Serve as a liaison for Career Services, providing career counseling and outreach to students, faculty, and alumni. Provide specialized career counseling for all students and alumni in an effort to assist in developing the competencies required to become informed about choice of a major, career options, and opportunities related to their personal and professional objectives, and to make informed and educated decisions regarding the career development process. Selects, administers, and interprets career assessments. Shows initiative, enthusiasm, and dedication to helping students reach their career goals. Supervises small staff of student Peer Advisors trained in meeting 1:1 with peers on various career-related topics. Also provide outreach presentations when requested by campus constituents and partners. Additionally, this position will play a role in conducting the data collection for the annual First Destination Survey.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Master's Degree in Student Affairs Administration, College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Counseling, or related field is required.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively-orally, and in presentations-with diverse groups.
Excellent editing and writing skills.
Possess basic understanding of the career development process.
Must be highly organized and have demonstrated ability to manage time effectively.
Knowledge of working with technology, which may include recruitment and/or career development tools such as Linkedin, career assessments, and Handshake.
Ability to take initiative and work independently with a high level of energy.
A strong interest in career development, eagerness to assist others, and learn new skills is crucial to success in this role.
Willingness to collaborate, be flexible and have a sense of humor are all attributes that this candidate should possess.
It is preferred, but not required, that candidates possess previous experience working one-on-one with people and assisting college students and others in their success, presenting in front of small and large groups, working within a team environment, and collaborating with different constituencies.
It is also preferred this candidate possess previous experience assisting college students on career development topics and working with a team of education-focused professionals.
Previous experience hiring, training, and supervising student staff is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
Applicants are required to provide:
Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your experience and professional preparation (references).
Inquiries should be addressed to: Amber Ristow Search Chair [email protected] Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by March 14, 2021.
UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-4941.
Internal Number: 6853
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