Career Service Counselor
Job ID 25092BR Date posted 08/21/2017 Institution Kendall College City Chicago
- Teach professional development classes to current Kendall College students
- Provide career-related advice to students engaged in a wide variety of degree programs and specializations via the phone, emails, or in-person.
- Coach students to develop short and long term job seeking strategies/career plans.
- Conduct practice and mock interviews with students.
- Counsel students regarding internship and employment search strategies and cover letter/resume preparation.
- Provide instruction, orientation and counseling to students and alumni on career development
- Provide individual resume and cover letter review and assistance.
- Design and implement a suite of professional skill building resources for students; and research and educate students of career opportunities and progression paths.
- Participate in external marketing activities designed to cultivate industry relations and diversify and expand employment and internship opportunities.
- Assist with the development of creative initiatives for marketing and promoting the school to employers and students.
- Expand the portfolio of domestic and international internship and employment opportunities
- Assist with planning and implementing strategies that encourage employers to recruit Kendall students.
- Further develop and maintain employer database, increasing employer awareness and student utilization; update and maintain online library resource pages.
- Conduct employer visits locally, and occasionally regionally and/or nationally
- Coordinate and execute classroom presenters, on campus interviews and other recruiting activities
- Creates promotional advertisements for marketing internships, workshops and other employment opportunities
- Tracks and reports metrics related to delivery of services
- Contributes content to the Career Services social media sites and department bulletin board.
- Provides excellent customer service to prospective students, current students, parents, co-workers, and community partners.
- Contributes to continuous improvement efforts in Career Services.
- Maintains and upholds department employment percentages and salary goals established by the Manager of Career Services.
- Support and assist with event coordination and development.
- Ability to work autonomously and as a team oriented individual that is able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
- Ability to provide and analyze statistical data for periodic and end of year reporting.
- Ability and willingness to occasionally travel on behalf of Kendall College and the Career Services Department.
TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED:
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Ability to communicate with students on a one-to-one basis, helping them identify their professional and personal strengths, encouraging them to apply to and interview with a variety of employers, and helping them remain positive and feel supported throughout the search process
- Knowledge of methods and procedures for seeking professional employment
- Knowledge of resume and cover letter formats
- Strong writing, proof reading, and editing skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skill, interpersonal and organization skills
- Skilled in event planning and promotion
- Ability to prioritize work, multi-task, set and meet deadlines
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- A Bachelors degree is required; Master's degree is preferred
- 2-3 years prior professional work experience, with some experience in career counseling, recruiting, or teaching
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