Under general direction of the Director of a campus, the Job Placement person is to provide leadership for career services. This includes providing comprehensive services and information resources that enable students to take active responsibility for their career decision and job search; equipping students for making career plans by facilitating awareness of their work related strengths, interests, and values and understanding the transportation industry; Preparing students for finding suitable employers; and fostering relationships with the employer community to provide students and graduates with opportunities to develop professional skills, integrate academic learning from work, and find employment on using their commercial drivers license. As well as performing related work as required. Requires strong computer skills. Also, calls for flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work harmoniously with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients.
This is highly responsible position performing a wide variety of job placement functions for SWTDT training services. An
employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for the leadership and the direction of a major career services function. Areas
include orientation, counseling and advisement of students. Position requires schedule, confidentiality and dress code adherence.
This position requires an employee or prospective employee grant permission to do a background check.
Examples of Key Duties: (Not inclusive and may vary with individual assignment.)
1. Collaborate with all campus departments to identify, define, and meet student career planning and placement
needs, goals and objectives for our students and alumni.
2. Provide individual and classroom based career counseling and career direction services to students and prospective students.
3. Develop career services and career counseling approaches for all student population.
4. Supervise the acquisition, maintenance, and dissemination of information regarding career fields, employment opportunities, and
specific employers for full-time, part-time, and internship by the creation and maintaining the local lists, as well as
current OTR carriers that hire graduates out of this hiring area.
5. Develop and direct programs and services designed to equip students and alumni with necessary job search skills and employment
6. Develop and oversee scheduling, and resources to identify and bring recruiters and potential employers to
Southwest Truck Driver Training Inc.
7. Seek other local opportunities outside the office.
8. Effectively represent Southwest Truck Driver Training Inc. to various employers, perspective students, past graduates, and the general
9. Assist students in selecting employment with the appropriate skill level as needed to meet the student’s short term or long term goals.
10. Provide advice about the transportation industry to undecided students or graduates as to local, OTR and all driving opportunities.
11. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or management.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED, CDL, prior experience in the transportation industry or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform essential duties of the job as listed above. Familiarity with the transportation industry and common standards in application process with experience in career development strategies while demonstrating success in cultivating collaborative relationship with students, faculty, staff and other professional colleagues.
Person(s) hired into this class may be required to either possess at entry or obtain within specified time limits designated licenses, professional registration, certification or specialized education and training relevant to the area of assignment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to
attend meetings at various sites within and away from the office; strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
Knowledge of: (at entry)
- Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team and in a professional manner;
- Ability to organize activities and coordinate groups of people;
- Ability to relate to and gain trust of a diverse student population;
- Ability to communicate ideas effectively in writing and orally before large groups;
- Ability to maintain accurate records, assemble and organize data, and to prepare reports;
- Computer applications related to the work;
- Techniques for effectively representing SWTDT, including making effective public presentations and dealing with
a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
Skill in: (at entry)
- Applying theories, principles and procedures in the area of assignment;
- Excellent reading and writing skills;
- Managing multiple tasks, often with competing deadlines;
- Making effective presentations to individuals and groups;
- A command on reasoning, problem solving, decision making and management of conflict.
- Preparing clear, concise and informative reports, correspondence and other written materials;
- Command of the English language;
- Communicating effectively with co-workers, supervisors, the general public, representatives of public and private organizations and others sufficient to exchange or convey information.
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