State University of New York at New Paltz Senior Career Specialist for LA&S in New Paltz, New York

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SUNY New Paltz VacancyExternal Posting (Professional)

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

Department: Career Resource Center

Budget Title: Senior Career Planning and Development Associate

Local Title: Senior Career Specialist for LA&S

Posting Date: March 13, 2019

Classification: SL-3

Duties: The Career Specialist will be required to work effectively with students and alumni from diverse communities and cultures to address a broad range of career related needs. This includes, but is not limited to, coaching/advising students on career exploration and planning, resume and cover letter development, job/internship search, networking with employers and alumni, interview preparation, and the graduate school application process. While this person will need to assist students from all majors, their primary focus will be working with students and alumni from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.This is a 10 month position.- Promote and teach students how to identify and secure internships; advise students about the process for receiving credit as needed- Collaborate with faculty (academic and professional) to develop career related programs and employment opportunities- Establish alumni contacts and involve them in employer relations functions and career activities/programs- Provide individual advising and workshops to students from all majors on career related issues by appointment, during drop-in hours, by email, and using online platforms (e.g., WebEx, Big Interview, Etc.)- Plan and present career related programs (e.g., alumni panels, Camp Day), assist with Career Resource Center programs (e.g., career fairs and networking events), and participate in University wide events as a Career Resource Center representative- Participate in division/university committees and task forces- Potential for supervising graduate and/or undergraduate interns- Remain current with market/employment trends and career field research as related to Liberal Arts and Science majors

Qualifications: • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel, Counseling or related field• Three years of progressively responsible experience in a career services or higher education setting that involves working directly with students• The ability to promote and work in an inclusive and diverse environment• Willingness to occasionally work outside of core business hours (e.g., evenings and weekends)Preferred:- Familiarity with career and student development theory and strategies- Experience with coordinating events and services- Familiarity with career related software and data management programs such as Symplicity, Big Interview, and CareerShift- Familiarity with social media, live-streaming, and video capture platforms- Familiarity with career assessments such as Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, StrengthsQuest, and O*Net resources- Familiar with constructing and assessing student learning outcomes

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.Please apply by visiting with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675

Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled, priority given to those received by 4/19/19.

Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full NYS benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the nation.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Candidates who bring diverse cultural experience and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population are especially encouraged to apply.

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