Career Specialist

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of the Center for Career Education, the Career Specialist is focused on building relationships with students, employers and alumni and guiding students through the career development process. The incumbent will demonstrate, a desire to participate in a team setting, and cultural competency in working effectively with a diverse group of students and staff in a liberal arts setting.

Job Duties

  • Serves as Center for Career Education Liaison to students, employers, and alumni under assigned area/division.
  • Provides personalized, comprehensive and exemplary career coaching experience with the goal of ensuring every student is “career ready” while navigating the job search through innovative career programs and career exploration techniques.
  • Conduct career workshops and programs that are designed to assist students with writing resumes, interviewing, preparing for a job search, professional decision-making, salary negotiations, and other professional development areas.
  • Collaborates with College partners in strategic planning/alignment to deliver innovative and customized career-related events, programs, and other market readiness and employment resources to prepare students.
  • Engages and builds relationships with external markets including employers, alumni, and industry professionals to hire and mentor students as well as assess and implement coaching best practices: coordinate networking events, on-campus interviews, and information sessions.
  • Maintains a high knowledge rate of student caseload, monitors and tracks all student activity ensuring consistent and comprehensive reporting for all stakeholders: semester reports.
  • Work with the career services management system, and support registrants (employers, students, and alumni) in utilizing the system.
  • Partner with Center for Career Education and assigned area/division in developing and communicating opportunities and events for employer representatives, recruiters, students, and alumni.
  • Provide administration of assigned new and existing internship programs, including but not limited to: student advisement, the registration process through the Office of Records, distribution and collection of appropriate documentation, evaluation of the written component and intern performance, budgeting, programming, student selection, assessment and reporting.
  • Compile and contribute program content and support career development course.
  • Assist Director in ongoing strategic planning for the Center for Career Education.
  • Supports training and supervision, under direction of the Director, of the Career Ambassador(s) and/or Intern(s).
  • Duties and responsibilities may change as programs are added and/or enhanced as needed

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Strong interest and commitment to the educational development and career preparation of college students.
  • Strong computing background with demonstrated experience with management information systems, Web-based applications and an affinity for applying technology to achieve productivity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with effective public speaking skills.
  • Ability to independently perform high quality work following well-defined policies and procedures while simultaneously performing in a team environment.
  • Ability to initiate and follow through to completion special projects and/or assignments taking an idea from conception to implementation.
  • Must be able to effectively engage in multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to coach and foster genuine relationships with students from diverse backgrounds and interests.
  • Ability to influence and communicate with faculty, staff, outside departments and external constituents across all programs and the Millsaps College community.
  • Ability to maintain effective customer relations.
  • High degree of maturity and professional ethics.
  • Ability to present and display professional demeanor at all times.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Psychology, Education, or related field.
  • 3 years in career services, corporate recruitment, or human resources.
  • Advanced degree in Higher Education, Business, Psychology and 2 years of related experience is preferred
  • Training and experience administering and interpreting career assessment inventories

Application Procedure

Interested candidates must submit their cover letter and accompanying resume to: Ryan Colvin, Director Center for Career Education at Millsaps College, at colvird@millsaps.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact humanresources@millsaps.edu.

Compliance with Title IX

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Millsaps College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of sex. Policies and procedures for addressing complaints of discrimination and harassment can be found at https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix. Reports can be made to the Title IX Team by filing a sexual misconduct or Title IX complaint at this link: https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix/#file-complaint. Inquiries related to the application of Title IX at Millsaps should be referred to the college’s Title IX team (contact information is found here: https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix/#coordinators) and external inquires can be made to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-1100 (800) 421-3481, http://www.ed.gov/ocr.

About Millsaps College

Millsaps is an accredited, privately supported, national liberal arts college founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1890. Consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education, Millsaps has been praised by Colleges That Change LivesThe Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, the John Templeton Foundation, The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Insight Magazine.

Millsaps College’s Vision

Building on its motto, Ad Excellentiam, its strong heritage of social justice, freedom of thought and reflection on life’s most important questions, and its central location in the capital city of Mississippi, Millsaps engages students in a transformative learning and leadership experience that results in personal and intellectual growth, commitment to good citizenship in our global society and a desire to succeed and make a difference in every community they touch.

Millsaps College’s Mission

Millsaps College is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of our region.

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