Career Services Specialist

Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Title

Career Services Specialist

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Position Summary

Provide career planning services, guidance, and education to students and alumni about resume building, the interview process, job searching, and salary negotiations.

Essential Job Functions of Position

Responsible for providing effective customer service to students, alumni, and/or visitors who contact the office.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following.

Review and critique cover letters, résumés, and social media profiles.

Offer guidance on job search etiquette, researching employers, and improving interview skills.

Assist in the evaluation of job offers and teach salary negotiation.

Assist users with the department’s online system and self-managed education credential files.

Interpret results from assessment instruments and counsel students on majors and career options.

Work with other staff to develop and implement marketing strategies for the department’s events and services.

Research and report on current best practices in the use of media for career exploration and advising.

Responsible for planning, coordination, logistics, and execution of events and programming for populations as assigned. Assist other staff with preparation and coordination of other department events.

Prepare reports on events and resources to recommend resources for use by clients and other staff members.

Build relationships across campus and with employers to enhance collaborative efforts to make the department’s activities meaningful and successful.

Represent the University and the department at professional conferences and workshops.

Design, market, and present career search-related workshops and presentations. As assigned and approved, teach one section of the class Major and Career Exploration (WU120).

Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or appropriate.

Non-Essential Job Functions of Position

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel, counseling, or related field; Or a bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in career services, advising, or counseling.

Preferred: Experience in career counseling or advising in higher education. Teaching experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Preferred: Experience with desktop publishing software such as InDesign or Microsoft Publisher. Experience with administration of social media, website development and maintenance.

Licenses, Certifications & Registrations

Preferred: Certification for either Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ( MBTI ) or Strong Interest Inventory or both.

Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)

Campus Security Authority


Special Instructions to Applicant

Advertised Pay

Low to Mid $40,000's

Work Schedule

Regular Business Hours, Monday - 8am - 5pm, Tuesday - 8am - 5pm, Wednesday - 8am - 5pm, Thursday - 8am - 5pm, Friday - 8am - 5pm, Other - Occasional evenings / weekends


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EEO Statement

Washburn is an EOE and dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the minimum required education and experience?
    • Yes I have the required master's degree in higher education, student personnel, counseling, or related field
    • Or Yes- I have a bachelor's degree and two years of experience in career services, advising, or counseling.
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents