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Career Development Specialist | Georgia Southern University

  • 21 Dec 2021 10:24 AM
    Message # 12208421
    Stefanie Swanger (Administrator)

    About Us Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

    Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

    Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

    Department Information 0420501 - Office of Career and Professional Development

    Job Summary

    Provide guidance and advise for students and alumni on career development and preparation related to experiential learning, job search process, graduate school planning, and other career-related concerns.


    • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
    • Develop and present career-related programs and/or instruct credit-bearing career development courses upon request of supervisor, the Experiential Learning Coordinator, or college specific stakeholders associated with student success.
    • Provide support and assistance with career fairs and other career programs coordinated by the Office of Career and Professional Development Employer Relations team
    • Assist with University and division sponsored recruitment events (i.e., scholarship interviews, campus open houses, counselor lunches, and recruitment fairs)
    • Create and implement a communication plan for students to enhance delivery of information about resources and services
    • Assist students with strategies for effective job and graduate school searches
    • Guide and coach students in assigned academic colleges or campuses to create and implement individualized career development plans in alignment with the Office's four-year career plan
    • Administer and interpret career-related assessments
    • Provide feedback and instruction on the purpose and composition of documents, including resumes, cover letters, statements of purpose, and others depending on student need
    • Engage in professional development with students by providing feedback on effective communication strategies with employers through practice interviews, career fair preparation, and other relevant activities
    • Develop partnerships with faculty and staff associated with student success in assigned college(s)/campus(s) to increase student engagement in professional development activities including career related events and utilization of departmental services. This may include programming, serving on interdepartmental boards, or assisting with events specific to the assigned population(s)
    • Engage in regular communication with faculty and staff about career related programs and recruitment efforts of major companies Implement strategic use of technology to enhance delivery of resources and services

    Position Requirements

    Education- Master's degree Required

    Experience- Three or more years of related work experience

    Preferred Qualifications 

    Education- Master's degree in higher education, counseling, student services, education, psychology or related field

    Experience -

    • Knowledgeable of career-related platform software such as Handshake, Symplicity, or PurpleBriefcase
    • Familiar with career assessments such as MBTI or FOCUS 2

    Apply At- https://jobs.georgiasouthern.edu/employment-opportunities/

    Application Deadline- January 7, 2022

    Last modified: 03 Jan 2022 9:20 AM | Stefanie Swanger (Administrator)

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