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Career Education Specialist (2 Positions)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please attach 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter and (#2) Resume, which should include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number SF00447
Job Title Career Education Specialist (2 Positions)
Position Number 108661 & 108780
FTE 1.00
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Professional Staff
Union PSA/NEA - Professional Staff Assoc
Pay Grade Level 10
Pay Grade Range $51,487 - $64,415
Status Calendar Year, Full-time, Limited

Department Information

Department Center Career Experiential Edu
Contact(s)

Gail Henriques
Faculty/Non-Classified Professional Staff Recruitment
Office of Human Resources
URI

Contact Phone/Extension
Contact Email
Physical Demands
Campus Location Kingston
Grant Funded
Extension Contingency Notes

The two positions are full-time calendar year, limited to 06-30-2018 with anticipated renewal.

Duties and Responsibilities

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by May 22, 2017. Second consideration will be given to applications received by June 2, 2017. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (June 2, 2017) may not be given full consideration.
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BASIC FUNCTION:

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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.

LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers, printers, word processing and spreadsheet software.


ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED:

1. Master’s degree in higher education, college student personnel or field related to the designated career cluster.

2. Minimum one year experience providing career or internship advising in a college/university setting.

3. Demonstrated customer service skills.

4. Demonstrated organizational skills.

5. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

6. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

7. Demonstrated project management experience.

8. Demonstrated ability to create programming and workshops.

9. Demonstrated experience fostering community partnerships.

10. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred Qualifications

PREFERRED:

1. Demonstrated supervisory experience.

2. Demonstrated experience in the use of career assessment tools, including: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, and/or others.

3. Demonstrated knowledge of print and on-line career resources.

4. Demonstrated experience in computer and web-based skills, including: career database and/or online teaching platforms.

5. Demonstrated experience in social media.

Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date 05/09/2017
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter and (#2) Resume, which should include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2364

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree in higher education, college student personnel or field related to the designated career cluster?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have minimum one year experience providing career or internship advising in a college/university setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have demonstrated customer service skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated organizational skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have demonstrated project management experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have demonstrated ability to create programming and workshops?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have demonstrated experience fostering community partnerships?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other