Career Specialist

Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details Position Title Career Specialist Division Academic Affairs Department/Office Career Development Position Summary

TheCareer and Professional Development Office at St. Catherine Universityinvites applications for a full-timeCareer Specialistposition.

The Career and Professional Development Office’s goal is to realize the university mission toeducate women to lead and influencethrough support of student career success! The Career Specialist serves students and alumni in a wide range of majors through individual and group advising on a variety of topics such as: major and career exploration, internship and job search strategy, resume/cover letter/ interviewing prep, grad school planning, salary negotiation, and more. Additionally, the Career Specialist liaises with academic and student service departments across campus to promote and support career integration and career readiness for students.


  • Provide effective career counseling, programs and services to a wide variety of individuals with diverse needs and interests and enrolled in a broad spectrum of educational programs.
  • Take initiative to collaborate and partner with stakeholders across campus to understand specific career needs of students and alumni in order to design and provide tailored services to those populations.
  • Independently research and stay abreast of current information in career fields that students pursue, reviewing recruiting trends and career outcomes data, collaborating with employers, etc.
  • Create and update major and career field specific contents on various digital platforms including the career services website, handouts, etc.
  • Promote available resources, programming and career events to students and faculty.
  • Represent the Career Development Center at campus wide initiatives and events.
  • Train and support student workers, faculty, alumni, other offices, or etc. as needed
  • Engage students with diverse needs and busy schedules in a meaningful way.
  • Stay flexible in marketing and outreach strategies to adapt to new communication channels.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to update position-related skills.
  • Continuously adopt new and best practices for career services through active involvement in regional and national associations.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats. To support the University’s mission of educating women to lead and influence, the Career Specialist will provide a variety of professional career services and programs for students, alumni, faculty and staff at the University. This position serves as liaison to academic departments to promote career integration and career readiness.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience coaching, advising, counseling students, or experience working in student activities, or in Human Resources or a related field
  • Experience successfully working with individuals with varying identities and backgrounds
  • Experience concurrently managing numerous tasks, some with conflicting priorities
  • Experience presenting information in a clear and concise manner and effectively engaging an audience
  • Experience establishing rapport and professional relationships with a wide range of stakeholders to achieve a common goal
  • Experience learning and navigating multiple digital platforms
  • Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel/spreadsheet, and Google suite
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in counseling, student development, higher education or related field
  • One year of career counseling and career coaching experience in higher education or related setting
  • Experience working with students with diverse identities such as first-generation college students; students of various racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds; students from low-income families; students from rural communities;LGBTQstudents; and adult learners
  • Knowledge of career coaching and counseling techniques, career decision making, adult learning styles, and job search strategies
  • Experience in event planning (both in-person and virtual)
  • Experience in interpreting assessments including Strong Interest Inventory and Myers Briggs Type Indicator

We seek creative, adaptable faculty and staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us athr@stkate.eduor 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

VisitSt. Kate Careersto apply. In your resume please ensure that you have addressed how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. In your cover letter, specifically address your experience working with students with diverse identities such as first-generation college students; students of various racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds; students from low-income families; students from rural communities;LGBTQstudents; and adult learners. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. Application deadline is May 16, 2021.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper MidwestHERCand is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

Posting Number 20210107-STAFF Posting Start Date 04/27/2021 Application Deadline 05/16/2021 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. *For any education beyond high school, what was your area of focus?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *How many years of experience do you have coaching, advising or counseling students, or working in student activities, or working in Human Resources or a related field?
    • None to some
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 or more years
  4. *Do you have experience giving presentations to small and large groups?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. *St. Kate’s is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of six priorities in the strategic plan. Give a specific example of how you have promoted a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion in your current or recent role(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. *Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  7. *St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  8. *Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. *How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee
    • Academic Jobs
    • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
    • Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • College or University website
    • Council of Independent Colleges
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • Facebook
    • Google Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
    • IMDiversity
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • LGBTQ in Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota College Professionals Association
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • Workforce Center
    • Minority Jobs
    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
    • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
    • People of Color in Higher Education
    • Pioneer Press
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
    • Star Tribune
    • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
    • Twitter
    • Women in Higher Education
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents

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