Career Development Specialist (Program Coordinator)
Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Evening work (average of 2-3 nights/month) is required during the academic year; occasional weekend work may be required.
NAU Career Development empowers students and alumni to confidently navigate their careers as citizens of an evolving and global world. NAU Career Development is part of Student Affairs and will be housed in the University Union Fieldhouse beginning August 2017. We are a dynamic team focused on providing career advising and education to students of all academic years and majors, as well as alumni. We are also responsible for collaborating and integrating with other NAU career development offices, a variety of student success programs, faculty, and other university departments to ensure that students receive a clear, consistent message regarding career development. We play a campus-wide leadership role in ensuring that NAU’s student employees graduate with a clear understanding of the transferable skills they have developed through their student employment, and are able to articulate these skills through their job or graduate school search, no matter what field they choose to pursue. Our website provides more information on our team and our services: http://www.nau.edu/career/. Specific responsibilities include: Career Advising and Education (60%) - Advise individual students on resume/cover letter development, interview skills, and job search strategies, for student employment, internships, and full time employment. - Provide expertise to students on a variety of career exploration tools and related resources, such as O*Net, MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, StrengthsQuest, or others. - Conduct workshops of varying sizes (up to 100 students) on a variety of topics including resumes/cover letters, interview skills, job search strategies, identify capital formation, networking/relationship building, and strengths/interests/values/personality and their impact on career decisions and transferable skills. - Develop and deliver college/program-specific programming (e.g., the CAL2Career Program that bring mentors together with liberal arts students) or other specialized programming (e.g., Careers with Impact, which connects over 100 students and local/regional professional focused on social, economic, and environmental sustainability). - Develop communications, working with NAU entities to promote Career Development, its services, and its benefits electronically, in print, and via other channels. - Create and maintain online and print career resources for students. - Assist in the planning/implementation of career and job fairs. University Partnerships (30%) - Serve as the liaison to one or more academic colleges. Develop and nurture relationships within the college(s) with faculty, academic advisors, career development offices where applicable, and other staff, building deep functional knowledge of the career development needs of that college's student population. - Serve as the liaison to one or more Student Affairs programs (e.g., Veterans and Transfer, First Generation, Bridge) developing and nurturing relationships with staff and student leaders, building deep functional knowledge of the career development needs of that program's student population. - Serve as the liaison to one or more other NAU programs (e.g., Athletics, Center for International Education), developing and nurturing relationships with program staff and student leaders, building deep functional knowledge of the career development needs of that program's student population. - For all liaison roles, identify student career development needs, determine the best career development solutions to meet those needs, and partner to provide services to the assigned student population. - May support NAU Departments in the implementation of Student Employment tools, templates, processes, and practices. - May collect and analyze data (qualitative and quantitative) to assess the effectiveness and impact of Career Development/Student Employment programming. - Serve on committees such as the Exploratory Working Group. Team Management and Development (10%) - Oversee the activities of graduate assistants and student workers, review and provide feedback on work products, and provide general mentoring and guidance. - Review peers' work products and provide feedback. - Achieve goals established by Career Development, Student Affairs, and EMSA; report on progress and recommend changes to program based on assessment results. - Maintain current knowledge of career development, employment and recruiting trends, college student development, and other related topics as appropriate. - May represent NAU Career Development at NAU, regionally, and beyond at conferences, networking events, and other professional development events. Preferred Qualifications Masters degree in related discipline 2+ years’ experience in career development, human resources, or education Experience teaching career development concepts or similar topics Experience planning and executing educational events Experience planning and executing new initiatives or events with minimal supervision Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of 21st Century workplace and workforce trends. Skill in professional communication, both written and verbal. Skill in developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative programs. Skill in conducting program assessments, both quantitative and qualitative. Strong team development and relationship building skills. Skill in coordinating activities, evaluating data, and establishing priorities. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office. Ability to creatively implement change and thrive in a dynamic organizational setting. Ability to coordinate and partner with stakeholders across a university or similar organization, in the local community, and at the regional and national levels. Ability to analyze problems and make well-reasoned, sound decisions.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years administrative/coordinative program experience, OR, Six years of progressively responsible administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.