As a member of the CES team, contributes to the development and implementation of highly effective, integrated career and employment services in support of the mission and goals of the university with its roots in the liberal arts tradition. Delivers career programs and services that ensure students successfully align with and compete for opportunities that lead to creative, productive, and satisfying professional lives. Provides advising related to career planning and decision-making. Advances student success in securing best-fit jobs and internships. May participate in programs and workshops on career-related topics, social media and web writing, and CES resource updates. Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director for Career Advising and Associate Director and Director of Career and Employment Services.
-Meets with students and recent graduates in scheduled appointments and daily drop-in advising to discuss career exploration and decision making topics, and job search strategies and skills. Promotes and supports clients' engagement in self-authorship designed to help them explore their skills, interests, and values as they pursue the career search process.
-Meets with students one-on-one in scheduled appointments and through drop-in advising, and designs each session to meet the needs of the individual and his or her unique situation.
-Engages client in conversation designed to stimulate thinking about career-related topics.
-Coaches students on job/internship search tools including but not limited to networking, resume, cover letter, and interviewing, among others.
-Coaches students to effectively use CES resources (e.g., CES Exclusive Resources online, CES career resource library, handouts, events), the internet and other external resources.
-Conducts mock interviews and coaches students on improving interviewing skills.
-May interpret Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory for students in one-on-one and some small group/class environments.
-Works on special projects as assigned. The may include, but are not limited to: researching and reporting on resources that effectively and efficiently serve the needs of CES constituents; developing and updating web and print resources; writing blogs as part of the CES editorial team, and interviewing and drafting alumni profiles.
-May provide staff support for CES events and programs.
-May collaborate with other University departments in delivering high quality career services.
-Tracks client interactions in CES data system.
-Identifies, interprets, and reports to the Assistant Director and/or Associate Director non-routine or ongoing issues, trends, and opportunities to improve programs and services.
-Performs other duties or projects as needed or as assigned.
-Master's degree in counseling, student development or related field, plus two years of full time experience in career counseling. A bachelor's degree in a liberal arts field and four or more years of career counseling experience in higher education will also be considered. A graduate student in a Student Development program with one year of direct career advising experience will also be considered.
-Higher education experience required, preferably in a 4 year liberal arts institution.
-Exceptional communication skills and ability to work with small and large groups
-Familiarity with current technological tools for use in career services. Training in administration of Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator preferred.
-Experience with common software programs and mainframe data systems.
-Must demonstrate a strong customer service orientation and have the ability to organize, analyze, prioritize, and problem-solve within a fast-paced office environment with frequent interruptions.
-Must have a commitment to liberal arts education and cultural diversity.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
-Profession-specific knowledge, skills, and abilities
-Ability to work independently and as a team member
-Ability to manage confidential information and sensitive situations
-Ability to foster confidence and trust
-Ability to impart knowledge, skills, and abilities
-Ability to help develop others' knowledge, skills, and abilities
-Interpersonal and communication skills that foster harmonious relations with constituents
-Ability to actively engage clients in conversations designed to promote self-awareness and decision-making
University of Puget Sound - 20 months ago