This is a role where you really can make a difference – and help grow futures...  

About us:
NZMA, part of the Academic Colleges Group is a training destination for students in Auckland and Hamilton in a range of industries such as cookery, hospitality, trades, business & retail. We are proud of our reputation for quality, excellence and student success.

About the role:
We have an exciting opportunity for a Career Development Consultant to join our Auckland team in this permanent, full-time role.  As you will be based between our Sylvia Park and Manukau Campuses it is essential that you have access to a vehicle and a full driver’s license.  

The position provides advice, support and service to students to ensure that they are well prepared and ‘Work Ready’ for employment.  The role will also be responsible for developing meaningful relationships with new and existing employers and employment partners for permanent sustainable employment for graduating students and alumni.

This role will see you:
  • Coordinate and lead employer events including careers fairs, industry functions and presentations
  • Identify and engage potential community groups, charities & casual employers, maximising your business development and networks
  • Actively participate in the Post Placement Support Programme ensuring regular engagement with graduates and employers.
  • Facilitate ‘how to’ workshops including effective job searching, CV writing, and interview skills.
  • Actively promote the services of Employment Teams to all students through scheduled presentations, class room visits and talks, induction presentations, Careers Magazine, Careers Fairs and via one-on-one meetings with students.
  • Identify and promote current employment opportunities with students 

What you need to have:
Ideally you will have worked as a Careers Advisor, or in a Recruitment or Business Development role.  You will also have a proven ability to build strong relationships and be able to relate well with people at all levels. You will have a great network of employer contacts that you will bring with you and build on in order to grow employment opportunities for our students. In addition you will have excellent communication, networking and presentation skills.

This is an opportunity to join a team that prides itself in making a meaningful difference to the lives of students, their communities and the industries we serve…If you believe that you offer what we are looking for, then we would love to hear from you.  


To find out more about NZMA, check us out at www.nzma.ac.nz


Please indicate your salary expectation in your cover letter.  A copy of the Position Description is available on the site.

Company
New Zealand Management Academies
Type
Full Time from February 14th, 2017
Description
Reporting to: Careers Development Lead
Functional Relationship with: Employment & Careers Manager – Vocational, Academic and marketing staff, students & graduates, wider employment & careers teams, industry  
Hours: 0.5 or 1 FTE Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5.00 pm (1 hour lunch)      

Role Overview:  

“Creating a holistic employment environment for our students throughout their studies and beyond, ensuring our programmes remain relevant to industries and achieving sustainable employment and career pathways.”  

To ensure that all students are provided with the very best levels of support, advice, guidance and service in their search for employment, New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA) has created a centralised specialist employment function.  

The Career Development Consultant position within this team provides specialist, consistent, dedicated advice, support and service to students to ensure that they are well prepared and ‘Work Ready’ for employment as well as developing meaningful relationships with new and existing community, charitable and casual/part time employers, as well as developing meaningful relationships with new and existing employment partners for permanent sustainable employment for graduating students and alumni.    

Key Accountabilities:   


