• Southwestern College invites a...

Southwestern College invites applications for a newly created position: Director of Career Services. This position plays a central role in fulfilling our mission and vision. The Director of Career Center will provide leadership and direction in developing our new Career Center as a comprehensive career service and support program. The Director will focus on program and workshop development as well as individual attention to student career exploration, employment searches, application and interpersonal skill development leading to successful student employment. Key responsibilities include:- Provide leadership, program development, and administration of a comprehensive Career Center.- Focus on serving all students with creative and forward-thinking direction with the vision to develop programs that address evolving employment and educational trends and needs.- Provide and maintain a student-centered focus and approach.- Provide 1-1 job search and career coaching sessions to include: advice in personal marketing documents such as resume, cover letter design, etc. - Provide career advising expertise to students for academic planning. - Conduct career management workshops, seminars and other presentations for students. - Collaborate and partner with established internship programs on campus. - Establish and maintain productive relationships with colleagues including faculty, staff, administrators, employers, and other relevant groups to infuse career readiness across the campus.- Develop and promote print and electronic marketing and publicity campaigns to inform and educate students, and faculty on programs and services through the Career Center.- Facilitate continuous improvement of services and resources to ensure the Career Center remains responsive to student career development needs relative to employment trends, emerging job markets, and changes in education that impact student employment success.- Flexibility to include some evenings and weekends.- Performs other duties as assigned.Requirements:- Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred in student personnel, student success/advising, communication, marketing, public relations, or related field. - Three to five years of higher education experience in Career Services or related field such as admissions, student success, academic advising. - Established in-depth knowledge of career development with college students, and program planning skills. - Strong counseling skills.Desired Attributes:- Excellent written (grammar, punctuation, spelling etc.) and oral communication skills.- Excellent presentation skills. - Cross-cultural communication skills and sensitivity, demonstrated ability to work respectfully with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.- Patient, positive, outgoing attitude, a sense of humor and strong interpersonal skills- Excellent organizational and time management skills. - Strong customer service focus and skills.To apply, submit a cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for the position, resume, and complete contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E-mail: HumanResources@sckans.edu. A review of applications will begin March 4, 2019. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an AA/EOE employer.