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This individual will serve as the primary career counselor for students and alumni, implement and assess outreach efforts in relation to academic majors, internships, careers, and employment.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Career Counseling
Counsel students and alumni individually and in groups concerning majors, career decisions, internship/job search strategies, networking, resume development, interview skills, salary negotiation, and graduate school planning.
Educate students on the development stages of their careers, including: administration and interpretation of career assessments, major discernment, exploration of the world of work, and the search for employment or graduate school. Review and provide electronic feedback to students on career documents via email and Handshake.
Identify and promote technology resources aimed at assisting students with personal, career, and academic exploration.
Career Education Outreach
Build collaborative relationships and serve as a point of contact and resource for students, advisers, and faculty on major and career related issues.
Leverage employer and community relationships to develop and present career education programs.
Develop and present programs and workshops for classes or student groups as requested.
Identify campus-wide needs related to additional outreach opportunities in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students.
Develop educational resources and oversee online learning resources. Career Prep Consultant Supervision
Manage the hiring, training, and supervision of student Career Prep Consultants.
Responsible for setting quarterly staff schedules, developing training materials, coaching, and goal setting. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum requirements include:
Bachelor’s degree in counseling or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Two years of experience counseling students, with demonstrated familiarity providing career advising.
Demonstrated excellence in public speaking, written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Familiarity with the use of technologies such as social media (Facebook, Twitter) and professional media (Linkedln, portfolio programs).
Experience managing confidential and sensitive information.
Ability to collaborate with constituents across campus and in the community.
Satisfactory completion of a required background check.
DESIRED: Desired qualifications include:
Master’s degree in counseling, student development, or a related area.
Knowledge of careers specific to Tacoma and the Puget Sound area.
Familiarity with all academic areas within the UW Tacoma.
Demonstrated ability to create engaging curricula for a wide range of ages and settings.
Experience and knowledge of career development theory and practice.
Experience using MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, and Clifton Strengths for Students assessments.
Experience and knowledge of evaluation and assessment methodologies.
Application Process: 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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.