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Career Planning Specialist

Apply now Job no: 495489
Work type: Part-time
Location: Richland
Work Schedule: Varies (No more than 19.5 hours per week)

Hourly Rate (Part-Time)

$16.35 per hour



Position Type



Under general direction, provides career counseling, job search services, employment activities and outreach programs to students and assists with career service events.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of career counseling and development. Good career development skills, coaching and advising skills.  Knowledge of District organizations, operations, activities, policies and objectives.  Requires considerable knowledge of career development resources and community employers.  Ability to perform independently and without supervision all of the essential duties of the position with efficiency and effectiveness with only general supervision.  The ability to build solid working relationships and work directly with students and parents in a diverse environment requiring patience and persuasion.  Good organizational and computer skills, record keeping and general office skills.  Ability to remain current on knowledge of all college degree and certificate programs and to assist students with meeting their career goals.  Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.  Make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization and the student.  Speaks, listens and writes in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques when communicating with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Physical Requirements

Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience

Associates degree in related field plus two (2) years of work related experience. ***Will be subject to a criminal background check and fingerprinting check.***

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for planning, coordinating and administering a college career services program applicable to student career planning, job search and employment activities.  Develops, implements and monitors programs to assist students in the job search process. Conducts individual student career counseling and individual assistance in resume preparation, occupational research, interviewing techniques, job search strategies, and other career related matters.  Conducts student career planning counseling in various settings such as individual, group, telephone, and/or online.  Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with individuals, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.  Meets with representatives from the local business community to develop employment opportunities activities and events.  Utilizes computer software related to career services.  Develops and implements special career-related programs and events such as job fairs, career week events, seminars, workshops, and/or other campus initiatives.  Conducts various types of workshops regarding job search and career planning; prepares career related information for distribution to students.  Recommends new programs and assists in promoting individual student career assessment activities. Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with persons from diverse backgrounds. The ability to provide quality customer service.  Performs other duties as assigned.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.

Preferred skills: Experience with conducting individual and/or group student career counseling providing assistance in resume preparation, occupational research, interviewing techniques, job search strategies, and other career related concerns. Utilize computer software related to career services. Experience with conducting student career planning activities in various settings such as, individual, group, telephone, and/or online.  Experience coordinating and providing program introduction meetings, workshops and/or seminars which include developing associated material to promote and inform as they relate to the specific population served.

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