Director of Career Services
International Education Corporation - Stockton, CA

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Essential Skills and Experience

  • Three to five years of increasing responsible experience in campus career services areas, placement or staffing background.
  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with students and employees.
  • PC efficiency in MS Office.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong presentation skills.
  • Effective problem resolution skills.
  • Ability to work effectively building and maintaining a team.
  • Good general business knowledge and ability to effectively supervise and lead a team of
professionals.
  • Knowledge of career-readiness competencies and current placement practices.
  • Successful track record of placement activities directly related to hiring persons in a staffing or recruiting environment.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to drive in the United States.
Direct Reports

Career Services Coordinator
Senior Career Services Coordinator
Administrative Assistant
Externship Coordinator

Physical and Mental Demands

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.

Physical - standing, walking, sitting, handling papers and folders, ordinary talking, hearing and vision, lifting up to 25 pounds.

Mental - alertness, precision, ingenuity, problem solving, analytical, memory, concentration, judgment, writing ability, reasoning, initiative, patience.

External Description:
Position Summary

This position is responsible for providing vision, leadership and direction for the campus Career Services Department which involves participating on the campus management team charged and responsible for overall campus leadership. This position involves ensuring the delivery of effective and quality service to students and graduates in the following areas: career readiness workshops, classroom seminars, extern and career placement assistance and career advising. In addition, the director is responsible for maintaining and establishing extern and employer relationships to ensure industry contacts necessary for student success. The director is responsible for meeting set placement standards as established by accrediting agencies, the state, and the Company.

The director is responsible for developing services that support the school’s mission, meet the needs of a diverse campus population and foster student development. This position provides advice and counsel to the campus management team as well as the Regional Director regarding industry, labor and market trends impacting placement outcomes, as well as opportunities to better assess skills and goals of students prior to their completion of classroom training.

Primary Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complies with all Federal, State, accreditation and institutional policies and procedures.
  • Achieve placement results in each program which are consistent with applicable regulatory agency standards and company and/or college guidelines.
  • Actively promotes the Company’s mission, vision and values statements and ensures employees incorporate these beliefs and values into their daily work ethic;
  • Manage the externship process and ensure 100% externship placement for those eligible;
  • Develop and maintain a current employer database to facilitate the career advancement of campus graduate and extern students;
  • Develop and maintain an active database with positions appropriate for our graduates;
  • Maintain contact with graduates seeking positions in order to inform them of industry contacts and job opportunities, and provide guidance;
  • Ensure ethical and accurate placement documentation and recordkeeping which meet all company and regulatory agency standards.
  • Maintain and organize all graduates’ documentation files and track placement rates for each program per cohort.
  • Develop strategies designed to motivate students to participate and complete externship and career placement programs;
  • Career Services Department budget preparation and management;
  • Manage and motivate departmental staff to ensure effective and efficient departmental performance. This includes career advancement opportunities, training, and developing measurements and departmental goals.
  • Develop and manage Advisory Board Meetings and make recommendations to the Executive and Academic Committee regarding technical and career skills needed in the workplace.
  • Maintain a positive and active relationship with employers in the community, sponsor on-campus recruiting, and host/participate in events as directed.
  • Ensure that accurate graduate employment information is communicated to staff and students.
  • Promote alumni and employer presentations to staff and students.
  • Work collaboratively with campus functional departments.
  • Provide market surveys on proposed new educational programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Key Success Factors

  • Meet or exceed IEC annual net placement Company expectations in all programs.
  • Meet or exceed net placement standards within 90 days of graduation.
  • Develop sufficient new and existing employers to maintain a 3:1 ratio of jobs sites to graduates in each assigned program.
  • Develop sufficient number of extern sites and ensure all extern-ready students are placed within 5 days of career-readiness completion.
  • Convert extern-to-hire sites at 65%.
  • Maintain 85% overall positive ratings on both EVLS and graduate.
  • Maintain positive relationships with local employers who can be called upon as needed for Advisory Board meetings and employer feedback. Develop 6 employers for each program to attend annual meetings or provide necessary feedback.
Position Type:
Full Time

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