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Career Services Specialist (Career Services Consultant)

Company: Indiana University
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

DepartmentMEDIA SCHOOL (BL-MSCH-IUBLA)Department InformationThe Media School at Indiana University is built on a decades-long tradition of journalism, film, media, and communication at one of the nation's premier public universities. Our programs focus on teaching, researching, and creating media from academic, creative, and professional perspectives. The Media School is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students, faculty, and staff. Job SummaryDepartmental Responsibilities

  • Provides career services support to undergraduate students and is part of The Media School's student services team, reporting to the Director of Student Services.
  • Supports students pursuing careers in journalism, game design, media production, filmmaking, advertising, social media, and public relations, as well as other career options associated with media studies.
  • Empowers students to make reasoned major/career choices and to develop realistic implementation plans.
  • Coordinates with Media School advancement team to develop and manage an alumni career network to connect current students with alumni working in media industries.
  • Works with faculty and alumni to develop and maintains an understanding of current expectations related to career preparedness and job search procedure specific to individual media industries.
  • Develops, maintains, and shares a library of professional and job search templates and samples for student use, including resumes, reels, portfolios, websites, etc., appropriate for various media industries.
  • Uses a variety of communication platforms, plan events, host small group sessions, and schedule 1:1 sessions to convey career-related information.Increases awareness and promotion of Media School experiential education opportunities.
  • Distributes job and internships information utilizing The Media School website, social media communities, Canvas, and other platforms.
  • In coordination with the communications team, supports social media communities for undergraduate students and alumni in industry-specific areas, as appropriate.
  • Contributes to planning and implementation of Media Career Day, career treks, and other career exploration and education events.
  • Provides training to Walter Center staff regarding Media School-specific job search and career preparation concerns.General Responsibilities
    • Assists with professional and career development of students and alumni through career assessments, exploration, decision-making, goal setting, and planning. Focuses efforts on resume building, interview skill development, mock interview, and job search preparation and navigation; graduate school application and interview preparation through counseling appointments and consultations.
    • Develops and delivers workshops on career development which include networking strategies, interviewing, resume and cover letter writing skills, portfolio development, and using the internet for career search.
    • Supports faculty and students with career exploration, internships, job shadow experiences, presentations, and facilitation of resources available for career development.
    • Serves on various community and institutional committees to build partnerships across the university and among comparable universities to build knowledge base.
    • Assists in the process of collecting and tracking data for office assessment purposes. Utilizes data to assist in the creation of office objectives and goals to meet the needs of the student population.
    • Works through issues with a variety of stakeholders: students, employers, alumni, and faculty. Identifies and capitalizes on connections between groups of stakeholders and leverage those connections in unique ways through events and interactions.
    • May provide guidance and delegate administrative tasks to other career services staff.
    • May make process recommendations for improved operational efficiency.QualificationsCombinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education. EDUCATIONRequired
      • Bachelor's degree in related fieldPreferred
        • Master's degree in related fieldWORK EXPERIENCERequired
          • 2 years in career consulting or related fieldPreferred
            • Experience working with undergraduate students
            • 2 years professional work experience in a media-related industrySKILLSRequired
              • Proficient communication skills
              • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
              • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
              • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
              • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
              • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
              • Highly thorough and dependable
              • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
              • Counseling skills, program development skills, understanding of college student success, knowledge of career development services in higher education, ability to interpret career assessmentsPreferred
                • Comfortable with public speaking
                • Demonstrates project management successWorking Conditions / DemandsThis role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.Work LocationThis position is based in Franklin Hall on the Indiana University Bloomington campus.After a training period of 6 months, this position will be eligible for 1 remote work day per week on a set schedule. Availability of remote work is dependent on school and campus policy, as well as business need.Advertised Salary$50,000-$55,000 annuallyWork HoursPosition requires supporting or managing occasional evening or weekend programs, generally scheduled well in advance. Benefits OverviewFor full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
                  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
                  • Dental insurance
                  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
                  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
                  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
                  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
                  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
                  • 10 paid holidays per year
                  • Generous Paid Time Off
                  • Paid Parental Leave
                  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.Job ClassificationCareer Level: CareerFLSA: ExemptJob Function: Student ServicesJob Family: Career ServicesClick here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.Posting DisclaimerThis posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.Equal Employment OpportunityIndiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.Campus Safety and SecurityThe Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at iups@iu.edu or by visiting IUPD.Contact UsRequest SupportTelephone: 812-856-1234

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