Concordia University - Irvine Ca
  • Career Development Services
  • Irvine, CA, USA
  • 19 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full-Time

Health Insurance, Retirement, Disability and Life Insurance, Tuition discounts, paid Vacation & Sick Time and generous paid Holidays


SUMMARY:
The Career Services Coordinator will play a key role in preparing students for careers and graduate school. This position
will be responsible for working with faculty members to develop courses with career focuses. In addition, the
Coordinator will assist students with internship placement and preparing for interviews. Workshops will be created on
resume and cover letter writing and interviewing skills.
Office Profile: The Office of Career Development and Vocation assists students to determine and fulfill their career goals
through programs and services that foster, in each student, career management confidence via self-assessment,
research, skill development, and exposure to opportunity.


ROLE: This role advises a cohort of traditional undergraduate students.
All activities of this position are to make a contribution to the fulfillment of the mission of the university.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
HSI Grant Initiatives Pertaining to Career
1. Implement and execute HSI grant initiatives for Concordia's Career Services Department
2. Target strategic employers to cultivate and strengthen relationships and partnerships. As needed, conduct
personal visits to promote internships, job postings and employer participation in professional development
programming.
Career and Professional Development

Provide students and alumni with individual career and professional development assistance; assist the targeted
student population to understand issues impacting their major/career identification, the decision-making
process and to clarify goals and to make suitable career decisions.
4. Administer and interpret assessment instruments currently in use at the career center.
5. Evaluate and critique student resumes, cover letters and other job search documents in order to meet varied
industry standards.
6. Participate in cross-departmental service delivery to constituencies such as First Year experience, WINGS, first
generation, undeclared students.
7. Knowledge of the Hispanic community and best practices to develop students professionally for internship and
career opportunities
Training and Program Development
8. Research and identify career development resources and labor market information in support of fields of study,
career options.
9. Develop, plan and conduct orientation, seminars, workshops and classroom presentations on topics such as career
and job search strategies, resume writing, interviewing techniques, salary negotiations, setting up LinkedIn
profiles, social media brand management.
Technology & Marketing
10. Market career services by developing partnerships with faculty to promote in-classroom career curriculum and
student attendance to other on-campus career events.
11. Promote and market partnerships with alumni to foster their participation as presenters for career
and professional programming.
12. Design and implement marketing campaigns in support of programming.
13. Market the internship and job opportunities to faculty and students.
14. Determine and set up program delivery formats, including live, recorded webinars, and virtual appointments.
Other Responsibilities
15. Adhere to the Professional Competencies for College and University Career Services Practitioners.
16. Participate in recommended professional activities to enhance skills, abilities, knowledge of career development
practices, and to stay abreast of industry trends.
17. Serve on various college committees as assigned
18. Participate in professional organizations' functions which may include attending workshops and conferences.
19. Supervise student workers as needed or as requested by the director.
20. Duties require day and occasional evening and weekend hours.
21. Perform other duties as assigned to insure the success of the center on behalf of the university, its students and
alumni.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires the individual to be strategic, politically savvy and a relationship-building change
agent.
● Knowledge of individual and group career coaching/counseling techniques.
● Skills to assist individuals to identify influencing factors in career decision making, such as friends,
family, educational opportunities and finances.
● Able to establish rapport and demonstrate tact and diplomacy with the different constituencies,
including students, alumni, parents, employers, faculty and staff.
● Strong public speaking skills; written communication and editing skills to develop reports, memos,
handouts, brochures and other promotional materials.
● Strong organizational skills.
● Ability to manage multiple priorities and to handle pressure in a fast paced and changing environment.
● Strong Technology Skills: Basic database, working knowledge of social media including LinkedIn,
Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other emerging tools; knowledgeable about mobile phone
applications; proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher) Gmail & calendar.
● Able to maintain the confidentiality of all University, Departmental and student processes and records

Education/Experience
● 1-3 years of experience in Career Services either in Higher Education or a Private Business Environment
● Experience developing relationships with private employers including outreach initiatives with with
Hispanic businesses and the non-profit sector
● Exposure to the development of college or training programs

Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university required. Master's degree preferred.
● 1-3 years of experience in enrollment management or academic advising at a college level or related experience

1-3 years academic coaching with students who struggle academically or experience working with at-risk
students or managing academic support programs

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