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Career Consultant Program Coordinator” CCPC”
Career Development Center


Name of Hiring Contact: Kate Shirey
Title of Hiring Contact: Assistant Director of Career Development
Phone/Email:  x4203, careercenter@smcm.edu

Responsibilities and benefits to the student:

RECRUITEMENT AND TRAINING OF PEER MENTORS

  • Actively recruit applicants for the Career Consultants Program
  • Participate in the interview process for peer mentors
  • Work with Career Center staff to develop Career Consultants orientation/training program
  • Assist with the development and facilitation of monthly trainings

 OVERSEE CAREER CONSULTANT PROGRAM

  • Identify a preferred method of contact and correspond with Career Consultants and Assistant Director as needed
  • Work with CDC Staff to create work schedule for Career Consultants
  • Meet with Assistant Director regularly to discuss concerns and progress within the Career Consultant program
  • Assign tasks and work collaboratively with Career Consultants on CDC projects and events

 ASSISTANTING WITH THE PLANNING OF MAJOR EVENTS

  • Develop and present workshop during Bookbag to Briefcase program
  • Coordinate and facilitate career panels
  • Help with updating, proofing, printing, and assembly of materials for Bookbag to Briefcase program
  • Develop, recruit for, and promote a series of alumni career events
  • Collaborate with CDC staff to update event materials
  • Identify areas for new programming and work with professional staff and Career Consultants to develop new programs
  • Develop, revise and circulate promotional emails and flyers

 The Career Consultant Program Coordinator will have the opportunity to develop desirable skills in each of the following areas, all of which will increase future employability and professional success:

  • Supervision: Act as first point of contact for Career Consultants addressing educational training needs, and concerns and recognizing opportunities for personal growth within Career Consultants
  • Leadership: Serve as a professional model for other students and as a liaison between CDC staff, Career Consultants
  •  Interpersonal/Oral Communication: Develop confidence and skill in public speaking through professional correspondence and delivery of training session and workshop content
  • Research, Analysis, Problem-Solving, Creativity: Determine the needs of current students and the best ways to reach them; Learn about best practices in student employment/training and develop resources/workshops
  • Organizational Ability: Manage multiple roles and projects in various states of completion; coordinate the various details necessary for events; hone organizational skills and attention to detail through record keeping

Qualifications and unique application instructions:

Successful candidates will possess most or all of the following (please address in your cover letter):

  • Membership or involvement with a campus group or club is desired
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; confidence in oral presentation settings
  • Professional/mature demeanor and an enthusiastic attitude; knowledge of SMCM student population
  • Reliability, organizational skills, and attention to detail; ability to work well independently
  • Proficiency with social media and MS Office software; willingness to learn other technologies
  • Interest in working in career services, student affairs, human resources, employment services, training, education, counseling, etc.
  • Ability to commit to a full year on campus (Juniors interested in a two-year commitment especially desirable; early return to campus in January is also desirable)