Number of Positions: 1

Status: OPEN

Career Planning Center-Albany Campus

Supervisor: Kathleen Lockwood
[email protected]

The Career Planning Office provides graduate assistants with an opportunity to work with Center staff to meet the career development needs of Sage students. Graduate Assistants report to the Assistant Director of Career Planning and typically are scheduled to work an average of 10 hours per week. This position offers flexibility with the understanding that there will be adjustments for academic commitments, as approved. All requests to adjust the regular work schedule must be submitted in advance and put in writing. All agreed upon hours must be met with an emphasis on punctuality and full completion of shift.

Describe the program the Graduate Assistant will support: *

The Office of Career Planning meets one on one with students, alumni, faculty, and staff to revise resumes, cover letters, personal statements for graduate school, look for jobs/internships, practice interviewing skills, and so much more. The Graduate Assistants will assist the full time staff with appointments, workshops in and out of classrooms, attend special events and programming, and be of general assistance to the full time staff.

Why does this program require graduate assistance? *

We meet with hundreds of students each semester, and our staff depends heavily on our Graduate Assistants to assist us. In the spring of 2016, our two Graduate Assistants and Assistant Director of Career Planning met with over 200 students in person and online, so this would have been impossible without the help and support of the two Graduate Assistants.

Please include the job description as it should appear on the website *

The Career Planning Office provides graduate assistants with an opportunity to work with Center staff to meet the career development needs of Sage students. Graduate Assistants report to the Assistant Director of Career Planning and typically are scheduled to work an average of 10 hours per week. This position offers flexibility with the understanding that there will be adjustments for academic commitments, as approved. All requests to adjust the regular work schedule must be submitted in advance and put in writing. All agreed upon hours must be met with an emphasis on punctuality and full completion of shift.

Duties:

Career Appointments:  Assist students with beginning resume and cover letter writing, mock interviews, and searching for internships and jobs.

Special Events: Coordinate and assist in special event development, planning and implementation; market events to students on Facebook and on campus through flyers and advertisements

Job Postings:  Research new opportunities and post current internship or jobs for Sage students on Sagelink

Career Closet: Assist with the logging and organization of the Career Closet

Office Assistance: In the absence of the administrative assistant, greet constituents and provide exemplary customer service. Provide assistance to office staff on special projects.

Walk-in Wednesdays: Provide one on one support to students, alumni, faculty and staff members that wish to revise career documents, search for jobs/internships/volunteer opportunities/ graduate school, and more

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Familiarity with MySage (previously Campus Cruiser), Facebook, and various Internet search vehicles. Team player, interest in working 1:1 with students and eagerness to learn about career development.