Career Design Consultant, Career Design Center

Position Summary

The Career Design Center invites applicants with a strong interest in meeting the career development needs of diverse racial and ethnic groups to apply for the Career Design Consultant position. In this role, you will utilize a range of career education strategies and a Career Community framework to collaborate with faculty/staff, employer partners and alumni around the world who have a wide range of experience and backgrounds to actively engage the University’s diverse student population in designing their careers and lives after college.

Your responsibilities will include:
• Provide strategic leadership and facilitation of 2 Career Communities: Data, Engineering, Technology + Analytics Community as well as the Education, Non-profit + Social Impact Community to help students explore and connect with industry interest areas and leverage the connections for opportunities.
• Coach students 1:1 and in group settings on full range of career development topics with a particular emphasis in the sectors of the assigned Career Communities including exploratory/transitional students and students preparing for a range of post- graduation options.
• Demonstrate outstanding capacity to work empathically with a wide range of students from various backgrounds and life experiences, recognizing the unique needs and concerns of first-generation students and students from under-represented groups.
• Utilize strong presentation development and public speaking skills to present career education content.
• Build collaborative relationships with employers and alumni across the world who are involved in all capacities of the workforce as a resource for student exploration
• Collaborate with faculty/staff influencers and campus partners across all majors, schools and departments to co-create and deliver career design content and programming
• Develop relevant educational content to support Career Community goals and scale career education for students and alumni.
• Partner with newly hired and veteran Career Design Center staff as a part of multi-disciplinary team to support the departmental mission and achieve goals.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .

About Career Design Center
Career Design Center supports all undergraduate and graduate students in imagining and designing meaningful lives and careers through early discovery, ongoing exploration and future-focused skill development. With the mission of challenging students to see possibilities and seek opportunities in preparation for life after college, students gain access to Career Communities that include faculty/staff, employer and alumni collaborators providing connections, resources and guidance leading to expanded opportunities.

Outstanding Benefits
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages .

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Transferable experience in career coaching.
• Demonstrated presentation development and public speaking skills.
• Strong and professional written communication skills to be applied to media outlets for diverse audiences.
• Ability to effectively work with multiple constituents including students, alumni, faculty and employers.
• Strong interpersonal and active listening skills to be applied to 1:1 and group coaching.
• Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize multiple projects.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within department and with external partners.
• Openness to learning and utilizing technology to achieve departmental goals.

Preferred Qualifications

• A master’s degree is preferred.
• An understanding of career and student development theory and its application is preferred.

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