University of Central Oklahoma

  • Career Development Specialist I - Career Services

    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/8/2018 9:53 AM)
    $36,795.20 annually
    Compensation & Benefits Package at UCO
    Career Services
    Hours Per Week
    Weeks Per Year
    Weeks Per Year
    Monday - Friday; 8am - 5pm; occasional evening and weekend hours for events
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  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    This position will work with students interested in Arts, Communications, Entertainment, and Business industries.

    Position Overview

    Develop and deliver programs and services related to career development, career, choice, academic plans, job development, and workplace transition. Provide individual and/or group career counseling and workshops on these topics. Plan, create, and/or present informational programs. Document, reports on, and/or maintain records and evaluation information from counseling/program sessions. Represent the college during university special events and other outreach activities for current and prospective students. May coordinate internships for students with interested companies and corporations and maintain career recourse information. Assist in the design and implementation of procedures. May serve as liaison between students and employers, and persuade employers to recruit students and alumni.

    Department Specific Essential Job Functions

    • Conduct one-on-one career coaching sessions to create a career development plan including components of career assessment, definition of career and internship goals, choosing a major, job-search, resume preparation, interviewing, and applying to graduate/professional school. – 50%   
    • Coordinate at least one special project focused on student outreach and training to special student populations. - 15%   
    • Facilitate training and skill development workshops and presentations to classes and student organizations and assist in coordinating special events, programs, fairs, etc. – 15%   
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and information about career fields and industries. – 7%   
    • Communicate with relevant faculty and staff and any appropriate student groups and/or organizations to increase visibility and knowledge of office programs. – 5%   
    • Participate in assessment of services and programs. – 5%   
    • Promote the university and office through participation in professional organizations. – 3%   

    Participate as a team member in activities related to the goals and objectives of the unit.

    Qualifications/Experience Required

    Requires a university degree in related field or 4+ years of equivalent work experience in chosen filed that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results.

    Qualifications/Experience Preferred

    Master's degree in counseling, higher education administration, or related field. At least one year of experience in career services, advising, or counseling. Understanding of career development theory. Demonstrated ability to use assessment instruments, MBTI Certification preferred.


    Experience working with diverse groups of students. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to make effective group presentations. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and implement programs. Ability to work with faculty, staff, and company representatives.

    Physical Demands

    Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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