Department/Organization: 830101 – Career Center Admin
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Job Summary: Under general supervision, the Student Life Specialist I is responsible for the administration of one or more Student Life program(s). Serves as liaison between the program and other departments or the community. Position may supervise staff or students. Part of the Student Life Career Progression Plan.
Additional Department Summary: The Career Advisor is responsible for all career-related advising, assessment, resume approval, individual student job search assistance, development and delivery of workshops/classes on a variety of career topics. This position functions as a Career Advisor for assigned student and/or Alumni clients. The position has responsibility for all career-related advising, assessment, resume approval, individual student job search assistance, development and delivery of workshops/classes on a variety of career topics. The person in this position may also serve on a variety of related committees, has responsibility for outreach to faculty/staff in assigned colleges, departments and/or academic program and student organizations. S/he serves as a liaison to assigned student organizations, academic departments and other university departments. Special care should be given in order to maximizing internship and/or full-time employment results. Each Career Advisor will assist with planning, development and organization of special events, printed materials and web based materials for the Career Center. Each Career Advisor is expected to increase knowledge and proficiency with campus recruiting software, and career resources. All of these efforts should be coordinated with other Career Center staff and other university units when appropriate. Responsible for completing required training that is related to laws and regulations, that creates a more hospitable and respectful workplace; and safer work environment.
Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or higher with at least one (1) year of experience in career services, student services, business, human resources management, or counseling; OR a Master’s degree. Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.
Skills and Knowledge: Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Demonstrated commitment to expand multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through: demonstrating self awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of experience in career services, student services, business, human resources management, or counseling; OR Master's degree or higher with at least one (1) year experience in career services, student services, business, human resources management, or counseling. Excellent oral and written communication skills including good public speaking, exceptional organizational skills, knowledge of computers and various software programs, especially those related to data management, word processing, event management, and group presentations. Knowledge of career theory and student development theory is preferred.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law"Poster
Internal Number: 510601
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