Texas A&M University Career Services Coordinator - Agriculture in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Career Services Coordinator - Agriculture

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Career Center

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

The Career Services Coordinator for Agriculture and Life Sciences students is responsible for providing career advising, planning, and programming to students and meets with the staff within the program area; hold routine meetings with faculty and college administration; develop programming beyond workshops and class presentations; responsibility for center-wide projects as they relate to the specific program areas; and management responsibility within the program area.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Three years of progressively responsible, professional experience in higher education, industry, or government. Or, a Master’s degree and one year of progressively responsible, professional experience in higher education, industry, or government

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others. Excellent customer service and communication skills – interpersonal, written, and presentation

  • Working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs, and ability to work with and present data

  • Knowledge of complex databases and computer software programs

  • Proficiency in researching and utilizing online resources

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple, ongoing programs and services

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree.

  • Two or more years of experience in higher education, career services / advising, recruiting, training, or professional development

  • Background in student affairs is a plus

  • Some supervisory experience

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Knowledge of Texas A&M Career Center software and operating procedures

Responsibilities:

  • Advise Agriculture and Life Sciences undergraduate students in areas of career planning and job search skills/techniques such as resume writing, job search strategies, networking, and interviewing. Create and conduct workshops, class presentations, and events covering career-related subjects. Create and implement programs or events that include bringing specific employers to campus, highlighting career options, and/or address specific areas consistently requested by a wide range of students

  • Lead presentations highlighting services and special programs available through this position to constituent groups, including the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, throughout campus and within the community. Meet regularly (once each semester or year, to be determined by the coordinator) with advisors and select faculty within the program area. Create and submit special programs to be presented at regional and national conferences

  • Interact with employers at events on campus as well as at conferences and other regional events to increase opportunities for students in program area. Provide those employers with information about students and process for recruiting on campus

  • Compile resources that provide information regarding career options for students within program area. Develop new resources, hard-copy and electronic, for students within the program area. Maintain the program area’s portion of the website and develop new content annually. Contribute to social media and web content regularly for the Career Center

  • Train student employees related to the needs of the academic disciplines and/or student population served by Career Coordinator. Supervise and evaluate the work of student employees, and maintain confidential records and files, as appropriate

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Howdy and thank you for your interest in a career with Texas A&M University. As the flagship campus of The Texas A&M University System, we are located in College Station, Texas with a student population of more than 64,000 and nearly 9,000 faculty and staff.

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From our benefits package and professional development opportunities to our retirement programs, Texas A&M is a great place to work. Your path to a great career starts here!

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