The Career Counselor will provide comprehensive services and information resources that enable students to take active responsibility for their career development and decision-making. They will equip students for making career plans by facilitating awareness of their work-related strengths, interests, values, and understanding of the world of work. They will prepare students for finding suitable employment by enhancing their job search skills and express the relevance of their strengths to employers. The Career Counselor will foster relationships with members of the University community including students, faculty, and staff to facilitate the development of professional skills, the integration of learning with work, and the identification of a strong referral base or network. Occasional evening programming and infrequent overnight travel is required.
Working with students to create a career development plan including components of career assessment, definition of career and internship goals, choosing a major, job search, resume preparation, interviewing, and applying to graduate or professional school; following-up with students to discuss progression, to track milestones, and to modify short- and long-term goals is also expected;
Providing advice and tools to assist students through drop-in and scheduled appointments in order to achieve their career goals; to inform students of activities/steps related to the career planning process and how various UTC Community resources and programs can be used in that process; to integrate specific examples to illustrate or suggest next steps while providing or collaborating with students to develop reasonable action plans; and to convey information in a clear, encouraging, helpful, and understandable manner;
Planning, conducting, and evaluating workshops on career assessment, choosing a major, graduate or professional school application, resume and professional document preparation, interviewing, and other topics as indicated; developing visual aids, handouts, and presentation materials for workshops; collecting evaluations and sign-up lists for each workshop; collaborating with other staff to develop and refine workshop content;
Developing, coordinating, and/or fulfilling objectives related to the implementation of new programs, workshops, and services; participating as a team member in activities related to the goals and objectives of the Center; providing evaluations, recommendations, and assistance toward the improvement of programs and services; and
Cultivating a formal network across the campus community to identify, evaluate, and share best practices in college career advising. These activities will include regular and active participation in professional associations, continuous training and development, and robust engagement in cross-functional workgroups to include, but not limited to, the Career Development Alliance and the Advisor's Council.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Ability to multi-task and demonstrate exceptional time management skills
Ability to demonstrate consistent organizational skills including the documentation of counseling sessions or case notes
Ability to express a consistent, motivated, student-centered, and enthusiastic work style
Must be able to contribute individually and within a team-based environment
Review of applications will begin June 18, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received bythis datewill receive priority consideration.
Internal Number: 218967
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