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CAREER DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

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Salary is commensurate with ex

Location
Seattle, WA, United States

Posted on
Jan 04,2019

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As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for four consecutive years.

The University of Washington Tacoma
is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma’s commitment to access and diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. More information about UW Tacoma and its strategic plan can be found here.
Our UW TACOMA OFFICE OF STUDENT TRANSITION PROGRAMS (STP) AND THE VETERAN AND MILITARY RESOURCE CENTER (VMRC) have an outstanding opportunity for a MILITARY CONNECTED CAREER SPECIALIST
. This is a 12-month position with the possibility of extension. Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Career Development and Education and the Associate Director of the Veteran and Military Resource Center, this individual will serve as the primary career counselor for UWT military-connected students and alumni, implement and assess outreach efforts in relation to academic majors, internships, careers, and employment.

Specific responsibilities include:

Career Counseling
• Counsel military-connected students and alumni individually and in groups concerning majors, career decisions, internship/job search strategies, networking, resume development, interview skills, salary negotiation, and certificate, undergraduate, and graduate school planning.
• Educate military-connected students on the development stages of their careers, including: administration and interpretation of career assessments (i.e MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, CliftonStrengths), major discernment, exploration of the world of work, and the search for employment or undergraduate/graduate school options.
• Identify and promote technology resources aimed at assisting students with personal, career and academic exploration.

Career Education Outreach
• Build internal collaborative relationships and serve as a point of contact and resource for students, advisers, and faculty on major and career related issues.
• Build external collaborative relationships in Pierce County with peer educational institutions to design a county-wide sustainable system supporting resource sharing (job postings, events, etc.) to benefit military-connected students across the South Puget Sound Region.
• Develop and present programs and workshops for groups of military-connected students and UWT alumni in Pierce County.
• Identify campus-wide needs related to additional outreach opportunities in collaboration with faculty, staff and students.
• Develop educational resources and oversee online learning resources specifically geared toward military-connected students and alumni.

PAVE (Peer Advisors for Veteran Education) Mentors Training and Coordination
• Coordinate the education and involvement of PAVE mentors in career development/counseling principles, resources and information for military-connected students.
• Responsible for PAVE Mentor career development activity schedule, developing training materials, coaching and goal setting.

Recruiting & Employer Relations
• Coordinate with Employer Relations Manager to implement programs and services aimed at building collaborative relationships with employers (especially those inclined to support/recruit veterans and military-connected individuals) to benefit military-connected students in Pierce County and UWT military-connected alumni in securing both internships and jobs aligned with their career aspirations.
• Implement programs and services aimed at building collaborative relationships with employers. Plan and implement Career Fairs on the UW Tacoma campus for students and alumni.

Serve on Student and Enrollment Services and UW Tacoma committees

Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree in counseling or a related field from an accredited college or university.
• Two years of experience counseling students, with demonstrated familiarity providing career advising; experience working with military-connected students preferred.
• Demonstrated excellence in public speaking, written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work with students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
• Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Familiarity with the use of technologies such as social media (Facebook, Twitter) and professional media (Linkedln, portfolio programs).
• Experience managing confidential and sensitive information.
• Ability to collaborate with constituents across campus and in the community.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Desired Qualifications
• Knowledge of careers specific to Tacoma and the Puget Sound area.
• Knowledge of career resources available for military-connected students and alumni.
• Familiarity with all academic areas within the UW Tacoma.
• Demonstrated ability to create engaging curricula for a wide range of ages and settings.
• Experience and knowledge of career development theory and practice.
• Experience and knowledge of evaluation and assessment methodologies.

Application Process
Part of the application process for this position includes completing an online cover letter assessment
, as well as the Work Authorization Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessment(s) will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select Apply to this Position on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your My Jobs page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.
The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability
, and committed to becoming climate neutral.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
To request disability accommodation in the application process, ****-543-6452 (tty) or ****

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