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Lead Career Services Specialist

Lead Career Services Specialist

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The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 


Both a cover letter and corresponding resume detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position are required. You can upload these documents when you create an applicant profile.


Job Summary:

Core responsibilities of this position include:

The Lead Career Services Specialist counsels students in meaningful career exploration and career development process including: administer and interpret career assessments; provide guidance concerning professional preparation and strategies including assistance with resume building, interview skills, and job search resources; develop and deliver innovative presentations to internal student, staff, and faculty audiences; collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to promote career exploration and planning; and work with employers, academic program advisory committees, and faculty to develop internship and job opportunities. In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining the strategic goals of the Career Center and any related administrative duties. This position may supervise professional and student positions within the Career Center.

Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional needs.



Compensation: This is a Professional Level II position. Starting salary: $39,730-$45,689.


Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by July 14th, 2018.


Starting Date: August 27th, 2018.


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Essential Functions

Essential Functions: 

  • Daily coaching of students, alumni, and prospective students in all aspects of career development
  • Develop and implement vision for the Career Center direction and initiatives in concert with other professional staff and Director of Student Planning & Success
  • Maintain working knowledge of career resources and trends in the field
  • Develop and deliver workshops/presentations to a variety of primarily internal audiences regarding career exploration/development
  • Develop innovative marketing strategies for the Career Center
  • Develop/provide educational tools to assist faculty and students in the career development process
  • Facilitate on-campus employer visits and recruiting events
  • Act as the primary resource to faculty on career development processes
  • Maintain career resource library by reviewing and recommending online career resources as well as instruct staff, students, and others on the use of these materials
  • Conduct program assessments
  • Develop strategic plans and assessments for the Career Center
  • Implement training and professional development of Career Center staff
  • Supervise and train professional and student staff: hiring, firing, scheduling, approval of hours
  • Manage Career Center’s budget: vendor product invoices & changes, professional development costs, marketing supplies & costs, career event costs
  • Serve as main contact for career related vendor products
  • Develop career development course curriculum for COLS 1000
  • Manage Career Center website content and structure
  • Lead campus community in internship coordination
  • Other duties as assigned

Nonessential Functions:  

An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis:

  • Provide occasional support for office operations including but not limited to: answering phones, customer serivice, making appointments, data entry, etc.
  • Assists in development of annual program budgets; and works closely with the Director for the area
  • Assists the College in local, state, regional, or national projects and programs, board, or groups when appropriate
  • Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers
  • Keeps informed of current trends and new approaches in the are of responsibility via professional development activities
  • As required, attends college, division, program, and professional trainings/meetings; may require overnight travel

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge and skill in the area of career development/coaching with advanced knowledge of current student and career development theory
  • Advanced working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications – specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional), as well as database management systems
  • Skills and abilities to perform as an organized, self-starter, and able to handle expeditiously, accurately, and confidentially the rapid receipt of communications from all sources—written, email, voice mail, one-on-one with attention to detail; able to act on own initiative while exercising reasonable judgment
  • Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Capable of exercising discretion and good judgment at all times; able to maintain a positive attitude, exhibit patience, and persistence, especially when dealing with various internal and external constituents
  • Ability to effectively and professionally execute the essential functions of this position with proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact, accurately determine others needs, collecting necessary information, and follow-through when requested
  • Ability to travel when necessary
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process) and consider possible applications of discipline related literature and publications

Physical/Mental Demands:

·         To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors

  • The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
  • While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long workdays, evenings, and weekends as needed
  • There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations

·         While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities

  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor

·         An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds to perform essential position functions

·         Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus

  • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds
  • Overnight travel may be required by this position; ability to travel as required




  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, or a related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • At least two years professional experience in related role
  • Valid Driver’s License and driving record that provides the ability to be insured by the College’s insurance provider


  • Master’s degree in student affairs, counseling, higher education, or related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • One year of experience in the two-year higher education environment
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish
  • One year of experience managing job search web sites/tools
  • Certifications and designations in the field of Career Counseling and Career Services such as: GCDF, SII, MBTI, Strengths Finder, FIRO etc.




Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.


The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies:  Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY  82007, 307-778-1217,