Career Services Specialist
University of St Thomas - Saint Paul, MN

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Job Summary: The University of St. Thomas seeks a Career Specialist to provide career development counseling and instruction to students enrolled in and alumni of Opus College of Business graduate programs.

This position will provide one-on-one coaching, development and facilitation of group business career development workshops; management of selected career networking events; familiarity and sourcing of networking contacts in the regional/national business community; creation of written and web career development resources; assisting with employer outreach activities, such as monitoring and acquisition of employer job postings, on-campus company information sessions/interviews, company visits, and career fairs; and assisting departmental administration tasks such as supervising student workers as needed.

Additional responsibilities include: meeting with students and alumni to address career development needs, such as career self-assessment and testing, resume and cover letter creation, networking contacts, job or internship search skills, interviewing skills, and salary/offer negotiation; cultivating employer contacts through visits, phone calls, e-mail, networking events, and job posting contacts; developing and presenting career development workshops for groups of current students and alumni; managing selected career networking events, including speaker identification and contracting, program marketing, and onsite management of event; assisting with the management of student, employer, and job opportunities on the department's job and internship posting software program; assisting in the creation of written career development resource materials for print production and on the web; and assisting with hiring, training and supervision of departmental student workers.

Qualifications: Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in business, education, human resource development, or a related field, and three years relevant professional experience in higher education career development, executive recruiting or corporate human resources. Previous career services experience and an MBA/MA in educational counseling, human resource development, or a related field are strongly preferred.

Successful candidates will have previous experience and proven effectiveness in coaching and developing others; ability to train and interpret standardized career interest inventories; effectively engage with and coach clients from all backgrounds, cultures, and experience levels; ability to build and develop mutually beneficial partnerships; excellent interpersonal and presentation skills; strong organizational skills with sophisticated multi-tasking ability and attention to detail; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to maintain confidentiality of career advising documentation; and are detail-oriented, but have the ability to work with "the big picture" in mind.

The University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

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