Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Career Success
Bachelor's degree in counseling, student development, or related field. Bachelor's degree in Animation, Art, Dance, Film/TV Production, Graphic Design, Mass Communication, Music, Photography, Studio Art, or Theatre is preferred. One year of experience in career/life counseling or related field; or equivalent in counselor practicum/internship training experience. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Ensures career education and professional career development is incorporated into the campus environment. Seeks to integrate career development into the curriculum and co-curriculum, empowering more staff and faculty to impact students. Liaison as Career Coach for the College of Arts & Media.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Creates scalable solutions to integrate career education into assigned colleges and partner offices. Develops career education content that is relevant to key academic areas and delivered through multi-model channels. Delivers programming, training, classroom presentations, initiatives, and advising which leads students to identify career pathways, find internships and job opportunities, and achieve career success after graduation. Advises and educates students through appointments, drop-in advising, and group settings on career and professional development topics. Promotes the use of relevant technology platforms, including Handshake, with students, staff, faculty, and other key audiences. Leverages data to inform career education activities. Tracks data and outcomes in relevant databases and platforms for assigned student populations. Increases and maintains engagement with key departments on campus, such as academic advising, pre-professional advising, athletics, student life, and other constituents under the direction of the Associate Director. Tracks, assesses, and improves the effectiveness of career success programs and efforts. Supports efforts to connect academic units, offices, and students with relevant opportunities in coordination with the Employer Partnerships team. Acts as the Career Coach liaison for the College of Arts & Media to support the college and its students in career development and readiness. Performs other related duties as assigned.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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