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Career Consultant #497937

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How to Apply: A resume, letter of interest and complete contact information for three professional references is required. All applications must be submitted through Lamar University

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20111366
Position Title Career Consultant #497937
Template Title
Position Type Staff
Position Number 497937
Department Career and Testing Center

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Center for Career and Professional Development at Lamar University works to connect students with employers. By providing services related to career exploration and skills enhancements, students gain the confidence and knowledge to succeed in their professional endeavors. The department markets to and connects employers with students and alumni to support the transition from college to career.

Serve as the primary Career Consultant for students/alumni of the College of Fine Arts and Communications, as well as serve as the liaison for student groups and organizations. Provides individual career guidance to best assist students in career exploration, opportunities for experiential learning and to set career goals. Utilize career assessments as a resources to assist in exploration with students. Plan and administer career development workshops and seminars to guide students from selection of an academic major through the job search or application to graduate or professional schools. This position also supports students and alumni in attaining their career and professional goals by providing services to include resume critiques, mock interviews and various workshops. The position has direct reporting responsibility to the director.

Career Development/Consultation: Provide students and alumni individual assistance in defining career options, developing employment skills and job search procedures.
• Plan and execute numerous campus-wide career development seminars, workshops and classroom sessions to educate students on the need for and steps in the career planning process
• Cooperate with the Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) in assisting currently undeclared students identify the most appropriate academic major(s) and/or minor(s)
• Administer and interpret individual interests, skills, abilities and values assessment instruments
• Assess individual career development needs, providing students the skills necessary to understand the ramifications of their career decisions and actions
• Maintain knowledge and awareness of industry trends related to student populations serving and their potential career outlooks
• Utilize the HireACardinal database to monitor, track students’ progress, in addition to maintaining familiarity to assist students in setting up their respective profiles and navigation

College Relations: Coordinate college specific outreach, programming and customized seminars/workshops/programs based on student needs and faculty requests. Work with and advise faculty/college administrators to expand departmental participation (promotion of events).

Additional Responsibilities:
• Participation in events/programs requiring evenings and weekends
• Professional development activities, including involvement in state, regional and national associations
• Represent the university and department at specified regional professional association conferences and professional development workshops
• Participation in staff activities, including events, workshops and programs
• Perform other duties as assigned by the director to ensure the success of the Center for Career and Professional Development on behalf of the university, its students and alumni

Minimum Qualifications


Master’s degree in Counseling, Student Personnel, Human Resource Management, Communications, Business or related discipline required. Degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited institution. At least two years of experience counseling/advising students with diverse backgrounds and a variety of career or post-graduation goals. Experience with college recruiting, from a higher education or a business perspective is preferred. Willingness to participate in all aspects of the Center and a commitment to educating students within a Student Affairs environment are essential.

Demonstrate an understanding of job search techniques which include resume development/interviewing and employer networking. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, able to develop and give group presentations. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of MS Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Publisher, Photo Shop, PowerPoint); publishing software; email; and Internet browser. Some travel is required, as needed. Experience with Handshake is preferred.

A resume, letter of interest and complete contact information for three professional references is required. All applications must be submitted through Lamar University

Lamar University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution and employer. Lamar University will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

EEO Statement

Lamar University 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

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference in according to the Texas SB 805, Section 657.033.

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.

Salary $39,000
Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 06/02/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

How to Apply:
A resume, letter of interest and complete contact information for three professional references is required. All applications must be submitted through Lamar University

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education that you have acheived?
    • Doctoral Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Associates Degree
    • Technical School Degree and/or Certificate
    • Some college credit(s) obtained
    • High School or GED
  2. * In what area(s) did you receive your degree(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * 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: 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
  4. * 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 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

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Miscellaneous