Department Description: The Career Development Center supports students in developing and achieving career goals that lead to meaningful lives.
University Description: The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanitys urgent challenges.
Detailed Description: The Career Counselor serves as a liaison between the Career Development Center and the College of Arts & Sciences. The Career Counselor is responsible for assisting in developing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive career development program to meet the career development needs of students and alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences. The position provides career counseling to students and alumni in the social sciences, arts, humanities, and science disciplines in the areas of self assessment, career exploration, decision-making, internship and job search preparation, and graduate and professional school planning. The Career Counselor develops and implements workshops, career events, and networking opportunities for students in the College. Coordinates and assists with office wide job fairs, workshops and other events. Supervision Received from Works under the general supervision of the appropriate Assistant Director with consultation from the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Provides individual career counseling (appointments and office hours advising) for College of Arts and Sciences students and alumni. Counsels students on decisions regarding relationship of major to career choice and/or graduate school, researching occupational information, and conducting informational interviews. Teaches students how to develop an individualized job search plan, prepare resume and cover letter, and participate effectively in a variety of interview settings. Critiques students' written materials including resumes, cover letters, and personal statements and offers direct, personalized feedback. Conducts individual mock interviews and offers verbal feedback to improve student effectiveness in securing employment or graduate school acceptance.
College of Arts and Sciences Career Development Initiatives and Support Strategic Planning:
Assist in the implementation and oversight of the College of Arts and Sciences Professional Development Compass program. Program Development.
Coordinates classroom presentations and workshops to meet the career development needs of students within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Assists with Torero Treks, Resume Books, and department and industry specific events. Relationship Building and Liaison Roles.
Collaborates with and builds strong partnerships with the College of Arts and Science faculty and student organizations in order to create and implement department and industry programs.
Serves as the liaison to department Internship Coordinators, facilitating yearly meetings.
Partners with the Employer Relations staff to develop and maintain relationships with employers, parents, graduate schools and alumni from various sectors and industries to increase internship, job and graduate school opportunities for students and alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Sets and meets professional objectives that enhance the Career Development Center and maintains the professional reputation of the department and the university. Serves as liaison to professional associations to stay abreast of current developments in career counseling and employment trends (Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employer, National Association of Colleges and Employers).
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
Masters degree in related area (ex: Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs) One year of experience providing career counseling in a university setting.
Working knowledge and awareness of college student development theories, career development theories, and/or counseling theories.
Ability to provide responsive and confidential career counseling to diverse clients.
Ability to develop and facilitate group presentations and workshops.
Demonstrated ability to partner with student organizations, faculty and campus departments.
Strong time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities.
Demonstrated proficiency in program management.
Ability to work collaboratively on team projects with diverse individuals.
Flexibility and willingness to work early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed
Performance Expectations - Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Qualified to administer and interpret career assessments
Knowledge of counseling theories and practice
Knowledge of career development theories and practice
Knowledge of resume and cover letter construction
Knowledge of interviewing techniques
Knowledge of job search strategies
Knowledge of career resources, career trends, and Internet resources
Knowledge of employment trends and current job market information
Understanding of local, state and federal labor markets
Understanding of cultural diversity issues
Ability to work positively and effectively within teams and with diverse populations
Oral and written communication skills
Group communication and facilitation skills
Project planning, managing, and evaluation skills
Ability to conduct outreach to employment community
Ability to work with MS-based software packages, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Ability to perform online career-related research
Word processing and data management skills
Flexibility and versatility in order to contribute to evolving work situations
Ability to travel as needed to on- and off-campus sites
Ability to set and meet objectives for professional development
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Posting Salary: $27.00 - $30.00 per hour; Excellent Benefits
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
Special Application Instructions: Resume and Cover Letter Required
Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letterand resume to your application profile for the hiring managers review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]
Additional Details: Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: Open until filled
Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.
The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and providing a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD is located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is renowned for its beauty, and features Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture.