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Career Strategist (Education and Human Sciences)

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 15, 2023

Position Details

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Home Org Name

Career Discovery & Success

Division Name

Provost and VP Academic Affair

Position Title

Career Strategist (Education and Human Sciences)

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Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Career Discovery and Success ( CDS ) leads and supports the University’s strategic goals for student achievement by supporting students’ post-graduation outcomes through a coordinated approach to comprehensive, innovative, and high impact career services across the campus landscape. It is only through our partnerships with our colleges this strategic mission is achieved.

The Career Strategist position is an embedded position developed in partnership with and collaboratively supported by the College of Education and College of Human Sciences to enhance the opportunities for students to engage in career development services and programs, through both direct service delivery to students and consultative support to faculty and staff to integrate career education and competency development in the classroom and co-curricular experiences. As part of the college fabric, an essential component of this position is to build career connections and custom engagement opportunities between students, employers, and alumni with the training and support of the Career Discovery and Success team and in partnership with key college stakeholders.

The Career Strategist serves the college by providing direct support and consultation to students, faculty, and staff. A key focus of this role is to provide coaching and consultation with students regarding career development, job and experiential learning search strategies, expanding the exposure to various types of work experiences and opportunities, connecting students to resources, and supporting student engagement in services, programs, and events hosted by the colleges served, as well as those supported by CDS . This position develops successful partnerships with college departments, faculty, and staff to holistically support student success, and supports the connection of businesses, employers, and alumni to the college and students served within the college.

The Career Strategist may support or collaboratively develop career related course content with faculty or teach career development courses within their academic college. This position will help develop and maintain a supportive referral system and student success team for holistic, wrap-around services with academic advisors and faculty/staff experiential learning personnel. Additionally, the career strategists will facilitate and conduct workshops, class presentations, and support employer engagements and fairs within their academic colleges. As a member of the Career Discovery and Success team this position reports to the Director of University Career Strategy, is a member of the Auburn University Career Consortium, and is provided professional development through consistent supervision, consortium participation, and professional association affiliations. With the Career Strategists being situated within the colleges, consistent communication and feedback from the College of Education and the College of Human Sciences on performance, student needs and outcomes, and support of faculty and staff will be a component of regular supervision meetings, as well as the annual evaluation for the position, and will guide collaborative the annual operational and strategic planning process in collaboration with college leadership.

About Career Discovery and Success:
Career Discovery and Success believes career development occurs in all facets of the student experience, and that all students are entitled to comprehensive, high quality career services that supports career decision-making, academic planning, the development of and articulation of career competencies, and connections with industry opportunities.
Our mission is to support positive career outcomes for students by offering the best career services experience to our students, faculty, staff, employer partners and alumni through innovative services, support, and engagement. This mission and belief support our vision to be an office of career services excellence that empowers everyone across the University landscape to integrate career development everywhere across the student experience, while inspiring others through our work within the field.
The cornerstone of our mission and vision are our values, which connect to those of the University. We value individual growth and development, diversity and inclusion of thought and culture, collaborative innovation, mutual respect, integrity, and stewardship. These values guide us in the strategic pursuit to live our mission and envisioned purpose.

About the College of Education
The College of Education is NCATE -accredited and is listed as a top-25 percent U.S. News school of education offering degrees in teacher certification degree areas. We also offer degrees to prepare professionals in school administration, counseling, and health professions, including the School of Kinesiology.

About the College of Human Sciences
The mission of the College of Human Sciences ( CHS ) is to create a better future through the science of quality life. CHS is a diverse, engaging learning environment that produces tomorrow’s leaders through education of the highest quality and a commitment to helping students make positive impacts on the world around us. Faculty teach the art and science of design, food, hospitality, and relationships in a classroom that spans the globe. Within the CHS, faculty and staff discover sustainable solutions to everyday problems, ignite creativity across disciplines and support our students by building the confidence and skills they need to change the world. After studying abroad and taking advantage of the experiential opportunities, CHS graduates leave ready to make the world a better, brighter place for all.

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives . Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!
Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting .

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions
  • Serves as a strategist between Career Discovery and Success and the designated academic unit and is responsible for working closely with strategic partners creating a culture of collaboration among a variety of stakeholders.
  • Serves as an advocate for their assigned student populations increasing exposure and access to more diverse employers and employment opportunities.
  • Assists in facilitating, promoting, and expanding interaction with business and industry, government, and non-profit employers to create and increase career-related work experience opportunities, e.g., co-ops, internships, volunteer, and summer employment.
  • Facilitates the integration of career readiness and articulation by working directly with faculty and staff at the college and program level, collaborating and communicating between career services and academic advising.
  • Supports and assists in development, direction, administration, and promotion of university-wide Career Strategist and CDS service programs.
  • Supports student success outcomes and key QEP success factors through career advising and coaching, instruction, and opportunities to scale engagement at the college level while maximizing support around engagement in experiential learning, job search strategies, graduate and professional school preparation, and career competency articulation.
  • Assists in delivering other core Career Center programs including teaching career development courses, career coaching, and employer education related to academic unit and student population.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with at least 18 hours of graduate level coursework completed in Counseling, Higher Education, Social Work, Human Services or related field.

4 years of experience in career services or programs to include program development and project management, career assessment instruments, resume-writing, job search correspondence or interviewing, and the summer job and internship search.

Substitutions allowed for Experience:
When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Experience in career services or programs to include program development and project management, career assessment instruments, resume-writing, job search correspondence or interviewing, and the summer job and internship search.

Knowledge of a broad range of career paths and insight related to academic disciplines being served. Knowledge of the application process and materials for industry and graduate/professional schools, as well as knowledge and applicable skill related to career decision-making interventions and career competency development and articulation.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Masters Degree in Counseling, Higher Education, Social Work, Human Services or related field is preferred.

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Salary Range

$45,100 - $72,200

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Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee within probationary period
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  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution?
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  4. * Do you have at least 18 hours of graduate level coursework completed in Counseling, Higher Education, Social Work, Human Services or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have 4 years of experience in career services or programs OR an advanced degree to use in lieu of some years of experience?
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