Career Information Specialist

Overland Park, KS
Jun 07, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Job Description

Job Description

The Career Information Specialist assists in the day-to-day operation of the Career Development Center. As the initial contact for prospective students, JCCC students, alumni, faculty, staff, and employers, the Career Information Specialist (CIS) provides assistance and information in basic self-discovery, college major research, career exploration, and the job search process. The CIS creates a positive and professional environment, builds rapport with a diverse population of students, and serves as an ambassador for the department, division, and the college. Utilizing specialized career development knowledge, the CIS assesses students' career exploration and job search needs and provides basic guidance, information, instruction and referrals to help individuals with their educational and career goals. Responsible for developing, evaluating, and revising a wide variety of career development resources, the CIS ensures that the Career Development Center maintains a current and relevant collection of informative materials to assist students with their college major selection, career exploration and job search goals.

  • Greet students and the community both on the phone and in person.
  • Inform students and alumni on how to use career- and job-related information, resources, and software.
  • Give classroom presentations and/or information workshops that teach students the essential skills for self-discovery, identification of interests, skills, values, personality and strengths, career exploration, and selection of a college major.
  • Provide Level A career assessment(s) and interpretation(s) to undecided students tailored to students' individual needs.
  • Present individual and group tours of the Career Development Center.
  • Assist in creating, updating, and maintaining resource materials.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Tracking Code

Required Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to visit classrooms to present information/workshops on services, career and/or job search information
  • Ability to pay close attention to details and produce highly accurate work
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to manage change and handle multiple projects at one time
  • Experience working with the public

Required Experience

Preferred Education, Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Knowledge of career development research and processes
  • Experience working in a career development center
  • Experience instructing individuals in resume writing and interview skills
  • Experience with JCCC and/or higher education.

Benefit Information:

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Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.


In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email.

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Job Location
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Position Type
$14.65 per hour
For full consideration apply before
June 20, 2017
Hours per Week
Work Hours/Days
Monday - Friday
Special Instructions
REQUIRED: (please submit with your application) - Resume and Cover Letter