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Directors of Career Services manage the overall functions of their institutions' career services offices and employees. Sample resumes in this field highlight duties such as managing all aspects of the Career Services Center, including student success and graduate outcomes; developing strong relationships between employers, students, and other departments in the college; and hiring and managing federal work study students. A bachelor's degree is the minimum educational requirement for this position, though relevant experience in placement processes and career services is a necessary requirement on applicants' resumes as well.

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Director of Career Services

Achieved and recognized for the ability to meet and exceed both corporate and accreditation benchmarks for placement standards

  • Consistently measured the success of the department through key metrics and the ability to achieve or exceed weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual goals
  • Coached, mentored and managed a staff of as many as seven to meet and exceed campus and corporate placement expectations for as many as 645 students and graduates
  • Created, implemented and trained students monthly on professionalism, active job search, business acumen and effective communication for success and career placement
  • Consistently identified and managed a steady pipeline of employment opportunities for student placement
  • Coordinated events on and off campus for employers and students including: Program Advisory Committee Meetings, Career Fairs, and Graduation Ceremonies
  • Ranked third out of 109 campuses in the country by exceeding corporate expectations placing 78% of 2013 graduates in their field of study
  • Developed personal connections through excellent communication with students and employers in order to evaluate and create "Best Right Fit" placement opportunities
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
MA
Communication
2

Director of Career Services

Created metrics based goals and run rates in order to meet and exceed placement standards.

  • Achieved calendar year placement benchmark of 82% placed in 2009 and 2010.
  • May 2010 received Career Services Director of the Year Award for North Atlantic Region.
  • Managed staff and externship/internship program along with staff training and supervision.
  • Conducted, monitored, and documented individual and group training sessions and regular department meetings to ensure expected performance and growth standards.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
3

Director of Career Services

Direct and manage two career services departments at the Stockton and Citrus Heights locations.

  • Developed new career services department implementing processes, procedures, and customer relations.
  • Appointed as a Co-Chair responsible for training all career service departments within the organization in order to improve annual compliance percentages.
  • Improved student process by defining expectations, and creating measurable benchmarks for student success.
  • 2009 placement results directly contributed to the campus being names Campus of the Year.
  • Employee of the month 8/2009, Hall of Fame winner 2009, achieved company goals in 2010 and was recognized at the annual awards retreat.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Career And Technical Studies
4

Director of Career Services

Responsible for the student placement targets and Business Development in the Austin Texas Campus

  • Delivered results that exceeded Career Placement rates averaging 80%
  • Executed strategies resulting achievement of 95% target placement internship acquisition
  • Achieved positioning campus in the top 3 Nationally for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Provided career placement and vocational guidance to more than 800 students in 9 different program of studies
  • Developed new employer relationships that increased the Austin database by 10% in the first year
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Psychology
MA
Business Administration
5

Director of Career Services

Responsible for planning, developing and administering career assistance for students

  • Managed Pittsburgh campus into company Top 10 in overall placements
  • Improved graduate placement rates by 17.41% year over year
  • Increased graduate starting salaries by 6% year over year
  • Appointed to Director of Career Service Leadership Council
  • Developed and implemented marketing plans to achieve graduate employment goals
  • Oversee training and development of the Career Services staff
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Theatre
6

Director of Career Services

Provided job placement and career planning services to students, graduates and alumni.

  • Supervised and trained staff to assist students, graduates and alumni in job placement, resume writing and career counseling. Also oversaw and participated in daily activities and duties.
  • Responsible for setting up career fairs, PAC Meeting and company recruitment visits.
  • Maintained and grew existing company contacts to employ licensed graduates.
  • Used CVUE and Class to input and record student activity results. Generated weekly G&E reports to track results and spreadsheets to track unlicensed graduates.
  • Worked with Safety and Training department to ensure graduates were getting licensed. Also responsible for calling on unlicensed graduates to come back and get licensed.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Electro / Mechanical Engineering
7

Corporate Director of Career Services and Continuing Education

Developed and set direction for campus-based career services and continuing education departments for 11 schools in 7 states, standardizing career placement and student retention processes, creating performance standards and monitoring monthly progress

  • Increased CE revenue by 15% through the development of new continuing education programs
  • Authored professional career-related articles within industry related publications
  • Instituted a higher standard of regulatory reporting measures for accreditation agency compliance
  • Managed cross-departmental teams of admissions, career/student services, faculty and school administration to facilitate student retention and raise placement rates above accreditation standards
  • Served as a public face for Cortiva, creating an industry image and market presence to expand the company's profile with employers and industry advocates
Candidate Info
49
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Psychology
MS
Applied (i / O) Psychology
MS
Applied (i / O) Psychology
8

Director of Career Services

Placed graduates in jobs within their field of study.

  • Averaged a 90% placement rate or above for the graduates in Owensboro, Marion, Albany, and Morgantown campuses for three years.
  • Wrote the WIA grant, implemented the program, and managed the $100,000 plus GED program.
  • Supervised the STEP Program (GED Preparatory Classes).
  • Assisted local schools to develop proposals for educational opportunities for potential students.
  • Worked with partnership agencies and wrote grants for partnership opportunities in various areas.
  • Coordinated campus community relations.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Physical Education
MS
Secondary Education
Finance
9

Director of Career Services

Supervised, trained, and inspired employees on a daily basis; participated in interviewing fellow directors for other departments

  • Reviewed and devised daily/weekly reports to monitor activity to ensure all accreditor benchmarks are scheduled to be met, managed a team as large as 8
  • Monitored files on a daily basis for compliance for Career Services and fellow departments
  • Attended weekly leadership, regional and divisional meetings to review and discuss departmental activity, placement, compliance, and staff activity
  • Participated in monthly new student orientation, thoroughly explained services that Career Services provides
Candidate Info
34
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AS
Medical Assistant
Business And Marketing
10

Assistant Director of Career Services

Developed strong employer relationships; marketed the school's graduates to national, regional and local employment firms; met and exceeded graduate outcome statistics; and oversaw all Career Services Center programs and services

  • Worked closely with the Professional Development Instructors and Career Services Director to contribute to career course content
  • Maintained and reported accurate employment records and statistics
  • Coached graduates and students on career search strategies Game Design, Animation, Visual Game Programming, Web Design, Graphic Design and Advertising
  • Trained, developed and managed a team of employment advisors, and student assistants
  • Average 95% placement of all graduates across disciplines within 6 months of graduation, minimum salary of $40,000
  • 3+ Hiring Events a quarter, Professional Portfolio Reviews each quarter, 125+ employers attended Portfolio Hiring Event each quarter
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AA
Liberal Studies
BA
History
MA
Management

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