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Career Development Specialist V

Company: Elgin Community College
Location: Elgin
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person-students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors-feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college's mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Rate of Pay:

This position is a grade 14 with a minimum of $23.83 and a mid-point of $31.78. Hourly rate offer will be commensurate with the education/experience, in alignment with the College's compensation philosophy, and the current CBA, if applicable.

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

An employee in this classification performs work of moderate difficulty by providing career counseling to current and prospective students, alumni, and community members. Work is distinguished by the ability to administer and interpret personality and ability assessments tests and the development of new career services programs. Direction is received by the assigned manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Master's degree (MA) with a minimum of two years experience counseling individuals on career development and job search processes or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Considerable knowledge administering and interpreting career assessment instruments, specifically the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory and Self-Directed Search.
  • Considerable skills in verbal and written communication.
  • Considerable skills in presentation development and delivery.
  • Considerable skill in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including but not limited to Word, Excel, Access and Publisher
  • Considerable skill in organizing work to meet established deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Working skill in interpersonal interaction to be applied to a variety of individuals with differing education, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Working skill in operating a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment as well as learning and adapting to new and updated programs and technology.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when required by the department's needs.

    Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Master's degree in counseling, social services or human services.

    Essential Duties:

  • Counsel students, alumni and community members to identify and implement chosen career objectives. Provide individual assessment testing to assist participants in integrating career choices with various diverse personal challenges and concerns. Make referrals to external professional resources for assistance if necessary.
  • Develop and deliver presentations on career planning and development, resume development and interviewing skills to ECC classes and community organizations.
  • Coach students, alumni and community members on personalized job search strategies, including critique of resumes, cover letters, and mock interviews.
  • Represent the Career Services division at college events; assist Career Services management in development of strategies to promote career counseling services.
  • Serve on college committees to ensure course programming that provides career development education.
  • Maintains required training, licensure and/or certifications
  • Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws
  • Demonstrates sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.
  • Maintains an understanding of the work of colleagues to effectively provide backup and/or support for co-workers during times when the division is short-staffed or experiencing an increased volume of work.
  • Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality

    Other Duties:

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

    Physical Demands

    Sedentary (up to 10 lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time)

    Visual Acuity:

    Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

    Work Environment:

    Moderate noise

    Environmental Conditions:

    Typical office or administrative

    Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

    The initial posting date for this position is 01/18/2023. Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 01/25/2023 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

    Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.
    In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College's EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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