Career Development Specialist
Classification Title: Career Development Specialist
Division: Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Department: Career Services
Nature of Work
The University of West Georgia was recently named one of the 30+ Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs.
The Career Development Specialist will serve as part of the career development team and report to the Associate Director of Career Development. This position is responsible for group and individual career guidance sessions with students and assisting with the implementation of workshops, presentations and special events. The specialist will assist with coordination of all aspects of student success related to career readiness and job preparation while acting as a liaison with assigned colleges and major fields of study. Candidates should have experience in preparing resumes, mock interviews, and job/internship searches while also possessing an understanding of the career development process, working with diverse populations, having strong communication, presentation, organizational and project management skills.
Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum one (1) year of work experience in a University/College career services, advising or counseling setting; experience in career and professional development coaching; resume writing, interview preparation and job search strategies; strong written and verbal communication skills.
Preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling, or closely related discipline; two (2) or more years of Career Services experience; event management experience; demonstrated effective use of software such as Symplicity, Experience, CSOor other career resource management systems; and experience using technology and social media for professional networking and marketing purposes (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).
Salary $14.48 minimum - $17.85 midpoint
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
Must be willing and able to travel to satellite campuses, attend professional development opportunities and attend events. Must possess the willingness and ability to occasionally work an unconventional work schedule that includes some evenings and weekends. Must be able to negotiate stairs and capable of lifting and pulling 10 – 15 pounds.
Notice to Applicants
Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment. It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia’s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.