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Career Services Specialist, College of Nursing & Health Sci

Boston, MA - Posted on: Monday 09/05/16


The Career Services Specialist, within the Office of Career Services and Internships, is responsible for developing and administering career programs and services for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni from the College of Nursing and Health Services (CNHS).  The incumbent will be responsible for the development and implementation of a career development program, including career appointments, recruiting, career fair opportunities and special events for the students within CNHS, and will work with the Internship Manager to develop internship opportunities for students.  

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • In consultation with the Director of Career Services and Internships and the Dean for the College of Nursing and Health Services (CNHS), develop and administer career advising and career counseling, as well as job services and other workshops and programs to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni from CNHS; coordinate career counseling activities and programs, as well as advice and counsel students regarding career selection, job searches and internships;
  • Develop and implement a career development program, including recruiting, career fair opportunities and special events for students within CNHS; work with the Internship Manager to develop internship opportunities for students;
  • Assist with the development of new employer relationships; establish and maintain a positive rapport with the community, alumni, civic and professional organizations, local business and industry community and other potential employers for the purpose of promoting the university, as well as CNHS and its students as prospective employees;
  • Administer and interpret appropriate assessment instruments which assist students in planning, goal setting and progressing academically;
  • Assist with the development, tracking and improving of performance indicators for both internal and external reporting purposes;
  • Ensure and maintain an involvement with student, departmental and community events that are of a benefit to CNHS, as well as to the university;
  • Assist with the writing and design of appropriate communications/publications;
  • Represent the Office of Career Services and Internships and the College of Nursing and Health Services  on University committees;
  • Maintain positive relationships with CNHS faculty and staff, including delivery of classroom presentations, as needed;
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration, Career/Employment Counseling or a closely related field and a minimum of one-three years of work experience in a career services setting in a higher education environment or in workforce development is required.  Demonstrated experience effectively managing and developing new programs and/or initiatives is required. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with employers, administrators, faculty and students is required.  Some evening and weekend work required. 

  • Knowledge of career development theory;
  • Knowledge of the nursing, human services, and health/medical job search
  • Knowledge of career assessment tools and ability to interpret results with students and alumni;
  • Knowledge of best practices in workforce development and working with business sector employers;
  • Knowledge of various administrative software applications and programs, including Microsoft Office;
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with diverse student populations to effectively prepare them for employment;
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously and balance priorities;
  • Ability to manage complex tasks under time constraints, while maintaining strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team capacity with a broad range of staff to accomplish departmental, program and university goals;
  • Ability to approach the position in a results-oriented sense of responsibility, collegiality and collaboration;
  • Ability to work under pressure and under tight timeframes and deadlines;
  • Ability to use independent judgment, work with discretion and be entrusted with confidential information;
  • Ability to manage major projects from development to implementation;
  • Ability to evaluate programs and collect and analyze data;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the capacity to work cooperatively with a wide range of individuals;
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills;
  • Strong commitment to customer service. 

Additional Information:

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday.

To Apply:

Application Instructions:

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional work references.

  • Professional Union.
  • Full time. Benefited.
  • Unrestricted funding.
  • Grade 31 (see link below for salary chart).


Only Internal Professional Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 7 business days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Closing date for applications:  September 16, 2016.