Vacancy #: AP 57/2013

Career Consultant
Career Development Office, Goodman School of Business

Term Full-Time (36 months) with possibility of renewal
(Job Group J)

Why Brock?
Our unique philosophy takes students beyond the pursuit of academic excellence. To achieve this philosophy we endeavour to take our employees beyond the pursuit of just a career. Brock is a place where left-brain and right-brain thinking come together. We encourage our employees to utilize their rational/analytical thinking in concert with their emotional/creative sides in order to have an engaging and rewarding career. We’re one of the fastest-growing universities in Ontario, with hundreds of millions of dollars committed to new construction and programs. We’re small enough to be intimate and big enough to attract world-class minds. Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula, Brock offers an exciting work environment with strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary programs and a vigorous research culture. We are looking for qualified people who will bring their expertise and dedication in support of the University’s goals and objectives.

The Opportunity
Reporting to the Manager, Career Development Office, the Career Consultant supports students and recent graduates at the Goodman School of Business for full-time, summer, and part-time employment. The Career Consultant provides career/job search advice and guidance to support and advance employment preparation skills and techniques, and increases the probability of employability within the job market.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Critiquing, editing and reviewing resumes and cover letters for students and recent graduates; applying knowledge of industry language/terminology, interpreting content and offering creative alternatives for style and effect
• Conducting individual, face-to-face mock interviews; developing and posing interview questions to students based on industry/job type, providing immediate feedback on student performance, providing suggestions for improvement
• Coaching students on identifying/understanding skills and job/employment preferences in order to build confidence, overcome employment barriers, and strategize on effective self-marketing strategies
• Providing guidance/advice on the career planning and job search process; networking, professional etiquette, wage negotiation, decision-making
• Identifying, researching, and maintaining relevant print and online resources that address students’ career development needs
• Planning, organizing, coordinating, and promoting departmental events; booking speakers/facilitators/employers, overseeing logistics, and managing registration
• Facilitating career workshops to small and large groups of students
• Proofreading, writing and editing marketing and promotional materials for content accuracy and brand consistency
• Assisting with the maintenance of departmental marketing literature, online information, advertisements, and promotional materials
• Designing and developing content for departmental resources including but not limited to career resources handouts, job search guides, student and employer handbooks/forms
• Attending student recruitment events and professional development events/conferences

The ideal candidate will have:
• An undergraduate degree in Human Resources, Career Development, Psychology, Education or related field
• A couple years of related experience in a career advising/support role, advising, coaching and strategizing career planning objectives, with knowledge of career development methods and practices
• Demonstrated experience with resume and cover letter screening/development
• Proven ability to conduct interviews and provide constructive feedback
• Demonstrated experience with event planning
• Solid computer competency including word processing, spreadsheet, database, web applications and web maintenance, social media, internet search engines
• Advanced communications skills (verbal, written and interpersonal), professional public speaking ability and the ability to coach, mentor and motivate individuals
• Patience, compassion and understanding, with the ability to communicate tactfully and diplomatically with diverse groups
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks/requests and be flexible/adaptable
• Demonstrated ability to research/learn and teach/disseminate information
• CHRP, training designation/certification, assessment certification, career development certification (an asset)
• Ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends

Notes / To Apply :

This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage, including tuition waiver. Applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, by applying online below by October 17, 2013.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measure will be addressed confidentially.

*The salary range indicated is representative of all positions evaluated at this level. Actual salary is determined by examining related skills, experience, budgetary restrictions and both internal and external equity comparators.