Direct and manage the activities of the Career Development Office (CDO) for students and graduates within College policy and educational guidelines; develop and implement employment programs for graduates/alumni, students; act as fiscal officer for managing the CDO budget; provide leadership and vision for Career Development and professional team members; foster productive external relationships with business and industry; and expand collaboration between Career Development and other divisions within the College.
· Responsible for the direction, development, implementation and evaluation of a centralized service
· Set and carry out short and long range objectives
· Maintain and develop on-going employer relations and job development programs
· Provide internal project management coordination for students in cohort groups such as Achieve Your Degree (AYD) with workforce alignment, academic, and student service departments. Develops retention action plans to enhance special cohorts' persistence and completions.
· Provide external project management for special cohort groups (AYD), communicating with community-partner departments (e.g., HR representative or designees) to ensure cohort success.
· Establish and oversee the Career Development Advisory Committee to communicate and receive feedback from area employers on meeting employment needs
· Document and maintain reporting and follow-up system for all placement activities, including compiling graduate and employer follow-up data
· Provide leadership in developing and implementing placement policies and programs for students establishes placement priorities and identifies possible solutions
· Oversee budget and reporting functions
· Keep track of expenditures and required inventory support material
· Develop fiscal purchasing procedures and ensure the adherence to established policies and procedures
· Hire, train, and supervise CD personnel, work study and field study students
· Design support staff job descriptions and performance reviews
· Oversee and provide all CD functions and activities including an annual job fair, orientations, workshops and seminars, career counseling (using computer software and other web-baesd resources), and on-campus recruitment programs
· Identify and maintain current information on labor trends, training requirements, and salary information for in-demand careers
· Work with Vice Chancellors of Student Success, Enrollment Services, and Academic Affairs, Development, program advisors, faculty and staff in meeting overall objectives and plans for CD
· Coordinate all record keeping and gathering of data for CD statistical accountability
· Develop and provide oversight of programming for Undecided students
· Establish and execute a career advising process for students, including those in special cohort programs (e.g., AYD).
· Advise students on experiential credit opportunities in the college
· Assess progress toward statewide career development metrics
· Provide programming for students interested in transfer to a four year institution
· Conduct all activities within the established guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
· The above list of duties is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned.
Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of three (3) years of experience in career development or relevant experience. Must possess strong customer service, project management and detail-oriented skills. Experience working with and being committed to diverse communication is required. High proficiency in Microsoft computer software such as Outlook, Word and Excel. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with both business and industry. Must possess an ability and willingness to travel.
Masters preferred, in a related field-higher education administration, public administration, counseling and /or personnel relations.