Career Development Manager Part time

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Career Development Manager  Part time


Provide individualized career education, counseling, and advising services to undergraduate and graduate students and alumni, assisting them in 1) integrating academic and career plans; 2) developing lifelong career management skills; and 3) obtaining relevant work experience. Develop educational programs and events related to the mission of the office and in support of office functions. Strengthen and reinforce the mission of the Career Center and the Division of Student Affairs through participation in weekly staff meetings and retreats, and fostering partnerships between the Career Center and other Case Western Reserve University departments. Serve as the department specialist in career counseling technique and theory, providing information to staff on new developments and best practices in the field. This is a part time, 20 hours a week position.


1.Apply knowledge of counseling and human development theory to counsel, advise and educate students on career through individualized appointments (10 hours/ week) and drop-in consulting meetings (3 hours/week), as well as group workshops and activities, with students and alumni of the university from all academic disciplines. Engage students and alumni in career development issues ranging from major and career exploration to mid-career transition. Administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory to individuals and groups. Provide assistance and support to office activities such as resume critiques, drop-in consulting hours, and major programs (e.g., career fairs). Facilitate mock interviews for students and alumni as needed to prepare them to interview for experiential learning positions, post-graduation employment, and graduate and professional school interviews. Support on-campus interviewing, career fairs, and other programs by providing direct service to students, alumni, employers and faculty. (65%)


2.Develop and facilitate educational programs and workshops for a wide range of students and alumni on career development topics, such as self-awareness of values, interests, skills, and personality; major and career decision-making; job search and offer acceptance ethics; networking,; interviewing; and oral and written communication skills including resume, CV, cover letter, LinkedIn and graduate school essay preparation. Use MS PowerPoint to create presentations and handouts. (8%)


3.Act as a liaison from the Career Center to the SAGES program, the International Student Services office, and other assigned departments, sharing career-related information and resources and collaborating with faculty and staff to deliver audience-appropriate workshops and presentations. (8%)


4.Assist in connecting students with opportunities for networking, early career exploration, experiential learning, and integrated academic and career planning through Career Connections, Spartan Externship, and the Career Center’s Practicum Program. Identify appropriate web-based and print resources emphasizing a targeted approach to career education including career exploration and decision-making, job and internship search strategies, and graduate and professional school planning. (6%)


5.Prepare career development content for department and program-related educational and marketing materials including the Career Search Guide and the Career Center’s website and social media pages. (6%)


6.Serve as a content expert for and collaborate on the management and expansion of the Career Center’s career education program, including the Career Counseling Program Handbook and the Student Experience Committee. (6%)



Participate in weekly staff meeting and retreats; serve on committee; and perform other duties as assigned. (1%)


Department: Regular contact with co-workers, promoting joint action and cooperation to achieve immediate operating results.

University: Regular contact with the Office of Student Affairs and those departments under its supervision. Regular contact with faculty and staff in the SAGES program, the Office of International Students Services, and various academic departments to coordinate actions and communication required to meet university objectives.

External: Occasional contact with employers, alumni and members of business and industry organizations for setting up informational interviews, shadowing, externships, internships, networking meetings and events, and recruitment events on behalf of students.

Students: Frequent contact with undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines for scheduled and drop-in career counseling and advising appointments, job and internship search coaching, and group workshops and presentations.




Experience: 1 to 3 years of relevant work experience required in career counseling, career services, higher education and/or human resource recruiting.

Education/Certification: Master’s degree required, in Counseling preferred. Will also consider Master’s in Higher Education, Organizational Development or equivalent.


1.Certified interpreter of career self-assessments including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory.


2.Ability to work with students and alumni across the career development spectrum, from exploration to mid-career transitions.


3.Knowledge of counseling and human development theory, broad knowledge of industries and occupations, and the ability to counsel students required.


4.Strong oral and written communication skills, organizations skills, self-motivation, and leadership skills needed.


5.The ability to work in teams, multi-task, create and facilitate programs, understand corporate and academic environments, and plan and execute events also required.


6.Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


7.Ability to learn new software programs quickly required.



General office environment. Will perform repetitive motion using computer mouse and keyboard to type. This position is a 20 hour part time.  

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation.  Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.




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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 3/29/2018
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