Provides specialized career counseling to assist current students and alumni in developing competencies required to pursue academic and career opportunities and achieve professional goals; promote internship, part-time and full-time employment opportunities; and provide career development through workshops and presentations.
Perform individual career consultation with students and alumni on job search strategies, career/major decision making, resume writing, professional networking and interviewing strategies. Administer and interpret career assessments (i.e. MyPlan, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and Strong Interest Inventory, StrengthsQuest, etc.) and advise students on major and career choices. Develop curriculum for and conduct career development related workshops and class presentations. Acts as a liaison to University colleges to develop and implement strategies to build rapport with various members of the faculty and staff. Conduct outreach and promote the Career Development Center events. Assist in assessing usage and effectiveness of office programs and services through measurable data collection. Analyze and synthesize labor and job market trends, career opportunities, and career development theory for undergraduates and graduates of the university. Attend peer staff meetings, trainings, and occasional off-campus training/workshops throughout the year. Participation in external professional associations is necessary. Conduct research on trends in career development and workplace readiness, and apply knowledge of learning strategies and techniques to help create appropriate, cutting edge programs and content. Ability to work autonomously and in team environment. Work occasional weekends and evenings as assigned. Performs other duties necessary to support the mission and vision of the Career Development Center and The University of Texas at Arlington.
Bachelor's degree. Two (2) years experience in higher education, career development, business, public relations, marketing or related field or the equivalent experience. Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. The ability to work independently and to multitask is expected. Strong computer and database skills are required. The position must maintain a high level of professionalism and attention to detail.
Master's degree. Demonstrated expertise in career planning and development. Experience in developing and conducting workshops/seminars. Experience in public relations, marketing, sales, development and/or recruitment is a plus. Proficient in the use of social media tools (i.e. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Knowledge of career counseling theories and contemporary job search techniques. Ability to develop and conduct curriculum for workshops, class presentations and other group sessions.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Internal Number: 8283
About University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities. With an enrollment of 38,000 on-campus students and an additional 15,000 online degree-seeking students, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 colleges and schools and is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving a growing and diverse community. UTA has developed a strategic plan, “Bold Solutions, Global Impact” (http://www.uta.edu/strategicplan). Taking advantage of our unique location at the center of the fastest growing urban region in the U.S. and adjacency to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, our vision is to be ‘The Model 21st Century Urban Research University’. To support this vision, our strategic plan focuses on four over-arching themes across the University: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact, ...Data Driven Discovery and Knowledge Management. The College of Engineering is playing a critical role in the advancement of each of these themes. Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Military Times recently named UTA as the best 4-year College for veterans in the state of Texas. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT Arlington among the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the United States over the last 10 years. With a population of 7 million, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the United States. It covers an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The Metroplex is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas and has the 10th-largest gross metropolitan product in the world. Not only is it an exciting place to live and work, the Metroplex offers UT Arlington a host of unparalleled scholarly, research, and economic activity. UTA has been a catalyst for redevelopment and revitalization in the central business district of Arlington, establishing a true college town environment in downtown Arlington. UTA’s 20-acre, mixed-use College Park District provides new special events and student living space, restaurants, and parking as part of its broad-based initiative to generate and support economic activity at the city’s urban center. In addition, the University is expanding its footprint in both Fort Worth and Dallas and has plans to increase its global presence building on active partnerships led by the College of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation in Central and South America, South East Asia and the Middle East. For more information on University of Texas at Arlington, visit: www.uta.edu