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Career and Digital Resource Specialist, Career Services, Student and Enrolment Services

Job ID: 24516

Updated: Yesterday

Location: Main Campus

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Position Overview

Career Services within Student and Enrolment Services is currently seeking a Full-time Temporary Relief Career and Digital Resource Specialist for approximately 9 months.

This position reports to the Director, Career Services and plays a key role in understanding student needs as well as understanding current and emerging trends in career and employment services. This knowledge is key to producing and maintaining digital resources that will support student success and meet the increasing student demand for online and virtual services.  This position will provide student support through a blend of one-on-one feedback (in-person, email or virtual) on resume and job search approaches, facilitate related career workshops and contribute to creating and maintaining career development resources using a range of media for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Calgary.

This role contributes to the implementation of a strong vision and plan for the career development of undergraduate and/or graduate students and plays a key role in the provision of these services. This role supports the Career Development team by managing a high volume of students to assess their career development needs and appropriately refer them within the team for formal assessments and/or in-depth career guidance. 

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Play a key role in the day-to-day delivery of services within Career Services
  • Work one-on-one with a high volume of undergraduate students and recent alumni to provide job search support in resume/cover letter, interview preparation, and LinkedIn appointments
  • Following initial assessment, refer students within depth career development needs to appropriate team members or alternate student service units (Wellness, Student Success Centre)
  • Deliver workshops and presentations on career development, specifically resume/cover letter, and interview preparation) and the Career Services model as required
  • Participate in Career Services Career Fairs, Information Sessions and other industry events to promote events to students and liaise with employers; some events will require work outside of regular office hours
  • Develop presentations and share relevant information with students and career development team within Career Services
  • Expand the growing list of digital career resources in order to meet the increasing student demand for online and virtual services
  • Develop digital content addressing current practices for various career development and employment related topics. Including coordinating the Career Development team involvement in production as required; script writing, audio editing, video production, and uploading.
  • Update and maintain all career development resources on Career Services¿ website ¿ (handouts, examples, degree profiles, external links, video, etc.), as well as libguides on the library site, and maintain the Career Services' YouTube channel.
  • Work in collaboration with team members and CJSW representatives to produce the new radio show/podcast - prepare segments, record and edit content.
  • Develop relationships with student clubs, appropriate faculty members, and professional associations in order to support the Career Development Specialists in the design and implementation of appropriate career development solutions for students and recent alumni
  • Participate in Career Services Career Fairs, Information Sessions and other industry events to promote events to students and liaise with employers
  • Act as the Lead for the volunteers including training, scheduling, and personal development

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree and training in psychology, education or a related area 
  • Knowledge of Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners is an asset
  • A working understanding of career development theory and career planning strategies 
  • 1-3 years of experience in career and employment advising
  • Facilitation skills with proven ability to deliver and facilitate effective and engaging workshops 
  • Experience providing services to individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Critical thinking skills 
  • Demonstrated writing skills through experience with content-editing and producing program materials and messages in a variety of mediums (print, web and in-person)
  • A solid understanding of the employment and labour market trends
  • Computer skills: ability to work with presentation tools (specifically advanced PowerPoint, and Powtoons), databases, MS Office and web resources
  • Experience with content management systems such as Drupal
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of student services available at the University of Calgary

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2021

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase II.

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