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:
This includes the supervision of the 4-5 graduate-level course instructors
Course Description: Navigating a career and life planning is highly complex. The course is designed to equip students with self-awareness, knowledge, and skills useful in decision making about how to use opportunities to build meaningful futures and how to maintain flexibility and adaptability in a complex work environment. Students learn how to balance planning with uncertainty and navigate a lifetime of meaningful occupational realities. Through experiential activities, discussions, and reflective exercises students gain self-understanding and connect academic opportunities to careers and narrow down specializations in career fields in order to select a major or evaluate career changes.
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:
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.
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
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 *
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 Work occasional evening and weekend hours
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
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.
Monday through Friday; however, schedule may vary to meet departmental needs.
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.
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.
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.
Internal Number: 495506
About Kent State University
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.