Student Development Specialist III- Career Consultant (S03438P)
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location: Arlington, Texas
Internal Number: 17096
Goals: Provides specialized career development guidance to assist current students and alumni in developing competencies required to pursue academic and career opportunities and achieve professional career development through workshops and presentations; Promote internship, part-time and full-time employment opportunities.
Perform individual career consultations with students and alumni on job search strategies, career/major decision making, resume writing, professional networking and interviewing strategies. Develop and coordinate inclusive programs and services to serve a diverse population of students and alumni. Administer and interpret career assessments 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 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 as necessary. 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. Possible supervision of student staff. Potential oversight and implementation of special projects and programs related to career engagement and professional development of students and UTA alumni. Potential committee and task force involvement for the department, Division of Student Affairs, and/or university as a whole.
Bachelor's degree. Two (2) years of experience working in higher education, career development, business, public relations, marketing or a related field. Or a Master's degree and one (1) year of experience working working in higher education, career development, business, public relations, marketing or a related field. Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Demonstrated expertise in career planning and development. Experience working with historically underrepresented populations. Experience in developing and conducting workshops/seminars. Ability to develop and conduct curriculum for workshops, class presentations and other group sessions. Knowledge of career counseling theories and contemporary job search techniques. Supervisory experience a plus.
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.
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.