As a University at Buffalo International Career Consultant, you will support both international and domestic students to identify employment and learning opportunities in the United States and abroad. Special focus will be placed on cultivating opportunities for international students who wish to stay in the US and consulting with employers on the process of hiring. This role will provide skill building education and support to help international students achieve their goals, as well as develop and articulate the professional competencies employers seek. Strong relationship management and ability to work with diverse populations are essential for success in this position.
Key responsibilities include:
You will lead the strategic cultivation of employment opportunities for both domestic students whose career aspirations include global career pathways and for international students looking to stay in the United States and abroad.
Within each Career Community, you will ensure programming and initiatives are designed specifically for students interested in global exploration and opportunities.
You will collaborate with University partners (i.e. ISS, Study Abroad) to integrate programming and support for international students seeking employment in the United States and domestic students interested in global opportunities.
You will specialize in understanding the diverse needs of international employers and keep abreast of regulatory developments that impact students.
You will design and develop career education programs to target the specialized needs of international students.
You will design and support the implementation of connection experiences to bring together employers and international students.
Career Design Center supports all undergraduate and graduate students in imagining and designing meaningful lives and careers through early discovery, ongoing exploration and future-focused skill development. With the mission of challenging students to see possibilities and seek opportunities in preparation for life after college, students gain access to Career Communities that include faculty/staff, employer and alumni collaborators providing connections, resources and guidance leading to expanded opportunities.
About Student Life
As a member of Student Life, you will join service professionals, all driven by one shared set of values designed to help ensure students’ well-being, create a safe and supportive environment and promote student success. In Student Life, growth is a shared passion. We aim for excellence, thinking big and going bold. We pursue our goals tenaciously while stewarding the student experience. We build communities and advance diversity in all forms. We encourage discovery and celebrate success.
Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.
As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.
Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience or master’s degree or professional certification with no experience.
A diversity of backgrounds will be considered including but not limited to higher education, counseling, college student services, business, management, communications, etc.
Demonstrated ability to effectively (1) develop and manage relationships with employers, alumni, students and campus partners, (2) manage multiple functional areas and initiatives.
Specialized knowledge and demonstrated experience in career coaching, preferably in a higher education setting.
Strong evidence of high level of presentation development and public speaking skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively work with diverse constituents including students, alumni, faculty and employers.
Strong interpersonal and active listening skills to be applied to 1:1 and group coaching.
Utilize written communication skills to develop education content to be applied to a variety of communication vehicles (blogs, website, emails, etc.) for diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within department and with external partners.
An understanding of career and student development theory and its application.
Openness to learning and utilizing technology to achieve departmental goals.
A master’s degree is preferred.
Demonstrated understanding of the international student experience is preferred.
Experience in relationship management or business development, a specialized knowledge of career services, internship development and processes, employer relations, and/or campus recruiting is preferred.