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Career Services Advisor

Company Name:
Delta Career Education Corporation
Overview:
The Career Services Advisor works with students to help identify and obtain their first jobs in their new career field. This individual is focused on the career development of students and graduates, while establishing relationships with prospective employers. The Career Services Advisor presents employment opportunities to graduates and helps them in their job search by presenting workshops and providing individual coaching regarding career search strategies and methods, resume and interview preparation and other professional development topics. He/She works to build relationships within the community to secure job placement opportunities for graduates and then actively pursues all avenues for job searches and seeks qualified entry-level employment to match graduates skills. The Career Services Advisor maintains placement records and provides reports to accreditation agencies, the administration, faculty and students. The Career Services Advisor is ultimately responsible for assisting students to prepare for the workforce in their chosen career field.
Qualifications:
Minimum:
? Associates' Degree or equivalent work experience
? 2 years of experience in recruiting, business development, career Services, or related field
Preferred:
? Bachelor's Degree
? 3 or more years of experience in recruiting, business development, career Services, or related field
? Sales experience
? Customer service experience
? Working knowledge of federal/state government education regulations
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a collaborative environment
Excellent presentation skills and ability to present ideas effectively to individuals or groups in a formal setting
Ability to tailor presentations to suit the needs and characteristics of the audience
Knowledge of the career development field (related technology experience preferred)
Ability to cold-call employers, solicit job leads and sell the graduates
Ability to evaluate a graduate portfolio
Excellent organizational skills to maintain records of graduates, employers and placements
Research skills to collect and analyze those data regarding placement and potential placement
Excellent writing skills to submit reports concerning the status of placements and potential placements
Knowledge of best practices in career coaching
Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and database programs (CampusVue preferred)
Ability to generate alliances by continuously identifying and acting on those things that will create success for the company and its partners.
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Responsibilities:
I. Provides Job Placement Assistance
Collaborates with academic departments to assist with the placement of students in employment, work-study programs, internship and externship opportunities.
Meets or exceeds the required number of graduate placements through solicitation of job leads, graduate contacts and appointments for interviews.
Assists students in locating part-time work and monitors to be sure part-time employment does not interfere with progress toward graduation.
Follows-up with students on job leads provided with potential employers.
Ensures work-study and/or internships are coordinated effectively with appropriate documentation and commitment from all parties.
Monitors the progress of students who are interviewing and follows-up with employers and students to determine the outcome.
Maintains an active lead generation system to ensure sufficient job opportunities are available for students and graduates.
Provides communication to students regarding employment activities and opportunities.
Answers all job lead calls from prospective employers.
II. Advises Students Regarding Career Search
Works with graduates to assist them in their career search by assisting in developing employment goals, r sum and cover letter preparation, and interviewing skills.
Maintains a variety of employment resources, including database of employment possibilities, career guidance references, employment literature and related information.
Prepares students for the realistic working world through proper advisory
III. Conducts Career Services Training
Participates in and/or presents career services information at student orientation.
Works individually and in groups to provide career coaching and educational workshops on job search strategies, resume creation, cover letters, follow-up letters, preparing for interviews and searching for part-time or permanent career employment.
Facilitates workshops on career-related programs/issues for faculty, students and staff.
IV. Handles Student, Alumni and Employer Outreach
Initiates contact with potential employers to promote the College, program offering and graduates by making outgoing employer prospecting calls to provide information about the programs and arrange face-to-face meetings in concert with the Employer Call Plan and the Director of Employer Relations.
Assists the Career Services Team with planning and promoting career fairs, on-campus recruiting opportunities for employers and other career-related events.
Coordinates employer field trips, attends job fairs, and prepares print materials to generate job leads.
Meets with new, returning and upcoming graduating students on a regular basis for relationship building and career planning.
Identifies and communicates with unplaced graduates and students who are close to completing their program.
Maintains contact with local employers to obtain information on job opportunities to develop and enhance working relationships, and to facilitate student placement.
Develops relationships with employers for work-study program, required degree internships, employee training, and employer sponsored degree study training.
Advertises placement success within the College and in the community.
Participates in public relations forums to promote the reputation and services of the school (i.e. job fairs, open houses, guest speakers, graduate job visits, etc.).
V. Collects, Maintains and Reports on Relevant Data
Maintains records of all job orders and creates a filing system (database) of potential placements.
Compiles comprehensive records and maintains database of placements of all successful placements. Ensures that all placement-related data is entered in the Company designated electronic record keeping system on an accurate and timely basis.
Provides reports regarding placement statistics, new employer relationships, and current employer relationships.
Assists Director of Career Services in surveying graduates and employers to compile data regarding the effectiveness of the programs offered.
VI. Follows Compliance Policy and Procedure

Complies with all State, Department of Education and accreditation regulations.
Adheres to all company policies and procedures.
Req #: 2014-2064
Job Locations: US-NC-Wilmington
Posted Date: 3/4/2014
Category: Career Services
Campus: Miller-Motte College - Wilmington
Posting End Date: ..

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