Responsible for the development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive career services program for the College. Responsible for achieving departmental objectives as it relates to regulatory and internal reporting, career services initiatives, department key performance indicators. Serves as a liaison between the College, students, alumni, and potential employers.
Operational, Reporting, and Leadership Responsibilities
Provides direction, programming, and goals that strategically integrate all aspects of career development, career exploration, internships, job placement, and career planning.
Monitors analyze and evaluate the scope of services to remain consistent with best practices and ensure appropriate support for students and alumni.
Maintains oversight, and coordinates compliance activities to remain abreast of gainful employment regulations in accordance with placement standards and criteria.
Provides professional development and training for department staff.
Adheres to laws, external regulations, internal policies, procedures, and requirements governing areas of responsibility.
Prepares operating budget and monitors monthly activity
Works in collaboration with all functional units to meet the needs of students and graduates, as well as, mutually support departmental objectives.
Develops new employer relationships through individual sourcing, networking, cold-calling, as well as collaboration with Program Directors, faculty, and alumni for internships, job shadowing, and full-time positions.
Develops and maintains existing employer connections and serves as a contact for industry partners and prospective employers.
Provides one-on-one advising, workshops, and seminars about strategies for job search including self-assessment, exploration, decision-making, job search skills, and self-directed job search strategies for students and alumni.
Provides one-on-one assistance for job readiness including resume development, cover letter development, portfolio development, interview coaching.
Reviews and supervises on-campus recruitment and interviewing processes as well as resume referral and job-listing services for current students as well as alumni.
Plans and implements events to facilitate student and alumni interactions with employers and industry professionals including, but not limited to, career fairs, guest speaking, individual hiring sessions.
Develops alumni relations initiatives and outreach programs.
Other related duties and projects as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or combination of education and relevant experience. Master’s degree preferred.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in career planning and employment work, preferably in a centralized Career Services department at a College or University.
Excellent Interpersonal Skills – ability to establish interpersonal rapport and relate to individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures and work effectively with multiple internal and external constituencies.
An understanding of and commitment to the goals and responsibilities of the centralized career services model.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Effective organizational and management skills.
Demonstrated public relations/marketing abilities to be used on behalf of the College as a whole and career services specifically.
Understanding the growing role technology plays in the delivery of career services.
Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class license.
Experience and knowledge in industries related to Cogswell College’s offered programs/degrees.
Experience with and an understanding of higher education policies and procedures.
Knowledge of federal and state laws affecting career services operations and the employment process.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Cogswell University of Silicon Valley
Liberal Arts university located in the heart of the Silicon Valley.