Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

TITLE: Career Services Coordinator

CLASS: Academic Professional




The Career Services Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Career Services including the supervision of staff. The Coordinator manages the College-wide web-based job posting system (PCC Career Connections), and produces the annual Cascade Campus Job Fair. He or she facilitates placement of work study students on and off campus. The Coordinator is also responsible for responding to complex questions regarding the Cooperative Education and Employment Services programs, evaluating student Cooperative Education needs, site development, and accurate and timely completion of training agreements and learning objectives. The incumbent markets Career Center programs to employers, develops job and work based learning opportunities, and refers or places students in positions.


The Career Services Coordinator is distinguished from the Cooperative Education Specialist and the Student Employment Specialist in that the Coordinator has supervisory and office coordination responsibilities. The Cooperative Education Specialist and Student Employment Specialist focus on general program administration and/or instructional responsibilities.


  1. Coordinates and supervises activities of the Career Center, and Cooperative Education and Employment Services programs at Cascade Campus.
  2. Supervises professional and support staff, and student workers. Participates in writing performance evaluations, position description development, interviews, and performance counseling. Coordinates staff schedules and conducts staff meetings.
  3. Develops and monitors department budget. Participates in budget meetings. Justifies budget expenditures and signs requisitions for the department.
  4. Manages the college-wide web-based job posting system called PCC CareerConnections.
  5. Produces the yearly Cascade Campus Job and Career Information Fair attended by up to 80 employers and over 1,000 students, graduates and community members.
  6. Markets Career Services programs both internally and externally. Develops effective methods of communicating program objectives. Contacts prior job and training sites to encourage renewed interest in the programs. Develops specific training and job sites for students as needed.
  7. Advises students about the requirements for cooperative education credit. Initiates and manages the forms necessary to access and complete the program. Provides coordination between student, instructor, and employer.
  8. Assists with work study orientation and interview, and places work study students.
  9. Presents workshops on resume writing, interviewing and job search techniques to professional/technical programs, lower division transfer and Project Independence students. Coordinates opportunities for students to have video taped mock interviews.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Work is typically performed in an office environment. Travel to businesses within the community to market the programs and develop job sites may be required.


Physical exertion is not a normal activity for this position.


Bachelor's degree in Education, Business Administration or related field. Experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis.

Demonstrated experience in an educational environment instructing or advising students, or experience in a business setting performing placement, employment training, or related function. Experience supervising staff.


Knowledge of current labor market trends.

Knowledge of effective marketing techniques.

Knowledge of post-secondary educational organizations.

Knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity and other local, state, and federal laws pertaining to employment.

Skill in operating a computer and various supporting software packages.

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple work tasks or projects.

Ability to make public presentations in small or large group settings.

Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form.

Ability to work with an ethnically and culturally diverse population.

Ability to operate a variety of office equipment.

Rev: 10/99, 10/00

Est. 10/97