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Career Development Coordinator I | Georgia College & State University

  • 22 May 2023 9:23 AM
    Message # 13204888
    Stefanie Swanger (Administrator)

    Job Summary

    The Career Development Coordinator will provide one-on-one and group career advising and coaching to undergraduate and graduate students along with alumni. The coordinator is responsible for planning and coordinating the activities and operations of the career development and graduate and professional school planning program. Career advising and coaching will include but is not limited to self-awareness and career exploration, interpretation of career assessments, resume, curriculum vitae, and cover letter writing, mock interviews, class presentations, professional career transition topics, and job, graduate, professional school search strategies. Each Career Development Coordinator will provide career advising and coaching to students in a discipline within arts and sciences, business, education, or health sciences, assist in the implementation of the Career Planning Milestones Program, support graduate and professional school planning, and provide data collection for the First Destination Survey.


    Advising - 65%

    Advise and coach students in one-on-one and group settings (including workshops and class presentations) to include but not limited to resume reviews, mock interviews, career and major exploration techniques, administering and interpreting career assessments, professional career transition topics, and job and graduate school search strategies. Stay current on trends, resources, research, and employer recruitment activities that impact student employability.

    Liaison - 15%

    Serve as a liaison with assigned academic departments depending on the discipline cluster in order to communicate programs, services, and student needs. Communicate with academic departments on behalf of the Career Center as needed, collaborate with academic advisors and faculty on discipline specific advising teams, and work with Student Life department to connect students to additional resources to enhance their career development efforts and employability.

    Special Projects - 10%

    Career Development Coordinators will complete special projects as assigned by the Assistant Director of Graduate and Preprofessional school Planning and the Director. These projects may focus on student outreach and marketing, departmental assessment, creating in-house publications, specific career development initiatives such as career/industry education, diversity/special populations outreach and support, first/second year student outreach, student staff training, career programs, and/or major-specific projects.

    Programming - 10%

    Develop and present career development workshops and class presentations to specific academic majors and student groups. Assist with implementation of career fairs and other career development programs offered by the department.

    Required Qualifications

    Educational Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, or related field

    Required Experience

    • Previous work experience in career services or related functional area. Knowledge of career, occupational, and employment information and trends for guiding students.
    • Should have strong technology skills related to the area of career counseling/advising including career planning and assessments, job search tools and resources, and graduate/ professional school planning (e.g., LinkedIn, Holland Self-Directed Search, Occupational Net). Demonstrated experience creating and presenting educational workshops/programs, building and maintaining successful working relationships with students/alumni, faculty/staff, and employers.
    • Creative, conscientious, and dedicated to providing student services in a fair and equitable manner, and commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment supportive of a public liberal arts mission.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Educational Qualifications

    • Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, or related field.

    Preferred Experience

    • At least one year experience advising college students and delivering career services programs within a higher education environment.
    • Ability to perform various assessments (e.g., MBTI, StrengthsQuest,) and operate computerized career guidance systems such as Focus2.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


    • Ability to use technology for conducting surveys and tracking and monitoring student progress for completing career development plans.
    • Capable of multi-tasking and setting priorities within a team environment, and able to identify, select, and implement career coaching/advising/counseling interventions and techniques appropriate to student goals.


    • Knowledge of employability skills, student and career development theories and their application in practice, and career development resources and practices.


    • Written and verbal communication, teaching, presentation, interpersonal and relationship building skills, proficient in Microsoft Office programs, and workshop/program planning.

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    Apply By: June 9, 2023

    Last modified: 22 May 2023 9:24 AM | Stefanie Swanger (Administrator)

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