Career Centre Co-ordinator

The IIE’s Varsity College has a vacancy for a Career Centre Co-ordinator (CCC)
Reporting to: Head: Student Services
Qualification: Relevant 3 year Diploma or Degree in Human Resources or a related field
Experience: Minimum of 3 years Recruitment or Training and Development experience
Requirement: Drivers license and own reliable vehicle

Duties and Responsibilities:

Career Centre Marketing and Events

  • Creates ongoing Career Centre awareness, through awareness campaigns, in-class visits, workshops, VC App notifications, e-mails, sms’s, WhatsApp groups and daily interaction with students.
  • Ensures sufficient students and alumni have accessed and engaged with the Career Centre Platform by marketing the Career Centre Platform to students and Alumni.
  • Uploads job opportunities onto the Career Centre job directory.
  • Upskills, leads and empowers the Career Centre Ambassador team to market the Career Centre and its platform to the student body.
  • Hosts career evenings / afternoon for final year students and alumni.
  • Hosts part-time work expo for current students.
  • Hosts a career fair for students and alumni.
  • Hosts the Career Centre client appreciation breakfast for clients.
  • Hosts the Graduate Employment Workshop (GEW) and VC Alumni Connect Evening for Alumni.

Networking

  • Establishes and maintains relations with all clients.
  • Ensures and enables clear and open communication between the clients and the Career Centre.
  • Conducts regular meetings with clients.
  • Ensures compliance to the corporate identity at all times.
  • Attends and participates in networking forums resulting in the increased awareness of quality graduates.
  • Identifies businesses to partner with and actively seeks job opportunities that are in-line with the qualifications we offer.
  • Markets the brand and demonstrates the value of recruiting through the Career Centre.

Recruitment of Students and Alumni

  • Receives requests from students or graduates from clients.
  • Sends a job specification to clients to complete.
  • Advertises the job on the campus in relation to the relevant target market.
  • Uses different mediums to advertise jobs.
  • Receives and screens student’s CVs.
  • Obtains letters of recommendation from lecturers on suitable student candidates.
  • Conducts one on one interviews with the potential students and sends CV’s to clients.
  • Submits Curriculum Vitae’s (CV’s) to clients.
  • Tracks applications by following up with clients on placements made

Preparation of Students for Work Readiness

  • Advises students on Career Centre Platform offerings: interactive career tools, e-learning content and assessments.
  • Guides and advises on CV, interview preparation and general career support.
  • Offers one-on-one career consultations, assisting students in gaining self-awareness and work readiness skills in conjunction with the Career Centre Platform.
  • Designs and presents a range of interactive workshops in relation to work readiness.
  • Hosts work readiness workshops and showcases by inviting industry leaders to address students.
  • Supports and collaborates with Heads of Schools and departments regarding events and workshops for ex. Law Careers Fair.

Alumni

  • Extends similar career support to alumni allowing them to take advantage of professional networks.
  • Offers alumni the opportunity to reconnect with fellow students through networking functions, workshops and alumni reunions.
  • Creates a platform for Alumni to give back to the brand and students either by providing graduate job opportunities, talks or providing mentorship to current students.
  • Remains in contact with existing Alumni and track their success in industry.

Competencies required:

  • Advanced computer literacy essential
  • Excellent administration, planning and time keeping skills
  • Customer service orientation, high levels of energy and self motivation
  • Highly effective communication and organisational skills
  • Shown ability to manage work and self proactively
  • Enjoy working, networking and building relationships with people
  • Superior Presentation Skills
  • Must be confident and outgoing
  • Proven track record
  • Must be approachable

Date Reviewed: 14 August 2020