Service Center Information: It is the mission of USG's Career and Internship Services Center (CISC) to collaborate with USM partner institutions and the regional business community to engage, empower, and prepare undergraduate, graduate students and alumni for their futures including continued education and meaningful, relevant employment.
The Center utilizes best practices to provide innovative services, programs, resources, and experiential learning opportunities to enhance each student's academic experience; and aid students in translating both their academic and co- curricular experiences into professional employment opportunities. The Center provides critical services and programming which support career readiness among students; enabling students to enter the workforce polished, competitive, and capable of navigating an ever-changing workforce.
This position is needed to provide critical support for the CISC with an emphasis on student support services and academic outreach. This position will play a fundamental role in CISC's collaboration with academic partners, faculty, and the regional business community to deliver career readiness support to students
at USG. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to outreach and awareness building, direct service to students, career coaching and consultation, oversight of student experiential learning activities, coordination and presentation of workshops and group career development activities, event planning, data collection, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and reporting.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education required.
Minimum of three to five years of professional experience in career services, student affairs, human resources, or workforce development required. Previous experience with career coaching and development of student-related programming required.
Master's degree preferred in Higher Educational Administration, Counseling, Student Services Personnel, Human Resources, Business or a closely related field.
Previous experience with and understanding of employment law preferred.
Previous professional experience and understanding of the Montgomery County and State of Maryland regional business communities preferred.
Professional experience with the University System of Maryland, its partner institutions, and/or regional higher education centers highly preferred.
Career Coaching certification by NACE, PARW/CC, NCDA or other professionally recognized certifying agency.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Employee should demonstrate leadership skills, the ability to work well both individually and within a group, and the ability to successfully collaborate with USG's partner institutions, partner Career Centers, and academic program representatives.
Employee should possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Employee should also demonstrate excellent written and communication skills, demonstrate strong public speaking skills, and hold the ability to develop positive, ongoing relationships with employers.
Employee should also have strong interpersonal and communication skills consistent with counseling and building developmentally supportive relationships with students.
Employee should possess knowledge and experience in the areas of strategy implementation, service delivery, project management, performance management, strategic partnerships, and talent management.
Employee should be able to successfully navigate in a higher education environment, with the ability to manage direct services and programming for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as other constituents.
Employee should have an understanding of career readiness competencies, general employment guidelines and trends, employer hiring/human resources processes, and regional workforce needs.
Employee should have an understanding of the policies, practices, and procedures involved in a career services operation in a university environment, including knowledge of business and industry opportunities.
Employee should have an understanding of professional development and experiential learning activities for students, including knowledge of how to manage co-curricular programs, which provide meaningful outcomes for students.
This position is located in Rockville, MD.
Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.
Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No H1-B Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.
For best consideration, apply by May 24, 2018 otherwise the position will remain open until June 3, 2018. Visit https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/59749 to submit a complete application package of a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least three references.