Director, Career Services

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Director, Career Services


Career Services


Student Development


Main Campus



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Non Union

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Full Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment background check

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

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Joliet Junior College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please email [email protected] or call (815) 280-6725.

Advertising Summary:

Founded in 1901 as the nation’s first public community college, JJC’s dedication to student learning, community prosperity, and personal growth has influenced generations of students and community partners. Our six campuses and extension centers ensure accessibility and empower 30,000 students annually to improve their lives through the power of education.

Our commitment to our mission drives the change and innovation necessary to meet the evolving needs of our students, employees, and community. Our continued success is drawn from talented, diverse, and committed employees whose knowledge and passion for education create a thriving culture both in and out of the classroom.

JJC supports an inclusive and collaborative environment where everyone can learn, grow, and perform at their best. We invite you to apply your skills and experience in a way that supports excellence and rewards your contributions. Join our family and make JJC your first choice!

The college supports this commitment by providing full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees including:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (employee & family)

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

Flexible Spending Account

403(b) and 457(b) option for pre-tax retirement savings
Joliet Junior College Tuition Assistance (employee & family)
Long Term Disability

Life Insurance & a comprehensive leave plan including:

  • Federal holidays

  • Vacation

  • Personal

  • Sick

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Job Details:

STATUS:Full time
DEPARTMENT: Career Services Center
DIVISION:Student Development
REPORTS TO:Dean of Student Success

PLACEMENT: Professional, grade 13
MINIMUM PAY RATE:$79,480 annually

Joliet Junior College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college supporting diversity.

Application Procedures: “Apply to this Job at”

  • Satisfactory results of a background check

  • Post-offer, pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College

  • Post-offer, pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires
  • Position Summary :


    Provide leadership, supervision, and direction to the JJC Career Services Center and staff. Work collaboratively with the faculty, staff, students and JJC district residents to address the immediate and long-term career development needs of JJC students and alumni. This includes conceptualizing, developing and delivering innovative services, effectively assessing services and accommodations, as well as strategically reporting data that indicate student engagement, development, and success outcomes, which are consistent with the college’s mission, vision, and priorities.
    1.Provide leadership to the Career Services Center and facilitate short and long-range planning, guided academic pathway program development, and assessment that supports student success outcomes; align program initiatives with strategic goals and outcomes of the college.
    2.Manage the operational, budget and personnel functions for the Career Services Center.
    3.Supervise and evaluate full-time and part-time staff members; oversee staff members who provide career exploration, guided academic pathway academic coaching, student employment and internships.
    4.Establish and cultivate internal and external partnerships to provide innovative experiential learning opportunities (internships, externships, job shadowing, informational interviewing opportunities, etc.) that support guided academic pathways; professional aspirations; or, exploration of field of study or career path.
    5.Actively participate in organizations (e.g. CCCI, NACE, NCDA, etc.) and professional development activities to enhance programs and activities which align with the Career Services Center’s priorities and the JJC mission, strategic goals, and objectives.
    6.Provide up-to-date resource materials and service platforms (e.g. career research databases and resources, synchronous and asynchronous virtual services, coaching and programs) and, assure accessibility of career development resources for students attending all JJC campuses, as well as to alumni of the college.
    7.Provides career-advising expertise to students and alumni regarding the job-search process, interviewing, resume, and letter writing, and all other facets of career planning. Conducts workshops, seminars, and other presentations to student, faculty, employer, and alumni groups.
    8.Constantly monitors, analyzes, and evaluates current scope of services offered through career services and plans, implements, and directs new programs under the supervision of the dean of student development and services and in coordination with other directors of student services and student activities efforts.
    9.Market the Career Services Center’s programs and services to students, employers, faculty, and district residents; engage in and promote innovative uses of technology to market and deliver programs and services. Solicit and analyze student and alumni/community evaluations to assess program outcomes and alignment with institutional goals.
    10.Analyze and distribute usage and learning outcomes data generated by the Career Services Center; prepare regular reports (monthly and annually) related to programs, services, accomplishments and concern.
    11.Provide career-advising expertise to students and alumni regarding the job-search process, interviewing, resume, and letter writing, and all other facets of career planning. Conducts workshops, seminars, and other presentations to student, faculty, employer, and alumni groups.
    12.Perform related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    1.Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Higher Education, Counseling, or a related field with experience in higher education and training in administering career assessments.
    2.Five (5) years of experience in higher education.
    3.Three (3) years of experience in Career Services.
    4.Strong personal computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
    5.Excellent presentation, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
    6.Knowledge of student development learning outcomes and assessment processes.
    7.Ability to relate effectively with students, college personnel, and the public.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    1.Familiarity with social media platforms.

    Physical Demands:

    1.Normal office physical demands.
    2.Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events.
    3.Ability to travel in state and nationally.

    Working Conditions:

    1.Duties are performed indoors in the usual office and/or outdoor environment.

    Compliance Announcement:


    Joliet Junior College is committed to assisting members of the JJC community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual CLERY security compliance document along with the Fire Safety Report (FSR) and the Missing Person Policy (MPP) for students residing in “on campus” student housing is available at the JJC Police Department website :

    If you would like to receive the ASR, FSR or MPP in booklet form, you may stop by the Campus Police Department located on Main Campus in G 1013 or call Campus Police at 815-280-2234. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention and reporting, police law enforcement authority, disciplinary procedures and other related security policies. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous years for all JJC campuses, property owned and controlled by JJC District 525 and on public property immediately adjacent to JJC campuses.

    This information is required by law and is made available by the Joliet Junior College Police Department.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/22/2021
    Application Due: 5/10/2021
    Work Type: Full Time