Under the supervision of the Director of Student Development and Career Services or designee, the Assistant Director of Career and Transfer Services is responsible for developing and implementing employer relations, career services, student transfer services, academic advisement, and registration.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Reach out to potential employers to develop a working relationship. Develop on a spreadsheet(s) and/or in a database a variety of employer contacts for presentations, employer panels, tabling events, job fairs and general employment opportunities for students in the various academic programs.
2. Review, implement and monitor the internship process with a focus on the relationship with the employers.
3. Create a database or spreadsheet to track employers offering internship opportunities.
4. Establish relationships with employers who offer internships by reaching out to employers via such means as making telephone calls to the employers, sending emails, networking, responding to postings by employers, conducting general online searches of internship postings, and conducting outreach to employers including Essex County College alumni.
5. Coordinate the scheduling of interviews on-campus or document the scheduling of interviews at the employer's corporate location.
6. Use college student career services software and technology to deliver career development services, post jobs, and track student participation, usage, job searches, and employment attainment, retention and progress.
7. Plan and implement job fairs, workshops, and career activities, and coordinate support and follow-up.
8. Develop, maintain and expand a student workforce prepared to meet the challenges of the work place.
9. Collaborate with academic divisions to determine the transfer and career development needs of students, and develop workshops to deliver either in the class, or to student groups, or for specific majors to address these needs.
10. Use student enrollment data to set targets for career and transfer services.
11. Design, deliver, assess and follow up on one-on-one sessions, class presentations, student club presentations, and workshops about career preparation, employment and transfer opportunities to demonstrate the outcomes and continuous improvement.
12. Provide primary, ongoing academic advisement and support services in the transfer process for students including, but not limited to, exploration, selection, and the application process.
13. Collaborate and work with other institutions of higher education involved with transfer students and transfer student issues to facilitate the transfer process.
14. Maintain knowledge of and best practices associated with transfer articulation agreements, transfer requirements and regulations.
15. Plan, coordinate and arrange guest admission officer visits to the College, and arrange for campus tours for students to visit other colleges and coordinate college fair events and transfer day logistics.
16. Serve as the College's representative at state level meetings regarding transfer.
17. Write, assess, review, update and distribute promotional materials, brochures, flyers, posters, emails, and website postings to inform students, faculty, Chairs, and Deans about resources and services that are available.
18. Develop individual advisement and session notes to maintain, and track the development of students who are assisted.
19. Prepare routine, special and ancillary reports as required, and maintain data for research and reporting on the transfer student population and activities.
20. Maintain strict confidentiality and security of student, staff and client records, and information.
21. Perform other related duties as required.
1. Master's degree.
2. Experience assessing students' needs and coordinating support services.
3. Experience working in an educational environment.
4. Working knowledge of computer software applications, preferably the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
5. Experience working with culturally diverse populations.
6. Experience working both independently and in a team environment.
7. Excellent time and project management skills.
8. Excellent interpersonal skills.
9. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
10. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
1. Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology or related area.
2. Experience coordinating programs for college students.
3. Experience working with students in a student services, client services or equivalent setting.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of computerized record maintenance and management, preferably the Banner System.
Essex County College is an open-door public access community college that is committed to providing quality educational programs and life-long learning opportunities at a very affordable cost. The College is open to students with a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities. We take pride in the richness of our diversity and our nurturing atmosphere, which encourages students who might not otherwise aspire to higher education to enroll and excel.