The Center for Career Education (CCE) helps undergraduate students and alumni develop the key competencies necessary to make informed decisions and take the necessary steps to achieve their career goals. The Center establishes connections and facilitates interaction among students, alumni, employers, and organizations to generate opportunities that help students pursue their personal and professional objectives. The Center for Career Education serves undergraduate students in Columbia College; the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science; and the School of General Studies.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working closely with the Experiential Education team to develop internship programs for students from the five schools served by CCE. The incumbent will be required to oversee the implementation of programs and take primary responsibility for educating and informing students about the benefits of the programs. This will include offering information sessions to advertise and publicize opportunities, organizing and facilitating pre-departure professional development events and encouraging all student participants to utilize the resources of the Center to find their next opportunity. They will also offer career counseling and practice interviews to all program participants.
Work closely with the Associate Dean of Experiential Education to coordinate student involvement and participation in CCE internship programs. Develop a calendar of events to publicize opportunities, market the benefits of the programs and inform students about application processes. Along with the team, develop a program of pre-departure training for all participants. Act as the point of contact for students interested in CCE's internship programs. The Assistant Director will also be required to take responsibility for management of specific programs.
Provide individual and group counseling to students engaged in or participating in experiential education programs. Work closely with student participants to help them secure future opportunities. Participate in the Center's daily 'quick question' rotation for career counseling as well as conduct one-on-one counseling appointments with students.
Develop opportunities to market their experiences, within the Center, among the student body and the wider University community. Develop resources, print and on-line which highlight their experiences and market the benefits of the program. Develop assessments and analyze data and learning outcomes of the program.
Work closely with the team to coordinate the process by which Columbia students are selected for CCE internship programs. Travel on behalf of CCE nationally and internationally to assist in the development of appropriate and mutually beneficial relationships between employers, educational institutions and Columbia.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent required.
A minimum of 2-4 years related experience in career services, student affairs, graduate recruitment, university relations and/or marketing experience required.
Desire to help students gain internship and other professional experiences; excellent career counseling and program development experience required.
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and ability to work within a diverse, small team required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM strongly desired.
Valid Driver's license and ability to travel on behalf of CCE to develop and maintain relationships with employers and alumni nationally and internationally.
**Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be reviewed**
Master's degree in a relevant area preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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