Position Summary: The Career Consultant position serves as the career services liaison to the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and is responsible for the career development of students in this college. This is the tangible link between the Career Center and the Grady College; both externally, as a resource on career planning issues specific to that college for students, employers and faculty; and internally, as a referral point of contact and advocate for the students' career needs. The Career Consultant position provides comprehensive advising and career counseling related to career exploration and job-related skill development for students. The position develops ties with corporate, technical, governmental, educational and non-profit organizations with whom our students might affiliate. They work closely with college faculty and administrators, other student services staff, and students in developing a meaningful programmatic outreach program to serve the career development needs of the students.
Responsibilities: Meet annually with key principals, e.g. Deans, Department Chairs, Undergraduate Coordinators, friends of the Career Center (individually and in groups), within the college as needed to generate expectations, goals, and actions. Review current services to determine if they serve the liaison college students' needs and characteristics. Proactively identify new services, efforts, and programming initiatives on behalf of the students in the liaison college. Maintain adequate knowledge of academic majors/tracks/trends through contact with administrators, faculty, college staff, students and employers, and through information provided by the department, college, regional and national publications. Proactively and reactively promote services and programs to the college council, student organizations, faculty gatherings and selected classes. Develop core presentations for outreach requests by common subject area and major. Remain aware of college-related special events, such as majors fairs, faculty/staff programs, professional development programs, semester "kick-off" events, and others via networking. Identify and Track key college contact information.
Qualifications: Master's degree OR Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
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