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  • Assoc Dir of Career Serv. - Florida Southern College (Lakeland, FL)

    Duties/Responsibilities:
    A full time position serving as the primary liaison between the Career Center and the Health & STEM unit. This position will prepare students and graduates for employment opportunities to support student career development and improve job and graduate school outcomes, specifically in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and health fields.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Provide individualized career counseling for STEM & pre-health students and alumni to assist in making career decisions, career readiness, job/internship plans, and preparation for graduate or professional school.
    Help students identify their interests, values, skills, and personalities, and foster their understanding of how these factors relate to academic / career satisfaction and choices.
    Provide guidance to departments and colleges on resources to meet students’ career needs.
    Collaborate with the Executive Director on vision and execution of all career coaching, related student-focused activities, teaching assignments, training, and assessment.
    Establish and maintain student intern programs with community partners in the health professions and STEM fields. Supervise and assess the quality of student internships.
    Serve as the liaison to health professional programs across the US, coordinate the FSC Pre-Professional Program (P3), and chair the Health Professions Advisory Committee. Coordinate, as appropriate, with student organizations, including Alpha Epsilon Delta, in programming and event planning.
    Collaborate with the Executive Director to develop pre-professional educational training activities and resources (MCAT prep courses, guest speakers, visits and fairs with graduate and professional school recruiters, off-campus visits, etc.)
    Research, evaluate, and update written and electronic career and educational resources with relevant economic and employment trend data.
    Attend events to help recruit high school students to the pre-health professions and STEM programs at FSC. Attend events to inform current FSC students of these programs.
    Assist with the assessment of students and alumni through a robust tracking and reporting system.
    Teach career development courses, such as PHP 1100 Introduction to Health Professions or an equivalent, based on need and area of expertise.

    Minimum Requirements:
    • A minimum of Master’s degree from an accredited institution with strong knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques in addition to broad knowledge of careers in STEM and in the health professions.
    • A minimum of 1 year experience providing career counseling and planning services is preferred.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills, and the ability to routinely multitask.
    • Ability to work well with a wide variety of people; ability to work independently.
    • Computer proficiency in MSWord, Excel, and Outlook. Familiarity with web-based application services and Internet resources