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Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • University Park US

Description

Position Summary


The Center for the Junior Year (CJY) at Governors State University (University Park, IL) invites applications to serve the university community as an Academic and Career Success Guide.

We seek an individual who can assist students as they explore fields of study and matriculate into a major. We seek one that can help students understand alternative pathways (majors, co-curricular, hidden pathways) to find their passion that will lead to a career. This role will also help students understand early, mid, and late-career positions for desired career fields. The Academic and Career Success Guide will work closely with the CJY Director and Faculty in Residence Coordinators to plan and develop major and career exploration seminars both at GSU and at partner community colleges.

The Center for the Junior Year is an innovative office with the purpose to be the place that empowers students to overcome their barriers to degree completion. The Center serves a wide array of needs for GSU students including major and career exploration, peer mentoring, scholarship and experiential learning search assistance, and student ombudsperson assistance amongst other needs. Our faculty coordinators and staff are dedicated to advancing the teaching, research, and service missions of the university.

Starting Salary Range: $33,169.50 to $44,000.00.

(This is a non-negotiated position. Salary starts at the base and is determined based on Education and Experience exceeding the minimum qualifications).

Minimum Qualifications REQUIRED: COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS, WHICH INCLUDES THE EARNED DEGREE AND CONFERRED DATE MUST BE ATTACHED FOR CONSIDERATION OF THIS POSITION (See “Special instructions to applicants” section below)

1. A Bachelor’s Degree or 120 semester hours and one year of placement experience that included the consulting and placing of college or university graduates into different job categories

OR

2. Four years of placement experience that included the consulting and placing of college or university graduates into different job categories

Preferred Qualifications 1. Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university
2. Evidence of proficiency in career development guidance
3. Evidence of understanding of university majors and careers that can be served by those majors
4. Ability to create and deliver workshops on career and major exploration
5. Experience in working with students in diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds
6. Experience in working with employers to identify skills required of job applicants
7. Experience advising students
8. Experience working with a range of college student types (e.g. Freshman-Senior; traditional and non-traditional; adult learners)
9. Experience helping students with job placement
10. Ability to help students with understanding pathways to completing graduate education

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