The School of Business MS in Financial Risk Management Program (MSFRM) is seeking a full-time Graduate Career Counselor (Program Administrator, UCP 6). The incumbent will report to the Director of the MSFRM Program and will coordinate and manage the day-to-day administrative activities of career services and assist in providing career development and placement services to MSFRM 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 events and activities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include but are not limited to:
Developing, organizing and executing career development programs for MSFRM students and occasionally to other graduate business students.
Providing career counseling and advisement with all components of the student job search.
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.
Coordinating and managing external employer relations.
Assisting with internship and full-time placement and supporting career engagement activities to generate job leads for students.
Assisting in the development of job search strategies for a diverse population of graduate students.
Collecting and reporting internship and full-time placement data to internal and external audiences.
Collaborating on events and student job search strategies with career and program staff.
Assisting with the planning and development and evaluation of programs, meetings, workshops, etc. for the office.
Coordinating and managing administrative and fiscal responsibilities for career.
Responding to career-related inquiries from students, faculty, recruiters and others.
Supervising, training, evaluating and assigning work to student staff.
Bachelor’s degree in business, counseling or related field.
Four to five years of related professional experience.
Experience in corporate recruitment or career coaching in either a corporate or higher education environment with an emphasis on placement or hiring.
Proven excellent 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.
Demonstrated experience with event or workshop planning.
Demonstrated excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators, and business leaders, external agencies/groups and the public.
Proven ability to work independently and use sound judgment when making decisions.
Must have proven excellent oral communication skills and have demonstrated the ability to successfully present information to small and large groups.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
Demonstrated supervisory ability.
Willingness and ability to work some irregular, flexible hours and travel in-state or out-of-state as necessary.
Specialized Master’s degree or MBA.
Demonstrated experience working with graduate students including international population.
Proven experience networking with faculty, hiring managers, and other professionals.
Familiarity with employers hiring risk management graduate students.
This is a full-time position based in Stamford, CT.
Please apply online via UConn Jobs (https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/), Staff Positions, Search #2020061. 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 #2020061).
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on August 15, 2019.
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