|General Description of Position:
||Actively engage students (incoming, current and graduates) with comprehensive support related to career development including career advising and employment. Guide students and alumni through the career planning process of self-assessment, occupational exploration, career decision-making, identifying goals and developing a plan of action to reach them. Engage students and alumni with employment support. This includes experiential education (job shadowing, internships) and employment services (job-seeking skills instruction, development of on-the job-training experiences, and other placement activities). This person will assist in providing services to various sites in the service area including Franklin, Lawrence, Noblesville, Avon, Greencastle, and Shelbyville.
• Guide students in creating career plans that reflect their interests, skills, values, preferences, and life commitments, via in person, online or group workshops.
• Advise students on current labor market and employment data and assist them in locating and using a variety of occupational resources.
• Support career exploration and decision making procedures by informing students about informational interviewing and job shadowing, explaining how to arrange these activities.
• Coach students on employment activities including resume writing, interviewing skills, job search strategies and networking best practices.
• Conduct all activities within the established guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
• Administer and interpret electronic career assessments with students and alumni.
• Access and utilize online job board to assist job seekers in meeting employment needs.
• Prepare and maintain necessary forms, files and reports regarding career advising, placements, industry contacts and other related activities.
• Manage reports and tracking data to improve the processes and procedures needed to impact student retention and success.
• Utilize MS Office products, Appointment Manager, Banner, and other software to aid in assisting students.
• Demonstrate a strong customer service and/or student advocacy through a positive attitude of approachability, adaptability, strong problem-solving and desire to identify and support student success.
• Engage in behaviors that create an inclusive environment in which all people are valued and supported.
• Go beyond the easiest or surface answer for a student and get to the root cause of the problem, question or issue to solve it as quickly and professionally as possible.
• Serve to recruit and inform students and alumni of special events and programming provided by office.
• Design and facilitate workshops and classroom presentations.
• Provide team support in the planning and facilitation of large scale events including networking sessions, employer panel discussions and career fairs.
• Demonstrate general understanding of the Federal Work-Study program and how office can support by connecting hiring managers with eligible FWS candidates.
• Collaborate with student and academic affair departments to identify areas of career need among population.
• Act as liaison with students, departments, and employers, developing ongoing partnerships to assisting in marketing services and events.