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Whittier College, Assistant Director, Career Development Programming and Evaluation/Career Counselor
General Position Description
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TITLE: Assistant Director, Career Development Programming and Evaluation/Career Counselor, WHITTIER COLLEGE
POSITION NUMBER: AD0239
CLASSIFICATION: Admin JOB NUMBER:
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT STATUS: Exempt FTE: 1.0
DEPARTMENT: Career Services MONTHS: 11-month
POSITION REPORTS TO: Assistant Dean, Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development
SUPERVISION GIVEN TO: Work-Study Students
POSITION SUMMARY: Creates, implements, and evaluates career development programming to achieve the mission goals of the Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development and Whittier College. Devise career development and career readiness programming that promotes the development of critical career competences to help students prepare and compete in the global and interconnected workplaces of today economy. This position develops the program structure for the effective execution and evaluation of campus wide career development events, trainings, internships, workshops, and courses. The position instructs a career development undergraduate class. Provides one-on-one counseling to students, and alumni of Whittier College, assisting them with career exploration, as well as internship and job search strategies that best enhance the development critical career competencies. The counselor also helps with the development of appropriate job search tools, interview strategies, and professional development.
The position encompasses five distinct areas of responsibility which include:
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Programming and Evaluation
- Devise, implement, and evaluate career development programming to help engage students in the development of their critical competencies including innovation and creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, oral and written communication, teamwork and collaboration, informational technology application, leadership, professionalism and work ethic, and career management.
- Collaborate with the Assistant Dean to insure career development programming objectives are met through appropriate evaluation of career development programming of Career Center events, trainings, internships, and courses.
- Collaborate with Career Center staff to envision, plan, and coordinate other career related programs and services as needed. Participate in development of campus-wide assessment of learning outcomes for the department and related programs via collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research, and other campus entities including but not limited to the President’s Office, Alumni and Development, Faculty Masters, and members of the Faculty.
- Individually counsel students and alumni regarding the career decision making and planning process, specifically assisting them in applying the liberal arts education to creating a tangible career plan.
- Use career-related assessment instruments including the MBTI, and Focus 2.
- Assist students in the job/internship search process including resume writing, interviewing and job search strategies.
- Specifically create and administer new programs and initiatives that support the career development of the first year students and the undeclared majors in the sophomore class.
- Provide programming support and advisement to increase the motivation and readiness of all students to apply to graduate school, but specifically target under-represented groups.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current employment trends.
- Teach one section of INTD 14 Career Planning for Juniors and Seniors and/or INTD 13 Career Planning for Freshmen and Sophomores per semester.
Peer Career Advising Program
- Hire, train and supervise the peer career advisors (PCAs) specifically assigned to provide peer coaching, workshops and events to peers.
- Evaluate all student PCAs
- Design and facilitate Peer to Peer advising training and consistent, ongoing professional development meetings with each PCA throughout the academic year.
- Coordinate PCA staff shifts and access/use of handshake.
- Evaluate all PCA sessions and ensure that additional training and support is provided individually to each PCA based on assessment data.
Campus Engagement and Student Success
- Participate in Whittier College first-year and transfer Student Orientation.
- Seeks ways to provide career readiness curriculum integration through faculty partnerships, specifically faculty masters.
- Collaborate with the Office of Alumni Relations on initiatives for engagement of students and alumni with an emphasis on undeclared majors.
- Collaborate methods to engage first year students through Residential Life and the Director of First Year Programs.
- Other duties as assigned
Non-Essential Functions of the Job:
- Represent the College as appropriate in its relationship with the community, government agencies, professional organizations, and other groups.
- Attend division wide meetings.
- Serve on institutional committees as requested.
POSITION SPECIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to work independently with a high level of initiative. High level of understanding of the liberal arts educational and small school environment. Experience with a diversity of students of traditional college age. Excellent verbal, writing, organizational, and presentation skills are essential. Must be able to assist and advise students in the general job/internship search and graduate/professional school process through counseling, researching, exploring and planning. Must be able to analyze, design, deliver, and evaluate appropriate career development programming including courses, workshops, information sessions, and career-related presentations. Familiarity with web-based and electronic resources used in career services strongly desired. Familiarity with social media tools desired. Require strong interpersonal skills for effectively building rapport with diverse student body.
