Career Navigator

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Bay-Arenac ISD
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Bay-Arenac ISD Position Description


JOB TITLE:           Career Navigator

DEPARTMENT:    Instructional Services Department              

REPORTS TO:      Doug Trombley

PREPARED BY:   Doug Trombley, Assistant Director of Instr. Services          DATE:  09/04/19    FTE: 1

APPROVED BY:   Bruce Curtiss, Director of Human Resources                      DATE:  09/04/19



        Work with local districts in the region to facilitate career education initiatives including the use of Xello, MI Bright Future, MiCareerQuest, Workplace Citizenship Curriculum, career exploration events, work-based learning and other career navigation experiences in order to effectively plan for post-secondary success, as well as to comply with legislation and policy as students complete their required EDP and Talent Portfolio.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Provides leadership to local districts in the area of career development/awareness.
  • Provides leadership/direction with Xello and MI Bright Future for regional schools, including setting up or providing professional development/training to other educators.
  • Assists with the completion of EDPs and Talent portfolios in local districts, with an emphasis on successful completion and post-secondary planning for 11th and 12th grade students.
  • Assists local districts with Workplace Citizenship Curriculum implementation, with emphasis on successful credentialing of the curriculum by regional 11th and 12th grade students.
  • Markets and promotes region-wide CTE and career opportunities to students, counselors, and parents in the region.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the development and implementation of region-wide career fair/experiences for middle school students and high school students, including supporting local district attendance at the regional MiCareerQuest event.
  • Provides career resource information and support to local district staff with integration into curriculum.
  • Provides guidance and direction to local district staff about career ladders, including the promotion to students and parents. 
  • Provides leadership and direction with region-wide career awareness activities.
  • Possesses a strong understanding of post-secondary programs of study and multiple student pathways to attain career goals.
  • Possesses the ability to effectively work with post-secondary partners on collaborative partnerships, such as credentialing, certificate programs, degree programs, apprenticeships or other post-secondary opportunities.
  • Attendance and punctuality.
  • Follow all Board Policies and Guidelines.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and Possess or Willing to Obtain Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) Certification or Possesses School Counseling Certification

    Preferred Experience:  At least two years of experience in career services or advising

  • Ability to utilize various computer programs and software.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective leadership skills.
  • Demonstrates confidential and sound professional judgment.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to administrators, public groups/community, and Board of Education.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.  Ability to apply financial concepts such as compound interest, time value of money, tax rates and discounts.  


Personal Computer and spreadsheet skills.  Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in specific field.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community. Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies. 


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.



 Valid Driver’s License required. 


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 sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision.  Some driving is necessary. Occasionally, yet essential to this position, the individual must meet deadlines with severe time constraints, interacting with the public and other workers. Occasionally the position requires the employee to work irregular or extended hours, direct responsibility for the safety, well-being or work output of other people and meet multiple demands from several people.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an 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.


The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


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