The mission of Career Services is to empower Cal Poly students to achieve a lifetime of meaningful career success. A full range of programs and services are offered to assist students with career planning, values clarification, testing, test interpretation, job exploration, job search, pre-career work experience, workshops, graduate school exploration and other related areas. Career Services also promotes and supports effective professional relationships between the university and employers.
Career Services maintains a Student Development Counseling Unit that focuses on first-year students in clarifying majors and career goals. Career Services also maintains a College-Based Counseling Unit that focuses on career readiness experiential education, employability, college relations, special program and graduate school exploration.
The following examples illustrate typical work activities and are not meant to be all inclusive or restrictive:
Under general supervision, provide individual career counseling for students (individual and small groups). Counsel and advise students on changing/choosing majors. Administer career-related assessments and interpretation as needed. Assist students with researching careers, employment trends, career options and employers. Assist students with experiential education opportunities (internships, Co-op, summer jobs) and jobs. Assist students in exploring graduate and professional school options, providing information about the admissions process. Edit and review graduate admissions essays.
Assist in planning and delivering classroom presentations, workshops, and/or panels in small and large group settings on career-related topics: clarifying majors, career planning, resume/cover letters, interview skills, job search strategies, Career Services homepage, Mustang JOBS (Handshake), and other related areas. Research and provide data regarding career opportunities, graduate/professional schools, and employment trends. Use data for individual and group counseling and for the development of material presentations, workshops and for panels. Support the college-based career counseling model and collaborate with the academic colleges. Support the early access program reaching out to first-year students to assist with clarifying majors and career plans.
STUDENT AND COLLEGE RELATIONS
Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with students, student organizations, faculty and staff. Disseminate information concerning Career Services programs, events, resources, employment statistics, job opportunities, trends and outlook. Support or participate with college departments and student organization-based programs and events. Provide counseling services to students through drop-in and/or extended hours.
Participate in university-wide activities, events, and committees. Connect and collaborate with campus programs related to Diversity and Inclusivity, Housing, Student Life & Leadership, Student Academic Services, Health & Counseling Services, Disability Resource Center, Admissions, Evaluations and other support programs. Assist with Career Fairs, employer events/panels, and other student events. Participate in employer relations and alumni engagement efforts.
• Up to (2) two positions available.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; OR a Master's degree and one year of experience.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, DEGREES, CREDENTIALS: Possession of a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
• Working knowledge of, or the ability to quickly learn the university infrastructure, policies and procedures.
• Ability to advise students individually and in groups on routine matters.
• General knowledge of research and interview techniques, including the ability to obtain factual information through interviews.
• General knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.
• General knowledge of methods and problems of organizational and program management.
• General knowledge of career or academic counseling and advising.
• Ability to successfully interact with a diverse student population and to assess student needs.
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to speak and present information to both small and large groups of people. Able to revise written material used for promotions, presentations, workshops, and marketing.
• Ability to collect, compile, analyze, and evaluate employment and career-related data.
• Excellent ability to exercise confidentiality, discretion and to handle highly sensitive interpersonal issues.
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with deans, department heads, faculty, staff, students and student organizations. Able to work effectively in teams.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
• Knowledge and application of word processing, presentation, desktop publishing, spreadsheets and web research/utilization.
• Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
• Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.
• Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
• Ability to interpret, communicate and apply policies and procedures.
• Ability to model true professionalism in every aspect of public relations required for the position.
• Must possess excellent customer service skills utilizing respectful and cooperative interpersonal skills on a consistent basis.
• Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.
• Knowledge of career and post-graduate resources offering information on careers, industry/market trends, graduate/professional schools and employers.
• Knowledge of university academic programs, departments and majors.
• Knowledge of university recruitment, outreach, industry trends, major-specific market information, and employment resources.
• Experience in higher education.
• Experience with PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
***THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***
• Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
• Must be able to work additional hours, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
• The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
• This position classification has been defined as "Exempt" and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Retired CalPERS members selected for this vacancy must request and be approved for reinstatement from retirement prior to the start date. Employment of retired CalPERS members will typically be for 90 days or less and must be for work requiring specialized skills or for a bona fide emergency to prevent stoppage of business.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
• Up to (2) two positions available.
Requisition Number: 104555
To Apply: All applicants must apply online at: http://apptrkr.com/1068568.
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.