Career Education Coordinator

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
27 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Career Center at Colorado State University is part of the Division of Student Affairs and provides comprehensive career-related services to students. Our vision is that every student at Colorado State University will have high quality career education, connections, and community. Our strategy is to provide anytime access to career information via our website and apps, to grow the career ecosystem on campus so career conversations are happening everywhere, and to cultivate diverse career opportunities for our diverse student body. Student services include, but are not limited to, individual appointments and drop-ins, career fairs, networking/connect events, online resources, online training, job and internship postings, and Colorado Industry Tours. Employer services include, but are not limited to recruiting events and fairs, on-campus career interviews, job and internship postings, campus branding strategy consulting, and the Employer Partnership Program. Our award winning staff of 24 full time professionals and up to 40 part time and student staff strive to create an innovative, fun, and supportive work environment. With approximately 200 events, workshops, and presentations per year and over 5000 appointments and drop-ins, the Career Center is committed to supporting students in finding meaningful, rewarding, and affirming work.

Position Summary

The Career Education Coordinator is a full-time, year-round position in the Career Center that delivers career education to the entire student body of Colorado State University in in-person and online formats. In addition to serving students one-on-one, the CEC will develop creative technology-based solutions to help serve the large, nearly 35,000 student population. The CEC will develop and execute specialized career education initiatives for international students, and all CSU student diversity programs in order to provide high-quality career education to every CSU student.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in higher education administration, education, counseling, liberal arts, or related field; OR a Bachelor’s degree AND a minimum of three years of direct, full-time experience providing career education to students in a higher education career services environment.
  • Direct experience coaching students on wide variety of career development topics in a full-time professional position, or a minimum 20-hour per week, 2 year graduate assistantship.
  • Personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion initiatives.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Direct experience in a higher education career services environment (experience as a graduate student is acceptable)
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through direct experience working with a breadth of diverse populations
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) to both small and large audiences
  • Understanding of how diverse identities impact career choice and development
  • Basic knowledge of career assessment instruments (such as MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, Strengths Finder, etc.)
  • Current knowledge of industry best standards for student and career development
  • Experience and comfort working with a wide variety of technology platforms
  • Ability to multi-task in a large, fast-paced environment

Diversity Statement

Personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Direct Student Service Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide one-on-one career education to CSU students in drop-in and appointment-based formats on the following topics: career and major exploration, job and internship search skills (networking, resume/cover letter, interviewing, job offer negotiation), and the graduate school application process
  • Provide career advising and event support during Career Center events such as Resume Rush, Career Fairs, Senior Crunch week, Graduate Student Appreciation Week, Career Center Connect events, and more
  • Collaborate with a team of 4 peer career advisors (Career Specialists) to provide drop in services and run a mock interview program
  • Maintain strong working knowledge of diverse student needs and how diverse identities impact career development
  • Maintain strong working knowledge of CSU campus resources in order to best meet complex student needs

Percentage Of Time 60 Job Duty Category Career Resources and Technology Duty/Responsibility

  • Create and deliver engaging career education webinars
  • Mine and evaluate web-based information and vendor products, making recommendations on career-related resources of value to CSU students; input information and evaluate information in Ram Career Tools
  • Create web shops, interactive online lessons, and other unique online learning opportunities to provide CSU students with anytime access to career-related resources through Ram Career Ready
  • Write and edit articles for the Career Center’s weekly e-newsletter
  • Maintain working knowledge of best practices for the Career Center’s web based information and technology tools

Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty Category Specialized Career Education Initiatives Duty/Responsibility

  • Partner with the Office of International Programs to provide specialized career education for the CSU international student population
  • Partner with the Career Center Student Ambassadors and CSU Student Diversity Programs and Services to provide specialized career education for women, students of color, LGBTQ students, students with disabilities, veterans, and more
  • Create and deliver specialized career education initiatives for first generation students
  • Maintain cutting-edge knowledge of best practices to serve populations with specialized career needs, and educate the team on best practices

Percentage Of Time 20

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications must include a letter of interest that clearly states how all minimum qualifications and other qualifications are met, a resume and three professional references including at least one direct supervisor, listing the name, title, institution/organization, email address, and telephone number for each reference. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

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EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.