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Career Development Specialist

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Position Information

Posting Number S180032P
Posting Date 09/26/2017
Closing Date 10/04/2017
Title Career Development Specialist
Working Title Career Development Specialist
Employee Class Administrator
Department Career Development
Salary Range $40,000.00
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Hours Per Week 40
Standard Work Week
Anticipated Start Date 11/01/2017
If Temporary, End Date
Job Summary

The Career Development Specialist reports to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and is responsible for providing information and assistance to clients (students and alumni) who are interested in career planning and development. Providing adequate services will ensure that career development clients have access to the information and resources they need to make appropriate choices about training, education and employment.

Job Description

1. Conducts individual and group career advising sessions with both the undergraduate and graduate school populations and alumni.

2. Advises students on career development, job seeking skills and industry trends in order to effectively prepare them to gain employment upon graduation.

3. Assists graduates in securing educationally related employment upon graduation through bi-weekly contact of students, resume assistance and critiquing and conducting mock interviews.

4. Provides ongoing feedback to students with respect to individual job search skills.

5. Assists students in identifying areas requiring further training or knowledge and works with them in creating personal and professional development programs, including co-op and internship opportunities.

6. Ensures accurate data entry into Collee central Network and other active databese.

7. Performs specific job development activities for entry level or alumni job leads and enters employers and job leads into Cougar Job Connect.

8. Develops long term working relationships with businesses and industries and responds to job opening requests by sending appropriate resumes to employers.

9. Participates in student/alumni activities, career fairs, graduation, Advisory Boards, Program Reviews, Senior Project Presentations, inter-campus relations, outreach and other related activities.

10. Completes other projects and duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required.

One to three years of combined career advising and employer relations experience required, preferably from an educational institution.

Preferred Qualifications

3+ years of Workforce Development, Corporate Training , or Human Resource Recruitment experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must be self-motivated, goal oriented and display a sense of professional urgency.

Enjoys helping others.

Excellent oral & written communication skills.

Excellent customer service skills; to include the ability to effectively follow up and follow through.

Ability to conduct business with attention to ethical considerations, University policies and procedures, employment law and accreditation guidelines

Knowledge of various industry cultures and hiring practices.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts