Saint Charles, Missouri

Job Title:  Career Strategist II

Division:  Academic and Student Affairs 

Evaluation Group:   Staff

FLSA Status:   Exempt

Starting Salary: $ 40,249.00+

Reports To:   Assistant Director, Career Development

Positions Supervised:   N/A

Job Summary

The career strategist coordinates and supervises career planning programs for designated areas, and also uses career assessment tools to provide individual and group career coaching sessions.

This position also delivers trainings and seminars to students in classroom settings, residence halls and student organizations. 

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution

Uses career development theory

Works with students to create a career development plan, which includes:  career assessment; definition of career and internship goals; major selection; job search approach; resume preparation; interview skills; and graduate/professional school application process

Possesses and maintains up-to-date knowledge about career fields

Provides advice and tools to assist students in achieving their career goals

Refers students to career events, other staff and/or faculty members and resources as appropriate

Increases Lindenwood students’ visibility in the employment community

Plans and develops programs, workshops and services in cooperation with the Career Center and other departments’ staff; provides evaluations, recommendations and assistance toward improvements

Designs and conducts thematic/career opportunity workshops as requested

Develops visual aids, handouts and presentation materials for workshops

Coordinates major projects, which may include career fairs, on-campus interviews and information tables

Assists in the collection, tabulation and analysis of outcomes data for students and other stakeholders

Recruits employers to participate in job announcements, career fairs, on-campus recruitment and special events

Increases student participation in career fairs, workshops and interview sessions through the online career management system and other means

Service Excellence

Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence

Models, supports and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork

Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration

Fills in for other Career Development team members as needed

Serves on campus or university committees as required

Participates as a team member in activities related to the department’s goals and objectives  

Communicates with the appropriate deans, faculty, staff and student groups/organizations to increase visibility and knowledge of Career Center programs

Works with faculty and staff to develop and refine workshop content

Collects workshop evaluations and sign-in lists

Fields employers’ questions regarding job listings, career events and online career management database registration

Job may require other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

Bachelor’s degree in student services, human resources, marketing or related field 

Minimum of 2 years’ related career services and/or counseling experience 

Master’s degree preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures

Ability to advise college students in areas of career planning and academic development

Demonstrated ability to utilize assessment instruments, including computerized career assessment tools

Highly motivated with ability to take initiative

Strong computer skills

Strong public speaking and presentation skills

Excellent written communication skills

Team oriented with excellent coaching skills

Organized and detail oriented

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.  

General office setting

Ability to work remotely

Weekend and evening work possible

Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily

Ability to sit for extended periods of time

Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function

Adequately mobile to traverse campus

Ability to lift up to 40 pounds overhead

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees.  Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

Saint Charles, Missouri

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