The Career Services Specialist will assist students on all aspects of employment search and career planning. The Career Services Specialist will plan, develop, and conduct presentations and workshop to enhance students’ career and educational advancement. The Career Services Specialist will serve as a liaison between job seeking students, graduates, and employers to secure employment. This position supports administration, the Student Services team, and instructional staff and reports to the Director of Advising and Services.
- Manage and assist employers and students with CVTC’s Wisconsin TechConnect employment database.
- Assist students in accessing career instruments and job placement technologies.
- Assist students with employment searches, resume building, interviewing, and other career preparation activities.
- Provide assistance to students in finding, procuring, and evaluating internships and service learning opportunities.
- Serve on regional career service teams as needed.
- Provide classroom presentations to program students to highlight career services.
- Develop multi-modal delivery options for career based student success workshops using Kuder Journey curriculum.
- Conduct student success workshops.
- Assist students in making appropriate academic and career choices through course selection, career advisement, and career planning.
- Process and evaluate criminal background checks for required programs.
- Maintain CVTC’s Career Development webpage to ensure that resource materials are current and applicable.
- Manage all aspects of career fairs; including assisting with career services mailings, promotion to employers and students, coordination of staff volunteers, and college-wide communication.
- Coordinate, monitor, and implement grant activities as assigned.
- Assists Director of Advising and Services with special projects as requested.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
- Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
- Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
- Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
- Intermediate knowledge of and skills with technology including software programs for communication, data collection, and decision making including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.