Reports To: Assistant Director, Career Development
Positions Supervised: N/A
The career strategist coordinates and supervises career planning programs for designated areas, and also uses career assessment tools to provide individual and group career coaching sessions.
This position also delivers trainings and seminars to students in classroom settings, residence halls and student organizations.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Job Responsibilities and Execution
Uses career development theory
Works with students to create a career development plan, which includes: career assessment; definition of career and internship goals; major selection; job search approach; resume preparation; interview skills; and graduate/professional school application process
Possesses and maintains up-to-date knowledge about career fields
Provides advice and tools to assist students in achieving their career goals
Refers students to career events, other staff and/or faculty members and resources as appropriate
Increases Lindenwood students’ visibility in the employment community
Plans and develops programs, workshops and services in cooperation with the Career Center and other departments’ staff; provides evaluations, recommendations and assistance toward improvements
Designs and conducts thematic/career opportunity workshops as requested
Develops visual aids, handouts and presentation materials for workshops
Coordinates major projects, which may include career fairs, on-campus interviews and information tables
Assists in the collection, tabulation and analysis of outcomes data for students and other stakeholders
Recruits employers to participate in job announcements, career fairs, on-campus recruitment and special events
Increases student participation in career fairs, workshops and interview sessions through the online career management system and other means
Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
Models, supports and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork
Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration
Fills in for other Career Development team members as needed
Serves on campus or university committees as required
Participates as a team member in activities related to the department’s goals and objectives
Communicates with the appropriate deans, faculty, staff and student groups/organizations to increase visibility and knowledge of Career Center programs
Works with faculty and staff to develop and refine workshop content
Collects workshop evaluations and sign-in lists
Fields employers’ questions regarding job listings, career events and online career management database registration
Job may require other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
Bachelor’s degree in student services, human resources, marketing or related field
Minimum of 2 years’ related career services and/or counseling experience
Master’s degree preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
Ability to advise college students in areas of career planning and academic development
Demonstrated ability to utilize assessment instruments, including computerized career assessment tools
Highly motivated with ability to take initiative
Strong computer skills
Strong public speaking and presentation skills
Excellent written communication skills
Team oriented with excellent coaching skills
Organized and detail oriented
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
General office setting
Ability to work remotely
Weekend and evening work possible
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
Ability to sit for extended periods of time
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Adequately mobile to traverse campus
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds overhead
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.
Lindenwood University, often referred to as Lindenwood or LU, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in St. Charles, Missouri. Founded in 1827 by George Sibley and Mary Easton Sibley, it is the second oldest higher-education institution west of the Mississippi River and since 1990 the fastest growing university in the Midwest. The University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 16,000 students a year through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.