Career Services and Placement Coordinator

$37.18 hourly
  • Ilisagvik College
  • 100 Stevenson Street, Utqiagvik, AK, USA
  • Mar 27, 2024
Full time Admin-Clerical Education

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Student Success Manager

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday 8:30pm - 5:00pm

COMPENSATION: $37.18/hour + DOE + Benefits, Non-Exempt Position

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

Iḷisaġvik College is rooted in the ancestral homeland of the Iñupiat. As an institution, we are “Unapologetically Iñupiaq.” This means exercising the sovereign inherent freedom to educate our community through and supported by our Iñupiaq worldview, values, knowledge, and protocols. The Iñupiaq way of life is woven into our curriculum, programs, activities, and daily interactions within Iḷisaġvik College and our community partners.


Under the general supervision of the Student Success Manager, the Career Services and Placement Coordinator directs the operation, policy-making, and development of career services for students and alumni. Career services focuses on providing counseling and assistance concerning career and vocational decisions. Administers cooperative education program.


  • Provides individual and group career counseling.
  • Administers and interprets vocational interest inventories.
  • Teaches one section of Freshmen Seminar each fall and spring semester.
  • Provides career-related seminars for interested students.
  • Maintains an up-to-date career resources library.
  • Maintains resumes for participating students and alumni and placement credentials for all students.
  • Produces and directs an annual career information exchange program and a student job interview fair.
  • Conducts the annual graduate employment survey.
  • Maintains, posts, and/or distributes information concerning full and part-time jobs.
  • Serves as a member of the admissions and readmissions committee.
  • Facilitates key activities to encourage persistence and remediate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on students educational and career placement goals.
  • Maintains membership and active involvement in appropriate professional organizations.
  • Reviews and updates annually all career services publications including the career guide, career services brochure, credential file forms, co-op forms, and graduate survey.
  • Supervises one Student Intern.
  • Directs and develops the college’s testing center including all management of Accuplacer program.
  • Provides oversight and management of appropriate grants and programs related to student internships.
  • Complies with College policies, procedures and administrative directives, as well as state, federal, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated experience working with adult learners in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Effectively direct existing, comprehensive career services programs, and develop new ones on his/her own initiative.
  • Demonstrated dependability, creativity, good judgment, professionalism, and dedication to sound principles of student development.
  • Knowledgeable in career counseling techniques, job trends and career development skills, effective public relations and networking abilities.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the principles of college student development and the policies and structure of a typical four-year, public university.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule and travel periodically.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas: post-secondary educational systems, North Slope Borough [NSB] institutions and organizations; Iñupiat culture, language, values, and traditions.
  • Ability to interpret and represent North Slope community values, customs, and beliefs for the College.
  • Ability to interpret and represent College actions and western institutions to the North Slope community.
  • Ability to support Iḷisaġvik College’s mission.


  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent.
  • Full-time experience on a college/university student services staff.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in student personnel services, counseling and guidance, or related field.
  • Three years of professional experience in university/college setting or in business in a human resources or training and development function.
  • Valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk and hear; The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, and may occasionally drive a vehicle. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The environmental conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and the employee is regularly required to work indoors with a usually moderate noise level in the work environment.



Leave - 16 paid holidays and up to 36 days of paid leave

Retirement - Iḷisaġvik College is a public employer whose employees contribute to the State of Alaska, Public Employees Retirement System.

Health Insurance - Iḷisaġvik College is self-insured and Meritain Health is the health insurance third party administrator. Iḷisaġvik College offers health insurance to our employees with a no cost premium, and $50/month for each additional dependent and a low cost annual deductible of $200 for employee only and $600 for family.

Life Insurance - Iḷisaġvik College offers Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage through Guardian Life to employees at no cost to the employee in the amount of $100,000/per benefit.

Additional supplemental or voluntary retirement, life insurance, disability benefits offered. 

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IỊisaġvik College is a Drug Free Work Place and Equal Opportunity Employer