St. Mary's City, Maryland - Posted on: Thursday 02/14/13
- Responsible for following and applying the policies and procedures as defined in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and/or the employee handbook.
- Develops and provides individual/small group career counseling/advisement to students regarding choice of major and career field; facilitates students’ exploration of career interests through various activities.
- Assists students in acquiring accurate self-knowledge (through formal assessment) and information about the world of work and in integrating this information into their career-planning and decision-making.
- Develops and delivers career-planning workshops for targeted groups such as first-year, exploratory, and first-generation students.
- Provides individual and small-group assistance to students seeking internship opportunities and coordinates the credit internship program.
- Maintains database, documentation, reports, and records related to student internships and employment opportunities.
- Maintains partnerships with employers, organizations, and external programs, and monitors the quality of internship opportunities through site visits and information gathering.
- Assists with the evaluation, maintenance, and updating of print and Internet resources and applications.
- Provides assistance to students on graduate school application and job search efforts.
- Promotes Career Development and the internship program through development and dissemination of promotional/instructional materials and outreach activities and works with the Director to develop and deliver major programs and workshops (including occasional evening and weekend events).
- Represents Career Development at orientations, recruitment events, alumni events, and other activities on and off campus.
- Assumes full responsibility for coordination of yearly Teacher Candidate Interview Day for students in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.
- Provides supervision, direction, and feedback to support staff , including a full-time program coordinator and student assistants.
- Engages in professional development opportunities in order to expand upon current knowledge base.
- Works to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, faculty, and other staff.
-Education: Masters Degree in counseling, student affairs, higher education, human resources, or
related field required.
- Experience: Three to five years experience within a higher education, counseling, career advising,
or human resources environment. Prior success developing and delivering presentations, workshops,
and programs, and eagerness to innovate and actively engage liberal arts students in the career
exploration and job search process. Ability to accurately assess students’ career needs and suggest
appropriate interventions and resources. Familiarity with career- and employment-related tools and
resources including career guidance applications such as Focus and the Strong Interest Inventory.
Capacity to supervise others effectively, including student and professional staff. Excellent
communication skills. Proven attention to detail, organizational abilities, and capacity to
multi-task effectively in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Proficiency with MS Office and digital
and social media tools. Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of internal and external
- Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge
and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered.