The University of Texas at Arlington - Student Development Specialist II

Monday, July 17, 2017 10:48 AM | Anonymous



TITLE: Student Development Specialist II (Career Consultant)

EARLIEST START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: $3,010/monthly (negotiable depending on qualifications)

PURPOSE: Two new Career Consultant roles within the Career Development Center will provide specialized career counseling to assist current students and alumni in developing competencies required to pursue academic and career opportunities and achieve professional goals; promote internship, part-time and full-time employment opportunities; and provide career development through workshops and presentations.


1. Perform individual career consultation with students and alumni on job search strategies, career/major decision making, resume writing, professional networking and interviewing strategies.

2. Administer and interpret career assessments (i.e. MyPlan, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and Strong Interest Inventory, StrengthsQuest, etc.) and advise students on major and career choices.

3. Develop curriculum for and conduct career development related workshops and class presentations.

4. Acts as a liaison to University colleges to develop and implement strategies to build rapport with various members of the faculty and staff.

5. Conduct outreach and promote the Career Development Center events.

6. Assist in assessing usage and effectiveness of office programs and services through measurable data collection.

7. Analyze and synthesize labor and job market trends, career opportunities, and career development theory for undergraduates and graduates of the university.

8. Attend peer staff meetings, trainings, and occasional off-campus training/workshops throughout the year. Participation in external professional associations is necessary.

9. Ability to work autonomously and in team environment. Work occasional weekends and evenings as assigned. Performs other duties necessary to support the mission and vision of the Career Development Center and The University of Texas at Arlington.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree. Two years’ experience in higher education, career development, business, public relations, marketing or related field. Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. The ability to work independently and to multitask is expected. Strong computer and database skills are required. The position must maintain a high level of professionalism and attention to detail. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree. Demonstrated expertise in career planning and development. Experience in developing and conducting workshops/seminars. Proficient in online tools used for online training and development for distance learning students. Ability to develop and conduct curriculum for workshops, class presentations and other group sessions. Preferred knowledge of Handshake career management platform. Experience in public relations, marketing, sales, development and/or recruitment is a plus. Proficient in the use of social media tools (i.e. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Knowledge of career counseling theories and contemporary job search techniques.


General office conditions, with the majority of time spent working at a computer. Professional activities and participation in Student Affairs may include off site meetings. Repetitive use of keyboard at work station. Use of manual dexterity. Ability to lift up to 25lbs. Monday – Friday from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Security sensitive, criminal background check conducted.

TO APPLY: Submit your resume, cover letter and reference list online.


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