Career Services Specialist (Part-time, Limited-term)

Job description

Posting # 2018-1285
Location US-WI-Eau Claire
Category Professional
Close Date 7/29/2018
Type Part-time, Limited-term
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Hourly Pay Rate/Salary Based on professional level 2: $24.63 per hour
Hours per Week 19.5 hours per week
Work Schedule This is currently a limited-term, grant-funded position through June 30, 2019. The goal is to identify funding to support as a continuous position. Scheduled hours are anticipated to be Mondays and Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., and Thursdays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. This position is customer-focused and may require the ability to adjust schedule to meet College, department, and customer needs.
Anticipated Start Date 8/27/2018

Overview and Responsibilities

The Career Services Specialist will assist students on all aspects of employment search and career planning. The Career Services Specialist will plan, develop, and conduct presentations and workshop to enhance students' career and educational advancement. The Career Services Specialist will serve as a liaison between job seeking students, graduates, and employers to secure employment. This position supports administration, the Student Services team, and instructional staff and reports to the Director of Advising and Services.


  • Manage and assist employers and students with CVTC's Wisconsin TechConnect employment database.
  • Assist students in accessing career instruments and job placement technologies.
  • Assist students with employment searches, resume building, interviewing, and other career preparation activities.
  • Provide assistance to students in finding, procuring, and evaluating internships and service learning opportunities.
  • Serve on regional career service teams as needed.
  • Provide classroom presentations to program students to highlight career services.
  • Develop multi-modal delivery options for career based student success workshops using Kuder Journey curriculum.
  • Conduct student success workshops.
  • Assist students in making appropriate academic and career choices through course selection, career advisement, and career planning.
  • Process and evaluate criminal background checks for required programs.
  • Maintain CVTC's Career Development webpage to ensure that resource materials are current and applicable.
  • Manage all aspects of career fairs; including assisting with career services mailings, promotion to employers and students, coordination of staff volunteers, and college-wide communication.
  • Coordinate, monitor, and implement grant activities as assigned.
  • Assist Director of Advising and Services with special projects as requested.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
  • Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
  • Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
  • Intermediate knowledge of and skills with technology including software programs for communication, data collection, and decision making including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.


  • Bachelor's degree in a Human Services related field required.
  • Master's degree in counseling area preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of related experience in a student/client services area; including experience administering assessments.
  • Post-secondary experience preferred.
In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.

As an equal opportunity/access employer and educator, CVTC is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Benefits Summary

This position is not eligible for benefits.

CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711

About CVTC
Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and serves an eleven-county area in west central Wisconsin. The largest campus is located in Eau Claire and includes a Business Education Center and Health Education Center, plus a Manufacturing Education Center at the Gateway Campus and an Emergency Service Education Center and Energy Education Center at the West Campus. CVTC has regional centers in Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, Neillsville and River Falls. The College is one of 16 WTCS colleges located throughout the state.

CVTC offers 66 programs, over 25 certificates, and customized training to an average of 140 businesses annually. CVTC has an outstanding placement rate, with 91% of CVTC graduates are employed within six months of graduation, with 88% in a related field.

CVTC has a nationally recognized faculty and state-of-the art facilities and equipment. Business and industry leaders serve on advisory committees and help CVTC match its curriculum to the needs of today's workplace. Courses are offered at numerous locations in traditional classroom settings, as well as online and in a variety of blended and hybrid formats.

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Non-Discrimination Notice
Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its employment, admissions, programs, or activities.
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Posted: 7/11/2018
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