Career Consultant

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22/08/22; 22/08/2022

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About Carleton University

Carleton is a smart, caring and connected community that inspires and empowers individuals to become change leaders who drive impact in the world. Carleton's faculty and staff strive to provide a superior learning experience for our learners who hail from every province and from over 100 countries around the world. Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation's government and enjoys easy access to the many organizations, associations and businesses which thrive in Ottawa.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Manager Career Development, the Career Consultant is responsible for the development and delivery of a full suite of career development services and programs for students in assigned faculties and for the central Career Services office. The Career Consultant works collaboratively with academic departments and with the Career Services team to integrate career development into the student experience. The Career Consultant is a multifunctional position providing clear, accurate and concise career and employment information to students, staff, faculty and the wider Carleton University community. The incumbent is responsible for providing timely, knowledgeable advice on student employment related issues, job searching resources, and for helping to direct students to the appropriate support and resources. The Career Consultant is an integral member of the central Career Services office and as such is expected to present a positive, knowledgeable, professional reflection of the office and its services at all times.


The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:
• Must have experience in developing and implementing career development programs and services.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, in addition to excellent time-management and organizational skills.
• Must have prior experience with the development and delivery of employability skills workshops and in providing one-on-one advice regarding employability skills.
• Must have experience in developing and delivering training programs for students and/or volunteer employees.
• Detailed knowledge of the academic programs offered at the University is a requirement.
• Knowledge of labour market data and trends is essential.
• Able to work with minimal supervision.
• Must be computer literate and able to use email, databases, and word-processing, contact management and spread sheet software.
• Attention to detail is important for all aspects of the position.

Education and Experience:

The above is normally acquired through the completion of:
• 4 year degree in a relevant program (e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Business with concentration in Human Resources).
• Certified Career Development Practitioner designation is an asset.
• Four years of experience in employment advising preferably in a university environment.
• Experience developing and implementing student programs and experience developing and managing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders is required.

HR Note:

Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Important Note Regarding Pandemic Related Operations:

This position is required to work on campus. Exceptionally, since March 2020, many staff and faculty at Carleton University have been working from home in order to comply with public health requirements while continuing to provide services to support the operational functioning of the university. We are currently in the process of identifying positions that need to work on campus as part of our return to campus process. This position may be required to work temporarily remotely due to public health requirements or it may have been identified as one of the roles that are required to work on campus. If this position is required to work on campus, the successful candidate will be informed of the health and safety measures that are in place to ensure their safety on campus. If there is a requirement to work remotely (it is possible that there could be a requirement to work both remotely and on campus), the successful candidate will work with the manager to set up a remote work environment including discussing appropriate technology and requirements. Please note that once public health requirements permit, Carleton University will resume normal on campus operations and at that point there will be a timely notification provided by the manager and the requirement to working full time physically onsite will resume. Therefore, we are looking for candidates currently in or looking to relocate to the Ottawa area.

Additionally, Carleton University is continuing to maintain a safe work environment and requires mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 as per Public Health recommendations under the Reopening Ontario Act. As Carleton University requires that staff be available to attend on-campus meetings and to work, as required, in person, the successful candidate will be required to comply with this policy and be fully vaccinated before commencing employment. Subject to permitted exemptions under the Ontario Human Rights Code, if you are the successful candidate, your offer of employment will be conditional upon you attesting that you are fully vaccinated with a course of vaccines that have been approved by Health Canada and submitting appropriate proof of vaccination.

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