Summary: The Career Services Director ensures that students and graduates are prepared with the job search skills necessary to attain employment and that the graduates are employed in their field of study as outlined in their respective program objectives. Works in cooperation with the education department and administrative staff to provide placement services to graduates and to analyze and provide feedback on graduate and employer satisfaction based on survey results. The Career Services Director should constantly market the programs offered throughout the medical community and actively seek additional externship and placement sites for the students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
- Oversee the administration and staff of the Placement Department
- Develop a strategic plan to employ graduates based on student progress
- Create a process to promote the services and availability of the Career Services department through building a positive relationship with students
- Develop, promote and manage the goals and objectives of the Career Services department as they pertain to CHCP’s Critical To Performance metrics
- Assist Directors and staff from other departments as needed to carry out the overall education mission of the College
- Attend new student orientation and provide a brief synopsis of Career Services department functions and available services
- Attend and participate in staff meetings and “In-Service Meetings” as required.Must also attend annual professional development related to his/her position.
- Maintain federal, state and accreditation compliance
- Ensures organizational requirements are met in respect to job placement rates
- Monitor and maintain TWC and accreditation regulations of all student records with respect to graduate surveys, exit clearance documentation, contact information, resumes, career search records and placement verification documentation
- Attain a thorough knowledge of all rules and standards set forth by the state, federal and accrediting board with respect to the placement department and ensure all rules and regulations are adhered to
- Perform all employer and graduate surveys, as required by TWC and accrediting boards
- Placement of graduates for program(s) designated by company metrics
- Build relationships with student while on campus and maintain contact with students on externship and after graduation through start of their employment in their career field
- Provide graduates with placement assistance and job search guidance until employed in their field of study
- Assist Education by providing students with the job search skills, professionalism guidance, resume writing and interview techniques necessary to gain employment in their respective fields
- Conduct practice interview with students monthly as required
- Hold resume workshops as needed
- Develop relationships an associations with employers and potential employers of our graduates
- Market and promote the institution and the graduates using a variety of methods to include phone, text messages, fax, e-mail, social media and personal visits to prospective employers.
- Network with new and existing employers in person weekly to maintain relationships for hiring the Colleges graduates.Volume of contact required is determined by number of graduates needing employment.
- Coordinate job fairs on campus
- Monitor employment trends, regulations and changes in fields of study via externship coordinators, clinic coordinators and program directors
- Provide feedback to the education department for annual market surveys, employment trends and graduate/employer survey statistics and comments
- Compile statistics for the accreditation process and Campus President as required.Including weekly placement details, graduate and employer survey with analysis, certification exam results and current employer lists
- Visit all classrooms monthly for program(s) assigned for promoting Career Services and keeping the focus on employment upon graduation.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings
- Participate in student orientation
- Keep accurate records in an organized manner
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Career Services Director or Campus President
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- - Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
- Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions.
- Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality.
- Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.
- Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.