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Career Services Specialist #999699

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Posting Details

Position Summary Information

Job Summary / Basic Function

This position reports as a member of the Office of Student Success and reports directly to the Coordinator of Student Activities. Primary responsibility will be career services and job placement assistance for students. In addition, the Career Services Specialist will aid the Coordinator of Student Activities in the development, implementation and evaluation of all student activities, campus events, off site events, and related community engagements.

Major Essential Job Functions

1. Offer exceptional customer service in a student-centered, professional environment at all times.
2. Stay abreast of current trends and best practices as related to career services.
3. Plan and implement student-centric programs and activities that will enhance LIT students’ out-of-classroom experience, with particular emphasis on campus events related to career services.
4. Organize and lead career services training such as resume writing, job interview skills, utilizing internet search engines, using local resources and the LIT Eagle Jobs website.
5. Coordinate, monitor and assist students and outside companies with the use of an electronic job posting site.
6. Serve as the primary administrator for the LIT My Interfase account.

Secondary Essential Job Functions

1. Assist with the production of programs and activities that will enhance the out-of-classroom experience with emphasis on all aspects of campus life, community and student engagement, special events and other cultural, leadership, motivational, and social awareness programs.
2. Work with the Student Government Association officers and their lead advisor. Assist with the orientation of new officers.
3. Serve as an active member on a variety of campus committees when called to service.
4. Assist in the day to day operations of the Office of Student Success when needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree from a regionally accredited institution is required.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.

At least 1 year employment experience in an educational institution; 1 year experience in career services; and/or other planning and coordinating services.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of the essential functions of this job, work is normally performed in a typical interior/office/classroom work environment with moderate noise. The environment is subject to change during the course of an event/activity. Expect an increase in student traffic and noise level to occur in a large conference hall setting. Expect frequent travel to public and community venues.

Lamar Institute is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

EEO Statement

Lamar Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Preferred Qualifications

Key Competencies

•Ability to plan and implement effective student programs related to career services.
•Excellent organizational skills are required as well as a strong ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
•Working knowledge of the college catalog and the student organization handbook.
•Strong computer use, Internet and Microsoft Office Suite skills.
•Valid Texas Driver’s license (Must be willing to attend the DPS approved driver course for use of LIT vehicles).

Job Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of the essential functions of this job, work is normally performed in a typical interior/office/classroom work environment with moderate noise. The environment is subject to change during the course of an event/activity. Expect an increase in student traffic and noise level to occur in a large conference hall setting. Expect frequent travel to public and community venues.

Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to needs of the Institute.

Lamar Institute is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Work Hours Evenings, weekends and extended work days are often expected.Expect frequent travel to public and community venues.

Application Details

Open Date 03/01/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Close Date

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have achieved? Please note that only education received from a regionally accredited institution of higher education will be considered when determining if your education credentials meet the requirements for the position.
    • None
    • HS Diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • All but Dissertation
    • Earned Doctorate
    • Professional Degree such as MD or JD
  2. * The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THEBC) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas. A copy of this list can be found at: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/?objectid=EF4C3C3B-EB44-4381-6673F760B3946FBB As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THEBC website referenced above?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: to claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to jobs4vets@lit.edu your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years of full time experience do you have working in an educational institution?
    • 0-1 year
    • 2-3 years
    • 4-5 years
    • more than 5 years
  5. * How many years of full-time experience do you have working in career services and/or in planning/coordinating events in a college setting?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 3-4 years
    • 5 or more years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Miscellaneous
  2. Letter of Reference 1
  3. Letter of Reference 2
  4. Letter of Reference 3