Recruitment Services- Campus Service provision, Student Management and Support    
  • Actively promote the services of Employment Teams to all students – both via scheduled presentations, class room visits and talks, induction presentations, Careers Magazine, Careers Fairs and via one-on-one meetings with students.
  • Actively promote study pathways in line with students Career aspirations.
  • Engage with and support students to understand their Career Development Action Plan - work with them to ensure a full understanding is gained of employment services and student requirements as part of this engagement. Assess the student’s skills as part of this process.
  • Develop specific candidate management plans for all students wishing to secure employment. Plans should include, but not be limited to: a clear assessment of candidate strengths, skills and career goals and aspirations, the types of roles sought, potential employing organisations, CV review, plans to market the candidate. Plans should also include formal screening interviews for any roles that the student is being considered for, to ensure that the student is a strong and credible candidate before being initially promoted to the employer.
  • Identify and promote current employment opportunities on the Careers website, on job boards and verbally during interviews with students – ensure that these are up to date at all times. In addition, ensure that communication with specific students is effective in making them aware of potential new employment opportunities sourced.
  • Liaise with tutors regarding employment opportunities and seek their feedback on the most appropriate students for specific roles. Use their recommendations as part of the NZMA Careers internal screening process before presenting any students to employers.
  • Develop and maintain a close working relationship with the Campus Management, the academic team and sales team to ensure students are supported effectively as required.
  • Ensure that the required level of service and support is provided to all students who have been referred to Employment teams.
  • Participate with campus as required in the Employment Incubation Programme.
 Support of ‘Work Readiness’:                                 
  • Ensure that other Careers staff understand the recruitment needs of employers so they can improve student understanding and work readiness
  • As a vocational training organisation, sustainable employment is our end goal for students.  Ensuring you are a ‘Work Ready’ role model at all times
  • Facilitate a program including effective job searching, CV writing, Interview skills other suitable workshops (As required)
  • Incorporate ‘Work Ready’ strategies into your day to day dealings with students
  • Undertake any activity to support student ‘Work Readiness’
  • Ensure you remain up to date with ‘Work Ready’ best practice
Alumni
  • Reconnect with our graduates and establish effective relationships with the aim to identify upcoming vacancies
  • Encourage graduates to return to us as a guest speaker
  • Actively participate in the Post Placement Support Programme ensuring regular engagement with graduates and employers
 Industry:      
  • In conjunction with the Employment & Careers Manager - Vocational, and other Career Development Consultants, identify and engage potential community groups, charities & casual employers, maximising your business development and networks, for which you will assume relationship development and management responsibilities.
  • Discuss the employer’s business needs and the provision of Tertiary Careers recruitment services to the business with all relevant team members.
  • Develop and manage partnerships with key strategic employers in conjunction with the Employment & Careers Manager – Vocational.
  • Proactively develop and manage the relationship between Tertiary Careers and the employer, utilising an individual stakeholder communication plan.
  • Develop a good understanding of stakeholders building strong relationships with key decision makers.
  • In conjunction with the Employment & Careers Manager implement partner relationship management processes that secure and grow partner relationships, whilst maximising the opportunities to place students into employment.
  • Regularly undertake scans of employers who are recruiting new positions, constantly source and follow up new employer relationship opportunities.
  • Encourage industry employers and representatives from professional bodies to act as guest speakers to discuss opportunities, experiences and what the industry is requiring from them as graduates or to present masterclasses etc.
  • As part of the Careers Team communicate with industry via a regular planned quarterly newsletter.
  • Actively participate in the Post Placement Support Programme ensuring regular engagement with graduates and employers.
Reporting and Data Management:                                                 
  • Create and maintain central student files – a CRM file for each student that is consistently up to date with records of contact, activity and employment progress. Ensure that the Tertiary Careers CRM is used effectively and is up to date at all times.
  • Ensure that all employer activity is recorded and updated regularly; ensure that this information is continually recorded within the CRM.
  • Provide reporting as required to the Employment & Careers Manager – Vocational, on the activities undertaken, the status of employer partnerships, students and vacancies being promoted and their outcomes.
  • As part of the Employment team participate in the annual career fairs as required to actively promote employment opportunities & careers pathways to students.
  • Support the Campus Managers & Employment & Careers Manager – Vocational, as required, to ensure that NZMA manages and strengthens their stakeholder relationships.
  • Identify opportunities to increase the profiles of our successful students and alumni.
  • Ensure that industry and alumni are invited to relevant college and student events that promote our students and their work.
  • Attend career fairs and other relevant events where we can promote NZMA and our graduates.
  • Promote the employment & careers teams, work opportunities and student success stories on campus.
  • Communicate research information gathered in relation to industry trends, careers and employment, to staff and students via the employment newsletter, produced by the employment advisors.
