Director of Career Services

Full Employment Council, Inc.   Kansas City, MO   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on February 10, 2024

Director of Career Services

Reports to: SR. VP/COO   

The individual in this position will lead a team who will, execute and coordinate activities that facilitate enrollment in work activities, completion of training and successful retention for employment in sector industries sectors.


  • Work effectively with partnership organizations, contract providers, and other stakeholder interest to achieve systems goals and objectives
  • Lead staff efforts through peers, staff, and management to execute the strategic and operational goals of the organization
  • Execute programs to connect offered through the Missouri Career Center system specifically the career assistance programs that include classroom training, job placement and supportive services
  • Lead staff efforts that result in effectively connecting counseling and job placement efforts of the organization full time employment and retention of target clientele
  • Ensures all compliance activities are conducted in timely and appropriate fashion related to referral, training, and placement retention completion 
  • Identify barriers to training and employment in order to connect and recruit population to classroom and employment opportunities
  • Lead staff efforts resulting in on-time maintenance of client files/case notes, etc. 
  • Assist and guide clients in developing training and employment strategies, leading to career oriented employment
  • Provides pre-employment and post-employment services to help customers achieve their career goals
  • Provides follow-up of FEC clientele to ensure retention in training programs and that training results in employment
  • Provide other duties as assigned as needed

Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in education, counseling or related field
  • Extensive experience in leading and directing and monitoring workforce programs targeting these populations
  • Three- five years’ of management experience 
  • Case management career navigator efforts
  • Demonstrate proficiency managing multi activities 
  • Experience in career or vocational counseling preferred but not required
  • Experience working with federal programs
  • Experience coordinating and administering service programs
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment
  • Must have computer skills, in order to navigate and utilize multiple computer systems
  • Must be flexible
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must have reliable transportation and auto insurance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Skilled in organizational/time management techniques
  • minorities, and individuals in need of updated training
  • Work in a team environment, budget management and personnel evaluation, experience  leadership activities as designated by the Senior Management
  • Ability to work according to goals and objectives
  • Ability to work in a performance based environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form

Apply in person at the Full Employment Council/Missouri Career Center

Location: Central City, 1740 Paseo KCMO, (M-F 8-5), Or online at, or

Applications accepted until position is filled    

EOE/AA/MF/V/ADA                   E-Verify Employer

The Full Employment Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.  Auxiliary aids are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  All voice telephone numbers may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Missouri Relay Service at 711.