The position is responsible for delivering a wide-ranging career development services to CSS students and alumni to assist with their search for a meaningful career path and post-college opportunities and employment.
NOTE: This is an 11-month per year position
Career Counseling- Career Exploration:
Provides comprehensive career counseling to pre-admitted students, students and alumni
Meets with students individually to assess career needs and develop career goals and objectives with students
Identifies, administers and interprets appropriate assessments based on needs of student
Connects students to on-line resources, faculty, professionals and alumni to explore career and majors
Guides students in pursuing experiential learning to achieve established goals
Career Coaching – Career Readiness:
Assists students to develop job/internship search strategies and application materials
Edits and provides feedback on application materials including resumes, cover letters, personal statements and social media profile
Provides constructive feedback to students on interviewing skills, networking, professional introductions and preparation for job fairs
Presentations, Program Development, Event Planning:
Develops and delivers career presentations to classrooms, clubs, and related groups
Determines educational and career needs of students and develops and enhances appropriate programs and presentations
Initiates and maintains relationships with faculty, staff and student groups to provide services directly to their respective populations
Assists in organizing, advertising and facilitating events and fairs
Administrative: Strategic, Operational:
Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the department's service as an active member of work team
Assists in developing and implementing marketing strategies to share career related information with faculty, staff and students
Assists in developing surveys, evaluations and assessments to inform strategic planning and daily work
Assists in supervising, training and supporting student employees
Represents Career Services and the College through internal and external events and professional organizations
Performs other duties as assigned by the Director to ensure the success of Career Services
Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, or related field
Ability to effectively counsel college students of all backgrounds and majors
Ability to learn and utilize new technologies and tools to assist students in the career exploration or job/internship search process
Proven excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (written, verbal and presentation skills)
Demonstrated cross-cultural communication skills and ability to work effectively with diverse populations
Ability to manage day-to-day details of office and position while contributing to the strategic goals of the department
OR an equivalent combination of education, training and related experience.
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment including computers and telephones. Need to be able to work for long periods of time at a computer to enter data, produce reports and receive information. Communicate effectively with internal and external customers in person and through technology.
Master's degree in Counseling, Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or related field
Background in administering Strong Interest Inventory, Strengths, MBTI or other career inventories
Experience working in higher education or with clients in career development
Skills in assisting clients to develop job search steps and strategies
Experience teaching or presenting to a variety of audiences and populations
Background in event planning, marketing or use of social media
The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) is a thriving independent private college with its main campus overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, extended campuses throughout Minnesota and vibrant online programs that attract learners from around the world. Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica has been preparing students for responsible living and meaningful work by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values upon which it was founded: Community, Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship and Love of Learning. At CSS, equity and inclusion are viewed as key ingredients to academic excellence and student success.DULUTH, MINNESOTADuluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up for the “b...est adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.