Professional/Administrative

Hamilton, New York - Posted on: Monday 04/07/14

Description

Career Counseling and Advising

- Provide approximately 20-22 hours of individual, group, and electronic career counseling and advising for students and recent alumni weekly; documents all interactions in the Career Center Contact Management system. - Meet individually with students to answer questions and to review job search documents during walk-in hours. - Serve as industry liaison in career fields related to technology, computer science, and the sciences (STEM). - Assist students with making career decisions, writing job search correspondence and graduate school essays, and preparing for interviews. - Assist center in assessing and integrating new technology to support students' career development and successful job search.

Outreach Initiatives

- Develop and present programming to guide students in their career development and job search processes. - Collaborate with other staff to ensure the success of the center's programming. - Interact with alumni and employer partners. - In collaboration with the employer relations and operations teams, cultivate and build opportunities for student on-ramping into STEM fields. - Serve as liaison to academic and administrative departments.

Representation

- Serve on a variety of in-house and University committees. - Participate in on-going professional development activities and represent center at professional conferences. - Other duties as assigned. 

 

 

Qualifications

- Master's degree with a two year graduate assistantship in student advising OR a Master's degree plus one year of student advising experience OR a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant field experience one of which includes direct student advising experience required.

- Demonstrated expertise in STEM fields.

- Exceptional written and oral communication skills and problem solving skills.

- Must be a strong advocate for diversity with a proven ability to work with a diverse population.

- Demonstrated ability to create, develop and give presentations/workshops.

- Extremely well-organized and detail oriented, with excellent follow-through and execution skills.

- Ability to balance many tasks simultaneously and work well independently.

- Willingness to work some evenings and weekends on occasion.

- The ability to communicate the value of a liberal arts education to students and outside constituents by demonstrating an understanding of the liberal arts. 

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

- Graduate courses in college counseling are highly desirable, as is previous career advising and counseling experience

- especially in the liberal arts setting.

- Work experience in STEM fields is highly valued.

- Demonstrated use of career counseling theory in practice.

- Demonstrated commitment to using developmentally appropriate career advising interventions.

- Demonstrated knowledge of information technology and social media as it relates to career networking and search.

Related Links

Interested candidates please apply online at: https://careers.colgate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=155574