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Career Specialist/General Associate

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Work type: Staff Part-time, Temporary (Hourly)
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Career Counseling and Services


 Career Center

The UMBC Career Center, within the Division of Student Affairs, aims to empower all students and graduates to create their own success stories. We work with students at every academic level, from first-year freshmen to graduate students. The Career Center is recognized as a valued partner across campus and among leadership with exemplary student and employer engagement along with strong first destination career outcomes of our graduates.

We value diverse perspectives and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and identities.


The UMBC Career Center is seeking a part-time Career Specialist/General Associate to provide career counseling, job-search and interview preparation, and graduate/professional school assistance to students and alumni.

Additional duties include:

  • Develop and present workshops on a multitude of career development topics and skills
  • Administer and interpret career and education decision making assessments including the MBTI and Focus 2
  • Support team members with UMBC’s Building Skills for Career Success practicum course for student employment
  • Maintain the major resources area on the Career Center’s website
  • Support marketing, promotion, and usage of our interview training module (Big Interview)
  • Manage and oversee career blogs and family newsletter submissions

This is a 6-month contract working roughly 20 hours per week (no benefits), which may be renewable.  Flexible Schedule - Up to 20 hours per week with flexibility on which days (M-F) working based on candidate's availability.

Requires occasional evening and week-end hours for student/alumni appointments and events. 

Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in counseling, psychology, student personnel, human resources or related field

  • At least one year of experience providing career counseling, advising, or coaching, including graduate school preparation

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present and/or facilitate informative and engaging career programs

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds

  • Proven ability to coordinate and facilitate virtual counseling appointments and career seminars

  • Knowledge of social media, especially LinkedIn, as well as job market trends. 

  • Prior experience working in higher education 

  • Knowledge of a strength-based approach to career advising 

  • Knowledge of career assessments, including MBTI certified

  • Basic computer skills including knowledge of online recruiting platforms such as Handshake, as well as video conference platforms (such as Webex)

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration, submit a cover letter and resume by May 27, 2022 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled)
Salary: Hourly salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Hours: Part-time (19.5 hours per week). Flexible Schedule- Up to 20 hours per week with flexibility on which days (M-F) working based on candidate's availability.
Type: Temporary, Contingent I
Additional Information: This is a temporary position.  Initial contract is for 6 with the possibility of renewal. 
FLSA Status: Nonexempt 
 Equal Opportunity Statement:  UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization   As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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