Ohio Wesleyan University (www.owu.edu) is a selective, private, undergraduate liberal arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and is located just 20 miles north of Columbus.
Career Connection invites applications for Career Catalyst, STEM Liaison. This position is a part-time role, averaging 20 hours a week for ten months; reduced hours during the summer months.
The Career Catalyst uses independent analysis and judgement to develop, coordinate, and supervise complex and administrative tasks in order to provide exemplary career assistance to students on campus within the “STEM” Career Community.
The ideal Career Catalyst has experience working with diverse audiences, engaging with and attracting diverse employer contacts and internship opportunities, and providing programming directly related to career needs of diverse students and alumni.
Responsibilities: The position encompasses four distinct areas of responsibility:
1). Student Career Coaching and Event Planning
Conduct career-advising appointments on resume/cover letter writing, interview strategies, etc. to help students conduct a successful job search.
Facilitate student learning by assisting students secure appropriate internships to enhance their overall academic experience.
Plan and conduct internship workshops and information programs to provide student professional development.
Guide students who find themselves in the minority of certain professional industries, and conduct special events/initiatives for diversity engagement.
2). Academic, Department, and Alumni relations
Coordinate with faculty and academic departments to identify and promote internships and opportunities for specific majors.
Develop relationships with Alumni Partners and regularly connect Alumni with students.
3). Employer engagement and internship development/coordination
Communicate with new and existing employers about job opportunities, upcoming events, and specific student connections.
Organize new and developing opportunities into emails/newsletters for students.
Form partnerships with minority-led businesses & organizations to expand opportunities.
4). Career Connection team collaboration and data management
Participate in Career Connection team meetings and Career Catalyst meetings.
Organize paper, electronic, and website resources for students within designated majors.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in related field; required
Industry experience in career counseling, human resources, or specific career community industry; 3+ years preferred
Passion for working with students
Professional written and verbal communication skills
Excellent attention to detail and follow-through
Successful experience working with persons from diverse backgrounds
Successful experience quickly learning new computer systems and applications
Completed application packets will include:
1) Cover Letter with salary requirements
2) Resume or Curriculum Vitae
3) The names, titles, and contact information for three professional references
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus, in Delaware, Ohio, promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment free from constraints in areas of culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family relationship, or economic barriers. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged as OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.
About Ohio Wesleyan University
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (www.owu.edu) is a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus in Delaware, Ohio. OWU is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all. OWU celebrates diversity and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, culture, national origin, sex and/or sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, economic barriers, or any other legally protected factor. OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified individuals will not be disadvantaged based on being unemployed.