Assist Students in Academic, Personal, and Professional Goals
The Career Navigator assists students in linking academic, personal, and professional goals to ensure persistence to graduation. This position is a full-time, ten-month position. The Career Navigator engages students in career exploration, choosing majors, and in the lifelong management of their careers.
- Provides career counseling and referrals to assist students with the career development process, including clarifying objectives and obtaining occupational information.
- Provides career planning assistance through appointments with individuals, online assistance, and regularly scheduled workshops with groups.
- Provides instruction to career planning in college experience classes.
- Develops/facilitates personal and professional development programming (e.g., workshops, presentations, one-on-one mentoring). Examples of programming include, but are not limited to career selection, composing resumes, writing application letters, writing statements for graduate/professional schools, interviewing skills, or conducting job searches.
- Establishes and maintains effective and cooperative working relationships with students, alumni, faculty, employers, and the public. Initiates contact with employers.
- Organizes and work with a professional Board of Advisors consisting of local business, community, and alumni leaders.
- Assists students with career development and planning process, including obtaining information on companies, current opportunities for employment and hiring practices, and making the transition from school to career.
- Plans and implements job fairs and on-campus recruiting events.
- Distributes information on internships, summer jobs, and local part-time jobs.
- Maintains Handshake software.
- Counsel’s students about graduate school choices, admission, and general financial aid.
- Promotes office to students, alumni, and employers through a variety of marketing efforts.
- Serve as the liaison for the Chicago Semester, Central College Abroad, and other off campus learning experiences.
- Assist the Compass as necessary with programming.
- Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred.
- Two to four years of relevant experience, training, and/or education past the bachelor's degree.
- Excellent comunication and interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and manage projects and possess strong organized skills.
- Experience working with students in higher education preferred.
Candidates should provide:
- A resume
- A cover letter
- Names and contact information for three references
Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer.
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