Coordinator of Career Services / Full-time
McHenry County College - Crystal Lake, IL

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Minimum Qualifications*:
QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Student Personnel Administration, Adult Education, or related field required

Two years in related area, preferably in a community college setting

Experience with and appreciation for diversity; e.g. age, experiences, gender, culture

Solid experience, working knowledge, and above-average skills in all related job seeking topics using the Internet

Position Description:
POSITION SUMMARY: Coordinate and deliver career and job development education and programming to students and community members: Collaborate with Student Affairs and other departmental areas to help provide job development education and programming: Research and coordinate job development technologies.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participate in long range planning, organization, coordination, and effective utilization of resources for Career Services office

Develop and implement Career Services programming and services to be delivered to students in cooperation with staff and academic departments and administrative units across the College, including executive deans, deans, department chairs, lead instructors, faculty, counselors, and departmental directors

Collaborate with career and technical education departmental areas to provide targeted career services activities for current students and graduates

Identify appropriate resources both within and outside the College and collaborate with community constituents to maximize partnerships and develop relationships

Plan, develop, and implement a variety of job development educational workshops and programs covering such areas of resume writing, job search strategies, interviewing techniques, effective networking, and workplace professionalism

Develop proposals for corporate, foundation, and/or government sources for grants and sponsorships that will benefit the work of Career Services

Carry out a marketing and public relations plan that addresses the communications, marketing, and public relations needs of this office within the College and community

Develop, coordinate, promote, and market job-seeker related activities in collaboration with internal and external public relations and related vendors. These activities include, but are not limited to, the annual Career Fair, workshops, and on-campus employer visits

Coordinate with other on-campus departments to promote and co-sponsor various events

Actively participate in ongoing assessment of Career Services strategies and activities'

Assist in preparing assessment reports, surveys, studies, and analysis of resources as services

Provide job-seeking information and assistance to prospective Career Service clients and job seekers

Participate in and assist with college-wide activities such as bi-annual commencement, MCC Night, and other events as assigned

Serve as coordinating agent with Collegiate Employment Network (CEN)

Attend CEN (ccjobnet) meetings and contribute to program and software upkeep and development

Initiate, monitor, and follow up as needed with contractual obligations and financial transactions (e.g. program fees, speaker’s stipends, contracts, and related business matters) in accordance with approved Career Services activities

Assist in formulating a complete, fiscally sound Career Services budget by providing accurate expenditure of department funds using departmental budget data

Provide confidential customer service to students, alumni, and employers who use Career Services

Maintain all office records

Publish Job Journal and Internship Journal, writing and/or selecting content to be included

Assist with all College commencement ceremonies

Develop and maintain career-related worksheets and informational articles

Oversee on-campus recruiting and interviewing with employers

Provide seasonal academic advising in the Advising and Transfer Center

Work collaboratively with others (e.g. colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish functions and responsibilities

Assume additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

SKILLS AND SPECIFICATIONS:
Ability to work in a highly quality-focused service environment with excellent organizational skills and professional manner

Ability to be self-motivated, self-directed, and to work independently, as well as, in cooperation with others

Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks, and to prioritize

Ability to contribute ideas and search for new and better ways to perform tasks through knowledge of labor market information and job-seeking strategies

Ability to make decisions that govern the activities and behaviors of staff members

High degree of creativity and energy

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite applications, including software specific to Career Services.

Ability to lift 25 pounds unassisted

Ability to learn technological applications

Commitment and respect for diversity

Commitment to the College mission and goals

Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position

Minimum Salary Range:
Application Required Materials:
Applicants meeting the minimum requirements must submit an MCC Employment Application form, current resume and copies of graduate level transcripts.

Review Date/Deadline:
Application Review begins February 18, 2013. Applications are accepted until tlhe position is filled.

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