Manager Center for Colleges-to-Career Planning and Employment
Will serve as administrator for the Center for College-to-Career, Office of Career Planning and Employment Development by overseeing functions which strategically align with COEs to accomplish the college's mission and related departmental goal with the purpose providing students and alumni with tools needed to make sound career decisions, complete postsecondary training at HCC, and find meaningful employment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Supervise staff assigned to work with industry businesses to create employment and experiential opportunities as well as identify the skills and competencies required. Monitor staff performance;
- Coordinate day-to-day operations of the office; develop and manage service operations to ensure key constituents (students, graduates, alumni and employers) receive quality services and support;
- Manage all on-site recruiting activities including job fairs, career fairs, and interviews;
- Participate in district-wide meetings and workshops to inform, develop district strategies, and compare adopt and participate in best practices in processes, tools and events;
- Provide career coaching and guidance to students and staff via email, telephone, and face-to-face interaction;
- Administer various career assessment tools; meets one-on-one with student to discuss results and develop college-to-career plans;
- Interview students and employers to identify and assess their job needs;
- Investigate potential business and school partnerships to improve student success and Career Center programs;
- Build relationships with HCC alumni to increase their involvement with the HCC community by participating in career exploration events, career development workshops, and serving as a link to connecting Career Services to employers and tracks students and alumni employment;
- Coordinate and implement career and employment readiness workshops;
- Organize off-campus career events;
- Manage student data collection and employment database;
- Provide monthly reports for Director of Center for College-to-Career;
- Develop and present workshops for external agencies for community service and outreach efforts;
- Network with and participates in other organizations, boards, and coalitions related to employment seeking or career preparation;
- Identify employers' needs and facilitate the design and implementation of customized occupational skills training to meet those needs;
- Maintain up-to-date and relevant Career Services web pages;
- Participate in professional organizations and development ;
- Attend annual professional development training as required; and
- Develop and monitor the budget to support personnel, equipment, services and activities essential to the Career Center.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Master's degree in human resources, social sciences, business or related field is required.
Five (5) years related experience in career and employment services in an academic or business environment required. Career Advising Certification or evidence of professional career development training preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Proven knowledge of career development theories, application, and career counseling processes;
- Demonstrated program facilitation and training skills;
- Knowledge of current workforce issues and employment trends;
- Exceptional communication, advising, listening, writing, and interpersonal skills;
- Able to develop relationships and collaborations with both internal and external stakeholders (e.g., faculty, staff, students, parents, employers and administrators);
- Self-starter, highly motivated, energetic, creative and able to work in a team environment;
- Detailed-oriented, self-starter with superior follow-through abilities; and
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with diverse populations including students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community constituents.
Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.
Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their teaching home. We appreciate your dedication to educating students! When you join our talented faculty team, you'll play a special role as teacher, mentor and academic advisor. We'll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community.
Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:
- Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
- 145 languages are spoken here.
- Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
- Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
- The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
- World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
- With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
- Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.
If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.
It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.
HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.