Career Consultant (UCP 6), Center for Career Development
Search #: 494314
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services
Under the general supervision of the Associate Director in the Center for Career Development and in partnership with other colleagues, the Career Consultant develops, plans and administers career related programs and activities designed to assist undergraduate and graduate students. The Career Consultant advises students on career exploration, professional development, and in the techniques of obtaining employment. Additionally, this individual will conduct outreach to employers and alumni to locate jobs, internships, and other professional opportunities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coaches and advises students on major and career exploration, career development, and post-graduation opportunities.
- Provides guidance and assists students in preparing career planning materials and resources for students.
- Recruits students to participate in Center for Career Development programs through contact with academic departments, informational meetings, and other outreach activities as appropriate.
- Develops and maintains liaisons with faculty and staff, student organizations, student media, and off-campus employers.
- Engages with corporate community to develop relationships, foster job leads, and effectively coordinates employer participation in work experience and/or internship programs for students.
- Assists in planning employer/student recruiting strategies for students, evaluating their effectiveness and making recommendations for changes.
- Engages and partners with alumni to connect students to viable career opportunities and meaningful career information, including internships, co-ops and post-graduation opportunities.
- Develops and writes informational materials for distribution as appropriate to the relevant constituents.
- Organizes and conducts outreach programs for classes, academic departments, residence halls, and student groups.
- Designs, administers, and conducts workshops including interviewing, résumé development, job search skills, internships, and LinkedIn.
- Coordinates and/or participates in professional networks to continually develop and renew career development resources for students.
- Keeps informed regarding current developments and trends in the job market.
- Organizes, coordinates, and/or assists as necessary with administrative responsibilities including campus interview program, job fairs, job opening information, publicity to students and faculty, and other special projects as determined by assessing needs.
- Conducts on-site visits with employers as needed.
- May supervise and train graduate and/or undergraduate student employees.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Master’s degree in higher education, counseling or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Minimum of 2 years’ professional experience in career planning and placement, academic advising or higher education or business/industrial personnel administration.
- Experience working with diverse populations.
- Strong presentation skills; effective in a variety of settings (one-on-one, small group, large group).
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
- Master’s degree in higher education, counseling or related field.
- Knowledge of tools related to the delivery of career development and placement services: Career Management Software such as Symplicity, Handshake, Purple Briefcase, etc.
- Experience as a Career Counselor/Coach.
- Proven ability to evaluate and produce reliable results, trouble shoot and problem-solve.
- Experience in program development and program assessment.
- Capacity to establish priorities and to plan and monitor own work plan.
This is a full-time, permanent position. Salary will be commensurate with successful candidate’s background and experience.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494314 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on February 28, 2020.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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