International Education Corporation
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Director of Career Services (HP)
at International Education Corporation
UEI College is a leader in post-secondary career education. Our mission is to drive personal and community transformation by empowering students to make a positive and enduring life change. We are consistently searching for like-minded compassionate professionals who strive to be the best in their respective fields. Our top candidates share our commitment to helping students build the skills to create a future of which they can be proud.
We are currently seeking a Director of Career Services to join our team at our Huntington Park Campus. In this position, you will be responsible for administering the campus' job placement program by ensuring a successful student placement experience for the campus’ students. As a member of the campus management team you will be responsible for the Career Services department meeting its objectives and goals, and ensuring the daily productivity of the Career Services team members. You will also be responsible for developing services that support the school’s mission, meeting the needs of a diverse campus population and fostering student professional and career development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Complies with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, accreditor standards, and institutional policies and procedures, including but not limited to those related to student job placement;
Leads the Career Services team to achieve placement results in each program which are consistent with applicable regulatory agency standards and company and/or college guidelines;
Actively promotes the Company’s mission, vision and values and ensures employees incorporate these beliefs and values into their daily work ethic;
Develops and implements the campus strategy for Career Services;
Ensures relentless execution of IEC-wide and regional strategic plans in Career Services;
Follows all relevant policies, processes, and procedures related to placement process and documentation, including all processes established by the IEC compliance team;
Provides training, coaching, and mentoring to other Career Services peers and new Career Services Specialists;
Participates and assumes team leadership role in campus special projects and initiatives;
Monitors and improves the campus Career Services relevant metrics;
Partners with compliance in regards to placement verification and documentation processes and policies;
Prepares and manages Career Services Department budget, specifically in staff allocation;
Manages Career Services staff and resources allocation to ensure effective Career Services operations and meeting the critical targets and goals;
Manages and motivates departmental staff to ensure effective and efficient departmental performance, which includes career advancement opportunities, training, and developing measurements and departmental goals;
Manages and oversees externship component of all relevant programs and develops and implements campus-specific strategies to achieve the IEC Extern to Hire goals in collaboration with the Education Department;
Ensures consistency in standard IEC-wide Career Services structures and services such as professional development workshops for the students and graduates, regular accountability meetings with Career Services staff, and standard meetings and communication structures with other members of the campus and IEC community;
Contributes to design and implementation of professional development programs and training for Career Services staff to aid in their effectiveness in externs and graduates career development, job search, job placement and externship/employment retentions as well as in employer business development;
Develops and manages Advisory Board Meetings and makes recommendations to the Executive and Academic Committee regarding technical and career skills needed in the workplace;
Maintains a positive and active relationship with employers in the community, sponsors on-campus recruiting, and hosts/participates in business and community-development events;
Promotes and maintains alumni relations;
Works collaboratively with campus functional departments;
Provides market surveys on proposed new educational programs; and
Performs other duties as assigned.
- Some college preferred.
Minimum 3 years of combined career services and management experience, with over one year of management experience preferred.
Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong presentation skills.
Effective problem resolution skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, with an emphasis in Excel and Outlook utilization to manage team priorities
Ability to work effectively building and maintaining a team.
Good general business knowledge and ability to effectively supervise and lead a team of professionals.
Successful track record of placement activities in educational or staffing/recruiting environment.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to drive in the United States.
We offer an exciting, fast-paced and dynamic work environment. In addition, full-time colleagues have a variety of benefits available that include; Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability Coverage, a generously matched 401(k) plan, voluntary benefits and much more.
If changing students’ lives is also important to you, and you have the qualifications reflected above, we would love to hear from you!