Director - Career Services
at Vista College

Date Posted: 9/1/2017

Job Description

Director of Career Services

1. Achieves placement results in each program which are consistent with the college objectives. College objectives are set at a minimum of 90 percent gross placement rate within 90 days from graduation. A gross placement of 95 percent or better is considered outstanding performance.

2. Assists students and graduates in their job search to include the following:

  1. Preparation of a resume.

  2. Preparation of appropriate cover letters and thank you letters.

  3. Networking techniques.

  4. Employment research techniques.

  5. Completion of employment forms.

3. Interviews students and assesses vocational skills, education, training, employment background, emotional adjustment, and social skills.

4. Counsels clients to promote productive work attitudes and skills, and to set appropriate vocational goals based on qualifications, interests, and labor market conditions.

5. Develops quarterly placement action plans which include:

  1. Prospective graduate meetings for all programs.

  2. Placement rates by program.

  3. Visiting employers and inviting employers to visit the college.

  4. Recommendations for improving placement activities.

6. Maintains case files and computerized placement databases.

7. Employs ethical placement practices while maintaining placement information and student files within the Accrediting Council criteria and the college’s standards.

8. Develops and implements record keeping and report systems to conform to the college’s standards.

9. Prepares and delivers presentations to employers and client groups to promote the college and employment-related services of the career services program. Maintains a follow-up procedure with the graduates and the employers to determine the employment status of graduates and to determine the needs of the employer.

10. May train, guide, and supervise placement and administrative staff in job placement and/or test administration procedures.

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At Vista College, our goal is to make our graduates successful by empowering them with the knowledge, skills and practical training needed in today’s competitive workplace. Our flexible programs fit busy lifestyles, with classes offered in the day, evening, and even online. Our smaller class sizes allow students to receive personalized attention, and our emphasis on hands-on learning help students develop real-world experience that they can leverage to get started on the career of their dreams

Do you have an affinity for helping others make progress in their lives? Do you want to work in an environment committed to intellectual curiosity and lifelong education? Vista College may be just the place for you!

In a word, people are what set Vista College apart. Our teachers, administrators and support staff are the backbone of our success, and why we have endured in the competitive field of continuing education for over a quarter of a century. As a member of the Vista College family, you are an essential part of an operation committed to helping individuals better their lives through ongoing education that creates new opportunities.

Our goal is to make our graduates successful by empowering them with the knowledge, skills and practical training needed in today’s competitive workplace. Our flexible programs fit busy lifestyles, with classes offered in the day, evening, and even online. We maintain smaller class sizes so students receive personalized attention from our knowledgeable instructors. And, our emphasis on hands-on learning helps students develop real-world experience that can leverage to get started on the career of their dreams.

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