  • Coordinate and lead employer events including careers fairs, industry functions, presentations etc. as required.
Events, Marketing and PR:    
  • As part of the Employment & Careers team participate in the annual career fairs as required to actively promote employment opportunities & careers pathways to students.
  • Support the Campus Managers & Employment & Careers Manager – Vocational as required, to ensure that NZMA manage and strengthen their stakeholder relationships.
  • Identify opportunities to increase the profiles of our successful students and alumni.
  • Ensure that industry and alumni are invited to relevant college and student events that promote our students and their work.
  • Attend career fairs and other relevant events where we can promote NZMA and our graduates.
  • Promote the employment & careers teams, work opportunities and student success stories on campus.
  • Communicate research information gathered in relation to industry trends, careers and employment, to staff and students via the employment newsletter, produced by the careers & employment team.
  • Coordinate and lead employer events including careers fairs, industry functions, presentations etc. as required.
Research:                   
  • Organise formal 1 on 1 meetings to feedback the relevancy of our programmes and current industry trends, to academic & quality teams and students via word of mouth and regular careers publications
  • Visit employers and professional bodies to obtain information about opportunities, recruitment procedures and policies and labour market trends and feedback to academic & quality via CRM
  • Carry out research in relation to the careers and employment of our graduates including ongoing assessment of labour force conditions, availability of job vacancies, skills required
  • Maintain knowledge about relevant legislation and changes to legislation that will affect our students in employment e.g. changes to immigration policy, minimum wage etc.
Self-Assessment:       
  • Using formal feedback processes, seek to constantly improve the services provided in conjunction with the Employment & Careers Teams and Employment & Careers Manager - Vocational
  • Participate in leading the Career Development Benchmarks – Tertiary as led & conducted by the Employment Team 
What success looks like:    
  • Achieved/Exceed objectives set in your T&C Way meetings with your Manager
  • Establishment and maintenance of collaborative relationships with teaching and administration staff
  • Consistent positive feedback, with high levels of satisfaction through opinion surveys – staff, students and employers
  • Development of long term meaningful relationships with stakeholders       
What you need to have:  
  • Demonstrated ability to confidently communicate and relate at all levels, with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, successfully building relationships based on trust, commitment and the delivery of expectations
  • Proven knowledge of and experience in best practice recruitment and candidate management techniques, including interview techniques and the ability to extract meaningful information from students during interviews
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and manage conflicting priorities well
  • Strong organisation, computer and administration skills to ensure candidates and clients receive follow up and support in a timely manner throughout the recruitment process
  • The ability to stand firm when required and provide appropriate advice and guidance in helping students succeed in achieving their career goals and aspirations
  • Demonstrated exceptional levels of verbal and written communication skills along with strong presentation skills
  • Experience in assisting people into employment and providing sound advice for positive employment outcomes
  • Strong experience/potential in a sales position, ideally within the recruitment industry, with experience and confidence in cold-calling and making sales pitches
  • Previous experience working to attain targets and knowledge of how to do this successfully, proven success in achieving targets, including revenue targets
  • Knowledge of and experience in best practice recruitment techniques
  • Proven relationship development and management skills and the ability to achieve results through networks and innovative forms of media
  • Must hold a current New Zealand driver’s license
Personal Attributes:
  • Positive and student centred outlook
  • Strong belief in the value of this role and the benefits it brings to students as well as the communities which the student operates in, with a genuine interest in students and their career goals, displaying positivity and optimism at all times.
  • Strong ability to build and maintain positive stakeholder relationships, with a passion for culture and depth of understanding of differing values and attitudes
  • Exercises sound judgement and political sensitivity
  • Flexible, adaptable and pragmatic
  • High degree of client focus and business acumen
  • Values diversity and contributes to an inclusive working environment where differences are acknowledged and respected
  • Sense of urgency and timeliness when acting on opportunities that present themselves
  • Exceptional listening skills to assist in making sound subsequent decisions regarding a candidate’s suitability for each role
  • High degree of approachability that students require and the professionalism clients expect.
  • Self-motivated, with a strong ability to motivate students into a positive frame of mind regarding their employment prospects
  • Values (especially service) driven and possessing personal integrity, trustworthiness and credibility
  • Positive and persistent when faced with setbacks or unplanned events – will keep going until the right solution is arrived at. 
  • Not easily phased, positive and persistent, seeking advice from others when things don’t go as planned and working to find a solution.
  • Loyal team player, supportive of team members, adds value when interacting with their team and committed to NZMA team success
  • Willing to take a new look and do things differently.  Openness to new ideas and change
  • High energy and willing to do what it takes to get the job done well
  • Values others and recognises even the small successes.
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