The ( 18 month) Career Placement and Professional Development Officer (3 positions) (i.e. Career Placement Coach) key responsibilities include establishing new employer relationships to hire Columbia Engineers and Applied Scientists. Deepening and further existing employer relationships to hire Columbia Engineers and Applied Scientists. Accurately track the placement rate of the assigned cohort of students to achieve 100%. Coaching students on how to secure positions and support their professional development. The Career Placement Coach will also assist in the execution of Professional Development & Leadership course including: organize workshops, manage student engagement and attendance, and recruit/on board new SMEs to teach sessions. The continuation of the appointment is subject to review and funding.
(65%) Place students in full time positions and/or internships.
Cultivate new employer relationships to hire Columbia Engineers and Applied Scientists striving for 100% placement of our MS population. Maintain and expand existing employer relationships to hire Columbia Engineers and Applied Scientists, striving for 100% placement of our MS population. Maintain and expand relationships with alumni to facilitate the hiring of graduating students Source, post/advertise employment opportunities (full-time and internships). Organize recruitment events with employers to facilitate hiring. Collect and analyze accurate placement statistics; generate reports of related statistics. Provide individual counseling to assist students in achieving career and placement goals.
(30%) Support administration and execution of larger PDL priorities.
Organize career education workshops tailored to the needs of our students. Manage and set up technologies and course administration application to track student progress, host videos/tutorials, communication and assignments. Advertise, market and communicate the offerings of PDL to students, prospective students and other constituents including marketing office and student groups. Manage and analyze the attendance and evaluation data collected. Escalate urgent issues to the Director.
(5%) Performs other and related duties and responsibilities as assigned/requested
A bachelor degree is required. Minimum of 2-4 years of related campus recruiting, career placement, career coaching, human resources, or professional development experience required.
Possess expertise in career development trends and issues affecting our constituents (graduate engineering students) and associated professionals. Experience and appreciation in working with international and domestic students in higher education.
Excellent communication skills: candidate must possess excellent communication skills to effectively and diplomatically communicate with students, employers, alumni, faculty and staff in small and large group settings.
Data analysis and data visualization skills: candidate need to be comfortable with analyzing and work with large volumes of student and employer data.
Strong technology proficiency required: an understanding and appreciation of student services database software and on-line resources, and the willingness and enthusiasm to respond to the needs of students in a technologically-driven society. Proficiency with Google suite of products, MS office, publishing software, social media, etc.
Ability to work independently; high level of attention to detail, and ability to exercise good judgement and flexibility. Must be willing to work on occasional evenings and weekends, on a need basis.
Positive, mission-oriented, forward-thinking attitude and sense of humor a must.
Graduate level work is preferred.
Familiar with student and academic affairs, departmental program curriculum and requirements, and web management and administration.
Experience in industries of interest of our graduate engineering students
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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