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Career and Transfer Specialist (Graduate Assistant)

Oakton College
Des Plaines / Skokie, IL

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Category:: Casual
Department:: Student Affairs
Locations:: Des Plaines / Skokie, IL
Posted:: Mar 24, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part Time Staff
Position ID:: 160406

About Oakton College :

For over 50 years, Oakton College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

Job Description:

Basic Functions and Responsibilities:

The Graduate Assistant will provide support for a variety of programs and services including but not limited to, serving as a student mentor and advisor, developing and facilitating workshops, assisting with employer relations, participating in the planning and marketing of job and transfer fairs, and attending departmental retreats and meetings.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the planning, marketing, and implementation of all Career and Transfer Center programming.
  • Provide individual resume critiques and job search assistance.
  • Coordinate and conduct practice interviews and provide feedback.
  • Design and present workshops to campus partners, students, and community members on various career related topics.
  • Assist in the facilitation of individual career and transfer coaching appointments.
  • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate focus groups.
  • Collect and organize data and insights from focus group participants.
  • Create and summarize focus group findings and share with relevant stakeholders.
  • Assist with presentations to classes, clubs, and organizations.
  • Assist with employer outreach and engagement.
  • Maintain knowledge of career and transfer related software, appointment scheduling system.
  • Attend bi-weekly team meetings.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality as it relates to information gained via appointments
  • Engagement with students and community members.
  • Participate in meetings, training sessions, and one-on-one supervision meetings.
  • Special projects and tasks as assigned.

Supervision Received:
Supervision is received from the Coordinator of the Career and Transfer Center.

Supervision Exercised:
The Career and Transfer Specialist (Graduate Assistant) will not have any supervisory oversight.


Qualifications and Working Conditions:

1. Minimum requirement of a Bachelor degree.
2. Currently enrolled in a graduate program in a Counseling, Human Resource Development, Student Affairs or related program.
3. Interest in Career and Transfer Center operations and services available to internal and external stakeholders.
4. Proficient in and comfortable with utilizing technology resources, including but not limited to: Zoom, Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and various social media platforms
5. Ability to work with diverse populations, faculty, staff, and students.
6. Evidence of effective written and interpersonal communication skills .
7. Ability to promote unconditional positive regard and model enthusiasm, courtesy, and professionalism when dealing with staff, students, faculty, and community members.
8. Exceptional organizational and time management skills. Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, prioritize, and effectively execute multiple initiatives, programs, and events and meet established deadlines.
9. Ability to analyze situations, identify solutions, present recommendations, and anticipate issues and consequences of decisions and actions.
10. Must be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Physical Demands:
Work is performed in a general office environment and sedentary in nature. Little or no exposure to adverse working conditions.

Additional Information:

Hourly rate $20

Hours: are flexible and looking to fill more then one position.

Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application. One (1) of the references must be your most recent, direct supervisor.

Oakton College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.


Working at Oakton

Inspiring and supporting the growth and education of students is a lifelong commitment. Oakton’s commitment to its students starts with a dedicated team of skilled and passionate professionals like you. A team of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints can help unlock a student’s passion in life, giving them the tools to think critically and support their community.

From faculty and staff to service and maintenance roles, we have many positions available at both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses so you can share your skills and passion in an inclusive community that inspires generations of students.

As you support generations of students, Oakton offers generous benefits including medical, dental and employer-provided life insurance. In addition, you will enjoy an accommodating work schedule that allows you to balance an engaging career with a fulfilling home and personal life.


Company info
1600 E Golf Rd
Des Plaines / Skokie

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