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Talent Connection Manager

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Kokomo, IN
Categories: Administrative/Professional

General Description of Position:

The Talent Connection Manager serves as a strategic partner in developing strategies to assist students and employers with work-and-learn and career placement and retention efforts. Reports to the campus Executive Directors of Career Coaching and Employer Connections and works collaboratively with Career Coach, Employer Consultant, Academic Advisors, Deans, K-14 Lead, and other leaders to develop work plans tied to College metrics and ensure services and products meet or exceed customer and campus metrics.

Major Responsibilities:

Partners with campus Executive Director of Career Coaching and Employer Connections and Systems Office Executive Director of Career Experiences and Student Talent Connections to build out campus strategy and plans to meet and exceed related College goals.

Develops deep understanding and appreciation of career experiences best practices.
Participates in professional growth, development, and training programs related to career experiences.

Leads efforts to build awareness of work-and-learn and career opportunities at campus and with employers, including, but not limited to, such areas as internships, Achieve Your Degree (AYD) and other work-and-learn constructs.

Establishes and grows a consistent operational model for campus delivery of work-and-learn opportunities and other skill-based practicum experiences. Leads efforts to source and secure employer work-and-learn and full-time employment interests and facilitates the connection to College programs and students.

Works collaboratively with AYD employers to map employee program of study to internal work & learn experiences.

Partners with career coach to engage students and ensure participation in required work-and-learn opportunities and career placement strategies and completion of at least one work-and-learn experience upon credential attainment.

Partners with employer consultant to develop, consult, report and analyze student placement data, wages, employment trends, or other pertinent data. Remains current on employment trends and matches those with program opportunities. Provides realistic and attainable metrics on student employment outcomes, and recommends strategies to improve students’ employment outcomes.

Assists with engagements linked to Indiana Office of Work-Based Learning, Department of Workforce Development, Commission for Higher Education, and other agencies related to career development and job placement opportunities.

Works collaboratively with K-14 lead, deans, employers and k-12 schools districts in promoting built-in work & learn experiences supporting high school graduation pathways and workforce pipelines.

Drives employer utilization of technology solutions that support career development and student and employer connections, including linking with work-and-learn and full-time employment opportunities.

Participates in monthly meetings with Executive Director of Career Experiences and Student Talent Connections. Also participates in related annual summits and/or retreats.

This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with this position may be assigned. All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements, and professional standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required.

A minimum of two (2) years related experience in business development, employer consulting, or professional job recruitment required. Experience in career development preferred.

Must demonstrate ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.

Demonstrated skills and abilities to listen effectively, communicate clearly, build key relationships and concurrently manage numerous tasks, some with conflicting priorities required.

Must have excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Commitment to student learning outcomes, staff development, and diversity required.

Must be able and willing to travel to and from campuses and professional development activities.

Ability to work within an entrepreneurial framework and scale a large project required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s preferred.

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