Advertised Summary Job Description: Career Counseling and Programming (50%):
●Provide career counseling and coaching in person, virtually, and by phone, on topics including but not limited to: career assessment, goal-setting, and decision-making; personal branding (e.g. resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn); networking; interviewing; salary negotiation; job search strategies; graduate school and fellowship applications; professional licensing; and general career management. ●Provide resources and information regarding services, events, and career options and opportunities, as well as connections to alumni offering support and employers as appropriate. ●Develop and deliver workshops and webinars on various career-related topics, including customized seminars requested by faculty, student groups, and administrators. ●Manage the planning/logistics and marketing of events, such as workshops, panels, information sessions, job fairs, and networking receptions, using strategic outreach and engagement methods. ●Contribute to yearly programming by assessing the needs and interests of students and alumni and collaborating with students groups, faculty, and administrators to identify and implement new initiatives.
Communications and Technology (20%):
●Serve as the first-line responder for all general inquiries. ●Assist in managing the online career management system (job board, appointment scheduling system, and resource database) and webpage. Provide user support to students, alumni, and employers. ●Produce office communications to students such as newsletters, billboards, and email messages to promote events, opportunities, and resources, and share student and alumni success stories. ●Represent the school and career services at internal and external meetings and events.
Employer Relations (20%): ●Cultivate, develop, and sustain relationships with employers and alumni for job development. ●Coordinate on-campus recruitment activities and initiatives. ●Travel within the NYC metro area for employer relations and job fairs.
Administrative (10%): ●Track student and alumni engagement, relevant achievements, and employment outcomes for data collection and analysis. ●Co-supervise graduate interns/assistants and federal work study students. ●Update and maintain written and web-based resources. ●Assist in policy development and goal setting for the office. ●Coordinate and help with large events as part of the larger student services team. ●Be available 1-2 evenings per week and occasional weekend days (1-2 per semester) for special events. ●Perform other duties as assigned by the director to ensure the success of career services on behalf of the school, its students, and alumni.
General Minimum Qualifications: ●Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, higher education, or related field. ●Two to four years of experience in coaching/counseling individuals with regard to their professional development and a working knowledge of resume/cover letter review and development. ●Strong customer service orientation and relationship management skills. ●Skilled presenter to both small and large audiences, and strong writing and editing abilities. ●Demonstrated project and event management skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment while maintaining strong attention to detail. ●Training and/or workshop/webinar development and facilitation skills within a college/university setting. ●Ability to work effectively independently and with a broad range of internal and external constituents including students, employers, alumni, faculty, and staff. ●Familiarity with career-related computer systems/database and an ability to utilize and implement technology. ●Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as G Suite. ●Ability to approach work with an inclusive, holistic mindset and positive, growth-oriented attitude.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: ●Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, higher education, or related field. ●Experience with career management software such as GradLeaders or email marketing and communication platforms such as Mailchimp, Canva, and WordPress. ●Understanding of/experience with the wide variety of career paths for social workers.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_175260
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