Career Development Specialist

Department of Career Services - COMPASS

The Department of Career Services in the Compass at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month full time position.

Posting Date: April 9, 2014

Review Date: Review of applications will begin April 28, 2014  and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time UUP staff, visit:

Date of Appointment: Spring 2014

Description of Responsibilities:

Working with the Director of Career Services and other campus partners, the Career Development Specialist will:

  • Plan and execute major career development plans, programs, and career fairs in collaboration with a variety of on/off campus partners;
  • Identify, articulate to, and assist students in developing the high demand soft skills needed to prepare for the job search process;
  • Collaborate closely with Department of Residence Life relative to presentations and programs in our premier residential on-campus living environment;
  • Develop and conduct presentations on a variety of career development related topics; and
  • Advise students and alumni through the career development process, with an emphasis on the transition to work or graduate school.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling, or related field;
  • Minimum of two years of experience in college career services or related field;
  • Experience in planning and implementing career fairs, networking events, career-related conferences, or career exploration activities with employers;
  • Experience in counseling students and/or alumni on job search strategies, assisting with job search documents, and/or developing interviewing skills;
  • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal communication, and presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in use of social media as a tool to engage students;
  • Experience incorporating major technological tools, including web and social media, into the career development process;
  • Demonstrated ability in development of professional online and printed resources.
  • Experience assisting students in identifying and articulating high demand soft skills to employers

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of transcripts, resume with contact information for three professional references electronically to

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Jackie Wallace, Search Committee Chair

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Description of SUNY Oswego:  Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News America's Best Colleges 2010 and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students outstanding educational experiences with attention to liberal arts and sciences foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. SUNY Oswego is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking sesquicentennial strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity.  SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  In accordance with INS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

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