Career Coordinator California State University Maritime Academy
Job Bulletin Number:103135
Classification:Student Services Professional III
Pay Plan:12 month
Salary Range: $4,554 - $6,488 per month. Anticipated hiring salary will be near the beginning of the salary range.
Benefits:Premium benefit package includes outstanding health, dental and vision plans; life and disability insurances; pension (CalPERS); tuition fee waiver; and 14 paid holidays per year. See our benefits website for additional information.
Closing Date:Open until filled. A review of applications will begin Monday, August 27 and the review period may end at any time thereafter.
ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY MARITIME ACADEMY: Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University, is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located on a scenic waterfront site in Vallejo, the campus serves a student population of approximately 1100 undergraduates and 50 graduate students. The campus currently offers undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Transportation, Global and Maritime Studies, and Business Administration. A master's degree in Transportation and Engineering Management is offered as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.
Position Summary: The Career Center provides comprehensive career services to students and alumni of The California State University Maritime Academy including: career identification and planning, co-op/internship options, commercial cruise options, job search assistance, employment opportunities, and alumni employment support. The California Maritime Academy offers undergraduate programs in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs, Business Administration, Marine Transportation, Mechanical Engineering, Marine Engineering Technology, and Facilities Engineering Technology. Reporting to the Director of Career Services, this position is a key link between the Career Services Department, faculty, students, and industry.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists with all aspects of Cal Maritime's shore side engineering majors
Meets with department chairs to discuss co-op program and receive direction.
Builds industry relations to find and develop possible student employment positions.
Calls and meets with industry to set up placements.
Assists Director with securing summer internships.
Meets with students to outline policies and procedures. Follows up to insure compliance with procedures.
Insures confidentiality of all cadet personal and medical information.
Makes site visits as needed (i.e. placement, discipline, employer request).
Follows up with employer to check on students.
Sends communication to industry with regard to career services events.
Assists with planning, implementation and assessment of Career Fairs and Employer visits.
Serves as Cal Maritime liaison to industry. Makes site visits.
Heavy communication via email and phone.
Meets with department chairs, faculty, staff, & students to develop program strategies and set goals. Holds individual meetings and group / academic major committee meetings.
Coordinates logistics of meetings.
Serves as moderator in meetings to discuss strategies and goals.
Develops plan-based strategies to implement goals.
Works with academic departments to build industry contacts.
Builds shore side engineering career services resources.
Serves as Career Counselor to shore side engineering majors
Meets with students to develop career strategies.
Helps students with resumes, cover letters, notes, job applications and other career related documents.
Holds workshops and classes on various career related topics (i.e. resumes, cover letters, government applications, etc.)
Uses Microsoft Outlook to update calendar.
Inputs data from meetings with cadets, employers, recruiters and other constituents.
Exports data as needed to assist in statistics and production of other career based reports.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience.
A master's degree in a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.
Must possess and maintain a valid California driver's license.
Ability to advise students individually and in groups on complex student related matters.
Knowledge and ability to use information technology used in career services - i.e. Moodle, People Soft
General knowledge of individual counseling techniques.
General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the Career Services area.
Ability to learn, interpret, coordinate and independently apply a variety of policies and procedures.
Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.
Ability to present clear and concise information orally and in written reports.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multi-cultural environment including students, parents, alumni, faculty, administrators, and employers.
Strong organizational and planning skills and efficiency in handling multiple projects.
Computer proficiency, proofreading skills, and demonstrated experience in the use of technology.
Knowledge of California State University Maritime Academy policies and procedures.
Knowledge of maritime/engineering careers and the qualifications necessary to obtain them.
Prior experience working on a small college campus
Prior teaching or presentation experience to large groups.
Knowledge of the Maritime Industry
PHYSICAL, MENTAL and ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Mainly sitting with up to 25% of the activities involving regular standing or walking, involves lifting of medium weight objects limited to 25 pounds.
BACKGROUND CHECK: A background check (including a criminal records check) must be satisfactorily completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days of the date of hire.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with a Disability
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Located in Vallejo, California, The California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is a unique and specialized campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system. We are one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States ? and the only one on the West Coast.