Manages the delivery of career, transfer, and support services to St. Augustine College students. Ensures successful management of employer relationships and job banks that are applicable to student needs and facilitates a smooth transition for students transferring to a four-year college or university.
Summary of Essential Job Duties:
Develops career, transfer, and other support services based on student needs and best practices.
Develops processes and procedures for the delivery of services according to college’s and IWE’s requirements.
Oversees the delivery of career, transfer, and other support services to college’s students (academic, adult education, and workforce).
Develops a network of relationships with employers and other organizations to become a resource for job placement, internships, job shadowing and others.
Supervises the advising of students on career preparation, resume writing, job search techniques, interviewing skills, and employment issues among others.
Partners with other SAC stakeholders (academic professors and administrators, adult education faculty, and others) to ensure access to students and to develop needed career services.
Oversees the tracking and reporting of employment data for SAC graduates (academic, workforce, and adult education) right after graduation, six months after graduation, and a year later.
Plans job fairs and employer visitation field trips.
Supervises the advising of students on transfer (from St. Augustine to other colleges and universities, and from IWE programs to St. Augustine college programs) and related issues.
Organizes special programs and events specifically for college’s transfer students.
Supervises the delivery of student support services to students at all SAC campuses and sites.
Participates in articulation negotiation teams and tracks and manages the college’s articulation agreements.
Supervises and coaches Career Specialist(s), Career Coordinator(s), and others to perform required daily tasks.
Supervises the maintaining of accurate and updated information about the Center’s services and the students served by use of IWE’s database or grantor proprietary applications.
Issues service reports as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in related field with a minimum of 2 years of progressive experience in supervision, ideally in an educational environment.
Two to three years of experience delivering career services preferably in an educational environment.
Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.
Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with students, colleagues, and employers and other organizations.
Experience in managing and directing a diversified work staff. Must be able to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy.
Self-directed and innovative, and able to assess current operations in an effort to improve them. Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner and to work under pressure with multiple projects and tasks.
Sensitivity to socially and ethnically diverse communities.
Highly developed analytical and problem solving and decision-making skills, and good writing and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish.
About Institute for Workforce Education
The Institute for Workforce Education (IWE) is the leading provider of dual-language workforce development services in Illinois. We add value to businesses and organizations by delivering results-driven, customized training services in a responsive, professional manner.