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CC Dir, Career Devt/Placement

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The electronic application is the *official* document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application. Please use other documents to upload additional transcripts.

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position

Department Contact Name Mack Adams
Department Contact Phone 575-527-7552
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700418S
Classification Title CC Dir,Career Devt/Placement
Position Job Title CC Dir, Career Devt/Placement
College/Division DACC Dona Ana CC
Department 940830-DACC Workforce Development Unit
Position Number 499891
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00
Reports To Position Title Exec Dir, Workforce Devt/Train
Target Hourly/Salary Rate 48,000 target entry to commensurate with qualifications
Pay Level 09
Pay Base Salary
Recruitment Summary

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment. NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Track placement and/or employment of DACC graduates. Provide job placement and career counseling services to students and alumni. Administer career assessment and career exploration services. Provide workforce readiness workshops on a broad range of related topics including “soft skills,” and provide workforce readiness assessments utilizing Work Keys, Pro Train, Prove IT, etc. Collaborate on an ongoing marketing/recruitment campaign/system to attract people to the DACC Workforce Center in order to receive related services. Collaborate with NM Workforce Solutions, Help NM, DVR, and other entities to provide employment/placement services. Regularly attend DACC CTE department advisory committee meetings. Network with local industry and employers. Support an extensive experiential learning program for DACC students. Coordinate an employment tracking program of DACC students and graduates. Collaborate with DACC academic programs to be the conduit between students and industry.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Required Experience

Five (5) years of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Classification Summary

Manages the operation of a student placement office of a large community college. Provides job placement and counseling services to students and alumni. May also be responsible for placement of students in part-time jobs or jobs outside the institution.

Classification Standard Duties

Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization’s goals and objectives; oversees recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of unit staff. Collaborates with academic administrators to identify, define, and meet student career planning and placement needs, goals and objectives. Develops marketing strategies and resources to identify and attract students and potential employers. Establishes and maintains databases to support and deliver services and resources to the university, employers, and students. Represents the University to various institutional divisions as well as externally to governmental agencies, vendors, students and their parents, and/or the general public.Recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures; may serve on University planning and policy-making committees. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the organization. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures. Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources. Knowledge of computerized student information systems. Knowledge of targeted recruitment principles, procedures, and resources. Knowledge of federal, state and university EEO/AA/Diversity laws, guidelines and procedures. Knowledge of career counseling principles and practices. Knowledge of current employment trends and placement opportunities. Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques. Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.


Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management. Database management skills. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community. Employee development and performance management skills.


Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures. Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources. Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information. Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

Equivalency None
Preferred Qualifications
Required Certification/License
Special Requirements
Other Departmental Requirements
Standard Work Schedule Standard (M-F, 8-5)
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe
Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico DA-Dona Ana
Work Site
Contingent Upon Funding Not Applicable
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure Track
Posting Date 08/30/2017
Closing Date 09/22/2017
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.
Please use other documents to upload additional transcripts.

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Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Environment Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Physical Effort No or very limited physical effort required.
Lifting Requirements Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.
Risk No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position? (Student and/or volunteer work does not count towards experience)?
    • Yes, I have a Bachelors degree plus 5 years or more of professional experience
    • Yes, I have a Masters degree plus 3 years or more of professional experience
    • Yes, I have a Doctorate degree plus 1 year or more of professional experience
    • No, I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document