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Career Development Specialist (Temporary)

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Career Development Specialist (Temporary)
Department/College/Unit College of Journalism & Mass Comm-0908
Requisition Number S_170559
Posting Open Date 08/23/2017
Application Review Date: <br>(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 09/08/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

The Career Development Specialist will serve students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications to increase their understanding of and preparation for quality internships and post-graduation opportunities. Primarily, the Career Development Specialist will build and maintain relationships with students, faculty, employers and alumni to develop internship and career placement opportunities for students. He or she will facilitate students’ self-exploration of career interests and coach students in identifying and applying for internships and post-graduation employment. Through direct interaction with students in 1-1 advising sessions, classroom and student organization presentations, and teaching of a career development course, the Career Development Specialist will help students develop the ability to articulate their skills and qualifications in their resumes, cover letters, and interviews. He or she will be responsible to develop and coordinate projects and programming related to college-specific career fairs and media tours. The Career Development specialist will collaborate with faculty in the College as well as UNL Career Services to help inform and guide this work and assist UNL Career Services in activities related to university-wide career services as needed.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of experience in university or other education setting, including 1:1 student interactions, preferable with career or academic advising or 2 years of industry experience in fields related to journalism and mass communications required. A relevant Master’s degree may substitute for experience. Must have demonstrated organization and time management skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary. Experience with public speaking required. Experience must demonstrate an ability to learn and translate extensive career information, policies and procedures. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and databases essential. Ability to both collaborate and self-manage necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling or related field preferred. Three years of experience in higher education setting or 3 years of industry experience in fields related to journalism and mass communications desirable. Prefer background in career services or advising. Experience building relationships across multiple constituencies and managing projects helpful. Background in journalism, broadcasting, advertising, public relations or related field preferred.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No
Physical Required No
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary $37,000 minimum
How to Apply

Click on the words “Apply to this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will also be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and a list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Haley Hamel
402-472-3341
hbush2@unl.edu

Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional
Job Type Full-Time Temporary
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5)
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date: 09/25/2017
Appointment End Date

Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents