Career Services, Human Resource/Staffing, Recruiting/Talent Acquisition
The Career Services Specialist provides career planning services, guidance, and education to university students and alumni about resume building, the interview process, job searching, and salary negotiations, while providing effective customer service to students, alumni, and visitors who contact the office.
Review and critique cover letters, résumés, and social media profiles offer guidance on job search etiquette, researching employers, and improving interview skills, assist in the evaluation of job offers and teach salary negotiation. Assist users with the department’s online system and self-managed education credential files. Interpret results from assessment instruments and counsel students on majors and career options.
Work with other staff to develop and implement marketing strategies for the department’s events and services. Research and report on current best practices in the use of media for career exploration and advising. Responsible for planning, coordination, logistics, and execution of events and programming for populations as assigned. Assist other staff with preparation and coordination of other department events. Prepare reports on events and resources to recommend resources for use by clients and other staff members.
Build relationships across campus and with employers to enhance collaborative efforts to make the department’s activities meaningful and successful. Represent the University and the department at professional conferences and workshops. Design, market, and present career search-related workshops and presentations. As assigned and approved, teach one section of the class Major and Career Exploration (WU120).
Requirements: A master’s degree in higher education, student personnel, counseling, or related field; Or a bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in career services, advising, or counseling. Preferred: Experience in career counseling or advising in higher education. Teaching experience. Certification for either Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) or Strong Interest Inventory or both.
Washburn is an EOE and dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service. Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.
Additional Salary Information: Employee's individual health insurance premium for this salary level is covered by the employer. Benefits package includes after completing one year of service in a benefits-eligible position, the University will contribute an amount equal to 10% of base pay into an employee's defined contribution plan with TIAA. Additional insurance options available include dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage.
Internal Number: S0229P
About Washburn University
Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution located in the metropolitan setting of Topeka that has earned national recognition for its high-impact programs for first-generation students. The University has created educational pathways for all students to be successful and achieve their educational goals. Washburn is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse staff, faculty, and student body and cultivating a vibrant and inclusive curriculum.
We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, a supportive leadership team, and a healthy work/life balance. At Washburn, we seek to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflect the core values of the institution. We strive to ensure a campus climate that supports the success of every employee and appreciates the unique skills and expertise each contributes to serving our students.