As a Career Design Consultant you will utilize a Career Community framework to work with faculty/staff, alumni and employer partners to engage students actively in the process of designing their career. You will integrate a range of career education strategies to support students as they navigate major/career decision-making and build skills for success after graduation. Strong interpersonal and active listening skills, oral and written communication skills, and team orientation are essential for success in this position.
Key responsibilities include:
Provide strategic leadership and facilitation of a Career Community partnering with students, alumni, employers and faculty to help students explore and connect with industry interest areas.
Coach students 1:1 and in group settings on full range of career development topics including exploratory/transitional students and students preparing for a range of post- graduation options.
Utilize strong presentation development and public speaking skills to present career education content.
Collaborate with university and external partners to more intentionally integrate career development resulting in post-graduation success.
Collaborate with faculty/staff influencers and additional campus partners from both Academic Affairs and Student Life to co-create and deliver career design content and programming.
Develop relevant educational content to support Career Community goals and scale career education for students and alumni.
Partner with Career Design Center staff members as a part of multi-disciplinary team to support departmental mission and achieve departmental goals.
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.
Working at UB offers world-class benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards such as health and retirement plans, training opportunities and access to recreational resources. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. We focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal life, and academic pursuits in an effort to support work-life effectiveness.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
- Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience or master’s degree or professional certification.
- A diversity of backgrounds will be considered including but not limited to higher education, counseling, college student services, business, management etc.
- 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, video, website, emails, etc.) for diverse audiences.
- Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize multiple projects.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within the 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.