Coordinator - Career Services
Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Dallas, and Douglasville. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor’s degree options both in the classroom and online.
We are a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for great employees to grow in a fast-paced and challenging work environment that encourages employee wellness and overall success. Our combined efforts at GHC have led to numerous awards, honors, and countless stories of success for students and employees.
This position services all six locations.
The Career Services Coordinator will assist students and alumni with career assessments, resume updates, interview preparation, employment searches, and professional development in all aspects of career exploration, planning, and marketing as well as building relationships with employers to support the career development of students. The Career Services Coordinator will also manage GHC’s College Central Network portal and assist students to prepare for the professional workplace.
Advises and instructs students in career development, including resume and cover letter writing; interview skills; and job/internship/graduate school search strategies; networking; professionalism
Prepares and presents career development presentations and workshops to classes, student organizations, and other student-oriented audiences
Uses occupational information to advise students on training/educational pathways; skills; experience; average salary; and other requirements for particular careers
Provides career assessment and interpretation to students exploring major and career options
Manages and promotes student and employer usage of College Central Network, GHC’s online job board
Maintains ongoing professional development via involvement with relevant professional associations such as GACE (Georgia Association of Colleges & Employers) and NACE (National Association of Colleges & Employers)
Organizes job fairs, workshops, and recruitment opportunities that will connect students to employers to provide information regarding future career options
Works closely with other staff members in the planning, coordination, and promotion of programs such as job fairs and other employer networking activities, career development workshops, and general career advising services
Conducts regular outreach efforts to include classroom presentations, orientations, student organizations, open houses, etc
Disseminates employment and internship opportunities to appropriate faculty, student organizations, and students, using resources such as College Central Network, email, social media, etc.
Develops strong relationships with GHC department heads and faculty; targets key faculty for employer recruitment opportunities
Coordinates with SGA and Student Engagement to promote career development opportunities to students across all campuses
Promotes campus recruitment opportunities to employers
Promotes career development programs and services to students through various in-person and electronic communication methods (emails, social media, flyers, presentations, information tables, etc.)
Supervise Career Center interns and student assistants
Oversees the management, organization, and promotion of the Professional Clothes Closet and professional headshots service
Performs related duties as assigned
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one year.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license Issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Required Documents to Attach
Unofficial transcripts if applicable
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of the principles and practices of career development in the context of higher education
Knowledge of career competencies and ethical guidelines developed by the National Association of Colleges & Employers & NACE)
Knowledge of the local, regional, and national job market
Knowledge of state and federal employment laws
Skill in the provision of career advisement to a diverse student body
Skill in career management systems and other career development software programs
Skill in decision making and problem solving
Skill in developing relationships with employers to develop job and internship opportunities
Skill in oral and written communication