Career Services Director


Houston Southwest

Summary:   Works under and reports to the Campus President to ensure 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 Director of Career Services should have an allied health related educational background and thorough understanding of the institutions programs and curriculum.  He/she should expect to spend 50% of their time constantly marketing the programs offered throughout the medical community and actively seek placement sites for the students.

This position also requires adherence to CHCP’s core values, which are the basic elements of how we go about our work. They are the practices we use (or should be using) every day in everything we do. Our core values are a small set of timeless guiding principles which we live by and include:

Core Values:

  • We embrace organizational goals and drive positive change.
  • We care about our students, their future employers, and the communities that they serve.
  • We are committed to responsibly upholding and reinforcing our values.
  • We are accepting and considerate of others, regardless of background, abilities, or beliefs.
  • We execute our goals with passion and purpose and strive for the highest quality in our results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, promote, and manage the goals and objectives of the campus and online career services department as they pertain to the College as a whole.
  • Spend equal amount of time managing and leading both the campus and online career services teams
  • With the help of the Education department, monitors student progress and develops a strategic plan to employ graduates at the completion of their programs.
  • With the help of the Education department, maintains compliance at all times with federal, state, accreditation agency and organizational requirements in respect to job placement rates.
  • Provide students with the job search skills, professionalism guidance, resume writing and interview techniques necessary to gain employment in their respective fields.
  • Provide graduates with placement assistance and job search guidance until employed in their field of study.
  • Build a positive relationship with students throughout the educational process to promote the services and availability of the career services department.
  • Constantly evaluate and direct the duties and procedures of the Career Services Department at the institution using an integrative model of assessment, with Admissions and Education.
  • Market and promote the institution and the graduates via phone, fax, e-mail and personal visits to prospective employers.
  • Develop relationships and associations with employers and potential employers of our graduates.
  • Partner closely with and seek guidance from externship coordinators and program directors with respect to employment trends, regulations and changes in their fields.
  • Assist the Director and staff from other departments as needed to carry out the overall educational mission of the institution.
  • Oversee the administration and staff of the Placement Department for the campus and online (if applicable).
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and “In-Service Meetings” as required.Must also attend annual profession development related to his/her position.
  • Assist and participate with new student orientation and provide brief synopsis of the Career Services departmental functions and available services.
  • Provide feedback to the education department for annual market surveys, employment trends and graduate and employer survey statistics and comments.
  • Monitor and maintain in accordance with DoE, TWC and accreditation agency regulations all student Career Services records with respect to graduate evaluations, exit clearance documentation, contact information, resumes, career search records, placement verification documentation and graduate and employer survey documentation.
  • Attain a thorough knowledge of all rules and standards set forth by the state, accrediting board and DOE with respect to the placement department and ensure all rules and regulations are adhered to.
  • Compile statistics for the accreditation process and school Director, as required.Included, but not limited to, weekly placement, graduate and employer surveys, certification exam results, and current employer lists.
  • Perform all employer and graduate surveys, as required by TWC and accrediting boards.
  • Assist with promoting the institution its students and graduates to the medical community with respect to academics, externship, and placement.
  • Assist placement reports, as required by TWC and accrediting boards.
  • Positively represent the institution in the classroom and community at all times.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Campus President.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • - Collects and evaluates 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.
  • - 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.  Skilled in the writing of funding agency proposals.
  • Change Management - Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.
  • Strategic Thinking - Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition.
  • - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.          


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree preferred with five years relative experience.

Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, customers or employees of organization.


Math Ability:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as statistical analysis and forecasts, proportions and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing and Spreadsheet Software (Microsoft Suite), school management software (CLASS) and Internet.

Certificates and Licenses:

Allied health field certificate or license preferred.  The Career Services Director must have a good general knowledge of the medical field.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position supervises all personnel in the Placement Department. (if applicable)


This position requires approximately 50% travel between the campus and employer sites. This entails job lead development and business solicitation, attending business and chamber events, verifying placements in person, employer maintenance visits, and community involvement meetings and events.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The list of job elements, responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or conditions is not exhaustive, but merely illustrative of the current requirements of the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Key Words:  Recruiting, placement

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