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Career Planning Specialist

Dallas County Community College District

Job Title: Career Planning Specialist
Job Location: Dallas , TX
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Advising/counseling/support
Careers services & placement
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-07-18

Job Description

Career Planning Specialist
Dallas County Community College District

Job no: 495590
Work type: Part-time
Location: Cedar Valley
Work Schedule: Varies (No more than 19.5 hours per week)

Working Title

Career Planning Specialist

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Salary Level


Salary Range

(Full-$2,833.33 mo. - $3,258.33 mo. (dependent on experience and other considerations)

Hourly Rate (Part-Time)

$16.35 per hour

Business Travel



Position Type



Under general direction, provides career counseling, job search services, employment activities and outreach programs to students and assists with career service events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for planning, coordinating and administering a college career services program applicable to student career planning, job search and employment activities.  Develops, implements and monitors programs to assist students in the job search process. Conducts individual student career counseling and individual assistance in resume preparation, occupational research, interviewing techniques, job search strategies, and other career related matters.  Conducts student career planning counseling in various settings such as individual, group, telephone, and/or online.  Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with individuals, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.  Meets with representatives from the local business community to develop employment opportunities activities and events.  Utilizes computer software related to career services.  Develops and implements special career-related programs and events such as job fairs, career week events, seminars, workshops, and/or other campus initiatives.  Conducts various types of workshops regarding job search and career planning; prepares career related information for distribution to students.  Recommends new programs and assists in promoting individual student career assessment activities. Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with persons from diverse backgrounds. The ability to provide quality customer service.  Performs other duties as assigned.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of career counseling and development. Good career development skills, coaching and advising skills.  Knowledge of District organizations, operations, activities, policies and objectives.  Requires considerable knowledge of career development resources and community employers.  Ability to perform independently and without supervision all of the essential duties of the position with efficiency and effectiveness with only general supervision.  The ability to build solid working relationships and work directly with students and parents in a diverse environment requiring patience and persuasion.  Good organizational and computer skills, record keeping and general office skills.  Ability to remain current on knowledge of all college degree and certificate programs and to assist students with meeting their career goals.  Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.  Make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization and the student.  Speaks, listens and writes in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques when communicating with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Physical Requirements

Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience

Associates degree in related field plus two (2) years of work related experience. ***Will be subject to a criminal background check.  Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check.***

Information and Application Process Instructions

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The seven independently accredited colleges of the Dallas County Community College District are part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Dallas County Community College District complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act. If you require special accommodations in order to apply for a position, please contact Cynthia Brown, District Human Resources Office, at 214-378-1501.

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities within the Dallas County Community College District and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

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