Career Educator – Graduate Students Program Manager

Montana State University
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$24.3882
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Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 22341

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Lori Oakley 406-994-4364 [email protected]

Classification Title Program Mgr Working Title Career Educator – Graduate Students Program Manager Brief Position Overview

The Career Educator position is responsible for developing and leading a comprehensive career education program for graduate students at Montana State University. This position will work in partnership and liaise with the Graduate School to provide timely, relevant, and useful career education to students in all stages of their graduate work at MSU (from self- exploration/designing life to networking and onboarding to organizations post-graduation).

Position Number 4M0252 Department Career Services Division Division of Student Success Appointment Type Classified Contract Term Fiscal Year Semester If other, specify From date If other, specify End date FLSA Non-Exempt Union Affiliation FOCUS-MFPE FTE 1.0 Benefits Eligible Eligible Salary $24.3882 per hour, commensurate with experience, education and qualifications. Rate of pay will be determined by the staff compensation plan. For questions, contact [email protected] Contract Type Classified Salary If other, please specify Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Join a dynamic team in the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success where guiding students is a passion and privilege. In keeping with the mission, vision and principles of Montana State University, the state's only public land grant institution, we are innovative and thoughtful leaders committed, in service, to advancing the future of others. We work closely with students, faculty and staff, employers, foundations, and other partners to create future focused outcomes. We use technology, metrics, and mindsets to shape our strategy and design life curriculum. We leverage the spirit of teamwork, hard work, and dedication to make our strategic plans a reality.

Career, Internship & Student Employment Services provides opportunities for students to develop skills and strategies in defining their professional career path through our design life curriculum and pursue their interests and aspirations. We establish and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships with employers and provide them continuous learners who are adaptable and prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist graduate students with MSU's career education development cycle including but not limited to: 1) self-discovery, 2) investigation of the world of work opportunities, 3) testing/prototyping career plans, 4) passive/active networking, 5) job or position search; 6) on-boarding preparation; 7) departure from MSU.
  • Maintain an active career education consultation calendar supporting one- on-one advising, group advising, workshops, and meetings to support 500 unique graduate student clients per academic year.
  • Facilitate the design life career development curriculum through one-on- one and group appointments, clinics, classroom lectures and other professional development events.
  • Develop an understanding, networks, and continual professional development to competently provide graduate students guidance on professional work opportunities in the following areas: 1) academic/education; 2) industry; 3) government; 4) non-profits; 5) national labs; 6) entrepreneurialism; etc.
  • Maintain excellent networks and serve as a source of information for graduate students to generate highly productive career prospects
  • Assist with developing content for marketing, outreach, newsletters, social media pushes, etc., to advance to advance career education and professional development tools and resources targeted to the graduate student demographic
  • Ensure service excellence, soundness of practice and program metrics are achieved and client notes are recorded in appropriate CRM to generate consistency and improve student outcomes.
  • Collaborate closely with academic departments, colleges, and the graduate school to advance graduate career education at Montana State University.
  • Where possible, leverage graduate career education as a tactic to shorten time-to degree and support MSU's R1 Research Designation
  • Develop highly competent expertise in the Strong Interest Inventory, Strengths Quest, MBTI, and Individual Development Plan tools
  • Develop good understanding of information provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statics, ONET OnLine, Montana Department of Labor & Industry, MSU's Career Destination, OECD international data sets, and Academic Analytics alumni career data to guide students on employment trends.
  • Generate a semester reports to submit to campus partners including the Graduate School, Academic Departments and other internal and external constituent groups advising of efforts and outcomes.
  • Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field, or a combination of education and/or experience from which comparable skills are acquired.
  • Experience in student advising at the post-secondary level or experience with career/professional coaching.
  • Demonstrated experience in program delivery and with a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated technical competence using personal computers and various software such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software & relational databases with a willingness to learn additional department and MSU specific software and programs.
  • Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Graduate degree or combination of education and/or applicable career or education advising.
  • Experience facilitating and instructing small group workshops and classes.
  • Knowledge of trends in higher education, Human Resources, the economy and/or workforce development trends.
  • The Successful Candidate Will

  • Possess a deep ability to learn and synthesize information from multiple sources to aid graduate students to find meaningful and purpose driven career outcomes (guide graduate students towards self-actualization in their career development)
  • Possess an ability to listen and provide professional counsel to graduate students
  • Possess the ability to learn career counseling theory and professionally apply this information to the role of career educator while detaching their personal biases/experiences from the process.
  • Possess the ability to provide “scaled career education” for graduate students through group meetings, workshops, and other forums.
  • Possess the ability to work with faculty, departments, and the graduate school in a cooperative and professional manner.
  • Have a proven ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Possess sound decision-making skills.
  • Possess an enthusiastic approach to graduate career education
  • Possess a high level of professional integrity and ethics.
  • Be experienced managing and maintaining confidential information.
  • Possess the ability to troubleshoot challenges and blind spots for student clients and have candid conversations.
  • Represent the university in a professional manner and effectively communicate with diverse populations.
  • Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

    Maintain a fixed weekly schedule with flexibility to occasionally host events and interact with students during evenings and weekends.

    This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

    Physical Demands

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    This position has supervisory duties? No

    Posting Detail Information

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of a search. Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Applications will be:

    Screening of applications will be on a continual basis; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

    Special Instructions Diversity Statement

    Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples. https: // www.

    In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile. https: // www. guidelines/affirmativeactionplan.html.

    MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https: // www.

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