Career Services Specialist

US-WI-Eau Claire
Posting #
2017-1227
Category
Professional
Close Date
11/26/2017
Type
Full-Time
FLSA Status
Exempt
Hourly Pay Rate/Salary
Based on professional, level 2: $51,225
Hours per Week
Full-time
Work Schedule
Salaried position
Anticipated Start Date
as soon as possible

Overview and Responsibilities

 

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.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services related field required.
  • Master’s degree in counseling area preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of related experience in a student/client services area; including experience administering assessments.
  • Post-secondary experience preferred.

In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.

As an equal opportunity/access employer and educator, CVTC is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Benefits Summary

  • Health and dental insurance for all family members
  • Life and long-term disability insurance
  • Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
  • 403(B) tax deferred annuity program
  • 457 deferred compensation plan
  • Section 125 flexible spending accounts
  • Paid vacation, holidays, personal and sick leave

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