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Kay-lynne Taylor, BFA, MA, CCA

Kay-lynne Taylor, BFA, MA, CCA

Career Services Director-Career Development/Education, Community Engagement, Continuing Learning

Missouri Western State University--St. Joseph, MO

Kansas City, Missouri Area, us

• Experienced career education administrator & workforce development leader with human resources/talent acquisition expertise. Over 20 years sustained leadership cultivating team competencies & having conducted external reviews. Led assessment, strategic planning & leveraged information technology skills ...

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Missouri Western State University--St. Joseph, MO

Career Services Director-Career Development/Education, Community Engagement, Continuing Learning

Higher Education|HR|Career Education Professional; corporate recruitment, public-private organizations; student & academic affairs; auxiliary, financial & business management operations; talent management-leadership; housing-residential education, assessment, external affairs; policy, Title IV & IX Initiatives-student conduct-advocacy; academic affairs; university advancement, inclusion-involvement & alumni affairs; adjunct faculty.
Leadership responsibilities; professional staff, 250 student employees & 6,000 students Manage budget, direct-support-coach co-curricular programs: Career Education, External Employer Relations, On-Campus Employer Recruitment, LearnServeChangetheWorld Campus-Based Community Federal Work-Study Program, Career-Workforce Empowerment, Student Employment Program, External Employer Relations, Student|Faculty|Employer|Alumni outreach via Career Portal & Social Media.
Select accomplishments:
• Strategic Planning – designed/implemented university-wide strategic process improvement (5 year plan) for university & regional community-wide rallying input & participation. Created departmental & university-wide organizational structure, reduced expense, established & led teams-built audiences. Recommendations: Increased Career Readiness Communications & Social Media Connections (2016); Employer Engagement (2015), Student Employment Engagement-E3=Exemplary Employee Experience (2013-14); Career Services Task Force Report (2013-14); Proposal for Student Employment Project (2013-16); Master Plan Proposal for Career Development Center (2015); Blueprint Implementing Standards, Engagement of Practices for Career Education & Preparation at Missouri Western State University.
• Inclusive Excellence & Workforce Development - created multiple initiatives addressing workforce development including; Task Force on Inclusive Hiring & Recruiting, required Departmental Compliance Plans, Cultural Competencies & First-Destination/Post-Graduation performance.