University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Career Consultant

Payroll Title: UCP VI
Class Code: 0670-9086
Job Family: STU
FLSA Code: E
Score: 538

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of an administrator, counsels and advises students and alumni in career development and the techniques of obtaining employment; assists in creating, managing and evaluating career development programs and activities.

GUIDELINES FOR USING THE POSITION

The focus of this position is on guiding students in the development of life-long career-related skills.  In carrying out these objectives, collaborates with faculty, employers and other university departments.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Counsels and advises students and alumni on major and career exploration, career development and placement opportunities
  2. Identifies and visits potential employers and assists in effectively coordinating their participation in the work experience program through personal knowledge of business community and through various other means, including directories and trade publications; develop job placement positions and maintains follow-up contact.
  3. Develops, designs, prepares and organizes career development and placement resources and informational and promotional materials, such as testing techniques, computer aided guidance systems, career development booklets and pamphlets, instructional videotapes and other audio-visual media.  Develops and writes informational materials for distribution to the University community.
  4. Collaborates with the Director or other staff in the promotion and implementation of career development programs, including serving as a team leader for various programs, preparing and recommending program budgets, overseeing management of the specific programs assigned, and establishing procedures necessary to implement such programs.
  5. Designs, administers and conducts career-related workshops, including interviewing, resume development, job search skills and experimental learning opportunities.
  6. Develops and maintains liaison and consults with academic departments, faculty, staff, student organizations and off-campus employers regarding career development programs, salary statistics, geographic growth areas and job market trends.
  7. May participate in recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating student workers, para-professional student staff, interns and graduate assistants.
  8. Assists in planning employer/student recruiting strategies and evaluating their effectiveness and makes recommendations for changes.
  9. Recruits students to participate in the Career Services programs through contact with academic departments, various informational meetings and special programs and other outreach activities, with special attention to minority recruitment.
  10. Consults with faculty regarding base plan of study for co-operative education participants, problems or suggestions for improvement.
  11. Conducts on-site visits at work assignments to verify that student’s duties correlate with job description and to resolve questions and/or concerns.
  12. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s degree in Counseling, College Student Affairs, Student Personnel or related field
  2. Two to four year’s professional experience or internship in business/industrial human resources, industrial/college relations or higher education career services.
  3. Strong interpersonal skills and communication techniques
  4. Knowledge of technologies related to career development
  5. Public speaking and group facilitation skills

Date Created: 5/4/98