|Req #: ||142797 |
|Department: ||CAREER CENTER @ ENGINEERING |
|Job Location: || Seattle Campus |
|Posting Date: ||02/23/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: || |
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
|Notes: || As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. |
Priority consideration given to applications received by 3/10/2017.
| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
The Career Center @ Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for a Career Coach.
As a member of the Career Center @ Engineering (CC@E) team, the Career Coach will counsel undergraduate and graduate students regarding professional development, including career planning and successful navigation of the job market. The successful candidate will create and present programs concerning careers and employment, while interacting extensively with students, advisors, employers, faculty and student groups. S/He will stay informed about job market and career development trends specific to Engineering fields through participation in outreach activities with students, career services professionals and employers.
Additional duties include: individual counseling, group sessions, job search seminars, orientations, and assistance with employer panels and career fairs.
This position is responsible for educating and assisting students to make an effective transition from college to the professional world. The Career Center @ Engineering serves students from all Engineering disciplines and degree levels, requiring breadth of knowledge and ability to serve a wide-ranging number of Engineering majors. This position has regular contact with faculty and advisors, for the purpose of seeking collaborative opportunities to serve students in the design and implementation of their career objectives, while providing consultative services to departments seeking to build career-focused events and activities.
Counsel students individually and in groups about career decisions and job search strategies.
Develop, implement and teach appropriate career counseling and job search workshops. Prepare and present career and job search presentations requested by Engineering departments and student services/organizations. Conduct career services orientation sessions. Develop and create written materials and resources on career and job search topics.
Understand and interpret CC@E policies and procedures regarding recruiting, job listings, counseling, credentials and graduate files, and related programs and services.
Research information about employment locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, as well as current information about employment for graduates. Initiate and respond to written and electronic correspondence with students, faculty/staff and employers.
Collaborate with other CC@E staff and UW Career Center about center programming and special events.
Present specialized workshops and outreach to students, faculty and staff specific to internship information.
Speak to classes and student groups ranging in size from 2 200 about center programming.
Partner with Engineering departments and other programs across campus to create, implement and evaluate programming for students.
Develop relationships with alumni who are interested in engaging with students.
Research best practices and remain current on technologies that support best practices in career services.
Develop content for CC@E Webpages.
Work closely with employers to engage on-campus participation & brand marketing activities, such as employer-led workshops, connections with student organizations and assistance with networking sessions.
| Bachelors degree in counseling, education or related field. Two to three years of relevant experience. |
Experience advising, counseling and working with clients and colleagues from diverse ethnic, cultural & economic backgrounds, as well as ability levels.
Knowledge of careers, employment trends, job search techniques and equal opportunity policies related to students.
Ability to collect, interpret, and disseminate comprehensive career and employment information to colleagues, students and faculty/staff.
Compassion, active listening skills, and solution-focused counseling skills.
Effective presentation and discussion facilitation skills.
Ability to develop, plan and present effective programs for students in a variety of Engineering disciplines.
Ability to oversee major events.
Knowledge of advertising, marketing, and communication strategies.
Ability to write clear, concise, comprehensive resources (e.g., handouts, e-mails, advertisements, annual reports).
Ability to collaborate with colleagues within the unit, within the campus, and off-campus.
Skill in developing and maintaining relationships with groups such as student organizations and employers.
Skill in organizing and maintaining information such as employer and alumni contact information.
Drive, initiative, and the ability to work under minimal supervision.
Vision and strategic thinking.
Ability to see the big picture while attending to small details.
Proficiency with computer applications needed to communicate with internal and external clients, including presentation materials/handouts and data reports.
Ability to multi-task, deal with interruptions and serve a heavy volume of in-person, email, and telephone contacts daily.
Ability to maximize limited monetary and human resources.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Master's Degree in counseling, education, or related field. |
Work experience as a student services, human resources, or college recruitment professional within higher education.
Familiarity with student development.
Ability to work autonomously and as a team member within a collegial setting, demonstrating sound decision- making, and complete tasks in a fast-paced environment.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Regularly work 40+ hours per week between 8:00am 5:00pm, Monday through Friday providing career counseling services to students and evening degree students; moderating employer panels; and presenting requested workshops for student organizations, and professional organizations.
Occasional evening hours required in conjunction with coordinating and/or participating in special events and programs as a representative of the CC@E, the College of Engineering and the University.
Experience peak periods during the first six to eight weeks of each academic quarter when client demand is high for appointments and services are high (e.g., counseling, workshops, counselor-on-email, advising resume reviews, on-call quick questions). During the high volume periods, the Career Coach must be prepared to respond quickly, accurately and appropriately to multiple clients with widely varying questions and needs; and to perform tasks well in the face of frequent interruptions, changing priorities, and continued updating of information.
Highly effective planning, scheduling, time management, and follow-through skills required in order to coordinate and implement special programs and events, while providing direct services to students and alumni in a fast-paced work environment.
Required to meet non-negotiable deadlines in conjunction with making presentations.
Independent judgment and individual discretion involved in developing liaison relationships, structuring schedule, and defining how projects will be completed when working on collaborative projects and facilitating workshops with other departments.
High level of cooperation and interpersonal skills involved in working as a member of a professional team with shared responsibilities and duties. Ability to give and receive constructive feedback and implement suggestions aimed at continual improvement of client services.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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