What do we look for?
- Diversity – We strive for diversity in our hiring process, including diversity of thought, experience and skillsets. No cookie cutter team members here!
- Meliora – Ever Better. We look for those with a growth mindset to planning and solving problems – we are constantly evolving as an organization and seek people to contribute to that growth and also grow their own positions.
- Communicators – Fantastic communication skills – We look for people who can help us tell our story in a compelling and exciting way.
- Collaborators – We’re not helping “Students and alumni create meaningful lives and thriving in an ever-changing world.” on our own! Every member of our team works with campus partners, students, parents, alumni and faculty to bring this vision forward, so team driven attitude required!
- Leaders – Anyone within our team can be a formal leader, on an initiative, project, strategic goal, etc. But we also recognize that leadership doesn’t require a position or authority, and look for those with a wide range of leadership styles and motivations.
- Innovators – We focus on innovation and new ideas – We are both user- and solution-focused, and look for others that ask “why” questions to drive our programs, services and processes. Then we move to “what” and “how” to engage all of our stakeholders in meaningful interactions, relationships and outcomes.
- Change Agents – Open to change and bold in taking it on – We listen, ideate, try things and learn (sometimes from failing). Fortune favors the audacious, and we love taking on “big, hairy, audacious” goals and ideas.
Job Opportunities in the Greene Center
We are excited to share our current openings at the Greene Center for Career Education. We have some dynamic and exciting roles to join our team and make an impact on our students and the University of Rochester community. Our current strategic plan – “Preparing UR for the Future of Work” – is helping to propel UR forward and we are looking for some people who want to help us achieve that vision. If you get excited about change, flexible work arrangements, career education, life design, design thinking, creating opportunities for students, increasing access for students, tackling issues of equity and social justice, and making an impact, the Greene Team is where it’s at!
Career Advisor – Job # 249234
Status: Full-Time 40 hours
Grade: 052 Career Center (River Campus)
Schedule: 8:30 A.M. – 5 P.M.GENERAL PURPOSE
Provide career advising services to undergraduate, graduate students, and limited alumni populations in designated departments, schools and industries/professions. Services include both one-on-one advising and program development and delivery in collaboration with faculty, staff, community organizations and employers, and students. Strategically engage partners across campus to provide these services as well as educate students on the career development process and opportunities that exist (internships, experiential opportunities, jobs, graduate school).
- Advise undergraduate, graduate/professional students, and selected groups of alumni in individual appointments and small groups about exploring career and education options and in developing effective experiential learning, job search and graduate and professional school search strategies.
- Assist students in exploring career options and identifying sources of experiential education to further learn about their careers and industries of interests and to develop necessary skills/knowledge.
- Maintain awareness on current trends and future of work to provide up-to-date information related to industry/market trends and to engage students in employer/alumni programming.
- Develop, contribute, and update career exploration and development information on the web site; Utilize virtual technologies and resources in the delivery of service to students as appropriate (e.g., web sites, on-line surveys, blogs, podcasts, etc.)
- Support assigned cohort of college advisees each academic year over college experience with course selection, academic policies, career education, and other decision making
- Build and strengthen relationships with external and internal stakeholders, including faculty/staff, employers, and other campus units.
- Serve as liaison to designated academic departments and university departments to assess and meet the needs of academic stakeholders and to promote collaboration across departments and majors.
- Serve as liaison to assigned industries and Career Communities. Devise and implement strategy in conjunction with Greene Center team members for assigned areas.
- Engage and involve alumni and industry professionals to participate in programs/events, as well as to learn industry content information relevant to student preparation.
- Maintain relationships with employers, specifically alumni, to cultivate extern, intern, full-time and program opportunities. Through ongoing engagements, build rapport and market skills of students. Advise on branding strategies.
CAREER DESIGN INITIATIVES / DELIVERY
- Develop and deliver content on topics to include career design, exploration, résumé writing, interviewing, internship/job search strategies, networking tactics and ethics in the workplace, graduate/professional school preparation.
- Research, develop and deliver industry-specific programming and invite relevant guest speakers based on assigned academic and industry areas.
- Work with key stakeholders to create career/industry and employment specific events and workshops that facilitate student learning and skill development.
- Coordinate and deliver presentations for various campus stakeholders (faculty, staff, prospective students, alumni, prospects, etc.).
- Participate in various campus events involving alumni and families to engage those stakeholders in our services and programs.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT / ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
- Provide leadership for, coordination of, or assistance with various special programs and projects in line with strategic planning process (i.e.: supervising student staff, coordinating graduate assistants, orientation of new staff, etc.).
- Cross-Functional Teams and University Initiatives – serve on various cross-functional teams to promote the vision and direction; contribute to the strategic planning in order to evolve center services and programs.
- Play an active role in the collection of assessment data that serves as a driver for strategic decisions within.
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
- Bachelor’s degree.
- 1-3 years experience. Open to diverse industry and stakeholder engagement experience (can include graduate assistantship).
- Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at UR.
- Ability to collaborate cross-functionally in the office environment and to interface with multiple stakeholders.
- Ability to embrace and drive change and to organize and effectively manage multiple priorities, programs, and projects.
- Exceptional communication (written, oral, presentation). Demonstrated proficiency designing and delivering presentations.
- Demonstrated experience leading teams and developing positive relationships, partnerships, and alliances.
- Experience advising students on career-related topics
- Ability to assess and report student-learning outcomes.
- Project management experience.
More coming soon, please check back!
HOW TO APPLY TO ALL POSITIONS
- Navigate to the University of Rochester’s career opportunities page.
- For external applicants, select ‘search all jobs’ and then enter the job ID number
- For internal applicants, select ‘for current employees’ and then enter the job ID number
- Review the job description and select the Apply button to begin your application. If you have applied to jobs at the University before, you should have an account you can log in to. If you are a new applicant, follow the prompts to create your account.
BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER AND THE GREENE CENTER
The University Office of Human Resources and Office of Total Rewards lists a variety of the university’s staff benefits on the Total Rewards website, including healthcare, retirement, wellness, vacation and leave, and extra perks. Within the extra perks section you will also find information about tuition benefits, the family care program, financial well being, home ownership programs, and a variety of additional insurance options.
Comprehensive Greene Center onboarding to set you up for success
Our onboarding process for new staff starts before your first day, and continues through your first 3-6 months. On your first day you will complete University Orientation, prior to coming to the Center. There you will meet a staff buddy, your supervisor, and various operations staff to get you up and running in the first few weeks. You will then receive any training needed to help you succeed in your position, develop goals and deliverables with your supervisor, and get to know the entire team in your first three months.
Commitment to an Ever Better you
For information on University provided professional development, you can view the Professional Success page.
In the Greene Center we also focus on learning and growth of our entire team, supported by both your supervisor, our comprehensive onboarding plan, online learning and training options, and encouragement to participate in regional and national professional development organizations.