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Specialist, Career Placement (FENN Grant)

Job description

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Department: Career Center

Location: Eastern Campus

Reports To: Associate Vice President, Access, Learning and Success

Recruitment Type: External/Internal

Requisition ID: req63

Employment Type: Full-Time Support Staff

Vacancy Number: 172-18

Union Position: Non-Union

Work Schedule: Typically M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with occasional work in the evenings and/or weekends

Number of Openings: 1

Job Description:


Accountable for effective and productive outreach to employers. Responsible for supporting the FENN grant by increasing internships and leadership focused job shadowing experiences for Mandel Scholars and other students who are studying humanities. Builds a portfolio of experiential learning opportunities for students in collaboration with the Dean of Mandel Humanities Center at the direction of the Executive Director of Access.


  • Cultivates relationships with employers and community partners to facilitate Tri-C opportunities for current students with an emphasis on job shadowing experiences and internships for student primarily studying humanities
  • Proactively builds relationships with small, mid-size and large employers and emerging growth industries
  • Creates and manages designated targeted employment outreach plan as directed
  • Proactively identifies, generates, and manages qualified humanities internship and job shadowing programs via outbound calls and in-person meetings
  • Responsible for identifying and attending community and employer outreach events; represents the function and markets Tri-C's strong educational and career support system for students
  • Drives the use of the Career Center's online job posting network as a recruiting resource for employers
  • Responsible for proactively and positively maintaining all associated client relationships
  • Collaborates with faculty and other essential staff administrators in building book of business, generating experiential learning leads and recruiting events
  • Promotes the College's established top talent pipelines to employers in emerging growth industries
  • Conducts employer satisfaction surveys and recommends program upgrades and enhancements based on employer feedback
  • Facilitates on-campus recruitment programs, placement initiatives, college-wide job fairs and specific academic programs geared towards experiential learning
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
    • Significant related experience may substitute for education
  • Minimum of three years of demonstrated experience in a staffing and career placement experience in a goal-driven, professional and dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated experience making sound decisions that affect a work unit or team
  • Demonstrated experience in a role requiring diverse problem solving methods in a variety of situations

  • Possess working knowledge of client management concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use in varied situations as it pertains to the departmental focus
  • Excellent customer service skills and proven ability to develop and sustain productive client relationships
  • Knowledge of the region's growth industries, employers, job market, and employment resources
  • Ability to proficiently use a variety of internet tools and social networking sites as an employment sourcing tool
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic and fast pace work environment requiring flexibility and a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrated unwavering commitment to teamwork, diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to effectively complete work assignments independently
  • Ability to deliver high performance outcomes while balancing the demands of multiple work streams
  • Ability to be creative and exercise initiative
  • Ability to effectively coordinate related events
  • Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Possess strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Works accurately with great attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task, adjust to changing priorities and respond appropriately to deadlines
  • Demonstrated basic project management skills
  • Demonstrated Intermediate-level proficiency with Microsoft: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality
  • Possess sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population


  • Service Focus
  • Quality of Work
  • Collaboration

  • Communication
  • Time Utilization

  • Adaptability
  • Continuous Improvement


  • Minimum three years of experience developing a foundation of sustained client relationships for a service provider
  • Demonstrated Job Shadow, Co-op Program and Internship Services experience in private sector

Special Note:

Special Note:

This is a grant funded position.

Special Instructions to Applicants: During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.





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Posted: 3/6/2018
Application Due: 3/12/2018
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