Career Services Specialist (FT), CFRN13643CS The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our 273-acre campus which is home to nine associate degrees and a wide variety of professional and technical certificates. Many of these credentials prepare students to seamlessly articulate into the baccalaureate programs of our higher education partner institutions.
College of DuPage is committed to student success and values an inclusive and welcoming community environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Our connection to the larger metropolitan area is essential to our success and provides a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The Career Services Specialist will work with a diverse population of students, alumni, and District 502 community members in support of their career preparation and job search goals.
Meet with students, alumni, and DuPage county community members to assist with the creation and review of professional development materials.
Provide job seekers with the resources to search for employment opportunities and educate them on hiring expectations of employers when completing job applications and conducting interview.
Review and provide constructive feedback on professional documents including resumes, cover letters, elevator pitches, and LinkedIn profiles via electronic submission and/or in person.
Measure employment outcomes using available graduate survey data; Analyze employer and student data from multiple systems to provide up to date information for planning and program development.
Facilitate in-person and virtual career preparation workshops for students, community residents, alumni and outside partner organizations (ie local job clubs, libraries, unemployment offices, etc) in order to assist job seekers in choosing a career field.
Partner with academic programs and faculty to conduct career workshops, events and classroom presentations on a variety of professional development topics.
Assist with all departmental events and programs such as career fairs, open houses, and information nights.
Support Career Service Center marketing by assisting in the development of initiatives, assisting in coordination of social media marketing and bringing awareness of important career topics and events to students.
Other duties as assigned by the Manager of Career Services.
Bachelors degree in career counseling, education, human resources, business administration, or a related field required.
Recruiting experience a plus.
Prior experience working with students of all ages and must be able to demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective, professional relationships with employers and the professional community required.
Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of counseling and career development skills preferred.
Computer, printer, multi-line telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, projector, MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SARS, CCN, MyAccess, Ellucian and the Internet.
Normal office environment with significant walk-in and telephone traffic.
Frequent contact with employers and graduates that may require travel (car) and occasional evening and weekend hours.
This position requires a background check and drug screen.
Competitive starting salaries are dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan.
College of DuPage is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
College of DuPage does not discriminate against individuals in employment opportunities, programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veterans' status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on any other basis protected by law.