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Career Development Specialist

Baltimore City Community College
Baltimore, MD

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Student Affairs, Career Services
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Baltimore City Community CollegeAbout Baltimore City Community College
Founded in 1947, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a comprehensive, urban institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s campus is located in West Baltimore; the institution also has several satellite locations throughout the city. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore City and throughout the state of Maryland. BCCC serves nearly 14,000* students annually, providing credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as workforce training leading directly to job placement. The College is proud of the fact that nearly 90** nations are represented within the student body.

* Based on annual unduplicated credit and non-credit headcount for FY 2018.
**Based on fall 2018 credit enrollment.
Requisition Number: 2022-194
Posting Start Date: 9/26/2022
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Minimum Education: Bachelors
Additional Documentation: YES
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Career Development SpecialistDescription/Job Summary The purpose of this position is to lead, develop and deliver comprehensive student career development and placement services (both permanent and internship) in support of each student’s educational, occupational and personal growth. This will include developing relationships with potential employers, matching students and employers, professional development (resume creation and interview skills) and ongoing communication and oversight of internships. The Career Specialist will provide ongoing job development services to the students and help them to find and retain internships, full-time and part-time employment opportunities
  • Complies with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, accreditor standards, and institutional policies and procedures, including but not limited to those related to student job placement;
  • Identifies, develops and secures relationships with employers to hire students/graduates of programs through externship to hire and direct hire job order opportunities;
  • Prepares students for job placement readiness for externship and future employment through relationship building, resume development and interview preparation;
  • Delivers and coordinates career development workshops and other student professional development functions and events;
  • Provides group and individual career-related coaching sessions for students and graduates;
  • Meets or exceeds job placement objectives as established by accrediting agencies and the state;
  • Keeps detailed and accurate records relating to externship and job search process for each student/graduate database;
  • Provides feedback and advice to the Director of Career Development & Employment Services regarding the state of the job market for the assigned program/program portfolio;
  • Proposes best practices and initiatives to improve specific functional areas such as business/job development, student activation, student mentorship and coaching, student professional development, and Externship to Hire;
  • Collaborate with employer relations team to maintain up to date knowledge of employers and employer/industry trends;
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of career, labor market and job search trends;
  • Engage and actively partner with students from admissions to employment with activities such as: mock interviews, professional workshops, resume writing, and workforce preparation;
  • Assist students in the job search and advise them on procedures for obtaining employment;
  • Partner with students, alumni and employers to schedule employment interviews;
  • Conduct graduate exit interviews and required graduate paperwork to determine and evaluate job interests;
  • Conduct follow up activities with students and employers regarding resume submissions and interviews;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field and
  • 3 years exp working in higher ed or related field.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree and
  • 5 yrs exp working in higher ed or related field

BCCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process should request the accommodation from The Office of Human Resources office by contacting us at 410-209-6007.

For more information, view the EEO - Know Your Rights and Pay Transparency Statement.

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Working at Baltimore City Community College

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a crossroads of diverse peoples, of learning and work, and the multiplicity of stakeholders we serve: individuals, businesses, government and educational institutions of the community at large.
Our employees enjoy a collegial environment that is both challenging and welcoming. We stay innovative as we strive to be the leader in providing quality education that responds to and meets the needs of a diverse population of learners. Students come here to change their lives through education.

At Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) we meet students where they are through personal attention with the support of dedicated faculty. Each year we educate more than 15,000 students from Baltimore City, the State of Maryland, and the world.

BCCC is a State-sponsored, comprehensive, degree-granting community college with five learning sites in Baltimore City. We offer 29 associate degree programs and 16 certifications in high-demand fields, affordable tuition and flexible classes scheduled to meet students’ needs.

Baltimore City Community College provides quality, affordable, and accessible education meeting the professional and personal goals of a diverse population, changing lives, and building communities.

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