Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 16,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.
Career Counselor ? 2 Positions
The Office of Career Advancement assists students and alumni in developing, evaluating, and implementing career, education, and employment decisions and plans. The career counselor will specifically help students and alumni with:
- Developing self-knowledge related to career choice and work performance by identifying, assessing, and understanding their competencies, values, and personal characteristics.
- Obtaining educational and occupational information to aid their career and educational planning.
- Selecting experiential opportunities that optimize future educational and employment options.
- Preparing job search materials including resumes, cover letters, CVs, and social media presence.
- Preparing to find relevant employment by developing job search skills, effective candidate presentation skills, and an understanding between their competencies and job requirements.
- Gaining experience through student activities, community services, student employment, internships, and other opportunities.
- Using technology to enhance the career development process (including Profs Jobs).
- Preparing to manage their careers after graduation.
- Obtaining information on graduate/professional school programs through a variety of sources.
- Identifying graduate or professional school programs that match their career goals.
The career counselor will deliver services to students and alumni in individual, group, and presentation settings. The career counselor will also be responsible to:
- Collect and analyze data pertinent to counseling, and teaching of students participating in targeted career planning programs and services for the annual report.
- Review and update office materials including sample resumes, cover letters, CVs, and social media profiles.
- Aid in marketing events and services to campus through social media and print advertising.
- Create and present informational and hands-on workshops to student groups, classes and university events, on career related topics including but not limited to: exploring career options, group assessment interpretation, finding an internship or job, resume writing, and interviewing. Some presentations will involve an evening and/or weekend time commitment.
- Support other duties as assigned. The Career Counselor may be assigned a functional area to support.
- Bachelor?s Degree from an accredited institution
- Two years of professional experience in an institution of higher education, human resources, or related field. (Master?s Degree can be substituted for one year of professional experience).
- Master?s Degree in Counseling, Higher Education, MBA, or related field
- Experience in career advising, career counseling, or human resources (specifically performing college relations function).
- Ability to effectively counsel/advise college students in areas of career planning.
- Understanding of career development theory.
- Demonstrated ability to use assessment instruments and computerized career guidance systems.
- Excellent counseling, communication, presentation, customer service, and organizational skills.
- Knowledge and experience with career management systems.
- Actively participate in professional career service associations (NACE, EACE, SHRM, NCDA or related professional organization).
Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.