Program Coordinator - Career Services



Description

Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks a Program Coordinator who will be responsible for the coordination of work duties and independently plan, organize and prioritize work in support of Career Services. The Program Coordinator will provide in-depth customer service to students, employers, staff, faculty and the public. This position will collaborate with Career Services staff and other departments to ensure efficient and timely processes are developed and implemented. This position reports to the Director for Career Services.
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This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by April 15, 2021 @ 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide direct coordination to the Director for Career Services in support of student-centered programming and services within Career Services;
  • Provide primary intake services and high-level customer service to students, employers, staff, faculty and the public for Career Services; resolve problems and respond to inquiries regarding procedures and services;
  • Respond to Career Services emails, answer phone calls and schedule appointments for staff;
  • Serve as the primary support to the Hawk Career Readiness Program by addressing program inquiries, coordinating the logistics of marketing and programming and collecting data;
  • Serve as the primary Handshake support to employers, students and other stakeholders by assisting with employer registration, posting, vetting and approving employment opportunities, student registration, system navigation, and other administrative responsibilities within Handshake;
  • Maintain the CBC information on Career Coach updated and address student inquiries;
  • Collaborate and support the logistical planning, marketing, registering, and executing of career fairs, networking events, workshops, presentations, and other career-related events as services and programming provided by Career Services;
  • Process graphic and calendar requests to promote events and ensure updated information is listed;
  • Maintain and monitor the department budget; complete and process requisitions, invoices and payroll;
  • Order supplies, equipment and printing materials; arrange for equipment maintenance and repair services;
  • Establish front office procedures, standards, priorities and deadlines in consultation with the Director;
  • Create and revise electronic or manual files;
  • Attend meetings and conferences as a Career Services representative;
  • Maintain Career Services web page and Canvas shell;
  • Collaborate in creating and updating processes, documentation, forms and publications as they relate to the services provided in Career Services;
  • Assist with supervision of hourly employees and student workers assigned to Career Services;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Associate's degree or equivalent education from an institutionally accredited college or university ;
  • Three (3) years of clerical or secretarial experience; and
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an institutionally accredited college or university;
  • Two (2) years of experience working in career services or workforce development;
  • Experience with Handshake;
  • Bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish.


Skills & Abilities

Analytical Skills : Synthesize complex or diverse information; collect and research data; use intuition and experience to complement data; design work flows and procedures;

Attendance/Punctuality : Is consistently at work and on time; ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrive at meetings and appointments on time;

Computer Skills : Intermediate to advanced computer experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; operate personal computer with general understanding of application software; ability to learn office and College-specific software;

Customer Service Skills : Manage difficult or emotional customer situations; respond promptly to customer needs; solicit customer feedback to improve service; respond to requests for service and assistance; meet commitments;

Interpersonal Skills : Focus on solving conflict, not blaming; maintain confidentiality; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; remain open to others' ideas and try new things;

Oral Communication : Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings;

Problem Solving Skills : Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem solving situations; use reason even when dealing with emotional topics;

Professionalism : Ability to approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accept responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments;

Quality : Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality; apply feedback to improve performance; monitor own work to ensure quality;

Written Communication : Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; vary writing style to meet needs; present numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

This position is a twelve-month (12) month, full-time, overtime eligible, represented, classified staff position. The typical work hours for this position are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; however, must be available to work a flexible schedule when prior notice is given by the College. This position is available immediately.

PROCESS NOTE:

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

**Please note that selected interview candidates will be subject to supplemental testing that will measure skills and abilities related to this position (e.g., Communication, Problem Solving, MS Office Simulation [Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word], Customer Service, etc.).

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of Columbia Basin College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students.

If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.

Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4740.

OTHER JOB ELEMENTS:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described below are representative of those that must be met and may be encountered by an incumbent when performing the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility including having the ability to move materials on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc. and travel between buildings on campus. Manual dexterity and coordination are required to operate equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office equipment.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Usual office working conditions. The noise level in the work area is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.

UNION CLAUSE:

This is a bargaining unit position represented by the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA). Internal promotional, transfer and voluntary demotion applicants who have skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position will be considered prior to consideration of other applicants.

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