The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for the Career & Professional Development Specialist, UNLV Division of Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement [R0126159]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
The Career & Professional Development Specialist advances the mission and vision of UNLV Career Services by delivering inclusive and culturally-responsive career education support. The Career & Professional Development Specialist is responsible for a range of activities to include: Career Coaching, advise and prepare students and alumnx to make informed career decisions, provide constructive feedback on job search materials - resumes, CVs, cover letters, LinkedIn, and portfolios. Teach effective interviewing techniques and regularly conduct mock interviews. Administer and interpret career assessments and advise students and alumnx on major and career choices. Conduct outreach & programmatic support. Create and present interactive, engaging, informational workshops/seminars/networking events for students, student organizations, and at special events. Develop tailored, targeted marketing and outreach content for multicultural student populations (social media announcements, e-mail, website postings). Benchmarking and university representation. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of labor and job market trends, career opportunities, and career development theories for students and alumnx. Assist in assessing usage and effectiveness of programs and services through measurable data collection. Maintain membership in a relevant career development organization such as NACE, NCDA, MPACE, etc. Serve on relevant internal and external committees. Participate in team meetings, training, and professional workshops throughout the year. Assist with training/supervision of Peer Career Coaches and other student workers. Assist with special projects and events such as Career Fairs, Welcome Week, New Student Orientation, etc.
ABOUT the UNLV DIVISION of PHILANTHROPY and ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT
The Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement (PAE) fosters relationships with alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations and encourages private financial support for the students, faculty, research, and innovative programs that distinguish UNLV as an exceptional university.
PAE currently employs nearly 100 team members. We seek to hire talented professionals who will share the university's vision for excellence in academics and research, as well as a commitment to the relationships built between UNLV and its alumni and friends.
UNLV is a vibrant campus, a supportive workplace, and has tools to help you achieve professional and personal growth. We offer a variety of career opportunities and generous compensation packages.
LIVING OUR VALUES
As a team member of PAE, you will be part of a growing, inclusive division that values integrity, trust, excellence, teamwork, and respect.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABLILITES
Ability to effectively interact with faculty, staff, students, parents, administrators, and employer representatives on a diverse campus in a large urban public institution
Experience in creating and facilitating workshops, presentations; and exhibiting excellent inclusive oral and written communication skills
Multicultural competency to assist individuals with career and professional development concerns; skills to provide culturally-responsive tools and resources based on influential factors in career decision making
Ability to empathize and maintain a positive regard for students struggling with career-related issues
Knowledge of current employment trends and salary structures; student development and counseling theories; and career decision-making and job search processes
Current knowledge of employment and career planning materials; knowledge of alternative approaches to career and professional development and planning needs
Strong organizational, program development, creative thinking/reasoning abilities and demonstrated competency to oversee multiple tasks with attention to detail
Ability to administer and interpret career assessment inventories/tools
Proficiency with virtual coaching, training, facilitation as well as career software tools and technology; knowledge of database programs; knowledge to effectively utilize internet resources and the ability to keep current with new and changing technology used in Career Services
Ability to source, track and retain detailed information which changes on a regular basis
Work autonomously and as part of a team, some evening and weekend work is expected
This position requires a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and at least 3 years experience working in a college or university setting career center or related program coordination.Master’s degree preferred. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on 09/15/2021 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or [email protected].
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES
UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, “R0126159” in the search box.
If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
TITLE IX STATEMENT
UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at [email protected], by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.