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We are excited about your interest in becoming a member of the Career Educator program! Career Educators (CEs) serve as peer educators, volunteering 4-6 hours a week in the office of Career & Academic Planning (CAP). CEs help with program planning, facilitate small and large group presentations, provide major and career guidance, conduct resume reviews, and assist with special events. Apply now!

What We're Seeking

Career & Academic Planning is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic applicants who exemplify the following characteristics:

  • Professionalism – recognizes behavior is a direct reflection of the person, other Career Educators, and Career & Academic Planning, as a whole; exercises good judgment while keeping the wellbeing of the program a top priority during decision-making
  • Dependability & Time Management – recognizes the importance of all aspects of the CE program and is committed to fulfilling the responsibilities of the accepted position; effectively balances time spent on school work, CE commitments, work, and student activities
  • Communication Skills – presents ideas clearly; speaks articulately and connects well with audience; good listener who is willing to accept and provide constructive feedback; expresses honest opinions
  • Proactivity – works through changes, demonstrates flexibility and has an open-minded approach; willing to put forth new ideas; adapts ideas/training to the goals of the program
  • Social & Self Awareness – aware of how differences in background, interests, values, and identity affect the individual decision-making process; able to assess a situation and use sound judgment
  • Ability to Work with Others – works well and collaborates with diverse personalities and is open to compromise; strives to be inclusive; works effectively to solve conflict
  • Enthusiasm & Attitude – demonstrates enthusiasm and passion with direction; participates in discussion and planning; demonstrates a consistent motivation for self-improvement and improvement of the CE program

Requirements for CE Applicants

Before applying, be sure your schedule allows you to:

  • volunteer 4-6 hours a week.
  • present at least 3 workshops each semester.
  • commit to being a CE for the entire 2017-2018 academic year (Fall and Spring).
  • attend our weekly staff meetings every Friday from 2-3 p.m. (exceptions made for class).
  • attend mandatory trainings in April and August 2016 (dates TBD).

Successful candidates must be eager to learn. No prior knowledge of career or major-related topics is required - we’ll train you!

Selection Process

  1. The application – Completed applications must be submitted by 8am on Monday, February 20thApply here.
  2. Individual interview – Upon notification, applicants will be asked to continue in the selection process via individual interviews. These interviews will be scheduled for you based on the availability listed in your “Availability Grid” as a part of the application. Interviews will take place between February 27 - March 3 and March 13 - March 17.
  3. Notification - The new 2016-2017 Career Educators will be notified the week of March 27 - March 31.

Questions?

Contact: Cassidy Lawson at lawsoncj@jmu.edu or (540) 568-6555.

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