The career strategist is responsible for coordinating and supervising career planning programs for designated schools and providing career-coaching sessions on an individual and group basis using career assessment tools. This position will also present programs and seminars to students in classroom settings, residence halls, and student organizations.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
- Applies career development theory
- Works with students to create a career development plan including components of career assessment, definition of career and internship goals, choosing a major, job-search, resume preparation, interviewing, and applying to graduate /professional school
- Possesses and maintains up to date knowledge and information about career fields
- Provides advice and tools to assist students in achieving their career goals
- Refers students to career events, other staff and/or faculty members, and resources as appropriate
- Fills in for other Career Development team members as needed
- Serves on campus or university committees as required
Communication, Collaboration, and Teamwork
- Participates as a team member in activities related to the goals and objectives of the unit
- Communicates with the appropriate deans, faculty, and staff of assigned academic departments, and any appropriate student groups and/or organizations to increase visibility and knowledge of career center programs
- Works with faculty and other staff to develop and refine workshop content
- Collects evaluations and sign in lists for each workshop
- Fields questions from employers regarding their registration in online career management database, job listings and career events
Planning, Organizing, and Accountability
- Plans and develops programs and workshops in cooperation with career center and academic department staff
- Designs and conducts thematic/career opportunity workshops as requested
- Develops visual aids, handouts, and presentation materials for workshops
- Coordinates major projects which may include career fairs, on-campus interviews and information tables
- Assists in the collection, tabulation, and analysis of outcomes data for students and other stakeholders
Initiative, Problem-Solving, and Decision Making
- Develops, coordinates, and/or fulfills objectives related to the implementation of new programs, workshops and services
- Increases student participation in career fairs, workshops, interview sessions through online career management system and other means
- Provides evaluations, recommendations, and assistance toward the improvement of programs and services
Support the Mission of the University
- Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the university
Job may require other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications – Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)
- Bachelor’s degree in student services, human resources, marketing, or a related field required
- Minimum of 2 years related experience required
- Master’s degree preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
- Ability to advise college students in areas of career planning and academic development.
- Demonstrated ability to utilize assessment instruments and computerized career assessment tools
- Must be initiative driven, highly motivated and team oriented with strong public speaking, computer, and written communication skills
- Excellent coaching, communication, presentation, and organizational skills
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
- General office conditions
- Ability to work remotely
- Weekend and evening work may be required
Physical Abilities - Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
- Ability to work effectively at a computer for extended periods
- Sedentary, sitting, walking, occasional lifting (overhead, waist level or from floor) of 40 lbs. or less
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.