Career Development Coordinator
 Bakersfield, CA
Unitek College

Founded in 2002, Unitek College is an accredited, private institution that combines unique academic and technical specialties to provide a superior education in the areas of healthcare and nursing. Unitek College offers seven convenient facilities in California with campuses in Fremont, San Jose, Hayward, Concord, South San Francisco, Sacramento and Bakersfield. Unitek College provides healthcare career training, professional development, clinical placement, and employment assistance to its graduates.

Unitek College is also a great place to pursue a rewarding and challenging career.  We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits, unlimited growth potential, and a collegiate work environment.

Career Development Coordinator

The Career Development Coordinator position involves ensuring the delivery of effective and quality service to students and graduates in career readiness workshops, classroom seminars, externship set up, career employment assistance and career advising.  You’ll use your talents and expertise to assist our students in finding the right career fit. 

Job responsibilities:
  • Effectively oversee and manage 90 – 140 students throughout their tenure with Unitek College.  Provides on-going professional development assistance and coaching of concerns to students and graduates.

  • Ensure that students are prepared to gain employment upon graduation.

  • Responsible for weekly employment goals and 30-90 day employment verification; actively assist students and graduates with employment in professional Healthcare and Business facilities for all Unitek programs to meet or exceed benchmarks within three to six months of graduation.

  • Maintain contact with all graduates requiring employment assistance bi-weekly

  • Plans and participates in student/alumni activities, Career Fairs, Advisory Boards, Program Reviews, Graduation Ceremonies, Open-House events and other related activities.

  • Research market trends affecting employment and serve as both a strategic guide and employment resource to our students.

  • Develops long term working relationships with businesses and industries and respond to job opening requests by sending appropriate resumes to employers.

  • Collect and verify all immunizations in preparation for externship.

  • Generate employer database through cold calling, mailings, and occasional site visits.

  • Maintain and manage student’s site evaluations upon completion of externship and track client feedback.

  • Perform career and professional development workshops regularly for all students to prepare them to enter the workforce.

  • Conduct an introductory meeting with each student upon starting; Meet with students once during each module/semester.

  • Build positive internal relationship with staff and faculty to encourage a team environment

  • Maintain an employment rate of at least 75%, an attrition rate of 5% or better, an extern-to-hire rate of 50% or more, an externship start of 75% and high student-satisfaction ratings at all times.

  • Prepare statistical employment reports as required for state and accrediting agencies.

  • Report weekly and monthly rates to management.

  • Ensures accurate data entry and reporting of all department related activities on students and graduate into company database.

  • Perform and complete other tasks or projects as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.  College degree preferred

  • Sales and Career Services experience strongly preferred

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with the ability to demonstrate both written and verbal persuasiveness

  • Knowledge of job application process, interview procedures, and resume writing

  • Fluent in social networking and other high-tech communication paths

  • Ability to motivate and influence change with an appropriate level of persistence

  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills (CampusVue experience highly desired)