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Career Strategist

Lindenwood University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 13, 2022
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Benefits of Being a Lindenwood Employee:
  • Upon hire, employer-paid tuition benefits for bachelor’s (employee, spouse, and dependent) and master’s degree programs (employee and spouse only).
  • Tuition discounts for doctoral programs (employee only).
  • Comprehensive benefits plan: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and retirement options.
  • Paid holidays: MLK Jr. day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving break (Wednesday – Friday), and winter break (Dec. 23 – Jan. 1).
  • Free lunch Fridays: LU employees are eligible for a free meal on Fridays at the Evans Commons Dining Hall or Spellman Dining Hall; Chick-fil-A and Qdoba included.
  • Professional development opportunities through the Lindenwood Learning Academy .

Job Title: Career Strategist II

Division: Academic and Student Affairs

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Assistant Director, Career Development

Positions Supervised: N/A

Job Summary

The career strategist coordinates and supervises career planning programs for designated areas, and also uses career assessment tools to provide individual and group career coaching sessions.

This position also delivers trainings and seminars to students in classroom settings, residence halls and student organizations.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution
  • Uses career development theory
  • Works with students to create a career development plan, which includes: career assessment; definition of career and internship goals; major selection; job search approach; resume preparation; interview skills; and graduate/professional school application process
  • Possesses and maintains up-to-date knowledge about career fields
  • Provides advice and tools to assist students in achieving their career goals
  • Refers students to career events, other staff and/or faculty members and resources as appropriate
  • Increases Lindenwood students’ visibility in the employment community
  • Plans and develops programs, workshops and services in cooperation with the Career Center and other departments’ staff; provides evaluations, recommendations and assistance toward improvements
  • Designs and conducts thematic/career opportunity workshops as requested
  • Develops visual aids, handouts and presentation materials for workshops
  • Coordinates major projects, which may include career fairs, on-campus interviews and information tables
  • Assists in the collection, tabulation and analysis of outcomes data for students and other stakeholders
  • Recruits employers to participate in job announcements, career fairs, on-campus recruitment and special events
  • Increases student participation in career fairs, workshops and interview sessions through the online career management system and other means
Service Excellence
  • Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork
Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Fills in for other Career Development team members as needed
  • Serves on campus or university committees as required
  • Participates as a team member in activities related to the department’s goals and objectives
  • Communicates with the appropriate deans, faculty, staff and student groups/organizations to increase visibility and knowledge of Career Center programs
  • Works with faculty and staff to develop and refine workshop content
  • Collects workshop evaluations and sign-in lists
  • Fields employers’ questions regarding job listings, career events and online career management database registration
Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
  • Bachelor’s degree in student services, human resources, marketing or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ related career services and/or counseling experience
  • Master’s degree preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Ability to advise college students in areas of career planning and academic development
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize assessment instruments, including computerized career assessment tools
  • Highly motivated with ability to take initiative
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Team oriented with excellent coaching skills
  • Organized and detail oriented
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
  • General office setting
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Weekend and evening work possible
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
  • Adequately mobile to traverse campus
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds overhead
Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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