Career Development Specialist, Alumni Engagement and ECPPM (Part Time)
Position Title: Career Development Specialist, Alumni Engagement and ECPPM (Part Time)
Position Type: Regular
Salary Range: $28.13 per hr - $32.33 per hr; commensurate with experience
Pay Frequency: Hourly
Job Description: POSITION PURPOSE Reporting to the Associate Director of the Career Center, the Career Development Specialist is responsible for advancing and complementing Santa Clara University's Strategic Plan by developing and implementing major programs, systems, and initiatives designed to support the transition from college to employment and the continuous process of alumni career development for Santa Clara University graduates. This position supports the following populations: all undergraduate alumni; graduate alumni from the School of Engineering, the School of Education & Counseling Psychology and Pastoral Ministries in the School of Arts & Sciences; and current students in Education, Counseling Psychology & Pastoral Ministries (ECPPM). This role prepares alumni and ECPPM students to make educated decisions as they discern and explore the ever-changing landscape of their careers through innovation and strategic connections with the Santa Clara community, Silicon Valley, and beyond.
The position is half-time (20 hours per week), twelve months. Occasional weekend and evening hours required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Major Program Implementation and Support & Direct Service 75%
Develop and deliver major Career Center initiatives designed to help alumni and ECPPM students explore their passions and discover the intersection between their greatest gifts, talents, and the world's ever-changing needs.
Lead the process of establishing meaningful connections between students, industry, and alumni by creating and leading educational opportunities, networking events, industry panels, career fairs and boutique recruiting forums, industry treks, and other programming initiatives.
Identify, implement, and manage technology programs and resources that enhance, support and accelerate the networking and connections between alumni, students and employers.
Provide individual and group career counseling and coaching, including administration and interpretation of career assessment inventories.
Design and deliver educational sessions on career development and transition, job & internship search strategies, and local/national employment and labor market trends.
Serve as an active member of the Career Center team, participating in weekly meetings, representing the Center at appropriate campus and off-campus functions, training and supporting student peer advisors and interns, and providing support to all major Career Center initiatives.
Work collaboratively on the development and maintenance of career publications, data gathering, analysis and reporting, and marketing and technology initiatives.
Strategic Planning & Relationship Development and Management 20%
Fully engage the university network in support of alumni and ECPPM student career development by developing new and deepening existing collaborative relationships with university partners.
Actively seek opportunities to utilize a systems approach to scale career development support for alumni through a combination of initiatives, relationships and technology.
Engage SCU alumni in meaningful relationships and initiatives with current students and the Santa Clara community as mentors, educators and speakers.
Consult with and work in collaboration with the University Alumni Association in the development and implementation of career-related initiatives.
Spear-head and implement marketing and social media strategies to brand the Career Center to increase awareness of career development resources, initiatives, and opportunities to support alumni in the personal and professional development process.
Develop, maintain, and share digital (and print) assets and resources relevant to alumni.
Continuous Benchmarking and University Representation (5%)
Ensure continuous enhancements through local, regional, and national benchmarking with counselor peers and robust industry networks.
Update position-related skills by participating in appropriate professional development offerings throughout the year.
Represent Santa Clara University's Career Center through active involvement and leadership in regional and national associations.
Present at a number of university functions representing the Career Center, including Family Weekend, Parent Orientation, and other events as needed.
PROVIDES WORK DIRECTION May supervise student staff and graduate interns to support strategic departmental operational priorities.
GENERAL GUIDELINES Recommends initiatives and implements changes to improve quality and services. Identifies and determines cause of problems; develops and presents recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices. Maintains contact with customers and solicits feedback for improved services. Maximizes productivity through use of appropriate tools; planned training and performance initiatives. Researches and develops resources that create timely and efficient workflow. Prepares progress reports; informs supervisor of project status; and deviation from goals. Ensures completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all operational functions. Prepares and submits reports as requested and required. Develops and implements guidelines to support the functions of the unit.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.
This position requires the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
Understanding and support of the Jesuit tradition of education and a commitment to the fundamental values of service to others, community, and diversity as well as a commitment to and demonstrated skills, knowledge, and awareness to serve the unique needs of the diverse campus community at Santa Clara University.
Demonstrated passion and experience in career development and employment, internships and experiential learning, career counseling and coaching, university recruiting, relationship development, program planning and execution, group facilitation and engagement, and consulting with and advising stakeholders.
Evidence of a working knowledge of industry and relevant career and internship opportunities in the marketplace.
Knowledge of industry networks, trends in employment, economy, effective interventions, and technology.
Demonstrated passion for and experience in career development, industry networks, hiring trends, and technology.
Enterprising, creative, and innovative; comfort with change and ambiguity in a fast-paced environment.
Refined communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external key stakeholders (students, faculty, staff, industry, alumni, and parents).
Proven track-record of establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Strong strategic planning and execution skills.
Experience and comfort with technology, database management, social media, and digital communication
User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive.
Demonstrated ability to use technology in the delivery, assessment, and measurement of programs and services.
Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to solve complex and time sensitive problems.
Ability to prioritize and be flexible.
Ability to maintain composure and a positive attitude during periods of high volume and intensity.
High level of professional discretion and integrity in handling confidential, sensitive information.
Commitment to understand and support Santa Clara University's distinctive Jesuit tradition and educational vision and willingness to model institutional values of service to others, community, and diversity.
Understanding of Bay Area and Silicon Valley employment communities;
Experience with diverse and multicultural constituencies;
Career counseling or coaching experience in a college/university setting preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, vendors or suppliers.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Typical office environment.
Mostly indoor office environment with windows.
Offices with frequent interruptions.
ABOUT THE CAREER CENTER The Career Center model embraces Santa Clara University's tradition of developing ethical leaders of compassion and social consciousness and fosters participation across the SCU community in order to support every student in their professional journey. We empower students to explore and develop awareness through reflection and practical experience so they are prepared to make thoughtful decisions about career in alignment with who they are throughout their lifetime. We achieve this by providing robust and meaningful resources and by engaging the Santa Clara ecosystem, Silicon Valley and beyond.
Our Vision: We empower students to continuously discern and pursue meaningful work to meet the complex needs of an ever-changing world.
Our Purpose: Expand our reach in meaningful and scalable ways to support and prepare all undergraduate students for career success after SCU.
About Santa Clara University Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
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