Career Consultant, Clg of Arts & Letters | Field Career Services Coordinator

Job description

Job no: 690237
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 13
Major Administrative Unit / College: Vice Pres For Student Affairs & Services
Department: Career Services And Placement 10066670
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Administrative Professionals- AP, Administrative/Business/Professional, Union
Working/Functional Title

Career Consultant, Clg of Arts & Letters

Position Summary

Serve as in-house career consultant, providing on-site and virtual career advising and specialized programming for students within the College of Arts & Letters. Focus on advancing the career and professional development of students within the College through strategic college collaborations and by engaging the resources, programming, and services of the Career Services Network. Primary contact for employers that recruit students from majors within the College.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with faculty, academic advisors, career services colleagues, and alumni to deliver comprehensive career services for the College of Arts & Letters.
  • Provide career advising on-site and virtually to students and recent alumni (within 2 years of graduation) focused on career planning, graduate school preparation and job search strategies.
  • Connect students to resources, programming, and services of the Career Services Network through direct marketing, outreach, advising referrals and collaborations.
  • Develop specialized career education programming and resources, focused on early thru late-stage career development, for students within the College.
  • Manage college specific data collection processes for destination survey and experience survey.
  • Develop college-based employer engagement strategies. Help identify job and internship opportunities for College of Arts & Letters students through connections with employers.
  • Partner with career services colleagues across campus to deliver joint programming. Assist with major campus career events.
  • Prepare written communications, annual reports, and multi-media materials for distribution to constituents and stakeholders. Contribute to Career Services Network and other campus publications.
  • Participate in Career Practitioners Group to address professional issues, share best practices, and coordinate multi-unit career development activities.
  • Work collaboratively with college leadership to set goals, integrate career education and services into strategic plans, and collaborate on college activities and initiatives.
  • Serve on relevant internal and external groups and committees focused on career services and student success.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks.
  • Build and sustain strong professional relationships and networks.
  • Attend, present, and represent University at professional conferences.
  • Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

    Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a master's degree, and one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience related to the area of employment; or knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a Bachelor’s degree, and three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience developing career programs and activities; advising individuals and groups in a variety of settings; public speaking; writing and editing for mass distribution; working in a team environment; use of internet, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Desired Qualifications

    Master's degree in related field; experience working with liberal arts students at the university level in a career advising role or other career-related setting; demonstrated professionalism; excellent customer service skills and attitude; interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills; strong ability to organize, prioritize, and work independently; ability to juggle a variety of responsibilities; willingness and ability to take initiative; ability to be flexible, learn quickly, desire and ability to build relationships with faculty and staff in the College of Arts & Letters, other units and offices at MSU, employers, and alumni; ability to function as a member of a team with a common goal of departmental success.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

    Required Application Materials


    Cover Letter

    Three Professional References

    Work Hours

    Typically 8:00-5:00, some evenings and weekends required.

    Bidding eligibility ends on 1/26/2021, at 11:55 PM

    Advertised: Jan 20, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: Feb 9, 2021 Eastern Standard Time




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    Job No:
    Posted: 1/22/2021
    Application Due: 2/9/2021
    Work Type: Full Time