Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking Career Management Specialist for Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy- Dean’s Office. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Student and Academic Services, the Career Management Specialist seeks to ensure that the graduating master’s students and alumni of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy remain highly competitive in terms of employment upon graduation. To this end, this position performs a wide range of counseling and skill development functions including delivery of individual and group career sessions to graduate students and alumni.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Administers and interprets career flight plans for students seeking employment.
Designs and implements small and large group workshops in the following critical areas: resume writing, employment/internship search, interviewing, networking and career decision making.
Develops outreach efforts to potential employers, non-profit, private, and public entities and agencies.
Establishes relationships with alumni to serve as mentors or as potential employers.
Coordinates the input and output of data from web-based alumni tracking and development systems for purposes of accreditation, development and annual assessment.
Demonstrates solid understanding of the theoretical and applied bases for the fields of health, planning, policy, and informatics related specializations.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor’s degree in either psychology, communications, marketing, business, health administration, human resources or a related field to the school’s curriculum. Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
A minimum of two years experience in counseling or advising students on career or academic paths or matters.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Understanding of an academic environment
Must have the appropriate qualifying education and/or experience to administer and interpret career assessment instruments
Excellent interpersonal, oral, written and editing communication skills
Must have advanced knowledge of word processing, database software, Microsoft Access and Excel, Internet (social media) and email.
Student counseling and career development experience in a higher education environment with knowledge or experience in health administration or related fields preferred.
Experience in executive search process
Excellent communication skills and computer literacy skills in industry standard software.
Experience using social media (Facebook, LinkedIn) for career/advisement purposes
Exposure to the fields of public policy, urban planning or informatics
Competence with the following computer programs is necessary: MS Office (including Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint), social media (Facebook, LinkedIn), email. Familiarity and training preferred in career development programs including: Handshake, Salesforce, Web meeting interfaces (GoToMeeting, WebEx), and others recommended.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Candidate will need to have flexibility to accommodate some weekly evening events and counseling office hours during the academic year.
Posting Number: 19ST3444
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 97065
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.