University of Puget Sound
Job ID: 5874
Location: Career and Employment Services
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Staff Posting Details
Appointment: Regular, full-time, (1.0 FTE)
Position Summary: Designs and implements, with a focus on inclusion and equity, career programs and services that ensure students of all backgrounds and identities successfully compete for opportunities leading to creative, productive, and satisfying professional lives.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Career Advising/ Workshop and Resource Development
Advises students on topics related to
self-assessment, career exploration and decision making, and job
search strategies and skills. Applies knowledge of how unjust
systemic issues impact job seekers when advising students who may
have visible or invisible marginalized identities.
Presents workshops on career topics and
teaches CRDV 301: Career Readiness.
Utilizes current knowledge of practices in
career development and strategic program design.
Develops and implements programs that
proactively support diversity, equity and inclusion and ensure all
student have access to the professional development process during
their time at Puget Sound
Collaboratively develops cohesive
promotion plan for programs and workshops, including social media
Plans and participates in large and small
scale events, some in the evening.
Continually assesses programs, services,
and resources to ensure they align with office and institutional
goals. Makes recommendations for innovative, effective, and
efficient approaches and emerging technology to deliver career
services; revises or develops new resources as needed based on
assessment of emerging needs; ensures programs, services and
resources engage and support international, underrepresented
students and students with disabilities.
- Collaborates with director of career services to support work of Alumni Council Career and Employment Services Committee, including alumni-student mentorship program; may lead team to plan, implement, and evaluate annual alumni networking event.
Develops relationships with faculty;
collaborates with faculty to design meaningful resources for
student career development and experiential learning.
Serves as CES knowledge expert on Showcase
ePortfolio; collaborates with ePortfolio manager as needed to
develop programs and resources to support student creation and use
Serves on or leads committees and project
teams as requested.
May supervise student staff members.
Actively participates in department and
university-wide work towards institutional equity and inclusion,
demonstrating a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural
awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with
Performs other duties or projects as
needed or assigned.
Coaching, Teaching, and Presenting:
Ability to help develop others' knowledge, skills, and abilities;
to role model effective workplace behavior and communication.
Oral and Written Communication: Excellent
writing and public speaking ability; ability to listen and
understand with sensitivity, and to respond appropriately.
Interpersonal Skills: Ability to foster
confidence and trust with audiences from a wide-range of
identities, to foster a collaborative and respectful environment;
possess a strong customer service orientation.
Adaptability and Creative Problem Solving:
Ability to find ways to manage variable work volume and develop
efficiencies for service and program delivery.
Organization: Ability to set and achieve
goals; ability to learn quickly and continuously; to prioritize and
manage workload in a fast-paced office environment with frequent
Time Management: Ability to set effective
work goals, establish priorities, and plan well in order to produce
quality work according to deadlines.
Analytical and Technical Skills: Maintain
program records within relational data systems; ability to access
available data and develop reports to evaluate program, service,
and resource output.
Strategic Thinking and Program Management:
Ability to see the big picture and align program design, service
delivery, and resources to support office and institutional goals;
to identify implications and connections, consolidate information
from various sources to reach sound decisions.
Bachelor's degree required. At least one
year of increasingly responsible experience guiding young people in
career development and decision-making preferred.
Master's degree in a student development
field and/or additional experience related to career development
and advising is appreciated.
Experience delivering public presentations
and facilitating group work.
Exhibits awareness of systemic
inequalities that impact hiring and demonstrates ability to help
students identify inclusive employers.
Demonstrates cultural competence and
proven effectiveness in serving the needs of a diverse student
Able to communicate the value of a small,
private liberal arts college education to a wide range of
Demonstrated experience innovating in a
rapidly evolving environment.
Demonstrated experience collaborating with
wide variety of constituents to achieve successful program
improvement aligned with institutional goals.
Ability to respectfully work,
communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus
Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.
Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices-services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.
Application Deadline: Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.
Letter of Interest
**As part of the hiring process, applicants that are selected to move forward to the interview process will be asked to submit a diversity statement that addresses their competency and ability to contribute meaningfully to issues of diversity, equity and individual differences. A prompt will be provided during the first interview**
Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background check and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment. All new hires will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or approved exemption.
We acknowledge the richness
of commonalities and differences we share as a university
community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that
education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon
We aspire to create respect
for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our
campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our
University community through commitment to diversity in our
recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness
to active engagement among all members of our campus
We act to achieve an
environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full
educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to
prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: www.pugetsound.edu/employment
About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA