The MU Career Center is seeking a Senior Coordinator to work in collaboration with professional staff to help meet the career services needs of the University of Missouri (MU) community. The MU Career Center is a comprehensive career education office that is a part of a coordinated career services model at the University of Missouri.
The MU Career Center makes extensive use of a paraprofessional staffing model and provides a broad array of services to MU students through drop-in career services (approximately 6000 drop-ins per year) and career counseling. These services include:
Major and Career Exploration (assessments, resources)
Job Search Preparation (resume/cover letter review, interviewing preparation, LinkedIn and job search strategies)
Part-Time Employment and Work Study
The MU Career Center also employs staff dedicated to marketing, technology, and experiential programs such as A Way With Words & Numbers and Jumpstart that provide MU students with opportunities to tutor and mentor children in the Columbia area.
Assist with supervising drop-in and counseling services provided by paraprofessional student staff. This will include:
Hiring, training, and managing a student staff of approximately 40 to provide quality drop-in services.
Fostering the personal and professional development of student employees on an ongoing basis.
Supporting the career counseling program operated in conjunction with the Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology department.
Enhancing career services delivered to specific student groups, including: international students, students of color, LGBTQ students, students with disabilities, first generation college students, and more.
Updating and developing career resources (handouts, online resources, etc.)
Serve as career education and training lead to MU faculty and staff. This will include:
Facilitating and organizing career training and education for faculty and staff through the MU Career Development Network (CDN).
Developing, maintaining and promoting online and print materials for faculty and staff.
Communicating with potential and current CDN members and contacts through monthly newsletter, emails, and surveys.
Maintaining Canvas page of resources.
Additional opportunities could include:
Facilitating and developing training and resources for CliftonStrengths.
Teaching career development courses to undergraduate students.
Writing proposals for grants and conferences.
Writing portions of the MU Career Center annual report.
Assessing programs and services.
Serving on campus-wide committee(s).
A Master's degree in a relevant field (counseling, higher education, student affairs, etc.) is required.
At least three years of relevant work experience in career services, career counseling, and/or student services required.
Experience in managing and supervising students and/or staff
Demonstrated project management outcomes
Effective skills in presenting information to groups
Experience in promoting a positive work environment and helping develop students
Self-starter that possesses the ability to work autonomously and manage time efficiently
Commitment to diversity and inclusion
Ability to learn, use and maintain technology platforms
Ability to effectively communicate between varying groups of students, student staff members, faculty, and staff in a higher education environment