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FLSA Designation
Date Issued: 2005-06-30
Counseling and Career Services
Title: Director of Career Services
Function and Responsibility
Under administrative direction and reporting directly to the Dean of Academic Services. Responsible for coordination of all activities of the Career Center. Responsible for the management of the Counseling Office and the Career Center.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage day to day operations of the Career Center and Counseling Office. Develop and lead programs, procedures and policies for the Career Center and advising for undecided students. Work in collaboration with the LPC in assisting students using the Career Center, and in building relationships with internal and external departments and agencies.

Create and maintain a Career Resource Library, including the use of software such as MOIS and DISCOVER. Prepare brochures, bulletins and reports on career information and job opportunities. Create and maintain Career Services website.

Coordinate a Fall Career Fair and a Spring Job Fair, plus other seminars or conferences as required.

Develop, produce and distribute monthly student career newsletter. Collection and analysis of employment data as may be required (e.g., Perkins).

Intake with students for career assessment. Determine counseling, testing or other services needed. Assist students with vocational testing.

Hire, train and supervise student employees and other personnel for the Career Center and the Counseling Office.

Maintain records of office usage and contacts made from outside agencies.

Maintain budget for Counseling and Career Services.

Provide information during the summer months to incoming students and parents during orientation sessions as well as coordinate summer activities and information through the Career Center.

Assist and help lead activities in the areas of academic advising and programs for Liberal Arts (undecided) students.

Implement new Career Services and Placement initiatives.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education; two years of experience with (a) career planning and placement services, (b) counseling center activities, and (c) student scheduling ; and two years of management experience required. Ability to work independently; interpersonal and organizational skills allowing coordination and organization of various projects and events. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and publishing programs. Ability to communicate effectively with students, employees, employers and outside agencies. Ability to maintain the strictest code of confidentiality; must possess acceptance and sensitivity for all counseling situations.
Physical and Mental Demands
Adequate physical fitness to be able to sit and concentrate for long periods of time; use of fine motor skills to operate computer; ability to see, hear, and speak with or without the use of aids to perform normal office tasks; use of gross motor skills to perform supervisory and organizational duties.
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