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Claremont Graduate University is seeking an experienced and highly professional individual to serve as a career counselor/consultant. Is responsible for advising graduate students and alumni in one-on-one and group settings regarding all facets of career exploration, planning, and employment-related activities and professional development.
Is responsible for designing and delivering high quality career/professional development related workshops/events (both in person and online), creating high quality career development resources and other interventions to help prepare CGU students for a successful transition from CGU to their career.
Assist the Director in developing and delivering training programs for career consultants (student employees).
Provide career counseling, advising, coaching sessions in person or virtually (Skype/WebEx, phone, email) on career assessment, career decision-making, CV/resume critiques, and job search strategies (both academic and non-academic).
Help students/alumni identify, assess, and understand their competencies, interests, values, and personal characteristics. Provide comprehensive career services to assist students in the life-long process of career assessment, decision-making, planning, and continuous development.
Keep up to date on career-relevant news, resources, websites, and tools, and develop content for website and blog to communicate effectively to students.
Collaborate closely with campus administrators and student services on program planning and implementation.
Collaborate in the collection, management, visualization, and presentation of career surveys and employer data. Assist in the creation of reports based on the data.
Represent the office at professional meetings, and participate in continued professional development.
Assist Director in planning and presenting to student groups and in classrooms.
Create innovative and dynamic workshops, speaker panels, programs, and events (online and in-person) reflecting the changing needs of students and the world of work.
Create and present career specific events and workshops that cover all aspects of the career development process in order to reach career goals.
Provide curriculum content for professional development workshops including academic and non-academic job searches, networking, CV and resume writing, and interviewing.
Plan and organize programs that incorporate employers and alumni in Center initiatives.
Maintain content and resources that provide employment information (e.g., job posting sites, web resources).
Serve as liaison to a segment of the academic community, providing information about the pursuits of graduates in their disciplines; workplace trends and market changes; and planned initiatives of the Career Development Office.
COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION
Develop effective communication strategies targeting graduate students and alumni of graduate programs (e.g., social media, website, portal, YouTube, etc.).
Produce written and video contributions for online and print media including the Career Center blog, online guides, published handouts and social media outlets. Manage CDO social media.
Help build constituent relationships across campus with a focus on: faculty and departmental staff; Student Affairs Team; graduate student groups.
Participate in CGU and 7Cs committees and task forces designed to improve the quality of service to students.
Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain professional relationships with alumni, employers, colleagues, faculty, staff and represent the Career Development Office to internal and external contacts.
RESEARCH AND EVALUATION
Develop procedures to effectively evaluate programs and student services for graduate students. Analyze data and prepare statistical reports as needed.
Survey program trends and challenges at similar institutions and make informed recommendations for programming.
Collect online materials and hands-on resources including labor market information, employer information, directories, resource guides, career path options, corporate annual reports, policies, products, and services.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Demonstrated advising skills with a diverse range of students, with the ability to support graduate students, and alumni who are applying to a variety of careers. Experience working with international students highly desired.
Must have the ability to independently create, prioritize and implement a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions.
Initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness in anticipating and addressing student needs. Ability to multi-task with constant interruptions.
Knowledge of specific fields, such as academic careers and the expanded job market for Ph.D.’s.
Ability to develop relationships and collaborate with the advising community including faculty, deans, and colleagues across campus and beyond.
Discretion when accessing and handling confidential information.
Outstanding presentation and writing skills in different formats and for different audiences.
Ability to curate current and high quality content from the web and other sources to produce credible resources useful to staff, students, and alumni.
Ability to maintain and enhance connections with alumni and provide career advice, through visits and phone / email contact.
Collaborative nature with a willingness to work within and across teams.
Demonstrated relationship building and networking skills.
Ability to build relationships with colleagues across the consortium campuses.
Positive, can-do attitude and outlook. Flexible in adapting to new systems and responsibilities.
Capacity to balance multiple and varied tasks, meet deadlines, and use well-developed time management and organizational skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and ability to learn new technologies.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends (career fairs, workshops, events) and travel for conferences, events and professional development.
Demonstrated experience achieving successful program improvement aligned with institutional goals.
Experience using technology in career planning and career development operations (Handshake) is preferred.
Experience with Database management skills preferred, including Excel and Qualtrics. Eagerness to learn and apply new technologies and tools, and a comfort with learning by doing.
Master’s degree (PhD preferred), or any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Strong preference for MBAs or MA Leadership/Organizational Development. Must have a minimum of three years of proven work experience in education or industry in a related field. Must have demonstrated experience of working with career services programs or comparable business experience. Prior experience in business or in a field outside of academia is preferred. Experience in university recruiting preferred. Valid California Driver’s License meeting CGU authorized drivers requirements.
APPLICANTS ACCEPTABILITY FOR POSITIONS REQUIRING USE OF A COLLEGE VEHICLE IS CONTINGENT UPON A DRIVING RECORD ACCEPTABLE TO THE COLLEGE’S AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY INSURANCE. PROMOTION FROM WITHIN IS ENCOURAGED WHENEVER QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES OF CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY ARE AVAILABLE. INTERESTED EMPLOYEES ARE URGED TO CONTACT THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES IF QUALIFIED FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE OPENINGS. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT DEPARTMENTS DIRECTLY.
Claremont Graduate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or physical handicap in its employment practice and in admission of students to educational programs and activities in accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable laws. Claremont Graduate University is committed to affirmative action in employment practices regarding ethnic minorities, the physically handicapped, Vietnam-era veterans and women.
Additional Salary Information: Dependent Upon Qualifications
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.