managerial capacity. Knowledge of human behavior, individual and group counseling techniques, management skills and case summaries. Thorough knowledge of community and human service programs and ability to establish and maintain working relationships. Considerable knowledge of personal computer use including word-processing and email. Information technology capability. Unless waived by management, a valid driver's license in the state of employment with an acceptable driving record is required

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations

Valid state driver’s license

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen, sit, stand, and walk; to reach with hands, arms, as well as use hands to finger, handle or feel, to taste and smell. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision capabilities required by this job include; close, distance and peripheral vision.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of what employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level can vary from moderate to loud.

Job Location

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Position Type


We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws (“protected status”). Our management team is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.