Delta Career Education Corporation

Director of Career Services

Req #
2016-5378
US-GA-Augusta
Category
Career Services
Miller-Motte Technical - Augusta
Job Status
Full Time

Overview

Miller Motte Technical College in Augusta, Georgia is looking for a Director of Career Services.

 

The Director of Career Services leads teams responsible for preparing students, graduates and alumni for employment in their field of study.  He/She builds strategic relationships with local and regional employers, non-profit, and government organizations to identify and develop employment and experiential education opportunities.  This position designs and implements career services programs (e.g., effective job search techniques, resume preparation, interviewing techniques, etc.) to prepare students for a successful outcome in their job search.  He/She serves on the campus management team and helps shape career services strategy.  The Director of Career Services is ultimately responsible for the alumni association, the acquisition of externship/practicum sites, compliance with state and federal regulatory and accreditation standards, and the employment of Delta’s graduates for the campus he/she serves. 

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 3 years of experience in Career Services, student advisement, recruiting, employment assistance or related field
  • 2 years of experience in a management or supervisory role

 

Preferred Requirements:

  • 5 years of experience in Career Services, student advisement, recruiting, employment assistance or related field
  • Business-to-business sales experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Working knowledge of federal/state government education regulations

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to leverage research results into actionable marketing and business building initiatives
  • Knowledge of basic marketing concepts and ability to apply them to promote the school
  • Knowledge of research resources and their application
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Knowledge of the career development
  • Knowledge of the employment market and effective job search strategies
  • Ability to cold-call employers and solicit job leads
  • Excellent organizational skills to maintain records of graduates, employers and placements
  • Knowledge of best practices in career coaching
  • Ability to develop and use collaborative relationships
  • Ability to prioritize and quickly resolve issues
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent creative and problem solving skills
  • Project and program management skills
  • Knowledge of the federal Department of Education, state, local and accreditation standards
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and database programs (CampusVue preferred)

Responsibilities

 

  1. Leads the Career Services Department
  • Maintains and oversees all aspects of the campus career services department to ensure quality delivery of career services programs.
  • Collaborates cross-functionally to ensure career services programs and materials are aligned with campus strategy.
  • Prepares state and federal accreditation reporting to ensure compliance with regulations. 
  • Serves as a member of the campus advisory committee to identify opportunities for continuous improvement of the student experience from enrollment to graduation. 

 

  1. Executes Graduate Placement Strategy
  • Collaborates with academic departments to assist with the placement of students in part-time and permanent employment, work-study programs, internship and externship opportunities.
  • Develops and maintains systems and processes used to identify employment opportunities for students.
  • Maintains consistent and frequent communication with students and potential employers during the job search period to influence a positive outcome.
  • Ensures work-study and/or internships are coordinated effectively with appropriate documentation and commitment from all parties.
  • Maintains an active lead generation process to ensure targeted, quality job opportunities are available for students and graduates.
  • Keeps students informed of employment activities and opportunities (e.g., job fairs, employer recruitment events, current open positions, etc.).
  • Plans, organizes and executes quarterly employer recruitment events.

 

  1. Oversees Career Services Programs
  • Designs and implements career services programs (e.g., training, workshops, externships, etc.) to increase the success rate of graduate placement.
  • Plans and promotes career fairs, on-campus recruiting opportunities for employers and other career-related events.
  • Collaborates with the Financial Aid Director at campuses that are eligible for the Federal Work Study (FWS) program to identify work opportunities related to the recipient's course of study.
  • Meets with student externs to review the Career Service components of their Externship/Practicum.
  • Identifies and secures local extern sites for each degree program.
  • Administers all aspects of the Externship/Practicum program including issue resolution between students and employers paperwork maintenance.

 

  1. Provides Career Coaching and Advisement
  • Provides career coaching to help students set and reach their employment goals.
  • Provides practical training and assistance in basic job search techniques (e.g., résumé and cover letter preparation, interviewing skills, etc.).
  • Ensures students have access to a variety of employment resources (e.g., database of employment possibilities, career guidance references, employment literature, etc.).
  • Works with students one-on-one to build a trusting relationship, facilitate mock interviews, create individualized employment strategies, and provide on-going assistance and support when needed.

 

  1. Handles Student, Alumni and Employer Outreach
  • Initiates contact with potential employers to promote the college, program offerings, and graduates.
  • Maintains strong relationships with local and regional employers to develop partnering opportunities (e.g., work-study programs, internships, employee training, employer sponsored degree study training, etc.).
  • Establishes relationships with students beginning with their first term to introduce them to the Career Services team and the services available to them.
  • Participates in public relations forums to help build a positive reputation for the school and promote its programs and successes.
  • Becomes involved with and attends professional organization and community events to network and become more familiar with specific industry needs.
  • Develops “target” list of quality employers who have employment/experiential education opportunities that match graduates career goals.
  • Schedules and conducts visits to prospective new employers as well as established employer partners as part of the strategic employer plan.
  • Oversees the campus alumni association.

 

  1. Directs the Collection, Maintenance, and Reporting of Relevant Data
  • Ensures that all placement-related data is accurately maintained in CampusVue.
  • Prepares and presents reports for senior leadership to share key insights and opportunities (e.g., job market landscape, employment trends impacting Delta’s programs, placement statistics, etc.).
  • Conducts exit interview sessions for graduates and completes all required documentation to be maintained in student files.
  • Surveys employers and graduates to measure the effectiveness of programs offered. 
  • Leverages collected data (e.g., student retention, student satisfaction surveys, student graduation rates, graduate surveys, etc.) to improve career services processes.

 

  1. Leads and Develops Others
  • Manages and develops team to carry out their relative responsibilities (i.e. Career Coaching, Employer Relationship, and Student Placement).
  • Provides clearly defined roles and objectives for others, monitors performance, provides feedback, and meets regularly to discuss priorities.
  • Manages resources and people processes (e.g., Performance Management, Career Development, Training, Staffing, etc.) to ensure optimal performance.
  • Identifies individual and team skill gaps and developmental opportunities (e.g., training, special assignments, conferences, projects, etc.) to facilitate individual and team development.
  • Resolves individual and group performance issues in a timely manner to motivate and foster teamwork.
  • Identifies opportunities to involve others in new and challenging work assignments that advance the skills and capabilities of individuals and the organization.
  • Lead, manage, and assist in training of the Career Services staff.

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