Under the general supervision of the Executive Director, External Programs and Career Services, the Career Counselor provides career planning, graduate and professional school advising, and employment services to 500 current Luskin graduate students and alumni. Provide individual and group advisement/counseling including: describing job responsibilities, the nature of various occupations, assessing employment opportunities, providing information regarding Luskin Career Services, resume critiques and coaching techniques, interpretation of career assessment instruments, crisis intervention and referral, assisting counselors in areas such as career readiness, clarifying values, coping with workplace problems, remediation of self-defeating attitudes, and/or balancing priorities. Assist students with locating and applying for public, private, nonprofit, government, government agency, and Washington, DC-based jobs and internships. Creatively use social media and other innovative online platforms.
Provide individual and group counseling for job and internship placements; teach a variety of career-related subjects such as job search strategies and resume writing. Perform School and campus community relations duties including providing outreach to and advisement of career-related registered Luskin student organizations. Engage in employer outreach activities for Luskin Career Services including nonprofit, public and private organizations. Represent Luskin Career Services through attendance and delivery of workshops at professional conferences and organizations.
Working knowledge of occupational, career and employment information resources, technology, and materials. - Required
Knowledge of and ability to identify and help students secure government, government agency, and Washington, DC-based jobs and internships. - Preferred
More than three years of superior career counseling experience and workshop facilitation skills. - Required
Ability to conceptualize, design and implement innovative career development programs appropriate for all levels of students and alumni seeking careers in all sectors of public affairs employment (business/ industry, government, not-for-profit, etc.) – Required
Evidence to instruct, mentor and otherwise assist in the professional development of career interns and student volunteers. - Required
Demonstrated expertise in the labor market, employment trends, and recruitment strategies and techniques. - Required
Demonstrated working knowledge of career assessment instruments such as StrengthFinders, the MBTI, the Strong, and others. - Preferred
Ability to effectively counsel graduate level students as well as alumni with more advanced career development issues. - Required
Ability to identify needs of unique customers; deliver specialized strategies and services to meet their career challenges. - Required
Evidence of superior presentation skills to present career information to small and large groups. - Required
Ability to communicate and market the services and programs of Luskin Career Services to potential students, current students, employers, faculty, and administrators. - Required
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and implement projects with complex logistics involving multiple tasks and priorities. - Required
Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff of all levels, employers, faculty, students and alumni. - Required
Ability to work in a fast paced environment with diverse clientele. - Required
Proficiency with computers in a windows based environment. - Required
Must be able to work weekends and evenings. - Required
Must be able to travel on occasion. - Preferred
Familiarity with the university environment. - Preferred
Additional Salary Information: Target salary is $4,400 to $5,000.
Internal Number: 29188
About UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Founded in 1994, UCLA Luskin incorporates the best practices in scholarship, research and teaching in the fields of social work, urban and regional planning, and policymaking. The unique intersection of these disciplines within one school allows for academic cross-collaboration and a rich education that values diverse perspectives at the macro- and micro- organizational levels. Faculty of the Luskin School of Public Affairs are actively engaged in research that addresses pressing national and regional issues including immigration, drug policy, prison reform, health care financing, transportation and the environment, national security, economic development, and an aging U.S. and world population. Graduates of the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs are well prepared to take leadership roles and effect change as practitioners, researchers and policymakers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors.