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Career Planning Specialist

Butler County Community College
Butler, PA
  • Expired: April 15, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.

Butler County Community College (BC3) is currently accepting applications for the position of Career Planning Specialist. This is a temporary part-time grant funded position that will begin immediately and continue as long as grant funds are available to support the position.

Reporting to Assistant Dean of Advising and Career Planning, the Career Planning Specialist is responsible for serving as a liaison between the College, advisory committees, and businesses/industries with regard to potential employment opportunities for students and graduates, including co-ops, internships, externships, practicums, and job development. Responsible for assisting students in developing skills and behaviors needed to effectively engage in internship and/or employment. Assist with resume and cover letter writing and interviewing skills. Provide career information by working with faculty, admissions, classroom presentations, career fairs and workshops. Prepare an annual career services report that includes statistical data and narration. Bachelor's degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Education or related field required. Master's degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Education or related field preferred. Counseling/academic advising experience required. Community college experience preferred. Experience in assisting individuals in career counseling in an educational or social services setting preferred. Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to work well with various constituencies including external employers. Computer proficiency required. Knowledge with Microsoft Office software preferred.

Hourly rate will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates should visit BC3 Recruitment to complete their Candidate Profile along with uploading a PDF version of current resume, cover letter, and copy of college/university transcripts that have been conferred to the Resume section. Incomplete candidate profiles and/or any materials regarding this position that are received after the application deadline or closing of the search will not be considered. Any materials submitted will be the property of the College. Applicants currently employed by Butler County Community College must authorize in writing that all college/university transcript(s) on file in their personnel file located in the Human Resources Office may be copied and attached to their application packet by the application deadline. Requests to copy transcripts received after the deadline will be denied. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 724-287-8711 Ext. 8951 for more information.

BC3 is nestled in the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania and only 45 minutes from the cultural life of Pittsburgh. BC3 is a vibrant comprehensive community college serving eight (8) counties with six (6) locations and nearly 2,500 credit students. Built on the former Oak Hills Golf Course and a farm, BC3 has a beautiful main campus on 329 wooded acres with a central Oak Grove. BC3 employs approximately 1,000 full- and part-time employees.

BC3 has 55 career and transfer programs. The College is going "all in" for its Shaffer School of Nursing and Allied Health. This includes the construction of a state-of-the-art Victor K. Phillips Nursing and Allied Health Building, program expansion, and the development of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program. Private and public support has made this possible. BC3 offers unique programs such as Measurement Science/Metrology, Massage Therapy, Robotics, Electronics, Nanofabrication Technology, and Park and Recreation Management. BC3 offers over 100 courses in online and distance education. In addition to degree programs, BC3 has a public safety training facility at its main campus that serves 15,000 students annually for business training, industrial safety training, and public safety - fire, EMS, Hazmat, and police training.

The impact of BC3 as an economic engine bolsters the regional economy and continues to contribute substantially to the regional workforce. With a focus on student success, faculty, and staff describe BC3 as a special place with a caring and collegial atmosphere that is unusual in today's higher education landscape. For the eighth time since 2015, BC3 was named the #1 community college in Pennsylvania by,, and To learn more about BC3, please visit

Butler County Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Butler County Community College


Butler, PA
16002 USA



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