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Posted On February 05, 2020

Career Services Specialist

The Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is one of the nation’s leading independent colleges of art and design. The Institute enrolls 645 undergraduates, with about 300 living in on-campus housing. We are seeking a Career Services Specialist to join our team.

The Career Services Specialist is directly responsible for providing career advising to students and alumni while also assisting in employer relations. Duties including but are not limited to:
• Guiding students and alumni through their job, internship, or graduate school search
• Coaching and advising students and alumni on a variety of career topics, including: resume, cover letter, personal branding, goal-setting, networking, interviewing, and salary negotiation
• Delivering and creating group presentations on career development related topics
• Composing and sending weekly Job Flash emails with available jobs and internships
• Building relationships with employers to provide guidance on recruitment strategies
• Updating employer contacts and creating quarterly employer newsletter
• Assisting with editing and updating the website and social media
• Coordinating the planning for Fall Internship Fair and Spring Career Fair
• Planning and leading the annual Spring Break City Trek trip taking students to visit employers in another city
• Overseeing the credit-bearing internship process
• Monitoring all Federal Work Study agreements and following up weekly on outstanding items
• Collaborating with other offices on campus such as marketing, event services, and facilities

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:
• An understanding of the challenges facing students and institutions in the current higher education environment
• Knowledge of current national and local economic trends related to career development and employment and an understanding of career development theories
• Ability to complete projects and multitask with moderate supervision in a fast-paced environment
• Strong organizational skills (e.g. projects, time management) and attention to detail
• Respect for and ability to work with students of diverse backgrounds
• Experience developing and delivering presentations, programs and events
• Proficiency with spreadsheets, presentation software, and career management technology
• Ability to speak in public and present programming
• Self-motivation and desire to learn

• Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in higher education, human resources, or related area preferred
• 1-3 years of experience in higher education or a related field

The Career Services Specialist reports directly to the Director of Career Services. Other offices within this unit are the Registrar, Academic Services, Student Life + Housing, and Disabilities Services.

Required application materials will be reviewed as soon as they are received:
• Resume
• Cover letter specifying your salary requirements
• Contact information for three (3) professional references

Application deadline is March 15, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Human Resources
Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
Job Code: CSS20
Fax: 216.754.4320
No phone calls please

The Cleveland Institute of Art is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, and to the principles that promote inclusion.

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As part of the Cleveland Institute of Art's commitment to the diversity of its workforce, applicants are requested to self-identify race/ethnicity. Providing this information is strictly voluntary and any information disclosed will not be used in the hiring process.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, committed to building and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, and to the principles that promote inclusion.

It is the policy of the Cleveland Institute of Art not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or gender identification, age, or disabilities, in employment practices, educational opportunities, admission, scholarship and loan programs, and other college-administered programs and activities.