Career Information Specialist

Posting Job Title

Career Information Specialist


Student Success & Strategy

Position Type

Part-time Regular

Number of openings


Job Summary

The Career Information Specialist assists in the day-to-day operation of the Career Development Center. As the initial contact for prospective students, JCCC students, alumni, faculty, staff, and employers, the Career Information Specialist (CIS) provides assistance and information in basic self-discovery, college major research, career exploration, and the job search process. The CIS creates a positive and professional environment, builds rapport with a diverse population of students, and serves as an ambassador for the department, division, and the college. Utilizing specialized career development knowledge, the CIS assesses students’ career exploration and job search needs and provides guidance, information, instruction and referrals to help individuals with their educational and career goals. Responsible for developing, evaluating, and revising a wide variety of career development resources, the CIS ensures that the Career Development Center maintains a current and relevant collection of informative materials to assist students with their college major selection, career exploration and job search goals.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Creative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
Communicate and interact with college students on various career topics
Organizational skills and attention to detail; proofreading skills
Ability to manage time effectively and handle multiple projects at one time
Ability to contribute to a team and share workspace with other staff members
Ability to research, gather and compile data
Experience in public speaking and presenting to small and large groups using exceptional presentation and communication skills
Maintain student confidentiality
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and the Internet

Preferred Qualifications

Effective use of teaching strategies and integrated technology to successfully engage participants and enhance learning
Work experience in a career development center
Higher education or related experience
Knowledge of career development theories and or job search and recruitment practices

Required application documents


Cover letter

Unofficial transcripts

Official transcripts will be required upon hire

Hours per Week


Work Hours/Days

Hours and days will vary.

Salary Grade Level



$15.24 per hour


Overland Park Main Campus


Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors which cannot be lawfully considered, to the extent specified by applicable federal and state laws.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

For a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Career page.

Advertised: 28 May 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 17 Jun 2021 Central Daylight Time

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