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Career Educator

Columbus State Community College
Columbus Campus

Job Details

Compensation Type: Salaried

Compensation: $45,115.00

Job Summary

The Design, Construction & Trades Career Educator will be a persuasive communicator and relationship builder with a passion for the great outcomes that can result from a Columbus State education. Leveraging industry knowledge and relationships within the corporate/workforce environment, this role will promote the Civil Engineering Technology, Surveying, and Construction Management programs to the Central Ohio region. This position requires someone who can build rapport quickly with potential students, K-12 partners, employers, and other key stakeholders. The individual will be well adept at communicating to a diverse audience in a variety of settings and possesses strong presentation skills.


  • Represents and promotes the College and recruits prospective students for Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Construction Management programs, as well as other construction programs, as necessary. Arranges and conducts targeted recruitment activities, seeks to grow a pool of prospective students through a combination of mass communication and individual relationship building, nurtures prospects through admission and enrollment. Establishes expertise in the characteristics, goals, media consumption habits, and locations of prospective students and leverages this expertise to attract quality students.
  • Maintains regular contact with future students and performs follow-up communication to ensure they are progressing through the application/enrollment process. Collaborates with and executes referrals to department faculty and staff, Admissions office team members, and other college departments/personnel to facilitate enrollment. Assists with on-campus visits, providing campus tours, special event programming, and other internal and external recruitment activities.

Career Education

  • Works with department faculty and staff to facilitate a deep understanding of the College’s offerings in Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Construction Management. Explains educational program options and transfer opportunities and assists students with developing a plan of action and setting proper expectations.
  • Utilizes career readiness and development strategies to create and deliver industry-specific career coaching presentations and engagement activities within K-12 education, industry/employer partner, and community environments.
  • Maintains knowledge of industry-specific job placement rates, career pathways, and salary information for the Central Ohio region.

Building Relationships

  • Generates a network of contacts within the construction community comprised of executives, managers, and community leaders to assist in yielding enrollment in the programs identified. Establishes relationships with K-12 contacts including school instructors, counselors, and principals throughout the College’s service area to identify and yield prospective students.
  • Works with academic department faculty and staff to facilitate a deep understanding of the College’s programs and associated academic, co-curricular, and career-development opportunities.


  • Tracks recruitment and engagement activities, evaluates their effectiveness, and recommends outreach changes and improvements. Keeps accurate records, completes and maintains all required documentation, as well as outreach activity statistics and reports.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Develops and maintains strategic partnerships with diverse groups and communities. Partners strategically with Talent Acquisition to ensure the best Diversity, Equity & Inclusion practices are utilized in hiring that results in the hiring and retention of a diverse faculty and staff. Helps to ensure the College meets its responsibilities in identifying problem areas and systemic concerns while reporting complaints alleging discrimination.
  • Takes responsibility for creating a welcoming, inclusive, and productive work environment where all employees feel valued and able to contribute to their full potential, regardless of their differences. Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.

*Regular, predictable, and punctual attendance is required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, public relations, communications, higher education administration, or a closely related field.
  • Five (5) years of tangible success in outside sales, recruitment, marketing, and promotional environment. Familiarity and established industry contacts within corporate/workforce environment.
  • An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework, and experience may qualify a candidate.
  • State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

CSCC has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.

Full Time/Part Time:

Full time

Union (If Applicable):

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Additional Information

In order to ensure your application is complete, you must complete the following:

  • Please ensure you have all the necessary documents available when starting the application process. For all faculty positions (Instructor, Annually Contracted Faculty, and Adjunct), you will need to upload an unofficial copy of your transcript when completing your aplication.

  • Prior to submitting your application, please review and update (if necessary) the information in your candidate profile as it will transfer to your application.

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About Columbus State Community College

Columbus State is one of the largest colleges in Ohio, serving approximately 45,000 students annually. Committed to equity and accessibility, and driven to innovate on behalf of our students and our community at large, Columbus State is positioned as Central Ohio’s front door to higher education. Embracing a partnership mindset, Columbus State collaborates with university partners to provide affordable bachelor’s degree options, and with the region’s major employers to develop relevant, real-world educational offerings that produce in-demand workforce talent.


Columbus State offers convenient access to classes and college services at its locations across Central Ohio. Our Columbus Campus is located in the downtown Creative Campus neighborhood of the city’s Discovery District, while our Delaware Campus serves students in the fast-growing northern part of the region. Our Regional Learning Centers are located in Dublin, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Westerville at Otterbein University, and The Southwest Center at Bolton Field.

National Recognition

Columbus State’s commitment to diverse, equitable and inclusive outcomes for our students and a better society is reflected in our recognition as the 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award winner by Achieving the Dream, a national network dedicated to eliminating equity gaps in community college education. Columbus State is an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction and a 2021 member of its Racial Equity Leadership Academy initiative to further institutional racial equity change.

Points of Distinction

• In August 2019, Columbus State opened the new home for its School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Mitchell Hall.

• The College is a leader in The College Credit Plus Program, an Ohio Department of Education strategy aimed at increasing educational attainment.

• Thanks to its strong academic foundation, Columbus State is extremely successful in the grant-writing arena, with 98 active grants from federal and state agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and other sources with a total value of $70.4 million.

• Columbus State holds an annual Day of Service, where hundreds of students, faculty, and staff volunteer at dozens of locations around the area, totaling nearly 2,500 hours of service each year.

• In 2018, Columbus State adopted Four Pillars of Student Financial Stability and is actively partnering with community organizations to help solve issues of housing and food insecurity for our students.

• In 2019, the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State opened on the Columbus Campus to help address food insecurity for students and the larger community.

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