Title: Career Services Coordinator
Position Type:Full time
Supervisor: VP of Student Services and Success
Last Updated: December 2021
Job Purpose:Career Services Coordinator provides supervision and coordination of activities, events, and services to develop career skills to serve the Calbright College student population
Location: Remote, various locations throughout California
Under the general direction of the Vice President of Student Services and Success or Designee, the Career Services Coordinator provides supervision and coordination of activities, events, and services to develop career skills to serve the Calbright College student population including planning, analyzing, and integrating data to inform the team’s support programs as well as collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to help prepare and place students in careers they are certified for. The Coordinator will be responsible for working 1 on 1 with students to advise and individualize to support their career needs.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
The duties below are representative of the role and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed within the scope of work.
- Coordinate and supervise activities and learning opportunities for students organized by Career Services.
- Collaborate with Workforce Development, industry partners, Instructional SMEs, and other teams within Calbright College to align learning outcomes to career readiness preparation.
- Present workshops on resume writing, interviewing and job search techniques.
- Coordinate and facilitate opportunities for students to practice mock interviews in preparation for the job opportunities they are applying for.
- Create and conduct surveys and other data collection of current and former students to inform support needs.
- Help students develop understanding of required transferable skills needed for their desired career pathway.
- Collaborate with the faculty and staff at Calbright College to understand student needs and design experiences and support towards their success (including developing resources, presenting workshops, and creating other learning opportunities).
- Perform other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, staff, and faculty.
- Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning, and service to a diverse student population.
- Ability to effectively work with students with a wide range of skills, motivations, academic and vocational goals.
- Ability to develop services delivered in online modalities.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
- Ability to maintain subject matter knowledge.
- Ability to assess student learning outcomes.
- Ability to define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives, and develop sound, independent conclusions, and recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, rules, and policies.
- Ability to apply legal and policy provisions to various problems consistently and correctly.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and helping working relations with students, staff, and others contacted in the course of work.
- Knowledge of the mission of the Calbright Community College.
- Knowledge of current labor market trends.
- Knowledge of effective marketing techniques.
- Knowledge of post-secondary educational organizations.
- Knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity and other local, state, and federal laws pertaining to employment.
- Skill in operating a computer and various supporting software packages.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple work tasks or projects.
- Ability to make public presentations in small or large group settings.
- Two years of full-time professional experience within the last four years in:
- Demonstrated leadership and work in developing and advising students on career opportunities;
- Management of a program for students seeking job opportunities;
- Designing and facilitating workshops for career readiness;
- Collaboration with organizations towards filling workforce development needs;
- Business setting performing placement of students;
- Employment training;
- Or related functions.
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business Administration or related field such as career counseling, career advising, etc.
- Supervisory experience in the administration of programs for working in career services or workforce development.
- Experience coordinating student support services programs including resume writing, branding, and interview preparation.
- Experience in providing direct services to students in a variety of career pathways.
Working Conditions and Travel
- Calbright College is a statewide online college where all instruction and support are done via various online technologies both in person and remotely. Calbright College has administrative offices in Sacramento available for use. When working remotely, employees should be able and willing to use digital communication tools as used by the college, and have the ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
- Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
- The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Calbright College policies, procedures, and Title IX.
- Calbright College celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing Calbright College’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
- Requires the ability to function in a remote online instructional environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to use hearing and speech to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in-person. Requires speaking skills to communicate with staff and students in one-on-one and small group settings, on the phone, and to distinguish sound prompts from various types of equipment. Requires near visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens. Requires sufficient hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials, operate a personal computer keyboard, and operate standard office equipment. Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Calbright College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Calbright College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
Who We Are
Calbright College is one of California’s newest community colleges – the first statewide, online campus designed to bridge the gap between employers with unfilled positions and students who don’t have either the time or money to attend a traditional school. Our mission is to increase economic mobility and close equity gaps for working adults who lack easy access to traditional forms of higher education by offering online, flexible, affordable skills-based programs that provide tangible economic value for both working adults and hiring managers.