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Career Services Specialist

Position Type: Staff

Campus: Minneapolis

FLSA Status: Exempt/Salaried

Position Status: Full-time

Job Summary: The University of St. Thomas seeks a Career Services Specialist to serve in a dual role of employer outreach and career development counseling and instruction to students enrolled in and alumni of Opus College of Business graduate programs.

This position will provide one-on-one coaching, development and facilitation of career development workshops; sourcing and cultivating networking employment contacts in the regional/national business community; management of selected career networking events; creation of written and web career development resources; executing employer outreach activities, such as monitoring and acquisition of employer job postings, on-campus company information sessions/interviews, company visits, and career fairs; and assisting departmental administration tasks such as supervising student workers as needed.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in business, education, human resource development, or a related field, and three years relevant professional experience in higher education career development, executive recruiting or corporate human resources. Previous career services experience and an MBA/MA in educational counseling, human resource development, or a related field are strongly preferred. Relationship management and social media experience a plus.

Successful candidates will have previous experience and proven effectiveness in coaching and developing others; ability to train and interpret standardized career interest inventories; effectively engage with and coach clients from all backgrounds, cultures, and experience levels; ability to build and develop mutually beneficial partnerships; excellent interpersonal and presentation skills; solid writing and curriculum development skills; strong organizational skills with sophisticated multi-tasking ability and attention to detail; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to maintain confidentiality of career advising documentation; ability to work with “the big picture” in mind; ability to manage databases and utilize career management systems.

The University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement. We offer a challenging, supportive work environment and an excellent benefit package.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

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