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Job Title: Career Services Specialist

Department: Academic Affairs

Reports To: Director of Advising, Student Success, and Transition Services

Job Type: This is a full time, exempt position.

General Description:

This position assists students and WWU alumni with career development and planning processes, including obtaining information on companies, current opportunities for employment and hiring practices, and making the transition from school to career. Plans and implements job fairs and on-campus recruiting events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


·       Initiate and maintain positive relationships with potential employers for the purpose of developing full time employment, career development and internship opportunities for students and alum.

·       Assist students in developing self-knowledge related to career choice and work interests.

·       Counsel students and alumni regarding individual job-search strategies.

·       Create and present career-related workshops and programs.

·       Collaborate with other campus offices to track internship experiences and opportunities.

·       Assist in developing career strategies and effective candidate presentation skills (resume creation, interview skills, workplace etiquette, etc.).

·       Coordinate and host career development opportunities (job fairs/panels, guest interviewers, etc.).

·       Locate and initiate the use of valuable career assessment and online search tools.

·       Develop and teach a one-credit career development course once each academic year.

·       Perform other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements:

·       A bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree is preferred.

·       Two years of full-time work experience in a university setting is preferred.

·       Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, academic advising career services.

·       Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with diverse constituents and provide high-

quality support and customer service.

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·       Strong attention to detail.

Typical Physical Demands:

·         Ability to lift, push or pull up to 20 pounds.

·         Ability to sit or stand for long periods.

·         Ability to speak and read English fluently.

Work Schedule:

This is an exempt position requiring 40 hours per week, 12-month position with evening and weekend duties as necessary. This position requires one closing evening a week. The center closes at 8:00 pm.

William Woods University is an independent institution chartered by the State of Missouri with main campus facilities in Fulton, MO.  It has been operating continuously since 1870, taking its current form as a coeducational university with undergraduate and graduate programs in 1993.  Today, William Woods draws approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 35 states and approximately 11 foreign countries.  William Woods has been ranked as a Top 100 Midwest University by U.S. News and World Report, and has been recognized for the quality and affordability of its online degree programs.  With a full liberal arts curriculum, William Woods also offers a strong professional tradition, with nationally ranked programs in Equestrian Studies and American Sign Language. Its graduate education program figures strongly in the administration and leadership of Missouri's state school system.  William Woods University is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees, and remains committed to serving the public good by helping students link intellectual development with the responsibilities of citizenship and professional life.

William Woods University is an Equal Opportunity Employer