The Career Planning and Placement Coordinator is responsible for establishing business contracts, providing career counseling and employment assistance to students, and informing the general public of available services. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Establishes business contacts to recruit employer participation for student job placement, needs assessment, trends, and employment criteria.
Counsels participants to discuss career goals and employment opportunities and to develop educational and/or training plans.
Provides employment assistance, by instructing participants in job search techniques, referring qualified participants to employers, and revising student resumes, as needed.
Plans, directs, and presents career related workshops and organizes and coordinates
student related career fairs.
Coordinates supportive services with other agencies and educational institutions,
maintains career reference library, assists participants in finding part-time employment, coordinates interviewing for permanent placements, and schedules employer visits.
Conducts follow-up, by monitoring and documenting participant progress, counsels participant, as needed, designs brochures, and maintains registrant files.
Promotes available services to area schools, agencies, organizations, businesses, and the general public, by making or arranging presentations, planning workshops, and
preparing materials to publicize programs.
Compiles and maintains information, such as case records, interview summaries, and local labor market information.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of counseling principles and practices of career planning and placement. Knowledge of recruitment, interviewing, and placement techniques. Ability to gather and disseminate information related to career opportunities. Ability to plan and coordinate career counseling and job placement services. Ability to procure and schedule employer visits.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in general business, education or a related field; plus two years of experience in career planning and placement, counseling or a related area.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.