Previous Experience: Minimum of three years related work experience in Career Counseling, Student Personnel Administration, Recruiting, or Counseling required. Coursework and/or experience in program design and evaluation and/or career development training and evaluation required. Experience and/or knowledge of career development program design and evaluation. Background in career development training with an emphasis on career development for liberal arts students. Excellent counseling and advising skills required with demonstrated knowledge of career development. Experience in an academic environment, preferably with career development, career planning or internships. Experience administering and interpreting assessment tools such as MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory strongly desired.
Knowledge and Education: Master’s degree in Career Counseling, Counseling, Higher Education Counseling, or Student Personnel Administration required. Demonstrate a deep understanding of diversity and social justice principles, a personal demeanor that inspires collaboration within the division of Student Affairs and throughout the campus and community, and a penchant for continuous learning and improvement.
Machines, Tools, Equipment, Electronic Devices and Software: Normal office equipment and office software programs including Microsoft Office, Handshake, Survey Monkey, Qualtrics, or other survey software.
License(s) and Certificate(s): MBTI
Physical Activity/Effort: Position involves normal physical activity, such as sitting for extended periods, operating a computer. Some lifting of items as needed for events. Must lift 40 to 50 lbs.
Loyola Marymount University, Associate Director of Graduate Programs and Education Professions
- Institution Name: Loyola Marymount University
- Contact Name: Marcy Newman
- Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Position Title: Associate Director of Graduate Programs and Education Professions
- Requisition Number: 0170588
- Work Status: Full-time
- Regular Hours Per Week: 40
- Days of Week: M-F
- How to apply: Directly through the HR website: https://jobs.lmu.edu/postings/32957
- Career Services URL: http://careers.lmu.edu
- Position Summary: The Associate Director of Graduate Programs & Education Professions will provide career coaching and support to all LMU graduate students, while serving as a primarily liaison to the School of Education, LMU’s largest graduate student population. This position will be charged with developing, supporting, and maintaining high quality programs, resources, and events within Career and Professional Development (CPD). Position Specific Responsibilities: Provide one-on-one coaching to graduate students interested in careers within the education (K-12, Counseling, Higher Education), nonprofit, and social services fields. Implement workshops, information sessions, employer site visits, and industry panels to introduce students to a wide range of education and nonprofit careers. Serve as the official liaison to the School of Education, addressing students’ goals of professional advancement within their organizations for individuals currently employed, job search strategy for individuals seeking employment, and further graduate study for individuals pursuing doctoral degrees and careers within academia or research. Cultivate new employment, internship, research, and job shadowing opportunities at public and private K-12 schools, universities, and organizations. Collaborate with faculty to promote opportunities and prepare students for job search and interview process. Manage LMU’s Graduate School Fair, bringing over 80 national and international programs to campus annually. Provide preparatory workshops and panels to equip students with successful strategies for navigating the Fair, and educate students on the graduate school process (i.e. researching programs, funding graduate education, applying, and interviewing). Expand and maintain relationships with leading graduate and professional school recruiters. Collaborate with the dean of the School of Education and staff to plan the annual Spring Networking Event, featuring employers, faculty, students, and alumni. Conduct outreach to recruiters, oversee event logistics, and assist with event production and marketing. Manage one graduate assistant and two peer advisors in CPD. Train, mentor, and guide them in developing content for workshops, digital, and print resources. Provide direction and oversight on graduate research projects, including annual Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved study involving surveys, focus groups, and other research instruments. Serve as an active contributor to the Division of Enrollment Management and Career and Professional Development, participating in campus-wide events and committees as requested. Contribute fully to the career services profession, representing the university through involvement in national and regional professional associations, and in strategic partnerships with LMU employers, alumni, parents, and other external stakeholders. Experience/Qualifications: Minimum of five years academic advising, career development/counseling or coaching students within education or higher education field or related area. Preferred experience working with graduate students; familiarity with career development/counseling theories and methods; specialized knowledge of the education/counseling fields or K-12 education system, and management or supervisory experience. Demonstrated knowledge of career development/counseling theories and methods. Knowledge of education career fields and opportunities for experiential learning. Knowledge of the academic environment and experiential learning best practices. Ability to collaborate with faculty, administrators, campus partners and employers. Demonstrated computer competency and preferably knowledgeable of Microsoft Office Suite and database management and systems. Event planning and production skills. Strong communication skills (both written and oral). Public presentation skills required. Strong organizational skills. Team player with solid interpersonal skills.
- Required Education: Typically a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience. Master’s Degree preferred. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
- Exemption Status: Exempt Salary Grade Minimum:
Pitzer College, Graduate Assistant for Career Services