Director, Career Accelerator

Posted: 08/27/2023

Director, Career Accelerator Top Message Join our! SCF offers many benefits to our employees: from obtaining tuition scholarship for employees and eligible dependents, paid Life Insurance, matching Florida Retirement System (FRS) contribution, complimentary access to Wellness activities, paid sick and vacation time, access for eligible dependents to our on-campus Collegiate School, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and many more! Visit our for benefit details. Job Summary: Director, Career Accelerator is a position that will lead the college-wide initiative to advance students from education to employment. The objective of the Career Accelerator is to integrate career readiness and employment success into the SCF college experience. The candidate will leverage the Florida Guided Pathways Initiative and NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) competencies to design, develop, and implement a comprehensive program to achieve and measure successful career outcomes. The candidate will establish and manage the day-to-day operations to make the vision of the Career Accelerator become a reality. This position requires a candidate that is as skilled at internal and external communication and engagement as he/she is at program development and management. This candidate will be an entrepreneurial thinker that has a proven record of significantly growing a successful career center or corporate training department. Job Description Applicants may be asked to demonstrate any or all of the following duties: Curriculum and Programming Development • Design and develop curriculum and programming to provide a framework based on the Florida Pathways Initiative so that all students are actively engaged in career readiness starting on Day One at SCF. • Create interactive and hands-on seminar classes, workshops, events, and programming that focus on career exploration, planning, and job preparation based on the NACE competencies. • Implement a build-as-you-go career roadmap for students with deliverables (e.g., skills assessments, career exploration, resume, informational interviews, etc.) at predetermined milestones throughout each SCF degree program. Personal Brand Development • Develop the Career Accelerator framework to integrate individual milestones with deliverables such as resume, cover letter, portfolio, mock interviewing to ensure that every student completes the building blocks necessary to be career ready. • Establish services such as career coaching, resume development, mock interviews, portfolio planning, salary negotiating for one-on-one support. Experiential Learning • Establish processes to connect students and employers with internships, micro-internships, and other experiential learning for credit or not-for-credit. • Plan local and regional field trips, guest speakers, job shadowing, site visits, and other immersive activities to give students exposure to career exploration. Stakeholder Communication and Engagement • Develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders to engage them in development and execution of the Career Accelerator. • Create working relationships with employers to provide potential mentoring, programming, and pipeline to internships and jobs. Develop industry-specific content and programming as appropriate. • Establish relationships with faculty and staff to communicate with and engage them in all facets of the Career Accelerator. Cultivate relationships with faculty to develop them as influencers in the development and communication of the programs. • Identify ongoing opportunities for grants and other financial support for the Career Accelerator. Operations • Develop organization structure; recruit and hire team members, as appropriate to deliver content and services to students on all campuses. • Manage the budget and ROI for the Career Accelerator. • Identify and determine appropriate resources (e.g., software platforms) and costs necessary to support the Career Accelerator. Implement tools, communications, support system for use by students and other internal and external stakeholders. • Establish ongoing communication plan to keep all key stakeholders informed. Measurement and Evaluation • Identify key performance indicators and performance metrics to define and measure success. • Develop reporting for grant programs to meet objectives. • Report on progress regularly to College Leadership. General • All other activities as required by the grant and/or College Leadership. Minimum Qualifications • Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree required and at least four years of experience successfully managing a career center and/or corporate training program. Strong organizational skills and ability to work with and network with a broad array of internal and external stakeholders. Ability to conceptualize and implement. • Supervisory Experience: This position requires experience in developing the structure for an organization, managing and leading employees and student workers. Preferred Qualifications Master’s degree preferred, Special Instructions to Applicants Please note this position is grant funded and subject to availability of funding. All college searches are subject to compliance with Florida’s Public Records Law and all documents submitted become the property of the college. This position is not eligible for veteran preference. Please contact Human Resources at (941) 752-5375 if you have any questions. Pre-Employment Screenings Requires successful completion of criminal background screenings and employment reference checks. Department Name: 26 West Entrepreneurship Center Campus: Bradenton Work Schedule: 12 month Work Hours From: 8:00am Work Hours To: 4:30pm Total Hours Per Week: 37.5 Requested Start Date: ASAP Job Type: Staff/Administration Benefits Eligible: Yes Hiring Range: $51,720-$81,718 FLSA: Exempt Job Open Date: 08/25/2023 Job Close Date: Open Until Filled: No To apply, visit State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, race, religion, age, national origin/ethnicity, color, marital status, disability, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its educational programs, services and activities, including admission and employment. Direct inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies to: Equity Officer, 941-752-5599, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207. Copyright ©2022 Inc. All rights reserved. jeid-b9efde39b077e34c923b7f16b044b82e

Skip to content