The School of Business Undergraduate & Part-time MBA Career Development Offices are seeking a full-time Career Counselor (Program Administrator, UCP 6). The incumbent will report to the Director of the Undergraduate Career Development Office with a dotted line to the Director of the Part-time MBA (PMBA) Program. The Career Counselor will coordinate and manage the day-to-day administrative activities of career services. The incumbent will also assist in providing career placement services to Stamford undergraduate business students and career development to both Stamford undergraduate and PMBA students. The position will be based at the Stamford campus. Evening and weekend hours will be required in support of program activities. In-state and out-of-state travel may also be required on occasion in support of program needs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include but are not limited to:
Developing, organizing and executing career development programs for Stamford business undergraduate and Part-time MBA students and occasionally to other graduate business students. Approximately 80% of the incumbent’s time will be spent supporting undergraduate students and 20% supporting Part-time MBA students.
Delivering career development programs by meeting with business students individually or in a group setting, or by using online platforms.
Empowering students to make reasoned major/career choices and to develop realistic implementation plans.
Assisting in improving student preparedness for job search activities and a better understanding of workplace professionalism.
Aligning career development practices with School of Business majors.
Conducting mock interviews/case interviews, negotiation strategies, and prepare students with valuable networking strategies.
Researching current job market and hiring trends, interpreting findings and using knowledge to support students’ career management goals and job search strategies.
Coordinating and supporting external recruiting relationships.
Providing employers with information about available employer services and collaborating with employers to provide career-related programming for students.
Assisting in the development of job search strategies and internship and full-time placement for all student population segments, including both domestic and international students.
Collecting, tracking and reporting data regarding internship and full-time placements, student meetings, etc.
Assisting with the planning and development and evaluation of programs, meetings, workshops, etc. for the office.
Providing strategic career and leadership coaching to Part-time MBA and on an ad hoc basis to other graduate students.
Advising on career trajectory and transition strategies for Part-time MBA, including career mapping, identifying personal goals, resume writing, interview prep, negotiation, networking, job search strategies.
Responding to career-related inquiries from students, faculty, recruiters and others.
Supervising, training, evaluating and assigning work to student staff as necessary.
Bachelor’s degree in business, counseling or related field.
Four to five years of related professional experience in college recruitment or career coaching in either a corporate or higher education environment with an emphasis on placement or hiring.
Demonstrated teamwork and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators, and business leaders, external agencies/groups and the public.
Demonstrated excellent business writing and editing skills as demonstrated by way of application materials submitted including applicant’s resume, cover letter, and the names and job titles of three (3) professional references.
Proven experience working independently and using sound judgment when making decisions.
Demonstrated excellent oral communication skills including experience successfully presenting to small and large audiences.
Demonstrated experience with event or workshop planning including marketing of events.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
Willingness and ability to work some irregular, flexible hours and travel in-state or out-of-state as necessary.
Master’s degree in business, counseling or related field.
Demonstrated experience working as a career counselor/coach in a higher education environment in a university setting.
Proven experience supporting career development for undergraduate and graduate students from domestic and international regions.
Demonstrated experience building and maintaining relationships with corporate executives in relation to college recruiting.
Demonstrated experience utilizing marketing strategies to market and promote events to diverse populations.
This is a full-time position based in Stamford, CT.
Please apply online via UConn Jobs (https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/), Staff Positions, Search #2020064. Please submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020064).
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on August 15, 2019.
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