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The Malone Center for Career Engagement educates, prepares, and
connects students to pursue meaningful lives and careers. Reporting
to the Director of Career Education, Career Advisors play a vital
role in ensuring MCCE fulfills this mission. Career Advisors are
responsible for advising students and alumni, designing career
education programs, coordinating networking events and fostering
relationships with employers and graduate education programs
tailored to meet the career development needs of students related
to specific industries. Career Advisors are committed to becoming
content experts related to assigned industry areas by researching,
developing, and curating information to enhance students' learning
about various career paths. Career Advisors also serve as liaisons
between the Malone Center and assigned academic departments within
the University to effectively collaborate in providing career
education programs tailored for specific majors.
Provides individualized career advising to students and alumni on a
diverse array of topics including career exploration, career
readiness, professional correspondence, job search strategies, and
graduate school preparation. Leads group advising sessions,
workshops, and classroom presentations. Applies knowledge of
student development and career theory; accommodates the diverse
needs of Furman students.
Creates and fosters an ecosystem of career support for students
through individual/group career coaching, programming and events,
connections and resources tailored to the career development needs
of assigned industry areas. Specific tasks include:
- Serving as a designated advisor for students who identify with
assigned industries and majors.
- Staying informed about related career paths, industry trends,
employers, graduate programs, and opportunities.
- Identifying, maintaining, and creating industry-specific
- Generating contact lists of “industry-experts” comprised of
alumni and professionals who are willing to connect with students
for inquiries, informational interviews, job shadowing, etc.
Serves as a designated point person between the Malone Center and
an allotted group of academic departments and majors (related to
the social sciences and humanities); develops and fosters
productive working relationships with related faculty and staff.
Collaborates and partners with departmental contacts to develop
discipline-specific resources and events. Facilitates workshops
requested by departmental faculty and student groups. Informs
faculty of specific career opportunities and employer visits to
campus. Works in conjunction with the Assistant Directors for
Employer Engagement to meet with departments to discuss faculty and
student interaction with companies. Stays informed of and
communicates departmental first destination outcomes.
Programming & Events
Creates and plans programs and events that provide educational
and/or networking opportunities for students. Types of programs
could include workshops, meet-ups, conferences, seminars,
presentations, boutique fairs, panels, site visits, job shadowing
and in-person or virtual networking events. Manages and coordinates
the timeline, logistics, and details required of assigned programs
and events. Collaborates effectively with Malone Center colleagues,
Career Ambassadors, academic departments, faculty, student groups
and other campus partners (Center for Engaged Learning, Mentoring
and Advising Office, Student Life Department, Alumni and Parent
Engagement Office, etc.) to plan and promote events. Works within a
designated team to plan and coordinate Career Treks associated with
assigned industry areas. Assists with general Malone Center
programs and events as needed, often requiring evening and
sometimes weekend participation.
Develops and maintains relationships with employers, professional
associations, alumni, parents, and graduate programs for advising,
networking, programming, and other career education purposes. In
collaboration with the Assistant Directors for Employer Engagement,
Furman's Mentoring Coordinator, and Office of Alumni and Parent
Engagement, connects students with employers, alumni, and parents
via classroom presentations, networking events, and other career
programs. Communicates regularly with the Assistant Directors for
Employer Engagement to become aware of new employer connections
that are relevant to assigned industry areas. Tracks and
communicates with employer and graduate school contact referrals;
assists relevant graduate school contacts with coordinating campus
recruiting activities. Assists with relevant employer outreach
meetings and site visits, graduate school meetings and represents
MCCE at events featuring employers, alumni, and parents. Stays
current with employers, job opportunities and recruiting events
posted on Handshake, promotes accordingly. Serves as a liaison to
an assigned affinity group of students representing a specific
identity or population.
Technology & Communications
Becomes familiar and trained on all career tools and technologies
offered by the Malone Center; proficiency with utilizing Handshake
is essential. Regularly curates and manages information and
resources for assigned industry areas on the Malone Center Website.
Informs students and academic departments about recruiting
opportunities, events, and activities through newsletters and
targeted messages (via Handshake, MailPoet, listservs). Works with
the Marketing, Events, and Operations Coordinator and Career
Ambassadors to create various flyers and promotions.
Other Administrative Duties
Pursues professional development to keep pace with demands for
services and information, including maintaining up-to-date
information about the Center and the University.
Serves on other campus committees as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Career
Education in support of the goals and objectives of the Division of
Student Life. The intent of this job classification description is
to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and
responsibilities that will be required of positions in this
classification and shall not be construed as a declaration of the
specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.
Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than
those specifically present in this description.
Daily contact with members of own work unit, immediate supervisors,
students, faculty, and families to plan, coordinate, problem solve,
present information related to mutual goals.
Frequent contact with campus departments to plan, coordinate,
problem solve, present information related to mutual goals.
Responsibility for Final Decisions:
Reviews work to ensure compliance with procedures and
Tasks involve interpretation of data and/or procedures to address
problems or situations that are not clearly defined. Work involves
non-routine/diverse work not defined by procedures.
Tasks involve multiple procedures with interrelated processes or
Work involves choosing the appropriate option or procedure to
follow and applying established rules and procedures.
Errors may be detected within the department or section in which
they occur but may affect the work of others within the unit to
trace errors and make corrections.
Director of Career Education
Work is performed independently on routine work, non-routine issues
or questions are referred to the supervisor. Classification shall
not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and
responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be
requested to perform job-related tasks other than those
specifically present in this description.
Candidates are required to submit a cover letter and resume.
Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling,
Human Resources or related field.
1-3 years relevant experience in career services, education,
recruiting or respective industry areas (as related to specific
career pathway(s).) Graduate assistantship/internship/practicum
experience will be considered.
Preferred Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
Demonstrated experience in coaching, counseling or advising college
students, ideally in a college career center setting.
Knowledge and practice with Strong Interest Inventory, MBTI, and
Focus2 Assessments - experience with StrengthsFinder is a
Knowledge of and curious about trends related to career
development, career paths, local and national job market/economic
Knowledge of and practice with job search strategies and resume
Demonstrated track record of developing innovative approaches to
engage students, alumni, faculty, staff, and employers.
Proven proficiency in cultivating productive and effective
relationships with stakeholders.
Advanced oral and written communication skills to communicate
information clearly and effectively to internal and external
Adept at designing educational/professional development workshops -
comfortable presenting to groups.
Experience with utilizing Career Management Platforms, specifically
Exceptional interpersonal skills - excels at collaborating within a
team or with other departments to reach a common goal.
Detail-oriented organizer, enjoys and excels at creating, managing,
and executing events and programs.
Coachable, adaptable, and open to trying new things.
Proactive problem solver, able to balance and prioritize multiple
projects at once.
Proficient and comfortable with technology, social media, and
Multicultural awareness and competence; appreciates working in a
diverse environment and serving and supporting constituents
representing a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Work is performed under usual office conditions.
Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open
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Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing
the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to
create a community of people representing a multiplicity of
identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief,
sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background,
ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of
employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.