The Career Resources Specialist develops and implements Career Center activities within the University by assisting with overall planning and operational activities of the program. The Career Resources Specialist helps students imagine their futures then prepares them to understand and create those possibilities, advises students on various aspects of entering the world of work, including employment options, developing desirable professional qualifications, job search strategies, writing resumes and developing interviewing skills. The Career Resources Specialist presents outreach programming and workshops to students in classroom settings, student organizations, residence halls, summer orientation, etc.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Master’s degree is required by the hire date; a Master’s degree in counseling, higher education administration, or a related field, is preferred.
Experience: At least one year of work experience in higher education or adult-based programs is required. Previous experience in career services, advising, or other student service areas at the college/university level is preferred. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred.
Skills: Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. The ability to utilize Microsoft Office programs and career-related technology and databases is required. The ability to work independently to accomplish objectives is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supports students by serving as a liaison with academic departments, providing career information about full-time and internship opportunities, and assisting with resume writing and interviewing skills improvement.
Promotes the programs and services provided by the Career Center by making presentations to classes and student organizations and by assisting in coordinating special events, programs, receptions, public speaking activities, etc.
Assists with the coordination of major projects, such as Career Fairs, Education Day, on-campus interviews, etc.
Assists with collecting and entering graduate outcomes as needed.
Promotes the University and the Career Center through participation in professional organizations, Master Advisor activities, and serving on University committees as needed.
May teach one or more sections of IDS 120 (Exploring Majors and Careers) when necessary and participate in developing and reviewing the IDS 120 curriculum.
Contributes a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director, Career Center.
Contributes to the overall success of the Career Center by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The Career Resources Specialist is supervised by the assigned supervisor and may supervise graduate assistants and student employees.
Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense. EO/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer and Institution.
Mission statement: To provide comprehensive career development services to students along their path to life-long success and to foster partnerships among students, employers, faculty, and staff
Vision statement: To empower all Missouri State Bears for lifelong career success.
Inclusion - We provide an inclusive, supportive, and compassionate environment that respects and incorporates the thoughts, beliefs, and experience of others.
Collaboration - We intentionally collaborate with internal and external partners to create connections that assist our stakeholders in achieving common goals and outcomes.
Student success - We contribute to student retention and completion by creating opportunities that support career development, career readiness, and lifelong learning through engaging students and alumni in career services, resources, and education.
Commitment - We are committed to professional education, growth, and innovation to effectively serve and advise our stakeholders regarding career-related needs in an ever-changing world of work.
Integrity - We demonstrate integrity through the responsible use of resources, making data-driven decisions, and upholding ethical standards in supporting career development among students.