Career Services Manager

Location: Lombard, IL
Date Posted: 10-15-2015
MicroTrain is the recognized leader in Information Technology, Project Management and Office Skills training throughout the Chicago-land area and has been so for the past 15 years.. We are the premier resource for employers throughout the Chicagoland area who are looking to hire qualified IT talent.
We provide in-demand skills training, certification, and employment services to unemployed and underemployed individuals to assist them in re-entering the workforce - helping Chicago-area residents stay competitive in today's competitive job market and obtain the skills necessary to obtain their next great job.
About the position:
The Career Services manager is a part time position that is responsible for managing a diverse caseload of clients with Information Technology and Management backgrounds who are currently obtaining skills training and career services so that they can effectively re-enter the workforce.  Through on-going career coaching, this position motivates clients to achieve their employment goals.
What We’re Looking For:
We are seeking individuals who love working in a team-based environment that can excel in the following areas with both individual clients and potential employers:
  • Provide ongoing career coaching, planning, motivation and employment assistance for clients in training and job search
  • Assist clients with practical job search, career development and job-related issues
  • Help to facilitate workshops for technical resume writing, social media usage, professional branding, and job search best practices
  • Motivate clients to use our proprietary web-based employment services tools (TheProfessional.Me)   
  • Greet all visitors and students, notifying the appropriate staff members when needed
  • Answer phones and direct calls to correct staff   
  •  Assist in classroom and room rental materials setup
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Persuasion and motivation skills
  • Excellent phone and in-person presentation skills
  • Strong relationship development abilities
  • Strong computer skills – previous experience with contact records management systems
  • Ability to accurately take notes, document daily activities and manage a dynamic schedule
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • 1-3 years of office or customer service experience (or Education/Experience equivalent)
  • Professional appearance and pleasant telephone manner
  • Ability to interact well with all levels of staff and the general public
  • Knowledge of basic computer software and office equipment
  • Strong communication and organizational skills; detail-oriented with the ability to multitask
  •  Positive and proactive attitude required
  • Proven ability to speak in public, address large groups, and effectively present material
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to travel throughout the Chicago-land area

Hours per week: 30
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