Career Education Specialist (2 Positions)

Kingston, RI - Posted: 11/23/16 | SHARE:


The positions are full-time calendar year, limited to 06-24-2017 with extension contingent upon funding approval. Work with academic advisors, faculty and employers to provide current knowledge of industry and academic standards related to career and internship advisement through individual, group, classroom, and outreach modalities. Use best practices for helping students to engage in career planning from admission to graduation, incorporating career assessments, internships, project based learning, resume and interview skill development, to prepare students for the workforce.  Each career specialist will have a focus area on related majors and career oriented clusters. Work with faculty, advisors, and employers related to assigned major/career cluster.  Provide group and individual appointments through individual and group advising and in the classroom. Teach all stages and functions of the career decision making process, including major choice exploration, experience acquisition, resume writing, industry and employer research, interviewing skills, networking and job/internship/volunteer search strategies.  Competently use the full range of career assessments, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Type Focus, the Strong Interest Inventory, and others as appropriate. Teach career and internship planning classes in assigned major/career cluster.  Design, develop, market and present career development programming to students in classes, in the residence halls and to other student groups as requested.  Collaborate with academic advisors and faculty to collect, market and deliver industry specific information connecting majors and careers.  Partner with employers and alumni regarding industry related information and current economic and workforce development.  Assess student achievement of learning objectives. Collaborate with other career educators to evaluate and enhance programs and services to more effectively address student, faculty, and alumni needs. Collaborate with Employer Relations to assure interface of all programs and services around on-campus interviews, career fairs, and listings related to internships and full-time jobs. Seek new methods of marketing all employer programs to all students. Seek new ways to reach employers, faculty and students to encourage participation at events..


To Apply:

Visit the URI jobs website at:  to apply and view complete details for job posting (SF00360).  Please attach 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter and (#2) A resume which is to include the names and contact information of three professional references.  Applications will close December 12, 2016. 


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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