Colgate University's Center for Career Services (CCS) is highly dynamic, ambitious, and robust. In fiscal year 2016-17, our staff interacted with over 90% of each academic class, and approximately 1500 alumni volunteers. Nearly 97% of the Class of 2016 secured employment, graduate/professional school admission, or a fellowship/scholarship (88% response rate).
Under the division of Advancement, The Center for Career Services has realized significant institutional support in pursuit of this vision. Since 2012, a 101% increase in operational budgets, a 50% increase in personnel, and new construction of a stand-alone center are a few of the advancements that position Career Services to execute its strategic goals. Please visit http://www.colgate.edu/careerservices for more details.
Responsible for conducting effective advising of students and young alumni that results in the client's ability to articulate the value of a Colgate liberal arts education, and co-curricular experiences, in relation to opportunities of interest. Accountable for independently guiding students through a process of clarifying their skills, interests, and values; gaining an understanding of the world of work; and determining best-fit entry points. Without supervisor oversight, accountable to teach students and young alumni to enhance their candidacy and potential for future success by building networks with influencers.
Responsible for the effective delivery of skill-based learning related to job/internship searches and graduate school application processes (e.g. composing targeted applications, interview preparation, salary negotiation). Accountable for developing and maintaining digital and print resources and guides to advance students' career development.
Responsible to become knowledgeable of the hiring cycles, alumni connections, and graduate school admission processes of an assigned cluster of industries. Accountable to implement effective career advising strategies with undecided students. Responsible for establishing connections with assigned campus populations (i.e. students of color, first generation students, international students), and alumni networks for the purpose of professional development, building support structures for students, and instigating opportunities for channeling volunteerism.
- A minimum of two years of work experience in a relevant discipline is required.
- A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required.
- Must be able to build rapport with students and student groups and guide them through an advising process.
- Must be capable of being a strong advocate for inclusion with a proven ability to work with diverse populations.
- Must have the capability to understand and communicate the value of a liberal arts education.
- Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills as well as problem solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to create, develop and give presentations and/or workshops.
- Demonstrated collaborative skills and the ability to influence other stakeholders to produce positive outcomes.
- Demonstrated strengths in the following; organized, detail-oriented, excellent follow-through and execution skills.
- Ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously, as well as work well independently.
- A Master's Degree is preferred.
- Graduate courses in college counseling are highly desirable, as is previous career advising and counseling experience, particularly in a liberal arts college or university setting.
- Previous experience in business fields including finance, business, consulting, etc.