Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm and hours outside normal working schedule as necessary.
The Director of Career Services oversees all aspects of Career Services including strategic plans/priorities, direction of department, budget, and developing strong relationships with college partners. Manages Career Counselors and student employment staff in order to provide CSCC students career planning and preparation from entry into the college through completion and/or 4-year transfer.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be comfortable with change and thrive in a dynamic environment. Given the nature of higher education today, the position is likely to evolve in scope and responsibilities over the next few years. The director will need, in partnership with other college leaders, to develop and sustain strong partnerships with the region's business and industry leaders. Strong leadership and comfort with ambiguity will be required while performing the essential duties listed below.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.
Duties are numbered for convenience and do not indicate order in terms of importance, frequency that the duty is performed, or the amount of time spent on the duty.
1) Supervises Career Services staff by assigning and delegating tasks, providing direction, resolving work problems, communicating job expectations, training employees, and developing professional growth development opportunities.
2) Develop short-term and long range operating plans in alignment with state career counseling plan and College's Completion Plan.
3) Works collaboratively with campus partners on grant and college-wide initiatives (e.g., Guided Pathways, Investing in Innovation (i3), and Great Lakes College and Career Pathways)
4) Serves as the college liaison to any third party representative that may provide placement services to Columbus State Community College.
5) Conducts annual employee evaluations, and effectively recommends pay increases, promotions, and other personnel actions. Approves leaves and authorizes overtime as appropriate.
6) Participates in employee selection process. Administers disciplinary actions upon approval, and in collaboration with Human Resources.
7) Plans, interprets, and maintains responsibility for administering Career Services budget. Stays current with budgetary policies and procedures.
8) Communicate to staff, students, and faculty information related to services offered, new materials/tools available, and career-related events and programming.
9) Develop, implement, and maintain career planning programs, workshops, and events. Oversee all Career Services programming
10) Responsible for the acquisition, maintenance, and dissemination of information regarding career fields, employment opportunities, and work-study opportunities. Keeps current on career and labor market trends.
11) Develop and maintain career services databases and relationships with vendors
12) Prepare statistical and other reports for internal and external constituencies.
13) Develop and disseminate Career Services marketing and outreach materials
14) Protect the confidentiality of information with areas of position responsibilities by preventing unauthorized release, both verbally and/or in writing.
15) Represent Career Services to internal and external customers. Present and speak at college, division, or department meetings.
16) Serves on college committees and workgroups as needed.
17) Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and predictable attendance and as required meeting workload demands.
18) Performs other related duties as required.
Usual Physical Demands: The incumbent of this position typically exhibits the physical demands identified in the Functional Job Analysis on file in the College's Human Resources Department and which is periodically reviewed and updated. Physical demands listed in the Functional Job Analysis are not job qualification standards, but are used to help the College assess and determine reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals covered by the American's with Disabilities Act.
While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee regularly sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.
Working Conditions: Normal office working conditions. Will require regular travel in-state and out-of-state to represent Columbus State and participate in grant-funded activities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: Career development theory, labor market information, student information systems, vocational assessment instruments, and; College's policies and procedures; Skill in: administration, supervision, management principles, resource allocation, problem solving, operating a computer and other general office equipment; public speaking and training; written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills; marketing and presentation abilities. Ability to: think critically and strategically to identify needs and propose new and innovative solutions; work with diverse higher education populations; cultivate collaborative relationships with students, faculty, staff, and professional colleagues; understand and use of current educational practices in career counseling; organize activities and coordinate groups of people; prioritize multiple tasks; communicate effectively (writing, listening, speaking);work independently and follow-through on assigned tasks; problem solve, make decisions, manage conflict; maintain confidential and sensitive information.
Master's Degree in Counseling, Student Personnel, Higher Education, or closely related field with supervisory experience and at least three years progressively responsible related experience in a higher education academic setting. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Preferred Qualifications: Social Work or Counseling Licensure
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees ...in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.