Serves as an extension of the Office of Career and Professional Development. Acts as a liaison between the Dean, faculty, staff, and Career and Professional Development for the purpose of identifying the unique career-related needs of students and alumni pursuing careers associated with communication. Assists in developing college-specific outreach, seminars, workshops, and programs based on student-needs assessment and faculty requests. Works with Career and Professional Development to advise the Dean and faculty on methods to enhance the quality of experiential learning/career development. Provides guidance to students and graduates on specific job search strategies and tactics associated with careers for students and alumni with a communication major. With input from the Dean, faculty, staff and industry leaders, identifies key employers for cultivation by Career and Professional Development's Employer Relations team.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in education, college student affairs, counseling, human resources, communication or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum 2 years of professional experience in education, counseling, human resources, communication or related field, or a Master's Degree in any of these areas.
Experience utilizing current career development principles and practices.
Ability to effectively problem solve with students, faculty and staff.
Analytical skills to think strategically in developing and implementing innovative and engaging programs to ensure effective learning outcomes, meaningful engagement, and quality education, and to evaluating effective of programs and recommending changes.
Strong written communication skills to include development of reports, memos, handouts, brochures, and other promotional materials.
Strong editing and proof reading abilities.
Strong verbal communication skills to include speaking in public and presenting training programs to small and large groups.
Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments.
Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and execute logistics for special events.
Skill in adjusting priorities and adapting to an environment with changing needs.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Computer skills in using word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet and email software, and Microsoft Office Suite software.
Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills, with proven ability to work, interact, and solve problems with a diverse group of individuals at all organizational levels, both inside and outside of the University.
Technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems related to this position.
Experience with career management web-based services and database management.
Experience developing training programs and workshops.
Experience advising students on career decisions; resume writing, techniques, and job search.
Working knowledge of career education and services in higher education.
Working knowledge of University policies and procedures that pertain to the duties of the position.
Knowledge of labor market trends.
Working knowledge of experiential education, career development theory, counseling techniques.
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
Internal Number: 18465
About Chapman University
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.