Job Summary/Basic Function: The Center for Career & Professional Development provides professional guidance and resources to undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates. Programs and services are designed to educate, counsel, and engage students and alumni in career planning and decision-making, experiential learning, continuing education, and/or employment search activities.
Position Summary: Focusing on fine arts and communications students and assisting arts and sciences, the chosen candidate will use online and face to face strategies to deliver sessions on job seeking strategies and career-related topics, internships, and career options; administering career assessments, assisting with choosing a major, and the job search process; and providing information on graduate school programs and the application process. The successful candidate will also assist the team in conducting employer recruiting events online and on site.
Career advising: Provide career counseling to arts and sciences, fine arts and communications students; administering and interpreting career assessment inventories when appropriate; providing assistance to students and alumni with career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, internships, and job search skills
Educational programming: Assist with the planning and execution of recruiting events and writing career related blog posts to meet the needs of Lamar students.
Employer relations: Assist in establishing and maintaining employer relationships: assist in the organization of virtual and face-to-face job fairs, other networking events.
Outreach: To undecided students, student organizations, cardinal learning communities, honors, fraternities and sororities in exploring relationship with major, career, aspirations and skill development.
Connections: To Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Fine Arts & Communication, Undergraduate Advising Center, New Student Orientation and Alumni Affairs.
Promotion: in-class presentations of what can I do with a major in state and federal government hiring, business, social service and health care careers to academic classes.
Some evening presentations to student groups and employer networking events during the year where appropriate.
Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications: Masters degree in counseling, human resources, college student personnel services, higher education, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning is required.
Prefer strong oral and written communication skills, able to develop and give group presentations. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of MS Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Publisher, Photo Shop, PowerPoint); publishing software; email; and Internet browser. At least one year of work experience in higher education, government or business.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Posting Date: 10/22/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: Application: A resume, letter of interest and complete contact information for three professional references is required. All applications must be submitted through the Lamar University website: https://jobs.lamar.edu.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana