Career Center The University of Georgia Career Center is the provider of centralized career services to undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni at The University of Georgia. Career Center staff work collaboratively with faculty and staff of all departments to enhance the career success of University of Georgia students/alumni. Several of the “nuts & bolts” services the UGA Career Center provides to its students include career counseling, job search training, and opportunities to connect with employers.
The Career Center also serves as a corporate gateway to the University by helping employers meet key faculty/staff, understand culture and curriculum, and successfully recruit UGA students and alumni. A broad group of corporate, government and nonprofit employers recruit at The University of Georgia, and the Career Center facilitates this process through career fairs, on-campus interviews, and a variety of recruiting and educational programs and events.
Student Services Professional
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
• The preferred qualifications for this position include a master’s degree in higher education, student personnel administration, counseling, or related field. • Career services experience is preferred. Specifically, experience providing comprehensive advising and career counseling related to career exploration and job-related skill development.
This Career Consultant position serves as the career services liaison to the Colleges/Schools at The University of Georgia. This is the tangible link between the Career Center and the college; both externally, as a resource on career planning issues specific to that college for students, employers, and faculty; and internally, as a referral point of contact and advocate for that college.
Career Consultants provide comprehensive advising and career counseling related to career exploration, job-related skill development, experiential learning, graduate school placement, and employment placement needs of students and alumni within their respective college(s). They develop ties with corporate, technical, governmental, educational, and non-profit organizations with which UGA students might affiliate. They work closely with their college faculty and undergraduate advising office, other student services staff, and students in developing a meaningful programmatic outreach program.
Through open, honest, and respectful communication, all staff, supervisors, and colleagues of the Division of Development & Alumni Relations are expected to interact with fairness, compassion, and decency. All employees will be held accountable for meeting the expectation of promoting a stable, productive, and healthy work environment.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
• Knowledge of career needs, skills, and trends related to students, general career development, and job market trends • Strong Interpersonal Skills, Counseling Skills, Presentation Skills, Program Development Skills • Ability to develop strong relationships with referring faculty and administrators • Ability to develop rapport with students • Ability to serve the career development needs of diverse student populations.
Additional Division Expectations • Through open, honest, and respectful communication, all staff, supervisors, and colleagues of the Division of Development & Alumni Relations are expected to interact with fairness, compassion, and decency. All employees will be held accountable for meeting the expectation of promoting a stable, productive, and healthy work environment. • Adherence to CASE standards and commonly accepted industry standards relating to fundraising reporting are expected of all fundraisers. All fundraisers will be held accountable for meeting this expectation.
• Work evenings and weekends as necessary • Work in a standard office environment • Travel in and out of state as necessary • Sit and work at a computer workstation for extended periods of time • Work using electronic mail, telephone, face-to-face discussions, paper form correspondence • Communicate effectively in writing, speaking, and listening • Organize and establish priorities; Remember detail; Multi-task • Lift and/or move up to 20 pounds • Walk, stand, stoop, lift, kneel, climb, driving
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with qualifications and experience