Elgin Community College — Career Development Specialist V

Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL
Career Development Specialist V
Elgin Community College (ECC) is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college located in Elgin, Illinois, one of its most rapidly growing cities. Our district encompasses 360 square miles, serving 400,000 people, 11,000 businesses with four public school districts and 15 high schools. ECC was selected as one of five Illinois community colleges to participate in the national Achieving the Dream (AtD) initiative, is a long-term national initiative that collaborates with community colleges to help more students earn degrees, complete certificates, or transfer to four-year institutions to continue their studies. The park-like setting of our 145 acre Main Campus offers instruction spanning nine major buildings with beautiful views. ECC also offers classes throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago with more than 100 off-campus locations.

This is a part time position, up to 25 hours per week.


Provide career counseling to current and prospective students, alumni, and community members. Administer personality and ability assessments tests. Prepare and deliver presentations on career development and job search topics. Assist in the planning and development of new career services programs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Counsel students, alumni and community members to identify and implement chosen career objectives. Provide individual assessment testing to assist participants in integrating career choices with various diverse personal challenges and concerns. Make referrals to external professional resources for assistance if necessary.
  2. Develop and deliver presentations on career planning and development, resume development and interviewing skills to ECC classes and community organizations.
  3. Coach students, alumni and community members on personalized job search strategies, including critique of resumes, cover letters, and mock interviews.
  4. Represent the Career Services division at college events; assist Career Services management in development of strategies to promote career counseling services.
  5. Serve on college committees to ensure course programming that provides career development education.

Other Responsibilities:

  1. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.

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