Peer Career Ambassador, Career Education
Position Number: 900648
Department or Office: Education in Action
Level: Level B (Skilled)
Date Prepared: 09-28-2011
Student Employment Information
Work Study: No
Provide and create outreach opportunities to further the early engagement of Middlebury students in the Career Education process.
- Actively support the Career Education programs and initiatives at the Center for Education in Action
- Collaborate with other Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) and staff to effectively strategize and publicize overall Career Services events and programs.
- Establish and build relationships with Commons Residential Life staff through regular communications about Career Services/EIA events
- Develop and deliver peer-to-peer workshops for first-years and sophomores in the Commons residences
- Facilitate First-Year and Sophomore focus groups to acquire critical information to better serve these target groups
- Market Career Services/EIA services and events, capitalizing on the Commons residential system
- Contribute to blogs and/or newsletters that outline essential goals and internship/ career timelines that are relevant to the FY and Sophomore experience
- Provide administrative support to Career Education programs as needed
- Assist the Associate Director as required with new career education initiatives
- Perform regular outreach to targeted campus organization(s) and attend Career Services outreach events when needed, including some nights and weekends
- Serve as an ambassador to the student body representing the Career Services both in and out of the office.
- Assist students in the Career Services office utilizing online and print resources as time permits.
- Writing and posting to MOJO and the Career Services calendar announcements of special Middlebury workshops, information sessions, panels, and events related to career education and early engagement
- Assist Career Services staff with various in and out-of-office tasks as necessary
The ideal candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for the goal engaging Middlebury students early in the process of career education and bring excellent written and oral communications skills, superior organizational ability, and the capacity to work independently to the position.
- First-years, sophomores or juniors in good academic standing to work 6-8 hours/week while classes are in session for the full academic year.
Education & Training
- Enthusiasm for and experience with the mission of career education
- Experience with marketing and promotion
- Proven leadership ability
- Reliable, responsible and organized
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Willing to dress appropriately for professional office work.