Director Career and Job Placement Services

Houston, TX
Jul 29, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Community College


The Director of the Career and Job Placement Services Centers (CJPSC) is responsible for providing district leadership and procedures development and oversight of the six colleges Centers for Career Planning and Job Development. In collaboration with the Dean of Student Development Council and the College Presidents, the director will develop an annual plan which supports the college strategic plan in support of student success in the areas of: job placement, internship development and student career readiness in support of the Centers of Excellence. The Director of CJPSC will focus in developing and maintaining consistent strategies implementation by the colleges CJPSC Managers and staff, for students' to-Industry Pipeline for Centers of Excellence (COE), and the general student population. The Director of CJPSC will serve as a member of the VCSS Project Management Executive Team and an Ad-hoc member of COE's Advisory Committees.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  1. The district Director of CJPSC will work closely with the COE Directors, CJPSC Managers, and Success Coaches, and align annual goals and objectives to provide a continuum of support to students' career identification, achievement of academic goals, and transitioning into gainful employment. The Director CJPSC will consort with the Advising, Counseling and Admissions Departments to form CJPSC (enrollment-to-employment) triage team that will be tasked with: (a) developing and implementing of student orientation modules content for career and Job placement services content for all first-time and transfer students, (b) Use Data to identify upcoming graduates by majors to deliver career readiness services to these students in preparation for internship placement, job interviews, and entering the workforce successfully, (c) develop and maintain tracking database for internship and job placement, (d) connect graduates to alumni network;
  2. Responsible to build strong partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders-assuring that strategies align with all Centers of Excellence (Workforce and Academic) and student success from recruitment-to-employment (R2E);
  3. Serve as the principal liaison between the district and the colleges, City system of Career Service Centers and community organizations which provide job opportunities for HCC students;
  4. Collaborate with COE Directors and Student Development Deans to align annual goals and objectives to support students with identifying and achieving career goals;
  5. Develop programs and plans to support college to career advisement and job placement development for all students and graduates including the development and implementation of the Eagle Career Portfolio {ECP} system for each student;
  6. Work with Enrollment Management Directors to develop systematic process for identifying future graduates by majors following established criteria for multiple points of career readiness services. Use this data to populate tracking database to measure follow up, and intervention outcomes and generate district -wide reports and dashboard for Job Placement by Program;
  7. Develop and maintain tracking database for internship placements by COE;
  8. Consort with Office of Veteran's Affairs, and Counselors to develop job placement plans for students with limited abilities, barriers, and challenges;
  9. Identify career and job placement technology, software, and career assessment tools, supportive of students' ability to compete in the global job market, as they transition from college to careers and beyond;
  10. Develop Career and Job Placement Procedure Manual for district;
  11. Develop, implement, and track training for new staff as needed to maintain college-to-career relevance. Conduct staff in-service, meetings and other discussions to accomplish objectives;
  12. Develop and maintain the college-to-career library of references, resources, and professional development materials for each college Career and Job Placement Office;
  13. Conduct annual surveys of students and employers to obtain feedback on career readiness by program and graduate job performance in the workplace and produce annual report for COE's use in curriculum development;
  14. Develop and maintain the Virtual Career Center and student database to create a viable interconnection between CC2C staff, triage team, students, career resources, and active employment opportunities;
  15. Partner with Alumni Services to provide on-going Career Services for graduates;
  16. Develop and implement HCCS National Career Development Month activities throughout HCC District; and
  17. Develop seminars curriculum for deployment at the colleges in the areas of: Effective Resume 21 Writing, Job Interview Readiness, Dress for Success, Job Network Strategies, Social Media and Job Hunting, and other related career readiness seminars.


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 Business Management/Administration, Public Administration, Student Services Administration, or Higher Education Administration is required. Advance Career Development and Planning training or Career Development Facilitator Certification is a plus.


Five (5) years related experience: delivering career services, working with diverse populations in areas of workforce development, employment advising, and/or human resources (recruiting or salary administration), working with employers and community organizations to increase students' employment opportunities in a higher education or similar setting is required.

Demonstrated experience as a public speaker, delivering professional presentations, and developing workshops to student groups, classrooms, and conducting public meetings as necessary to support the mission and goals of CC2C is required.

  1. Knowledge of career decision-making and placement processes;
  2. Knowledge of college to career strategies;
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  4. Strong interpersonal skills with range of populations;
  5. Superior organizational and problem resolution skills;
  6. Strong basic computer software (MS Office) skills;
  7. Proven leadership skills;
  8. Strong program development and implementation;
  9. Demonstrate oral/written communication and interpersonal skills;
  10. Able to develop and maintain working relationships with employers, community leaders/organizations, faculty, staff and student; and respond appropriately to their requests;
  11. Able to perform without close supervision, set priorities, work schedules, and implement strategies;
  12. Plan, manage, monitor, and motivate the activities of others; and
  13. Pay attention to details in designing, implementing, and maintaining systems, projects and programs.

The Organization

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.

The Team

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:
  • Third-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.


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