Applications received by 10/24/2021 will receive priority consideration.
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The University of Washington’s Information School is seeking a Career Services Advisor (payroll title: Counseling Services Coordinator) to serve students across all iSchool degree programs regarding the development and implementation of activities related to career services, including employer outreach/relations, promotion, event-planning (such as workshops and career panels), records and data management, and individual and group career advising.
Additionally, this position works closely with the Student Services staff to provide support and leadership for Information School joint activities such as the iSchool Welcome, Convocation, and the iSchool Career Fair, as well as providing career services support for all the iSchool degree programs. The Career Services Advisor will work closely with students, faculty, staff, as well as prospective students, alumni, employers and other UW departments. The Career Services Advisor is expected to meet with executive level individuals both internally and externally.
In the Information School there is an expectation that all faculty and staff will step up where they see an opportunity to apply their special expertise or talents, speak up when they identify opportunities or concerns, and lead by taking actions that exemplify the iSchool’s core values. Leadership within the iSchool is expressed in diverse ways reflecting the variety of styles and cultures that are represented by our students, faculty and staff.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
Career and Leadership Advising •Provide career advising to current iSchool students in all degree programs. Respond to and answer questions (in person, by email, on the phone or via web chat) throughout the career planning process. •Counsel students individually and in groups about career decisions and job search strategies. •Assist in developing career services for a diverse student population including: graduate and undergraduate students, minority students, online, international and non-traditional students. •Collaborate with Program Advisors in advising students on internship and directed fieldwork options. •Guide employers on opportunities to interact with iSchool students for internships, projects and fulltime employment. •Advise students on techniques to leverage their culminating degree projects (i.e., capstone, portfolio, etc.) in their job search. •Refer students to appropriate faculty, as necessary, for answers to advanced career development questions related to the field/discipline.
Event Planning •Coordinate and support the Assistant Director with development and implementation of programs and services, designed to equip students with necessary job search skills and employment strategies. •Collaborate with other career service advisor in planning and organizing employer events. •Assist in planning the iSchool Career Fair and MLIS Career Series. •Partner with the Director for Student Services, Program Advisors, iSchool Student Organizations, iAffiliates and Advancement Office on career programs. •Coordinate employer interactions with students, including on-campus visits, on-site interviewing, site visits, etc. •Participate in iSchool new student orientations providing students an overview of career services. •Support and participate in Student Services activities such as Open Houses, all iSchool Welcome, iWelcome Week, iSchool Career Fair, Study Breaks, and Convocation.
Communication and Information Dissemination •Initiate and respond to written and electronic correspondence with students, faculty and employers. •Present in classes, workshops and orientations regarding career topics as requested. •Coordinate with the iSchool Advancement Office on working with alumni, donors and board members on career related issues and opportunities. •Collaborate with the Career Program Coordinator on the weekly Career Newsletter. •Assist in updating portions of the Student Services website and program canvas sites related to career services. •Serve as a contact for employers on job or internship opportunities for iSchool students. •Collaborate with UW Career Center and other UW departments and offices in developing programs and providing career resources for iSchool students. •Interact with iSchool faculty regarding career resources and employment opportunities. •Facilitate the tracking data on internships and job placements of iSchool Students. •Participate in community outreach to potential employers. •Maintain and disseminate information on job and internship opportunities for iSchool students. •Participate in UW Career Services discussion group.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS •An advanced degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Information Management or related field. •Minimum one year of experience in career programming, career advising, or employee recruiting for an agency or large company. •Familiarity with career development and job search process. •Experience in program planning and management, preferably student services. •Experience in presenting workshops or teaching. •Must demonstrate excellent communications, planning and information technology skills. •Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. •Must be able to work independently, as part of a team, and to lead others. •Must be articulate and able to present well in writing, verbally, and via technology.
Equivalent education/experience may substitute for all minimum qualifications.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS •Experience coordinating internship programs. •Experience working with international students. •Knowledge of Microsoft Office products including SharePoint. •Familiarity with Canvas or equivalent learning management systems. •Familiarity with Handshake Career CRM or similar software. •Familiarity with video/web conferencing technology such as Zoom.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU •Full benefits, including medical and dental insurance; and retirement plan. •Paid vacation and sick leave, as well as 10 paid holidays a year plus one personal day. •Subsidized transit pass and/or parking •Work for an exciting, cutting-edge school within the University of Washington.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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