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|Director of Career Services
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$60,000 - $70,000 per year
*The position is contingent upon continued grant funding.
Working hours for this position consist of a 7.5 hour period exclusive of a 1/2 or 1 hour lunch. Specific work hours to be agreed upon by the supervisor and employee prior to the onset of employment.
The Director of Career Services will report to the Dean of Student Affairs and provide leadership for the comprehensive career and outreach services that meet the changing workforce needs of students, recent graduates, and alumni. The Director will oversee the development of comprehensive career services that includes experiential learning opportunities, student career development, job opportunities, employer services, and other programs and services that will provide students with the necessary skills to be successful in the workplace. The Director will oversee the Career Center staff.
The Director will share administrative oversight for the Perkins V grant and will collaborate with the Academic Affairs area to promote opportunities for students to access the career and technical skills needed to prepare for high skill, high wage and high demand occupations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide leadership and oversee the daily operations and management of career center services. Plan and administer the program budget and expenditures. Collaborate with internal college departments to promote programs and services to the college community. (College)
- Develop a comprehensive career development program that includes career exploration, experiential learning, job related skill development, and employment of students in the workforce. (Perkins)
- Establish partnerships and relationships with area employers and non-profit organizations to create opportunities for students and alumni to network for employment, internships, and volunteer work. (Perkins)
- Recruit, train, and supervise full and part-time Career Services staff. Provide professional development opportunities for program staff to meet program area goals that contribute to the college’s strategic plan. (College)
- Monitor progress toward goals established for Career Services that is in conjunction with RACC’s Strategic Plan for retention and student success. (College)
- Create and oversee an internship program that would enhance the academic experience and provide a foundation for students entering the workforce. (Perkins)
- Utilize an online talent network platform (Handshake) to connect students to internships and employment opportunities and streamline the job search process. (Perkins)
- Assist in the coordination of a bi-annual comprehensive local needs assessment (CLNA) to identify workforce needs for training, academic programs, support services and community partnerships and collaborations. (College)
- Conduct periodic assessment of Career Services’ student learning outcomes and make recommendations for improvement. Submit end of semester reports and annual unit reports to document program changes and process improvements. (College)
- Maintain knowledge of RACC’s policies and procedures related to graduation requirements, performance expectations, student records, conduct, financial aid, academic and career counseling, and other College practices. (College)
- Attend professional development and participate in regional and national conferences and other opportunities related to serving low-income students, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities. (Perkins)
- Performs other duties as assigned. (College)
Critical Success Factors:
- Develop a comprehensive career development plan that will promote the services provided to students and alumni as well as establish partnerships with area employers.
- Develop a good working knowledge of the local workforce and create opportunities for students to transition from college to employment.
- Effectively supervise the Career Center staff.
- Create a network of faculty and staff to identify opportunities to collaborate on career services initiatives.
- Establish an internship program for currently enrolled students.
- Become familiar with the College’s professional culture.
Directly supervise full-time, regular part-time and other part-time department employees assigned to the position. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with College policies, Collective Bargaining Agreements and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, and taking corrective action with employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
- Master’s Degree or appropriate degree in recognized industry area.
- A minimum of three years of academic administrative experience or equivalent industry experience.
- Supervisory experience.
- Experience working in a community college or career and technical education setting.
- Experience working with a Perkins grant or other large project management experience.
- Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.
Other Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent communication and public speaking skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with people
- Excellent written communication skills especially in the areas of report writing and business correspondence
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Internet skills. Knowledge of Ellucian Colleague or other administrative software a plus.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, to sit and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
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 moderate.