Serve as a part-time career development manager for undergraduate and graduate students. Develop and administer special outreach programs to inform faculty, staff, students, and parents of the need for career planning and career development, regardless of academic discipline. Plan and administer career development workshops and seminars to guide students from selection of an academic major through the job-search or application to graduate or professional schools. Build relationships with key constituents in the university regarding the services and resources of the Career Center. Provide leadership and guidance for managing and expanding the Career Center’s career development program. Serve as a valuable resource to Case students in making informed career decisions and also helping them choose or change a major. Serve as the department specialist in career counseling technique and theory providing information to staff on new developments and best practices in the field.
Apply knowledge of counseling and human development theory to counsel, advise and educate students on career decision making.
Provide career development through individual counseling appointments and workshops to undergraduate and graduate students of the university.
Teach and counsel individual and group sessions on career exploration, career decision-making, and job search/readiness strategies.
Assist graduate and undergraduate students in the development of short- and long-term academic and career goals.
Help graduate and undergraduate students understand the relationship between self-knowledge and career choice through assessment of interests, competencies, experience, personal characteristics, and work values.
Administer and interpret the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory to individuals and groups.
Evaluate student’s personality, skills, and interests, and recommend appropriate resources for student to gather more information on careers.
Coach students through the process of researching fields that complement their interests, skills and personality.
Empower students to become active participants in their career development.
Assume leadership for managing and expanding the Career Center’s career development program.
Serve as lead project manager for orientation. Lead the office through all orientation activities which include attending university-wide planning meetings, developing and delivering presentation to parents, and attending/ensuring coverage at all events.
Collaborate with Undergraduate Studies in the academic advisement process by assisting currently undeclared students identify the most appropriate academic major(s) and/or minor(s).
Collaborate with the Graduate School by developing and implementing/presenting workshops and/or resources specific to Master’s and Ph.D. students seeking academic or industry careers.
Encourage and facilitate graduate and undergraduate students’ exploration of career interests through student employment, SOURCE, cooperative education, internship, shadowing experiences, and informational interviews with working professionals.
Evaluate and make recommendations to department leadership on online career databases/software, Accenture Career resource library, and other career related resources.
Develop and facilitate educational programs for students on career-related topics, such as self-awareness of interests, personality, decision making, ethics, networking, and oral and written communication skills including resume and graduate school essay preparation and interviewing. Use of MS PowerPoint to create presentations and handouts.
Provide and plan special career-related programs for SAGES classes as requested.
Participate on committees and action teams in developing programs/activities sponsored by the department; oversee programs/activities as assigned.
Perform mock interviews for students, alumni, and others providing them with feedback on how to improve their performance.
Support On-Campus Recruiting, Alumni Career Network, internship, and practicum programs by providing direct service to students, alumni, employers and faculty.
Assist and support career education and recruitment services, such as resume critiques, Consulting Hours, and career fairs.
Serve as the departmental liaison to the office of Undergraduate Studies, SAGES, Orientation, the Office of International Student Services and First Year Cohort Committee.
Research and identify career-related resources for underserved populations.
Use appropriate technological resources (online databases, website, etc.) to assist students with career planning.
Strengthen and reinforce the mission of the Career Center and the Division of Student Affairs through participation in weekly staff meetings and retreats, involvement on committees and action teams, and fostering partnerships between Center Center and other departments.
Prepare content for department and program-related public relations materials, including publications such as the Career Search Guide.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director for Graduate Career Services to insure the success of the center on behalf of the university, its students and alumni.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Department: Regular contact with co-workers.
University: Regular contact with Undergraduate Studies and the Office of Student Affairs, including ESS, International Student Services, and those departments under its supervision. Periodic contact with faculty and staff in various academic departments
External: Occasional contact with employers and alumni; some contact with members of business and industry organizations.
Student: Daily contact with undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines
Experience: 1 to 3 years of relevant work experience required in career counseling, career services, higher education and/or human resource recruiting.
Education/Certification: Master’s degree required, in Counseling preferred; will also consider Master’s in Higher Education, Organizational Development or equivalent. Qualified to use standardized self-assessment instruments including the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.
Strong oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, self-motivation and leadership skills needed.
Knowledge of counseling and human development theory and the ability to counsel students required.
Broad knowledge of industries and occupations.
The ability to work in teams, multi-task, create and facilitate programs, understand corporate and academic environments, and plan and execute events also required.
Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Ability to learn new software programs quickly required.
General office environment. May have to travel on university business. Will perform repetitive motion using computer mouse and keyboard to type.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Case Western Reserve University - 6 months ago