Near Charlotte, North Carolina - Posted on: Wednesday 09/11/13
Davidson College seeks a dynamic professional to join the Center for Career Development, an office committed to providing cutting edge career exploration, preparation and employment programs and services. The office strives to be a national leader in the career development and support provided to students at a liberal arts college. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of career and student development and student learning, a strong commitment to the liberal arts, and extensive knowledge of the employment landscape for undergraduate students.
1) Provide individual and group career counseling and advising to a diverse population of students and alumni.
2) Organize and lead programs and services for students pursuing internships, full-time employment and pre-professional or graduate education.
3) Coordinate office services and functions including the management of the office's Career Development Ambassadors (student staff), development of publications, evaluation of programs and assessment of learning outcomes.
1) Provide individual and group career counseling and advising:
a) Counsel students and alumni on how to develop and research their career interests based upon an assessment of their personal interests, skills, personality type and work values; counsel students regarding their aspirations, personality characteristics, and academic qualifications.
b) Administer and interpret career assessments such as the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.
c) Advise students and alumni on how to effectively manage a job or internship search that incorporates networking, employment websites and social media into their search strategies.
d) Provide guidance on employment and graduate school application materials and conduct mock interviews.
2) Work with the Associate Director for Career Development to identify and initiate opportunities for co-sponsorship and collaboration with alumni, students, faculty, and with other departments on campus on career-development and career-related issues. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, panels, workshops, and programs:
a) Oversee the early engagement of students in the career development process.
b) Create and update learning outcomes for first-year and second-year students.
c) Provide direction and management for the Center for Career Development's portion of Davidson 101, a program that prepares first-year students to be successful in their personal, social and professional lives during their time at Davidson.
d) Collaborate with Residence Life to implement first-year and second-year specific programs.
e) Write blog posts geared towards first-year and second-year students and on assigned career field area and topics
f) Oversee programming, career education and career preparation efforts for a designated set of career fields and for specific populations on campus.
g) Organize alumni and parent led career panels and individual career discussions.
h) Lead presentations for student organizations on various career development topics.
i) Manage online resources for specific fields.
3) Oversee and manage the Career Development Ambassadors program (CDA), a student peer-advising group:
a) Develop application and selection process of student candidates.
Create, develop and manage training program.
b) Work with CDA's to establish individual and group goals and objectives.
c) Identify individual and department projects; assign student and organizational outreach programs and duties as needed.
d) Oversee and manage daily schedules and work assignments.
- Valid driver's license
- Three years of professional experience in career advising, or the equivalent.
- All Microsoft Office applications.
- Social Media: Extensive experience using LinkedIn. Some experience with Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and blogging.
Preferred Qualifications: Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator
- Licensure preferred: NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor), Master Career Counselor ( MCC)
- Knowledge of career development and career exploration for college-aged students.
- Experience in student development in a liberal arts setting with demonstrated knowledge of employment and experiential learning opportunities.