Midwest ACE Job Posting
Career Services Specialist
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL

June, 11, 2021

Job Description:

The Career Services Specialist is responsible for supporting the career/employment needs of students with disabilities registered with the Division of Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES) through:
(1) the development, implementation and evaluation of career readiness programming for DRES Students
(2) collaboration with UIUC career service units to create more inclusive campus career experiences
(3) the establishment and maintenance of employment-related partnerships in industry

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Job Requirements:

Major Duties and Responsibilities Recruit, plan, implement and evaluate student participation in diversity-related employment programming, and facilitate student networking at career events. Provide direct services and support to students with disabilities related to career development and employment preparation, resume and cover letter creation, job search strategies, and interview preparation. Counsel students (and alumni when necessary) on disability-related topics, such as self-advocacy skill development, requesting reasonable accommodations in the workplace, the disability disclosure process, and transition planning, as needed. Build relationships and collaborate with staff from departmental career service programs. The Career Center, and other university units supporting the employment and career options of University of Illinois students and alumni. This includes serving as DRES liaison to The Career Center, attending meetings, and serving on sub-committees. Supervise graduate hourly, undergraduate, and graduate student interns who work with the CSS program. Collaborate with campus and off-campus employment partners to develop a job shadowing and mentoring program for students to increase knowledge of career options and opportunities. Recruit and prepare students to participate in internship and employment programs specifically designed for students with disabilities, such as the American Association for People with Disabilities (AAPD) Summer Internship Program, Microsoft Autism Hiring Program, Lime Connect, and Workforce Recruitment Programs. Develop and maintain a multimedia presence by providing resources to students and alumni, including updated information on CSS within the DRES website, DRES listserv, regular announcements on social media, marketing flyers, and the electronic employment newsletter. Establish DRES alumni relations and outreach in support of the CSS program. Develop and offer career development and transition courses for DRES students. Participate in the development and implementation of disability education and employment accommodations for corporate, governmental, and not-for-profit entities wanting to enhance the inclusion and diversity of their workforce. Actively participate in grant projects when available and serve as point of contact for awarding agencies. Remain current in the knowledge and understanding of the ADAAA/employment accommodations. Schedule, coordinate, and conduct tours of DRES administrative and service facilities to visitors, alumni, faculty/staff, and university officials. Other duties as assigned. Education and Experience Required

This position requires a minimum of a master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, career/vocational development, counseling, rehab counseling, or related area. Minimum of one academic year experience working with college students, preferably in a setting related to career development, academic advising or student success or one academic year experience with other clients on job search related skills and topics. The position requires a self-starter with the ability to deliver a high level of interactive service, develop and maintain collaborative relationships inside and outside of the unit, prioritize effectively, as well as proactively solve problems. The successful applicant must work well under pressure, have the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a great deal of accuracy, possess strong written and verbal communication skills along with exceptional organizational skills. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to work well with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and industry contacts at all levels within a diverse, multi-cultural, collaborative environment. Knowledge of job search strategies and career development theories, best practices and resources. Preferred: Knowledge of and experience in the delivery of ADAAA employment accommodations. Familiarity with online career database systems such as Grad Leaders, Handshake, Symplicity and other current and emerging technologies within the career development field. Salary and Appointment Information

This is a full-time, regular (not visiting) academic professional non-tenured position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply:

Application Procedures and Deadline Information to ensure full consideration, create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of application and resume by June 25, 2021. Online application will also require names and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Krystle Simmons at [email protected] or 217/333-5683.The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

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