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Education Support Specialist II  


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Coach and counsel undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni regarding the career planning process and career related topics.  Plan, coordinate and implement career development programs, activities and events that complement academic learning.  Advise students on all aspects of the career search process. Stay updated with current trends in the industry; incorporate knowledge of career and student development theories. Utilize career assessment tools as appropriate; administer and discuss results with students. Collaborate with student organizations, faculty, and staff in preparing and implementing career related workshops.  Plan, coordinate, and evaluate Career Expos with faculty, staff, students and related constituents. Collaborate with parents, alumni, faculty and employers in developing internship, employment, & experiential learning opportunities.  Establish and maintain a liaison/collaborative role with academic departments/units based on school or industry assigned.  Perform annual needs assessment to determine program goals and objectives.  Assess and evaluate programs and workshops.  Provide annual report of program activities. Utilize Career Management Software to maintain advising notes, employer information, employment opportunities and reporting. Supervise work study students and complete administrative tasks as necessary.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor of Science in Counseling, Education or related field or equivalent combination of education, experience and training.  Significant experience in Human Resources, Recruiting, Career Coaching/Advising or related field.  Working knowledge of the career services field, career services resources, tools, information, and programs required.  Demonstrated ability to coach and advise students on the career development process and career related activities.  Demonstrated ability to create, present and facilitate career related workshops.  Experience in event coordination and project management.  Demonstrated organization and time management skills.  Exhibit excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.  Experience with database management and/or career services software and Microsoft Office Suite.  Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written documentation, write reports and procedures and communicate effectively in a variety of situations.  Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team members and individuals and work with groups in a team environment and collaboratively. Ability to work independently with moderate or no supervision.

Preferred QUALIFICATIONS

Masters in Counseling, Human Resources, Higher Education, Personnel Administration, Business or Related Field.  Demonstrated experience with program implementation, project management.

HOW TO APPLY

Virginia State University only accepts applications for positions through the on-line state Recruitment Management System (RMS). Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com to complete an online application.

The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete background check, which may include fingerprinting. The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.

This is a restricted position due to its funding from non-continuous and non-recurring funding sources

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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