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Graduate Career Consultant (3 positions)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please note: The search committee will begin a review of candidates immediately upon receipt of application materials. Posting will remain open until all three positions are filled.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Graduate Career Consultant (3 positions)
Job Description

Graduate Career Services (GCS) provides career-related advising and counseling to a diverse student body of some 2,200 Master and Doctoral graduate students, as well as graduate alumni across engineering, science, humanities, social sciences, entrepreneurship, global affairs, data science, and more. We are currently seeking three Graduate Career Consultants for our team to engage with three graduate student populations:

  • College of Engineering,
  • College of Science, and
  • Professional Master’s degree programs.

Graduate Career Consultants advise and consult with graduate students across assigned colleges and departments on all aspects of the career development process (assessing, investigating, building, preparing, implementing, and connecting). Consultants manage a portfolio of services targeted at programs to meet the career and professional development needs of the different disciplines. Consulting goals are accomplished through large lectures, hands-on workshops, special events, training programs, and one-on-one and small group career coaching sessions. Consultants engage with relevant constituents, including Directors of Graduate Studies, graduate student clubs, alumni, faculty and campus partners to cultivate student interest and preparedness.

Consultants contribute to the GCS strategy by collaborating to develop and implement programming.

  • Career Counseling: Provide customized career counseling to Master’s and Doctoral students through individual coaching and small and large group forums. Counsel students on establishing an individual career development strategy and plan. Utilize expert knowledge of professional/career development activities, trending news and best practices, industry employment databases, books, and periodicals to help graduate students find information critical to their job search. Track student data through a student’s enrollment at the University. Responsible for administering and interpreting skills and interests assessments and assisting students in the integration of the findings to their career plans.
  • Program Development and Delivery: Responsible for assessing student needs and developing, and delivering career management programs to enhance their success. Apply expert knowledge of career and professional development programming resources and disseminate that knowledge via consultations and presentations. Understanding of curriculum design concepts to develop targeted workshops. Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Departments in developing and supplementing programming related to career development. Serve as the GCS ambassador at campus and college specific events, representing the Career Development and Graduate School.
  • Employer Engagement: Collaborate with the Director of Graduate Career Services and the Employer Engagement staff of the Center for Career Development to share opportunities for develop professional relationships with employers and alumni that can lead to recruiting for graduate level internships and full-time opportunities. Engage a broad array of graduate alumni to utilize as industry experts, mentors and potential employers.
  • Marketing and Outreach: Collaborate with communications staff of the Center for Career Development to ensure marketing and outreach within departments including creating content; leveraging social media presence/branding activities and monitoring best practices in graduate career development and leverage content, as appropriate.
  • Engagement Activities: Manage or provide support to additional Graduate Career Services/Center for Career Development/Graduate School/University initiatives, as assigned. Member of Graduate Career Consortium professional association, engaging at the regional and national level on issues related to graduate career development. Provide oversight, vision and leadership for graduate career development integration and communication in the respective Colleges and the Center for Career Development.
  • Assign duties, monitor and review work and provide direction to Graduate Students and professional/administrative staff on project and day to day activities in support of the office.

Consultants report to the Director Graduate Career Services. Graduate Career Services reports into the Division of Student Affairs and the Graduate School. Graduate Career Services is part of a broader team of the Career Development staff which will transition in early 2018 to the Center for Career Development as part of the Duncan Student Center complex.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree and 1-2 years of experience in career counseling, program development, higher education administration, or training and development, preferably within higher education or industry.
  • Appreciation for working with Master’s and Ph.D. students through their graduate life cycle and intricacies of academic recruiting including understanding of higher education issues and the unique career needs of graduate students.
  • Understanding of college career professional standards and career development theory.
  • Exhibits strong ethical standards in an effort to advocate for all students.
  • Advanced communication, program evaluation and outcome development skills.
  • Experience providing quality presentations and workshops in small and large group formats.
  • Proven project management, database management, and computer skills as well as proven analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills.
  • Understanding of corporate recruiting processes and talent management through prior business/industry experience.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, including the ability to independently prioritize work, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set goals and enforce deadlines, while maintaining the flexibility to reassess and prioritize goals.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in a related discipline is desirable.
  • Experience in complex career development office (e.g., higher education, recruiting, business, consulting, etc.) is preferable.
  • Licensed professional counselor or certified career coach preferred. Certifications and/or knowledge of career assessments preferred e.g., Career Leader, MBTI, Strengths Finder etc.
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please note: The search committee will begin a review of candidates immediately upon receipt of application materials. Posting will remain open until all three positions are filled.

Department Grad Career Services (16013)
Department Website
Family / Sub-Family Student Svcs / Career Svcs
Career Stream/Level EIC 3 Specialist
Department Hiring Pay Range $41,417 - $51,000
Pay ID Semi-Monthly
FLSA Status S1 - FT Exempt
Job Category Administrator/Professional
Job Type Full-time
Schedule: Days of Week & Hours

Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM with additional after-hours responsibilities with programs and meetings.

Schedule: Hours/Week 40+
Schedule: # of months 12

Posting Detail Information

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Posting Detail Information

Job Posting Date (Campus) 02/19/2018
Job Posting Date (Public) 02/19/2018
Job Closing Date 03/05/2018
Posting Type Open To All Applicants
Posting Number S17302

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your experience relative to designing and delivering training programs and workshops?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How many years of experience do you have providing direct career and professional development advising to college students?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents