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Job Number: 1200870
Job Title: DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES / DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES
Location: Miami Lakes, FL
School Name: Southeastern College
 
The purpose of Southeastern College is to offer quality career education in an atmosphere of personalized attention. At Southeastern College we focus on the specialized skills and knowledge needed for today’s marketplace by providing courses that apply to skill performance and career management development.

At Southeastern College we select industry experienced individuals as members of our faculty. This allows our students to be educated by professionals who have practical knowledge in their particular field; as well as the appropriate level of formal education. This philosophy assists our faculty in recreating a similar atmosphere to that which you will encounter in your new career.


DESCRIPTION

The core mission of Southeastern College is to provide targeted educational services that meet community needs. The Student Services Department aids Southeastern College students in reaching their career goals by preparing students for their transition into the professional world. The Director of Student Services creates and fosters a sense of importance for the development of career skills necessary for students to achieve success in both the job search process and in their careers. To meet this end, the Director of Student Services must work to build and maintain relationships with employers and community leaders to enhance the opportunities for Southeastern College graduates.
 
The Director of Student Services is responsible for the delivery of career development programs and services designed to facilitate the successful placement of students into career positions. This is accomplished through:
  • Creating and scheduling professional development workshops
  • Coordinating and facilitating events, meetings, and student activities
  • Conducting surveys of students, graduates, and employers
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Oversee the Creation and Distribution of Student Information:

The Director of Student Services is responsible for the creation and distribution of all departmental documents to campus organizations and other departments, as well as for the issuing of ID cards and insurance to students. To accomplish this, the Director of Student Services must:
  • Manage the development of departmental monthly calendars containing the schedules of meetings, upcoming events, student activities, and guest speakers
  • Oversee the creation of departmental semester newsletters which share important information and showcase programs
  • Provide each student with a valid ID card upon entry to the school
  • Issue student accidental insurance while on clinical/externship/fieldwork
Partner with Local Employers:
The Director of Student Services is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with local employers. To accomplish this, the Director must:
  • Schedule and facilitate local bi-annual Advisory Board meetings
  • Hold membership in a minimum of two professional associations
  • Attend professional association meetings to network for students and graduates
  • Partner with employers for resume referrals
  • Conduct weekly off-campus employer visits
  • Host employers on campus for recruiting events
  • Compile job leads and internship leads by program to show current demand in the market
  • Compile and maintain placement statistics by program
  • Gather student and graduate success stories by program
  • Gather graduate and employer testimonial
Create and Schedule Professional Development Workshops:
The Director of Student Services is responsible for scheduling professional development workshops and events to further the learning and development of Southeastern College students. To accomplish this, the Director of Student Services must:
  • Teach students skills in resume writing, job search strategies, and interviewing techniques
  • Create development workshops in the areas of financial management, interviewing, leadership, professionalism; resume writing, time management, study skills…
  • Communicate with department leaders about the distribution and implementation of these programs within their curriculum
  • Ensure the workshop information is transmitted properly to the students
Coordinate and Facilitate Events, Meetings, and Student Activities:
The Director of Student Services is responsible for coordinating and overseeing team and organizational meetings, departmental events, and student activities in order to provide a fruitful and resourceful network for students. To accomplish this, the Director of Student Services must:
  • Coordinate and facilitate commencement ceremonies bi-annually
  • Coordinate and facilitate monthly new student orientations
  • Coordinate and facilitate job fairs annually
  • Coordinate and facilitate cross functional team meetings monthly
  • Participate, coordinate and/or facilitate graduate seminars monthly
  • Participate, coordinate and/or facilitate student appreciation days each semester
  • Participate, coordinate and/or facilitate student activities as necessary
  • Coordinate grievance hearings and provide follow-up to affected parties
Facilitate and Track Student Placement:
The Director of Student Services is responsible for placing and tracking students. To accomplish this, the Director of Student Services must:
  • Assist students in finding career positions that match their Southeastern College training
  • Maintain the On-line Career Center
  • Complete graduate exit interviews and graduate exit surveys monthly, as well as during their mandatory graduation seminar in their last semester
  • Complete employer surveys quarterly
  • Conduct surveys with employers three months after employment of a recent graduate
  • Contact and survey alumni six months after graduation
  • Elicit feedback from students and alumni on the effectiveness of the Student Services Department, as well as areas of improvement and future programs/workshops/events that should be offered
  • Create and maintain open communication policies with local groups, professional associations, employing organizations, current students, and alumni to further the development of a professional network to assist students in their job search and professional and career development
Maintaining Student and Graduate Records:
The Director of Student Services is responsible for compiling and maintaining student records. To accomplish this, the Director of Student Services must:
  • Maintain accurate placement statistics on all graduates
  • Maintain accurate records on graduates and notify all affected departments to ensure graduates are cleared of all obligations prior to graduation
Managing Team Performance:
The Director of Student Services is responsible for managing the performance of their staff. To accomplish this, the Director of Student Services must:
  • Motivate staff and reinforce positive accomplishments
  • Schedule hours for staff
  • Monitor staff activities
  • Provide coaching and training programs for staff development
  • Conduct weekly staff meetings


The Director of Student Services / Director of Career Services oversees the creation and distribution of career development information and is responsible for managing staff. The Director should hold a minimum of an Associate's degree and have at least two years of related experience. Managerial experience strongly preferred.  Must be bilingual (English and Spanish).
 
This is a full time position that requires day and evening availability.


For consideration, only online applications will be accepted. For further information, you may contact your local campus. Campus contact information listed on our website at www.sec.edu


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