Job description

El Camino College



Req: C1819-013


Close Date: November 21, 2018


Complete job description and application available online at:



Under the direction of an assigned Director or Dean, the Job Placement Specialist will implement a business engagement program using labor market data and establishing unsubsidized employment opportunities for students and alumni of the college. The Job Placement Specialist will work closely with students to seek employment opportunities that align with their program of study in order to achieve their professional goals. This position will specialize in increasing the college’s student success metrics in relation to student job placement.




Interview and evaluate participants to assess interest/qualifications for unsubsidized placement and internship opportunities.

Initiate and maintain ongoing personal contacts with a variety of businesses, local chambers, workforce partners, and other industry representatives to promote the value of training and employing students/alum who have been educated through the District. Attend offsite meetings as a means of connecting and establishing long-term business relationships with the District.

Generate cutting-edge job leads and market intelligence that align with District programs and labor market trends. Analyze and interpret current and emerging labor market research to proactively seek and connect with business leaders and potential workforce partners to promote the high-quality, industry-ready student workforce available from the District.

Collect data from employers regarding their talent acquisition needs. Compile detailed job responsibilities and required knowledge/skills/experience being sought. Upload and maintain current job opportunities on an online job posting system. Remove closed opportunities in a timely manner .

Match employment opportunities/job orders with well-matched student applicants.

Develop, grow, and maintain new and ongoing workforce partnerships using a variety of communication strategies (including direct cold calls) to gain industry knowledge and familiarity with organizational structures, business areas, technologies used, and/or any other special needs required on the job. Promote and foster consistent awareness of the District’s programs that align with business needs.

Maintain accurate job placement and tracking records. Perform a variety of other clerical and record-keeping functions and tasks.

Assist students in the use of resources and technology for job search activities. Provide any necessary follow-up and/or periodic check-ins with students who have been placed into jobs to ensure engagement and persistence.

May participate in the hiring, training, scheduling, and work direction of students, hourly workers and/or volunteers.

Work collaboratively with various on-campus training resource programs. Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.



Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in business administration, public administration, educational administration, student services administration, adult education, or closely related field AND two years of full-time, paid professional-level experience in related duties and responsibilities.



Knowledge/Areas of Expertise:

Career management systems.

Labor market research including interpretation and analysis of data.


Detail-oriented and able to work under pressure.

Excellent organizational skills managing multiple tasks and projects in a timely manner. Enthusiastic, creative, and capable of functioning effectively in a professional work setting with various levels of staff and/or from diverse backgrounds.

Ability to be flexible, versatile, open-minded, and tolerant in a changing work environment.

Able to deal tactfully and courteously with the public and District personnel.

Able to work independently and collaboratively.

Capable of working in a performance-based system driven to meet targets and outcomes. Trained or skilled in operating automated office equipment and related software.

Licenses or Other Requirements:

Valid California Driver License required.


SALARY: (Step A) $4,636 per month.

*Salary increases are granted on the first day of the month following each year of service, until

step F is reached.

Employees contribute 7% of their earnings toward the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).



This position is designated as full-time, twelve-month, classified grant-funded, therefore contingent on the renewal of the award. Excellent fringe benefits include eight 32-hour workweeks during the summer. Work schedule is Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Must be available to work evenings and some weekends on occasion. Must have own reliable form of transportation to travel to/from multiple off-site meeting locations.

Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), transcripts, fingerprint results, and tuberculosis examination as required. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, provide current tuberculosis test results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.



Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date:

1) Online application:

2) Cover Letter in word format describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

3) Resume - Resumes are NOT accepted in place of any part of the application and you should complete all sections of the application even if the entries duplicate information on your resume.

4) Pertinent transcripts (only in pdf format) as stated in the job qualifications if applicant holds one. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as ONE pdf document.

Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact Human Resources at least five (5) working days prior to the final filing date.

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m. PST (Pacific Standard Time).

If you should need assistance please call (310) 660-3593 Ext. 3807 or visit the office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.



* Previous employment performed in a different public retirement system may allow eligibility to continue in the same retirement system.

El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.




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Job No: C1819-013
Posted: 11/9/2018
Application Due: 11/21/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $4,636 per month.