CLAS Career Consultant - Center for Career Development

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services

JOB SUMMARY

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 from a diversity of backgrounds, identities, and disciplines. The Career Consultant advises students on career exploration, professional development, and the techniques for obtaining employment. Additionally, this individual will conduct outreach to employers and alumni to locate jobs, internships, and other professional opportunities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Coaches and advises students on major and career exploration, career development, and post-graduation opportunities.
  2. Provides guidance and assists students in preparing career planning materials and resources.
  3. Provides continued support for students from diverse backgrounds, identities, and disciplines by joining the internal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and/or through department-wide efforts.
  4. Recruits students to participate in Center for Career Development programs through contact with academic departments, informational meetings, and other outreach activities as appropriate.
  5. Develops and maintains liaisons with faculty and staff, student organizations, student media, and off-campus employers.
  6. Assists in planning employer/student recruiting strategies for students, evaluating their effectiveness, and making recommendations for changes.
  7. Supervises and trains graduate and/or undergraduate student employees and/or ambassadors.
  8. Engages and partners with alumni to connect students to viable career opportunities and meaningful career information, including internships, co-ops, and post-graduation opportunities. 
  9. Develops and writes informational materials for distribution as appropriate to the relevant constituents.
  10. Organizes and conducts outreach programs for classes, academic departments, residence halls, and student groups.
  11. Designs, administers, and conducts workshops including interviewing, résumé development, job search skills, internships, and LinkedIn.
  12. Participates and engages in internal departmental committee/s that promote and enhance career readiness and student success.
  13. Coordinates and/or participates in professional networks to continually develop and renew career development resources for students.
  14. Keeps informed regarding current developments and trends in the job market.
  15. Organizes, coordinates, and/or assists as necessary with administrative responsibilities including campus interview programs, job fairs, job opening information, publicity to students and faculty, and other special projects as determined by assessing needs.
  16. Conducts on-site visits with employers as needed.
  17. Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in higher education, counseling, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in career planning and placement, academic advising or higher education, business/industrial personnel administration, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the unique needs of diverse populations and a commitment to equitably addressing these needs.
  • 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 and Google Suite products.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, or a related field.
  • 1-2 years of professional experience in career planning and placement, academic advising or higher education, business/industrial personnel administration, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of tools related to the delivery of career development and placement services: Career Management Software such as Symplicity, or Handshake.
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful experience supporting the unique needs of diverse populations.
  • Experience as a Career Counselor/Coach.
  • Proven ability to evaluate and produce reliable results, troubleshoot, and problem-solve.
  • Capacity to establish priorities and to plan and monitor own work plan.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, permanent position. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496469 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on July 8, 2022. 

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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