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Career Planning Specialist

Univ. of MS School of Business
Job Location:
University, Mississippi 38677
Full time

Position TitleCareer Planning Specialist
DepartmentSchool of Business Administration
Job LocationOxford
Job TypeFull-Time
Job Description

This position exercises discretion and independent judgment in performing duties associated with career planning programs for a College, School, or program within the University. The incumbent tracks and improves the hire rate of graduating students through internships, co-ops and active career counseling, analyzes economic and job markets, and implements marketing strategies for identifying a diverse group of potential employers. This position reports to the Dean of the School or College, or the Chair/Director of an academic program.

Job Responsibilities

Examples of Work Performed:

Prepares and maintains a database of contacts, employers, and students to facilitate internship and post-graduation hiring success.

Researches and identifies potential employment opportunities for students through Web searches, cold colds, alumni contacts and student suggestions for job data.

Cultivates employer and alumni contacts and develops effective working relationships with faculty, students, alumni, staff, and other placement professionals. Makes arrangements for site visits and facilitates recruiter visits to campus.

Gathers data and prepares reports to analyze internship experience and graduate job placement for administrative utilization.

Provides counseling to students on academic curriculum and conducts on-on one mentoring with students.

Advises students in completion of internship applications, career planning skills and job search strategies, creates short and long-term action plans and follows up with students as needed.

Directs students to services and technology available to improve job search results.

Reviews resumes and cover letters, conducts mock employment interviews; advises students about interviewing, resume development and cover letter writing techniques.

Develops and implements career path and professionalism information sessions for students.

Incorporates Career Center functions available and establishes and maintains the career resources materials.

Follows up with graduating students and tracks job placement to determine success and placement satisfaction.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Essential Functions:
The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

1) Provides career planning and career development counseling.

2) Serves as a liaison with the UM Career Center.

3) Develops and implements career planning programs, internships, and co-op opportunities.

4) Analyzes job placement data and implements processes to improve the hire rate of graduates.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from a college or university.


Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement:
Related education and related experience may be substituted on a basis set forth by the Department of Human Resources.

Special instructions to applicants

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Work ScheduleNormal business hours
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Published Salary$18.00 - $20.00/hour
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program includes an employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://www.olemiss.edu/hr/benefits.html).

Job Open Date10/25/2017
Employee CategoryProfessional / Administrative
Employee DesignationRegular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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