University of Utah Career Ambassador in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 03/12/2019
Requisition Number PRN09107N
Job Title UU Student - Other
Working Title Career Ambassador
Job Grade SJ
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code?
Type Non Benefited Staff / Student
Standard Hours per Week 15
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Work Schedule Summary
Candidates must be available to work a flexible 15 hours a week during the semester (our office is open between 8am and 5pm weekdays. Some events do take place in the evening and on weekend days, and will be communicated in advance.)
Is this a work study job? No
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00304 - Career & Professional Dev.
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $10.00 hourly
The mission of the Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC) at the University of Utah is to help students know who they are, research and evaluate their options, and reflect on what they want to do professionally. Through services, programs, and resources theCPDCteam facilitates the lifelong career development process and assist students with seeking and securing fulfilling careers.
Career Ambassador Mission:
The mission of the Career Ambassadors is to provide relatable and accessible career guidance to all U of U students through peer-to-peer advising, ensuring students are met where they are at in their academic and professional development process.
●Provide one-on-one guidance to both undergraduate and graduate students on low‐level career related topics such as: resume and cover letters, major and career exploration, job search resources, practical tips for career fairs, and interview preparation.
●Lead Quick Help (drop-in hours) coverage as established by theCPDC
●Serve as first point of contact for students by managing front desk including checking students in for appointments, taking phone calls and answering questions/concerns about our office
●Refer students to appropriate departments, staff, and resources
●Plan and execute Career Ambassadors signature events, and develop new professional development & career events to improve the Ambassador program
●Assist students with the utilization of theCPDCwebsite and Handshake platform
●Co-present career-related workshops forCPDCcampus partners, classes, and student groups
●StaffCPDCevents (including tabling at Career Fairs and other large campus programs)
●Participate in weekly meetings and mandatory training sessions throughout the year
●Acquire strong professional development skills including resume writing, job/internship searching, graduate school preparedness, interviewing, peer advising, and career exploration
●Spearhead initiatives like career preparedness, peer mentoring, event management and leadership opportunities that support academic, career and personal growth
●Network with employers, alumni, and academic partners to help build and maintain connections for future professional opportunities
●University student (undergraduate and graduate) in any major with a minimum 3.0GPA
●Required to work at least 10 hours/week (no more than 15 hours/week), which may include time spent working in theCPDCoffice and staffing sponsored programs
●Must be available for entire academic year 2019-2020; Fall and Spring semesters
●MayNOThold another paraprofessional position on campus
●Must be able and willing to maintain confidentiality of records
●Must possess a positive attitude and an ability to work well with people from all backgrounds
●Ability to follow-through and see tasks to completion by required deadlines
●Ability to demonstrate initiative and seek out projects and assignments
●Ability to problem solve quickly and ability to find solutions to problems if unsure
●Ability to present career development topics to stakeholders
●Preference will be given to applicants who have received a Federal Work Study Award.
●Demonstrated campus involvement through participation in variety of student groups and/or departments
●Strong communication skills with ability to clearly present information both verbally and orally (individually or in groups)
●Experience managing and completing a multi-step project or event in work or school
●Ability to work independently while also collaborating and sharing innovative ideas
●Demonstrate time management skills
●Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to racial, ethnic, cultural, and philosophical diversity.
Special Instructions Summary
How to Apply:
●Please include both your resume and a 1-page cover letter on why you want to be a Career Ambassador with this application. In your cover letter, please address:
○Your interest in being a Career Ambassador
○Skills, experiences, or strengths that you would bring to the role
○Particular area of interest (marketing/social media, career coaching/programming, interacting/networking with employers and alumni)
Interview and Selection Timeline:
•Several positions available; Open until filled.
•As applications are reviewed, candidates will be selected for an interview on a rolling basis.
•Final selections will be made by the end of June 2019.
•All incoming AmbassadorsMUSTbe available the week before Fall semester for mandatory Ambassador Training (Monday, August 12th—Friday, August 16th 2019)
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: “email@example.com” or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: “firstname.lastname@example.org” .
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.