Community College of Vermont

Career Pathways Entry Program Manager | Full Time

Category: Education

Location: 60 West St, Rutland, VT 05701, USA


The Community College of Vermont seeks a professional to work at a high level to help the College realize the full potential of the Career Pathways Entry Program Plus (CPEP+) and ensure career advising, career exploration, and career learning are integrated into the student experience at CCV. The CPEP+ Program Manager is responsible for ensuring that individuals enrolled in CPEP+ and participating in any college sponsored activity, make consistent progression toward achieving their educational and career goals. The Program Manager works closely with CPEP+ participants from admissions through program completion to provide the guidance and support needed for success, while building partnerships with external entities to create pipelines for students. This position will be the primary point of contact at the college for recruitment, retention, advocacy, enrollment, direct support, advising, career services and career pathway case management and coordination. The Program Manager develops and maintains strong working relationships with community partners and state agencies. This is a 3-year, grant funded position.


  • Working closely with the Director of Business Engagement, provide oversight of the program; effect day-to-day operations.
  • Provide college and career advising and support services at pre-enrollment, throughout program participation, and through the transition into further education or employment for CPEP+ enrolled participants.
  • Create program advising and networking tools to support CPEP+ participants make informed decisions.
  • Help participants acclimate to the policies, expectations, and culture of higher education through coaching.
  • Assist participants with exploration of career pathways that align with their life goals, interests, and strengths, referring students to financial aid, career counseling, and Learning Centers as appropriate.
  • Help participants select programs, courses, and schedules; develop education plans and track their progress toward credential/degree completion and successfully prepare for job searches or other next steps.
  • Check in with participants at key decision points along their paths and maintain consistent interaction via face-to-face, phone, text, and email communications.
  • Work with community partners and state agency staff, faculty, and coordinators of teaching and learning to identify barriers to learning and persistence; provide real-time interventions and use proactive advising tools to support retention.
  • Assist in the recruitment of CPEP+ participants who are eligible and may already be engaged in college sponsored courses or activities.
  • Organize, coordinate, and participate in various trainings, courses, activities, and/or events associated with the CPEP+ program.
  • Maintain on-going program related data collection; plan and prepare reports related to individuals’ participation in programs and other required information.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with community partners and state agencies.
  • Work collaboratively across departments and institutions to leverage available tools, resources, and systems to fill support gaps for students.
  • Serve as liaison with grant partners, students, faculty and staff, employers, vendors and other key internal or external constituents.
  • Other duties as may be assigned


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

Education: Master’s degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience: 2 – 5 years professional experience in education, student services, counseling, or a related professional field

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of higher education and career services and practices, including familiarity with student development theory
  • Ability to work in and foster a highly collaborative and student-centered environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; uses emotional intelligence and discretion in communications
  • Ability to working effectively and cooperatively with diverse constituents
  • Effective listening and analytical skills to assess needs and develop successful solutions to complex problems
  • Strong understanding of disabilities, transitions out of incarceration, poverty, disability rights, and support services for individuals
  • Knowledge of community partners, state agencies, and/or other organizations that provide career pathway training and/or support services
  • Demonstrated skill in planning and prioritizing work activities; must be detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong technological proficiency
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of participants, staff, faculty and project partners

Physical Requirements: Duties performed causes light fatigue of eyes, fingers, or other faculties as a result of repetitive motion and/or long periods of standing or sitting. Duties require little physical effort in work with light to moderate (up to 25lbs) easy-to-handle materials.

Working Conditions: Job is performed in general office or comparable working area with many and frequent distractions such as noise and interruptions. Work schedule may vary during high volume periods.

This general outline illustrates the type of work which characterizes the job classification.  It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification.

CCV values individual differences that can be engaged in the service of learning. Diverse experiences from people of varied backgrounds inform and enrich our community. CCV strongly encourages applications from historically marginalized and underrepresented populations. CCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer, in compliance with ADA requirements, and will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact Bo Finnegan for assistance with accommodations at

All new full-time employees and certain part-time employees will be subject to a fingerprint-supported criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered, please submit a complete application package which includes a cover letter, resume/CV, employment application and contact information for three professional references at:


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