As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years.The College of Arts & Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a Talent Development Specialist to join the Center for 21st Century Learning (C21) team.The College of Arts & Sciences is the largest academic unit in the University (40 academic departments, 1400 teaching and research faculty, and more than 20,000 undergraduate students). By centering the student experience around major selection, career preparation, and professional growth, the College will better serve its mission to prepare our students to become leaders in an increasingly diverse society.C21 helps students in the College of Arts and Sciences connect their college learning to their career and life goals. Our work with leading employers has verified that beyond the skills and knowledge they already earn through their degree, A&S students need a deeper understanding of the expectations, norms, and values of the world of work. Students who make the most of their intellectual opportunities at UW are the intentional, curious, growth-oriented learners that employers want to hire. Engaging the professional world shows students that learning matters beyond school.C21 Talent Development Specialists in Arts & Sciences will be responsible for working with undergraduates across each of our four divisions (Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences) through a coaching practice that meets the unique needs of liberal arts and sciences students.As part of our team, the Talent Development Specialist will work closely with the C21 Associate Director and the Manager of Learning Initiatives to create, design, implement and lead C21 College to Career programming for A&S students. This position will interact with a broad range of campus units at the University, College, Division and departmental levels, including deans, faculty, staff, students, as well as parents, employers, and the general public. The Career Coach will serve as the main point of contact for students engaged in career programming and for our employer partners.Position ResponsibilitiesCollege and Divisional Career CoachingCreate, design, implement and lead C21 College to Career programming (in-person information sessions, Summer Advising & Orientation, Admitted Student Preview, workshops, intensives, etc.).Manage targeted, timely and ongoing communications with students engaged in career/professionalization programming.Perform assessments of student activity through career programming opportunities.Assist with online career module production (research, writing content, video production, website maintenance).Organize and facilitate structured group coaching programs. Administrative ResponsibilitiesAdministrative lead for all College to Career Programming, including:marketing and communication (recruitment),registration oversight,logistics (i.e. room scheduling, time schedule construction, staffing),post-program survey distribution and analysis of results,report production,management of communications with external employer partners, including executive leadership,maintenance of student records engaged in career programming, andmanagement of first destination survey data from Arts & Sciences alumniAssist in managing student interns. Other duties as assignedREQUIREMENTS:Bachelor's DegreeTwo to three years of experience in program management, recruitment, customer service, advising, teaching, or student career counseling.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Demonstrated work history reflecting dependability, punctuality and resourcefulness.Expressed professional attitude, appearance and approach to working with people representing diverse perspectives, approaches, and job roles.Excellent organizational and time-management skills with attention to detail.Ability to think strategically, act tactically and to thrive in evolving and/or ambiguous situations.Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively and to collaborate within diverse teams.Demonstrated familiarity with, and ability to adopt and implement diverse technology, communications and social media platforms, and applications.Experience in designing and delivering presentations. Demonstrated public speaking skills.DESIREDExperience as a UW student or staff memberBachelor's Degree in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences or Natural Sciences.Demonstrated analytical skills.Knowledge of effective recruitment strategies.Experience working in areas related to career counseling, career exploration, job search tools and strategies.Experience in coaching, mentoring, or providing and receiving feedback to improve performance and growth.Media production skills (scouting and securing locations; scheduling and onsite management of talent and crew; on set assistance with equipment; producing B-roll; video editing, etc.).Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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