Job Details

Connecticut State Community College
  • Position Number: 4597384
  • Location: Norwalk, CT
  • Position Type: Career Counseling and Placement

Job Developer

Posted: September 13, 2023
Level: Community College Professional 16, 12-month, Special Appointment
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Closing Date: The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted Wednesday, October 4, 2023, receiving priority consideration.


CT State Norwalk
188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854
**This position is not remote**
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CT State Community College Mission:
Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:
CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut's citizens and communities.

CT State Community College Equity Statement:
The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date:
Fall 2023

Position Summary:

The Job Developer develops career-related jobs among area employers for the students of a Community College and assists in development, administration and marketing of programs which integrate students' academic studies with practical work experience in their career fields. These programs may encompass such areas as cooperative education, career services and special grant-funded programs.

The Community College system offers two-year liberal arts degree programs in an open enrollment environment and also offers a broad range of career, occupational and technical certificate programs in order to meet the varied learning needs of the populations served. These programs emphasize the linkage between academic studies and practical career application.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

Example of Job Duties:
Under the direction of the Director of Cooperative Education or Career Services or another administrator,the Job Developer is accountable for promoting and obtaining the participation of employers in programs for placement of the College's students in career-related jobs to provide students with experience and permanent employment through effective performance in these essential functional areas:

  • Development of employment opportunities.
    • accountable for developing career-related job opportunities for the campus students.
  • Marketing the College's career programs to employers, students and faculty.
    • accountable for promoting career and work experience programs among employers, students and faculty.
  • Guiding students on career-related employment.
    • accountable for providing guidance to students on employment opportunities related to their academic course work and associated career development.

In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of: Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; Service on assigned committees and task forces; Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings. These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in an appropriately relevant field with two (2) or more years' of experience applying those disciplines in a field related to career development, placement, education administration or business or a combination of education, training and experience which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position's essential duties.

Incumbents are required to have demonstrated advanced knowledge and abilities in the following:

  • Job placement or recruiting.
  • Career advising or counseling.
  • Marketing, business development or a related field.

Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience in developing new business and maintaining existing relationships.
  • Familiarity with career services recruiting software.
  • Strong marketing skills and experience with social media.
Starting Salary:
Anticipated Salary; $62,033 approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits. This is a two-year Grant Funded position.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous leave policies; several retirement plans; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance. You also have access to many additional benefits to save for retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental benefits. Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable.

Application Instructions:
To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

Selection Procedure:
Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been selected and approved to Interview will be contacted, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.

Background Screening:
All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination
CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas, PhD, MSW, Vice-president of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, (


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