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: 10636
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.