Industry Specialist: Science, Technology, Forensics

Jun 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Industry Specialist: Science, Technology, Forensics

Stevenson University

The Industry Specialist: Science, Technology, Forensics will provide career, job search, and graduate school guidance to undergraduate students. Coach students on the development of a professional brand for the job search and graduate school process, as well as connect them with potential employers. Build collaborative partnerships with academic internship coordinators and faculty, staff in various departments, alumni, and employers. Build collaborative partnerships with the Director, Academic and Health Careers Advising, faculty and staff in various departments, and employers. Work in collaboration with the Schools on internship and job development, strategic initiatives, and assessment outcomes.

Department: Career Services

Master’s degree required plus two years of experience with career advising or recruiting and familiarity with information technology and science, as well as knowledge of trends in those industries, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable.

Knowledge of career development practices and recruiting trends. Ability to cultivate and work effectively with industry leaders at all levels. Ability to navigate relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and administration at a college or university. Knowledge of career fields, their employment outlook, and graduate school preparation. Excellent oral and written communication. Ability to collaborate with others and exercise sensitivity to matters of confidentiality. Ability to organize events and workshops that are dynamic, current, and promote learning and stimulates engagement. Strong leadership, coordination, and innovation skills. Strong program development and management. Ability to be a self-starter and act independently and with a team. Ability to shift direction and multi-task. Ability to outreach to and work with employers and external audiences. Proficiency in MS Office Suite required. Willingness to travel is a requirement of this position. Availability to work evenings and weekends.

Physical Requirements:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Position requires sitting for long periods of time in front of a computer. Sedentary work. Keyboarding, talking, hearing, repetitive motions. Close visual acuity.

Essential Functions:
Work collaboratively with the academic departmental chairpersons, program directors, and faculty to address students’ discipline expertise and arrange educational activities and programming that will enhance their knowledge and employability. Advise students in the academic areas of science, information technology, and forensics on career planning and exploration, job search strategies, resume development, interviewing, professional branding, and other elements pertaining to their success. Understand the academic programs and expectations of the departments to be able to represent and articulate with prospective employers and graduate/professional schools. Outreach to, arrange site visits, and meet with employing constituents to understand their business demands and expectations so that students are better prepared to secure employment opportunities. Attend industry-specific associations and organizations activities and events. Understand and present current and projected labor market trends of appropriate industries to identify career opportunities for students. Serve as a broker with employers and faculty to make connections and increase partnerships for full-time employment opportunities. Secure employing constituents and graduate schools for networking events, career symposiums, on campus recruitment, information sessions, and other Stevenson University events. Coordinate with the School of Science Poster Session to include an employer networking session. Serve as a member of the Employer Relations team within Career Services to develop strategies for outreach and engagement with industry. Work closely with other Industry Specialists to share best practices and develop new ideas for implementation. Gather employment and graduate school information for the First Destination Survey. Collate and organize job placement and internships reports for science, technology, and forensics academic departments, and present information both verbally and through publications. Collaborate with the Director, Academic and Health Careers Advising to provide appropriate support to students interested in health-related or medical careers. Assist students with the professional skills necessary to succeed in a student interview for admissions to graduate school. Assist students with editing Professional Statements. Maintain monthly reports on activity and outcomes with employers, graduates and professional schools, faculty engagement, and student involvement.

Reports To: Vice President, Career Services

Work Location: Owings Mills (10)

Position Category: Staff

Position Type: Full-Time (2080 hours, 500500)

Months/Year: 12

Hrs/Week: 40

FLSA: Exempt

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

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