This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.
The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.
Assists students, alumni and other designated clients in developing, evaluating and/or implementing career, educational and employment plans and decisions with an emphasis on assisting students and faculty to connect to the Career Services Office. Assists in establishing department goals, objectives, policy and procedures. May assume a lead role with other same or lower level staff or student workers.
Duties and Responsibilities
Counsels students in the development of self-knowledge related to career choice and work performance by identifying, assessing, and understanding their competencies, interests, values and personal characteristics.
Utilizes both formal and informal career development assessments with emphasis on relating appropriate career development assessment to population served.
Assists students/alumni in obtaining occupational information to aid career and educational planning; to develop an understanding of the world of work; and in selecting personally suitable academic programs and experiential opportunities that optimize future educational and employment options.
Assists students/alumni in understanding the process required to gain experience through student activities, community service, student employment, research projects, cooperative education, internship and other creative opportunities, as well as assisting students/alumni in understanding and developing career decisions, graduate/professional school plans, employment plans, and/or job search competencies.
Prepares and coaches students/alumni for finding suitable employment or entry into an appropriate educational, graduate or professional program by developing job search skills, effective presentation skills, and an understanding of the fit between their competencies and both occupational requirements and job requirements through individual advising and/or group/class presentations.
Provides office hours to assigned college areas to provide student/alumni career counseling, and developing positive referral relationships with faculty.
Develops and implements effective ways to promote Career Services to students, alumni and faculty.
Leads and guides the work of lower graded staff and/or student employees, as appropriate; may participate in training and evaluative sessions.
Participates in the development, implementation, and maintenance of policies, objectives, and short- and long-range department goals.
Recognizes when counseling assistance is needed beyond the scope of career counseling and makes appropriate referrals to other university resources or off campus resources.
Develops the personal, internet and print resources necessary to accurately and professional advise students, alumni, faculty, and employers.
Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
Master's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
State of New Mexico Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or higher.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in area of expertise.
Knowledge of career development theories, models, and techniques as they apply to life-long development, gender, age and ethnic background.
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
Ability to advise students/alumni on the relationship between self-knowledge and career choice through a variety of assessments.
Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
Ability to advise students/alumni on the process of establishing short- and long-term goals.
Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
Knowledge of strategies to make reasoned, informed career choices
Knowledge of graduate/professional programs, and the application and selection process.
Ability to identify and develop employment opportunities.
Knowledge of career options through internships, shadowing, cooperative education; recruiting, job posting, resume referrals and job fairs.
Knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management principles and procedures.
Ability to inform and advise students on all processes and options available to them in the job search and career management issues.
Ability to represent the office internally and externally in a professional manner.
Ability to work cooperatively and with the highest customer service attitude within the office and assigned colleges.
Ability to assess objectives and operational requirements and to develop and implement suitable operational policies and/or procedures.
Ability to develop and implement creative approaches to market career services.
Ability to assess and interpret individual client needs and to make appropriate referrals to internal or external sources.
Position requires: a) Assuming a lead role in the day-to-day supervision of other staff/student workers at a same or lower grade level; b) participating in the development, implementation, and maintenance of policies, objectives, and short and long range department goals; c) Career Development Facilitator (CDF) Certificate; and d) providing CDF training and supervision to same or lower level staff.
Conditions of Employment
Must attain Career Development Facilitator (CDF) Certificate within six months of hire into this position.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
No or very limited physical effort required.
No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.