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Career Development Specialist

Location: St Louis, Missouri
Department: Workforce Solutions
Posted: 10-05-2018
Location Name: IISTL
Wage: Depends on Experience
Position Type: Full time
Shift: Standard

The International Institute Center for Career Advancement's Refugee Career Pathways Program is seeking a Career Development Specialist. This position will report to the Workforce Solutions Manager.

Responsibilities for this position include: 

  • Assisting with outreach and recruitment of participants for the Refugees Career Pathways program
  • Leading Career Pathways Orientation for potential participants to explain the suite of services available for this program
  • Assessing and enrolling interested participants into the RCP program
  • Providing indiviualized technical asstiance and coaching to refugee partipants
  • Connecting paricipants to local resources/partners, and referall to internal/external resources and trainngs
  • Creating individualized Career Development Plans with individual participants, and assist with formluation of SMART goals
  • Conducting targeted reserach of localized industry infomration for participants, and for the creation of comprehensive Career Pathway Guides
  • Other duties and projects as assigned 


  • Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS)
  • Proficient in MS Office (Work, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • General computer knowledge and research abilities 
  • Driver's license and valid insurance
  • Preferred: language ability in Somali, Swahili, Arabic, or Nepali


  • Must be able to hold some flexibility in hours: able to work two Saturdays a month, and office hours beyond 5:00 pm two times a week.
  • Must be able to work independently, as well as coordinate with colleauges across departments
  • Have proven abliity to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Be familiar with hiring processes, and some familiarity with barriers to professional employment for refugees
  • Posess flexiblity and versatility in all aspects of the project


This is position is at-will. Candidates must complete online application and profile before consideration. No calls, please. 

Position will remain open until filled.

Fulltime salaried position with benefits. EEO/AA