Summary: The Vice President of Career Services has the responsibility of providing leadership and direction to campus level Career Services team members. The VP of Career Services 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 VP of Career Services should have an allied health related educational background and thorough understanding of the institutions programs and curriculum. He/she should constantly market the programs offered throughout the medical community and actively seek additional externship and 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:
- 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 career services department as they pertain to CHCP as a whole.
- 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.
- Assists Education by providing 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.
- Work 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 (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 with annual enrollment and placement reports, as required by TWC and accrediting boards.
- Positively represent the institution in the classroom and community at all times.
- Other duties as assigned
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.
- 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. 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.
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.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as statistical analysis and forecasts, proportions and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra
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.
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.
This position supervises all personnel in the Placement Department. (If applicable)
The position requires up to 75% travel primarily in Texas. This position will be based in our Houston office and require travel to other locations as needed. Travel may be necessary on short notice; therefore, you must be flexible within your professional and personal schedule to accommodate company need.
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.
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.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision and Distance vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
The College of Health Care Professions is dedicated to providing quality training to individuals interested in the allied health care fields. Knowledge and proficiency are attained through demonstration; actual operation of equipment; and practice of learned techniques. It is our aim to provide students with the knowledge and technical proficiency that will make them employable for entry level positions in the allied health care field.
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.