General Summary of Position:
The Career Counselor will focus on the following primary activities:
- Advise students & alumni on a wide range of career issues
- Develop and facilitate career development workshops and programs, including a strategic focus on scaling efforts to impact specific student populations
- Engage campus partners to support the career development of our students
- Serve as liaison to several academic departments
- Contribute to the administration of the department and ongoing marketing efforts
CAREER ADVISING AND INSTRUCTION
Counsel, advise, educate and coach students and alumni on a wide range of career issues including, but not limited to, major selection, self-assessment, job search preparation, experiential learning opportunities, graduate school planning, career development and management, and career decisions. Administer and interpret vocational assessment tools. Develop and present workshops and seminars designed to build career development skills and career awareness.
CAMPUS RELATIONS: LIAISON & PROJECT WORK
Serve as liaison to assigned campus partners, including academic departments and student affairs offices. Create collaborative opportunities to support career development. Liaison and project work may include, and is not limited to, offices such as: disability services, office of multicultural affairs, international students & scholars office, residence life, student activities, and student-athlete services.
ADMINISTRATION & OPERATIONS
Maintain records, including advising notes, utilizing Handshake, Salesforce, and ScheduleOnce, as appropriate. Review resumes submitted through Handshake and ensure that event attendance is properly recorded in Handshake. Assist with the development and review of departmental policies and procedures.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field AND at least 3 years of experience in education, human resources, recruiting
- Master’s Degree in a relevant field AND at least 1 year of experience in education, human resources, recruiting
- 1 - 3 years demonstrated experience in career development, experiential education, student development, employer relations and/or university relations
- Demonstrated experience in a career-related counseling or advising capacity
- Strong understanding of UMass Lowell's diverse student population
- Master's Degree in a relevant field
- Career services experience in higher education is preferred.
- Demonstrated communication skills (interpersonal, verbal and written)
- Demonstrated ability to deliver career advising for diverse populations through individual, drop-in, and group appointments; workshops; and other programs.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and develop relationships with clients as well as faculty and staff.
- Demonstrated ability to use technology in work with clients as well as administrative work.
- Demonstrated ability to initiate efforts for collaboration and delivery of services.
- Candidate should be flexible to work evenings and occasional weekends, as needed
- Ability to travel locally and nationally
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.