Senior Career Advisor

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Work Type: Staff/Unclassified
Location: Kent Campus - Kent, OH
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: ACCBE - Career Services Office - Kent Campus [100865]

Job Title:

Senior Career Advisor

Physical Location:

 Kent Campus - Kent, OH

Salary:

 $44,705 - $47,000

Basic Function:

Utilize advanced knowledge and techniques to deliver comprehensive career advising services to students, alumni, and other constituencies. Assist students with career planning regardless of academic standing. Deliver presentations on related topics to university community members. Reports to designated supervisor.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:

 

UTILIZE ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNIQUES TO DELIVER COMPREHENSIVE CAREER MANAGEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMING TAILORED TO GRADUATE STUDENTS WITHIN THE AMBASSADOR CRAWFORD COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.  LEAD AND EXPAND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS. REPORTS TO DIRECTOR, CAREER SERVICES OFFICE, AMBASSADOR CRAWFORD COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Provide individual career advising to university students, alumni, and other constituencies through services requiring advanced career planning knowledge and competencies.

Support the career planning needs of university students ineligible to proceed in their desired majors and those on academic probation.

Prepare and deliver presentations on career exploration and selection, graduate school preparation, interview and job search techniques, networking, professionalism, and resume and cover letter writing.

Design and deliver customized presentations to Kent State students, university student organizations, high school students and their parents, and other groups.

Represent unit to coordinate/administer involvement in new and existing university initiatives designed to support student retention and connect students with career planning services.

Serve on university committees and collaborate with campus colleagues to cultivate new and existing relationships, provide training, and develop programs/resources to support the career planning needs of students; share with office recommendations and next steps.

Hire, train, direct, and supervise unclassified professional staff, graduate assistants and/or paraprofessional Student Career Peer staff members.

Stay abreast of current career trends through workshops, seminars, and online resources; make recommendations for program and service offerings and improvements.

Support campus programming and career center recruiting events.

Serve as liaison to one or more academic colleges.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:

 
  • Support the professional development/placement of graduate students.
  • Assist in development and maintenance of the MBA Program Advisory Board, including recruiting board members in collaboration with ACCBE leadership.
  • Create and deliver a program of developmental experiences and events for ACCBE graduate students.
  • Provide one-on-one and group career coaching and career advising to graduate students.
  • Work collaboratively with ACCBE graduate program coordinators and department chairs to create opportunities that enhance graduate student professional development and job placement.
  • Support the Director in the deployment of evaluations to reflect relevant results in student professional development and job placement; maintain high levels of student satisfaction and placement to elevate and sustain program rankings.
  • Ensure graduate students have access to a variety of employment resources

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, business, communications, or closely related field. Two years of experience in providing career planning assistance to college students in a university or other career center including supervisory experience.

License/Certification:

 

Knowledge Of:

Advanced career and academic assessment and career development principles
Current trends/challenges related to career development, including data on careers, occupations, employment opportunities, and entry-level occupational requirements
Advanced knowledge of university academic programs and major/degree options
Advanced knowledge of higher education student service programs, academic units, and large university organizational structure
Kent State referral network and resources
Student development theory and leadership styles and theories

Skill In:

Developing and facilitating of creative, engaging presentations *
Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication *
Planning and implementing innovative marketing strategies to connect with students *
Interpreting career assessments utilized by the center *
Utilizing job search tools and techniques, including social media and the center’s web-based recruiting database *
Organizing and evaluating projects and prioritizing work with a high degree of initiative and independence
Utilizing MS Office Suite and other relevant software, particularly PowerPoint and online presentation applications *
Incorporating available technology to provide career planning services
Organization and time management to ensure adherence to deadlines *
Detail orientation *

Ability To:

Provide leadership and direction
Work independently in a self-directed manner and effectively collaborate as part of a team
Multi-task while managing multiple projects and assignments *
Solve problems quickly and efficiently
Collaborate with a diverse group of constituents to meet mission of the center
Establish rapport with and relate to individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures *
Advanced ability to apply knowledge of confidentiality and student advocacy strategies
Ensure a high level of customer satisfaction
Successfully complete professional development and training activities
Navigate university protocols
Hold membership and leadership roles in professional organizations such as National Career Development Association, National Association of Colleges and Employers, ACPA, etc. *
Work occasional evening and weekend hours

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:

PROGRESSIVELY RESPONSIBLE EXPERIENCE IN A CAREER CENTER, INCLUDING 3 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITH GRADUATE CAREER MANAGEMENT AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.

 

Assessments:

Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which may require assessments. Assessments could take the form of interview questions, a request to provide work samples or a written or practical test to assess job related competencies.

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. May work varied hours to include evenings and weekends during peak periods; may require occasional travel on and off-campus.

Working Schedule:

 

Additional Information:

 

Must pass a security check.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


For official job descriptions, visit www.kent.edu/hr


Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free.

Disclaimer:

The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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