The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development has been recognized globally as an Exemplary Career Center for providing comprehensive career services to undergraduate and graduate students of Binghamton University, including career identification and planning, internship options, job search assistance, employment opportunities, and comprehensive graduation data. Binghamton University's Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development seeks an International Career Consultant for the Enhancing Student Experience Team to guide students in developing their professionalism, applying to graduate school and securing internship and full-time employment opportunities. The Career Consultant will provide support to the Associate Director for all career program planning and operational needs to continuously enhance the experiences of Binghamton University's students utilizing appropriate measures of program effectiveness.
This position will provide comprehensive career services to all undergraduate and graduate students at Binghamton University in a state-of-the-art office in the center of the Binghamton University Union. As part of the Enhancing Student Experience Team, this position will develop innovative programming, provide one-on-one and group career consulting reflective of up-to-date knowledge of career, labor market and job search trends. Other duties include a role as career consultant, career community developer, program administrator and presenter.
Career Consulting responsibilities to include:
- Provide walk in career consulting for 4 hours/week and 8 hours of appointment availability on topics ranging from: career assessment interpretation (MBTI, Strong, Focus2), career advising, teaching job and internship search strategies, reviewing application materials, interviewing best practices among other career preparation strategies.
- Create and present informational and hands-on workshops to student, groups, classes and university events, on career related topics including but not limited to: choosing a major/career, finding an internship or job, resume writing, professional communication, employer expectations, networking, social media, and interviewing. Some presentations will involve an evening and/or weekend time commitment.
- Contribute to departmental reporting including inputting career consulting notes documenting session outcomes.
- Participate in Fleishman staff meetings, team meetings and foster partnerships both across and beyond campus.
Each staff member in the Fleishman Center works to foster collaboration through our career community development concept focused on:
- Conducting outreach to faculty, alumni, students, student organizations, employers, parents, and staff to enhance our wisdom and partnerships across and beyond campus.
- Liaising and developing programs with/honoring referrals from their communities.
- Communicating on behalf of the center and seeking out collaboration.
- Coordinate and develop career resources and programs tailored to career development needs in collaboration with community partners to serve Binghamton University students.
This position will have "career community" responsibilities to include the vital partners listed below.
- International Careers and IEGI, Harpur College Communities Team.
- Cultivate employer relationships for internships and full-time post-graduation employment outside the US for Binghamton candidates.
This position will support the JFEW/SUNY Program Coordinator at SUNY Global Center and the Associate Director for Enhancing Student Experience in the delivery of the JFEW/SUNY International Relations and Global Affairs Scholars program and the JFEW/Binghamton Leadership and Career Development Scholars program.
- Visit students and site supervisors at their experiential education work sites and monitor quality of experience in collaboration with the CDCI Academic Internship Program Coordinator.
- Co-supervise the GA for JFEW/Binghamton program.
- Facilitate career-readiness sessions for JFEW program scholars.
- Ensure proactive and timely communication among our colleagues at SUNY Global Center, Stony Brook University, SUNY Geneseo and JFEW staff.
- Bachelor's degree.
- Familiarity with student development and counseling theories and approaches needed to serve diverse undergraduate and graduate students' career needs including but not limited to those in the LGBTIQ, Students of Color, Military Veteran, Transfer Students, International Students communities.
- Demonstrated experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with students, employers, staff and faculty with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to ensure positive relations and career success.
- Event planning and programming experience.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Willingness to work weekends, evenings and travel and as needed.
- Possess an understanding of computer application - must demonstrate proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google apps for Education.
- Highly motivated, detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task while meeting multiple concurrent deadlines.
- Professional and able to respond quickly to problems/issues in an efficient manner and handle confidential matters with tact and discretion.
- Must be part of our core values of campus collaboration, high ethical standards and dedication to what is best for students, employers and Binghamton University.
- Master's Degree or professional degree in relevant field.
- Three to five years of progressive experience in working with diverse populations including but not limited to: individuals of color, international students and members of the LGBTIQ community, preferably in higher education.
- Ability to administer and interpret MBTI, Strong and Focus2 results as appropriate.
- Preferred knowledge of a career management systems, such as Handshake.
- Self-starting, creative professionals with the ability to create and maintain collaborative relationships and adapt to change while handling multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
- Advanced knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
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