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Employer: Wichita Area Technical College
Department: Strategic Innovations
Job Title: Assistant Director, Student Employment
Salary: $47500.00 Annually


Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Assistant Director will lead and manage the day-to-day operations of the WATC Career Center, with a focus on assisting students in obtaining employment services.  The position will serve as the front line service to students as they seek assistance with job search, resume preparation, and developing interview skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Assists in the development and delivery of services, methods, marketing, reporting, outcomes assessments, revenues, and expense controls for the Strategic Innovations Division.
  2. Manages the day-to-day operations of the WATC Career Center including, scheduling, programming, and customer service.
  3. Provides, tracks, and reports on career services including career exploration; skills assessment; career coaching and employability skills provided to WATC Wichita Promise students.
  4. Communicates with Assistant Director, Employer Relations to determine effective means for job-placement for WATC students / alumni.
  5. In collaboration with the Executive Director, Strategic Innovations, maintains budgets and reports that meet the standards and policies of WATC.
  6. Supervises work study staff (1-3 positions).
  7. Position will instruct 4 credit hours of PDV 105 Blueprint for Personal Success each semester, included in base pay.

Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills Needed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in a field related to the position (Education, Communication, Human Resources, Business, or similar field), a Master’s degree is preferred.  In special circumstances, college credit and significant work experience in related industry may be considered in place of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Advanced user skills are required with MS Word, MS Outlook, and MS Excel.
  • A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a wide variety of individuals  from diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be able to work a varied work schedule to accommodate the needs of the adult student.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, prioritize workflow, work well with minimum supervision, and accept responsibility for total task completion.
  • Ability to identify and problem solve issues.
  • Knowledge of local job market, required
  • Ability to maintain accurate reports and other records.
  • Knowledge of social resources within the community.
  • Ability to work closely with other members or a team for common goals.
  • Effective time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines in a timely manner, and the ability to prudently prioritize tasks, projects and goals.

Other Position Requirements:  

  1. Work effectively and productively as a team member.  Keep others informed of information needed.  Treat others with respect, maintaining a spirit of cooperation.
  2. Maintain effective and professional verbal and written interactions with peers, customers, supervisors and other staff.  Use diplomacy and tact in dealing with difficult situations or people.  Demonstrate effective listening skills. Is receptive to constructive feedback.
  3. Maintain acceptable overall attendance record, to include department meetings, all-employee meetings/trainings as required.  Ensure appropriate notification to supervisor for absences, and ensure that work is covered.  Be flexible in work schedule when needed.
  4. Produce quantity of work necessary to meet job requirements.
  5. Demonstrate the ability and willingness to handle new assignments, changes in procedures and business requirements.  Identify what needs to be done and take appropriate action. 
  6. Complete assigned work; meet deadlines without reminders/follow-up from supervisor or others.
  7. Perform work conscientiously with a high degree of accuracy.
  8. Participate in a minimum of 20 hours professional development activities on an annual basis to remain current with industry trends and advancements.

Working Conditions:  

Must be able to work in a multi-tasked, high-volume environment, completing multiple and competing priorities. Daily attendance is required to meet the needs of students and prospective students. Attendance is required at meetings and in-services some of which may be out of the area. Schedules may fluctuate to accommodate College needs, deadlines and delivery of services. Long periods of sitting and/or standing required. Extended periods of typing/data entry are required. Sufficient vision and hearing are required to complete the work and interact with students, staff, faculty and the public. Independent travel to by car and public carrier is required to enable flexibility to work at alternate campuses when needed. Work schedule will be as needed and required by administration to accomplish assigned duties.



Vacancy Number: AD100-0005

Open Date: 3/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: