TITLE: Career Navigator DEPARTMENT: Career and Professional Development REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Career and Professional Development EFFECTIVE DATE: TBDEMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-Time EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB:
The Career and Professional Development Center provides consultation for academic, personal, social, and vocational development to assist students in analyzing interests, aptitudes, personality traits, values, attitudes, and desired lifestyles for suitable employment and educational opportunities. The office provides support for faculty, staff, and administration on employment trends, standards, and requirements that adhere to local, state, and national guidelines. SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: Present a professional, helpful atmosphere and positive attitude for students, faculty, staff, visitors, and callersProvide customer service by greeting students and visitors, answering incoming calls, and provide appropriate information and successful resolution of routine administrative issues relative to the career centerProvide administrative support to the center, including the maintenance calendars, collection and compilation of data, preparation of correspondence and other materials, operation of standard office equipment, supply ordering and inventory, as well as the processing of requisitions, invoices, and other requestsTrack program expenditures and maintain budgets using Microsoft Office ProgramsMaintain up-to-date knowledge of University procedures and regulations as they pertain to college policies and grant operationsHandle university, employer, and student requests for information and dataPrepare written responses to routine inquiriesPrepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, memos, and emailsAdvise and assist students on employment and internship searches, resume writing, and interviewing skillsRecord, compile, transcribe and distribute minutes of meetingsTrack employer payments for university eventsAdvise undergraduate students both virtually, individually, and in groups on career options Operate our career management portal, other software, and platformsGuide students in developing resumes, cover letters, emails, and other business-related documents to include technology programs to assist (i.e., Quinncia, etc.)Collect and analyze pertinent data related to career advising, teaching, and retention of students participating in targeted career planning programs and services for the department's annual report.Participate in various team projects at the university career centerPrepare monthly and quarterly departmental reportsOther duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Career Services and the Associate Director of Career and Professional Development MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in higher education administration or related field. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Ability to effectively advise college students in areas of career planning and academic developmentExcellent communication, presentation, and organizational skillsAbility to exercise independent judgmentAbility to create, compose, and edit written materialsAbility to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and proceduresAbility to gather data, compile information, and prepare reportsAbility to resolve student, faculty, staff, and employer complaints and concernsMust be adept at consistently multitasking while accurately attending to detailExceptional time management skillsExhibit a motivated/enthusiastic work styleAbility to work independently and in a team environmentAbility to work nontraditional work hours, including evenings, holidays, or weekendsTravel may be necessary with occasional overnight stays for training, professional development,conferences, etc.Excellent oral, written, and communication skills; i.e., the ability to communicate effectivelyverbally and through written correspondence as well as in communicating with individuals in one-on-one situations Ability to maintain the confidentiality of employer and student records and informationStrong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide rangeof constancies in a diverse community SUPERVISOR RESPONSBILITES:
This position does not have supervisory responsibility PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
:Work is typically performed in a typical interior/office work environmentMinimal physical effort requiredNo or very limited exposure to physical riskLimited travel only; occasional errands around campus and town
KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity EmployerThe functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.
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