Zeiders Enterprises, Inc Education and Career Advisor in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
Job Title: Education and Career Advisor- Remote Opportunity (Work from Home)
Zeiders is an industry leader in military and family support. Our company's reputation is based on providing top quality service with exceptional, dedicated employees. This approach has earned client confidence and repeat business from satisfied customers. Headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, Zeiders employees support clients worldwide in behavioral health, military family resiliency, work-life education programs, and related services. We seek individuals with strong passion for what we do and our commitment to quality service.
The SECO program offers comprehensive education, career and employment services to all military spouses through: SECO Coaching Services, the MySECO web presence, and the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) Component.
Education and Career Advisors provide support to military spouses through the Military OneSource Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) Program Contract by connecting military spouses with academic and employment opportunities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain readiness in a fast pace call center work environment to support military spouses.
Receive initial calls from military spouses via a live hand off using call center technology.
Receive incoming live chats from military spouses.
Provide education and career advising, including but not limited to:
Opportunities for online and distance education and training
Tools for school selection and financial assistance resources
Federal, state and local occupational licensing
Credentialing information for select career fields.
Schedule career coaching appointments.
Assist spouses with troubleshooting website access associated with SECO programs.
Assist with the administration of a Department of Defense military spouse scholarship program.
Maintain government provided case management system, spouse profiles and scholarship accounts.
The call center’s hours of operation are Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM EST, and Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST and holidays.
- Successful candidate’s specific schedule will be determined by the Advisor Services Lead and may change based on projected call volume and work balance across the team to fulfill the requirements of the contract.
Required Education and/or Experience Qualifications
This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field AND 4+ years professional work experience in education, career or employment counseling.
This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to US Government systems access.
This position requires home internet service with speeds in excess of 3Mb in both directions (upload and download) through a broadband internet service (e.g. Cable, Fios, etc. as opposed to DSL, Satellite, dial-up).
Candidate must have strong technology and research skills, as well as ability to navigate multiple computer systems simultaneously.
Candidate must have a positive, approachable personality coupled with impeccable communication skills.
Candidate must be a patient listener with great analytical ability. He or she must be able to interpret the needs of the client and provide the required support and/or resources.
Candidate must be able use critical thinking skills to connect the client to applicable resources, including SECO career coaching, in support of reaching their education and career goals.
Preference for candidates with an active certification in one of the following: the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) or the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Preference for candidates with experience working in a call center or educational service operations environment.
Preference for former Military or Military Spouse or Veteran or Wounded Warrior.
Physical Demands: Must have a home office set up. Works in office areas. Sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours. Uses personal computer, telephones, copiers, printers and other office equipment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. 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.
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.
Zeiders Enterprises, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)