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Fordham University
  • Position Number: 3310085
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Position Type: Career Counseling and Placement

Alumni Relations Specialist

Fordham University

About Fordham
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its nine colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; life insurance; short and long-term disability; employee assistance program (EAP); tuition remission; and generous time off. Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Department: Career Services RH

Campus/Location: Lincoln Center (LC) - NYC

Position Summary
Provides specialized career counseling with alumni and with the undergraduate population.

Essential Functions
Provides specialized career counseling 50% of the time with alumni, and 50% with the undergraduate population. Guides alumni through career development and job search processes, providing networking and job search strategies, LinkedIn advisement, interview preparation, salary negotiation, etc. Supports employer outreach for all disciplines. Supports the development of career resources for alumni and undergraduate students including handout and online resources. Develops and supports targeted programming/professional development for alumni in collaboration with the Office of Development and University Relations. Collaborates with the Career Services staff and Director to provide coverage for the alumni/ae and undergraduate students. Supports the Director of Career Services in the implementation of a comprehensive career education initiative utilizing an intra-divisional Career Planning and Professional Development model. Supports programs to address career interests of students, alumni, and recruiters serviced at the Lincoln Center campus where students participate in a close-knit intellectual and creative community set in the heart of Manhattan where students experience a classroom in the world outside the colleges doors. Supports the Office of Career Services in implementing a program to ensure all students have well-developed job search skills and career education experience prior to graduation. Collaborates with the Office of Career Services to counsel and educate students and develops programming to strategically place Career Services at Fordham as a recognized leader in the field. Delivers individual counseling, computerized assessments, and resume writing to Fordham students. Assists in the coordination of testing programs such as Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory. Collaborates with Career Services Staff to plan, promote and execute career fairs. Conducts faculty outreach to garnish buy-in for services and events as well as to benefit from their insight and expertise. Responsible for other special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
B.A./B.S. in related field. Minimum 1 year experience in higher education, career services, or another related field. Significant and related work experience will be considered in lieu of completing academic qualifications. Familiarity with affirmative action and equal opportunity non-discrimination guidelines necessary. Excellent leadership, management, organizational, interpersonal communication, public speaking, and time-management skills. Must be creative, highly motivated and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to develop rapport with a variety of constituents including students, employers, administrators, and faculty. Ability to administer assessment tools such as MBTI in the delivery of counseling preferred. Knowledge of basic computer office software. Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and prioritize projects.
Preferred Qualifications
M.A./M.S. in student personnel, counseling, higher education, or related areas.
Familiarity with a student-centered approach to education in the Jesuit tradition.
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Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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