Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts is currently seeking three (3) career counselors to deliver services to students enrolled in its various majors.
The Office of Student Success at VPA is currently seeking three career counselors to deliver services to students enrolled in its various majors within the School of Art, Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies (CRS), School of Design, Department of Drama, Setnor School of Music, and Department of Transmedia. The career counselor is responsible for counseling and training students on career skills, as well as supporting special events. This individual acts as a liaison to the appropriate academic and co-curricular communities at Syracuse University, as well as to employer partners locally and nationally. The three career counselor positions will service specific areas within the college, such as CRS; Drama/Music; Art/Design/Transmedia. Working in collaboration with faculty and academic advisors, the career counselors will offer strategies for helping students determine their passions, and for pursuing and sustaining a lifelong career that can be challenging, competitive, and most of all, rewarding.
• Career counseling, Advising, & Coaching: Working closely with faculty to leverage, support, and expand existing expertise, provide career counseling, advising, or coaching to students regarding aligning their major with their interests and talents. Assisting students on all career issues (e.g., internship searches, finding mentors, career transitions, resume/application material critiques, job search strategies, networking tips, interview preparation, online profiles). Work collaboratively with the academic advising team to enhance the student experience. • Teaching & Training: Lead career skills training workshops that facilitate skill development and exploration of relevant career opportunities. Present and deliver training using contemporary best practices developed in Central Career office. Develop new programming, e.g., exploration trips, to address needs of existing and new student populations. Stay current on knowledge of any special population needs, e.g. international students’ requirements for internships. Attend training workshops on all relevant student needs and issues – e.g. Title IX issues, etc. • Programs & Major Events: Support planning of special events that facilitate career exploration and progress, including collaborative events across campus that pertain to VPA students, as well as employer information sessions as needed. Develop and sustain relationships across Syracuse University in general, with the Central Career team, and with the external community to support the success of programs and events. Pilot creative approaches to building relationships with employers and solidifying partnerships. Conduct research to identify employers of interest to students and engage in initial outreach. • Tracking metrics on all career-related outcomes, such as student appointments, career education engagement, internships, and placement into career and graduate school. Administer and interpret career-related assessments. Collect these data points utilizing the university-wide shared career technology software. Report metrics to supervisor and to central career office as requested.
• The ideal candidate should have experience and knowledge dealing with creative entrepreneurs and artistic work from one or more areas including music, performance, writing, visual art, print and all elements of design, film, television, and craft production; familiarity with hiring practices and expectations in creative fields is strongly desired; corporate or non-profit experience is also helpful. • Experience in college career services or related environment and exposure to working with diverse populations. • Team orientation with interest and ability to work collaboratively; demonstrated willingness to take initiative and aptitude to work independently. Good organizational skills and ability to effectively plan, coordinate, and oversee events. Skilled in use of online career resources, career assessments, career center management system and other online resources. • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain professional relationships with students, alumni, employers, colleagues, faculty and staff. Solid written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills. Solid computer skills including but not limited to: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, electronic communications, databases, Internet; knowledge of the world of work. • Strong attention to detail and time management skills required. • Competitive candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a university or a professional setting.
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