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Undergraduate Positions

We are excited about your interest in becoming a member of the Career Educator program! Applications are due April 2, 2019 by 11:59pm for both positions. Please apply through JMU Joblink.

Career Educator

We are excited about your interest in becoming a member of the Career Educator program!

Applications are due April 2, 2019 by 11:59 pm.
Please apply through JMU Joblink. 

Career Educators (CEs) are paid peer educators in Career & Academic Planning (CAP) office. CEs are JMU students who have been trained to assist in a variety of areas within the career planning process. They have a strong understanding of the resources in Career & Professional Development and help guide students in the right direction based on their needs.

The Benefits of Becoming a CE

Career Educators learn, work, and develop professionally through program planning, facilitating small and large group presentations, providing assistance to students and connecting them to other resources, conducting resume reviews, helping with special events, and supporting CAP as needed.

Job Responsibilities

  • Appointments
    • Critique resumes and cover letters during drop-in and scheduled appointments
    • Address student questions and share CAP career resources
    • Serve as a role model for successful career exploration and preparation
  • Outreach & Education
    • Deliver presentations on career and job search topics during CAP workshops and provide outreach through HTH 100 Passport programs and presentations for student organizations and residence halls
    • Represent CAP at career fair and other professional events
    • Participate in the promotion of CAP events and services throughout campus
  • Project & Programming Assistance
    • Serve as an assistant for ongoing programs and projects, as well as plan special events and career programs as needed
    • Greet students and handle information needs at the CAP reception desks as needed

Time Commitment

8-10 hours per week during the 2019-2020 academic year (Fall/Spring semesters). The position is eligible for Work-Study funding and the number of hours per week may change based on any Federal Work Study awards granted.

  • Attend one hour weekly staff meetings once a week
  • Attend mandatory trainings in August and January (dates TBD).

Availability during some weekend and evening hours for events and presentations. If you have future plans for study abroad or are interested in short-term opportunities, feel free to talk to us. You are still eligible to apply.

 Qualifications for CE Applicants

  • Open to any major
  • Must be in good standing with the University
  • Must have an interest in helping JMU students with career and job search through drop in & scheduled appointments, as well as outreach through presentations
  • Able to relate and interact with individuals in both one-on-one and group situations.
  • Willing to work in team settings to build rapport with other CEs and CAP professional staff.
  • Demonstrate professional communication when working with supervisors, co-workers, and students.
  • 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. Applications will be accepted until April 2, 2019.
  2. Upon email notification, applicants will be asked to continue in the selection process by selecting a 30-minute interview time slot.  Interviews will be individual and face-to-face. Interviews will take place between, April 8-16.
  3. Acceptances will be announced by April 19, 2019.
  4. All new hires will meet the week of April 22-26

Questions?

IS THE POSITION PAID?

  • Yes. The position is paid an hourly rate, $8.00.
  • Yes. The position is eligible for Work-Study funding, however the CE program is not limited to Work-Study students.
  • If applying as Federal Work Study, your eligibility for the year of employment is typically not granted until the summer each year. Usually students who have received FWS awards in the past will receive FWS eligibility in the future, but this is not guaranteed. Hiring for this position will be contingent upon you receiving an FWS award for the year of employment.

If you have read all the information here and still have questions, please contact:

Venus Miller
Career Readiness Coordinator
millervs@jmu.edu
(540) 568-6555

Career Educator Office Student Assistant

We are excited about your interest in becoming a member of the Career Educator program!

Applications are due April 2, 2019 by 11:59 pm.
Positions available for 2019-2020: 1
Please apply through JMU Joblink. 

The Office Student Assistant provides administrative support for the office of Career and Academic Planning, CAP Resource Center, Career Educator Program and other administrative duties as assigned. This is a Federal Work Study position, so students eligible for FWS are encouraged to apply.

The Benefits of Becoming a Career Educator Office Student Assistant

Our Office Student Assistant will learn, work, and develop professionally through program planning, managing communication, providing assistance to students, using technology to solve problems and supporting CAP staff, events, and programs as needed.

Duties will include:

  • Organize and monitor work schedule for the Career Educators representing the office.
  • Maintain scheduling and tracking system for tours, events, and presentations providing timely communication between group members, supervisors, and constituents requesting services.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings by communicating scheduling updates, taking minutes, etc.
  • Answer general student questions and provide support as needed at front desk or in Resource Center.
  • Assist with administrative projects when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • If there is an interest, you may also have the opportunity to facilitate large and small group career presentations.

 Qualifications:

  • Open to any major
  • Must be in good standing with the University
  • Model appropriate interpersonal skills as you provide customer service for all constituents including students, faculty, and staff.
  • Able to organize, prioritize, manage time efficiently, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Clear and concise written and oral skills, as well as the ability to maintain and organize records.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google programs.

Time Commitment

  • Work the 2019-2020 academic year (Fall/Spring), 8-10 hours per week. The position is eligible for Work-Study funding and the number of hours per week may change based on Federal Work Study award granted.
  • Attend one hour weekly staff meetings once a week
  • Attend mandatory trainings in August and January (dates TBD).

Selection Process

  1. Applications will be accepted until April 2, 2019.
  2. Upon email notification, applicants will be asked to continue in the selection process by selecting a 30-minute interview time slot.  Interviews will be individual and face-to-face. Interviews will take place between, April 8-16.
  3. Acceptances will be announced by April 19, 2019.
  4. All new hires will meet the week of April 22-26

Questions?

IS THE POSITION PAID?

  • Yes. The position is paid an hourly rate, $8.00.
  • Yes. The position is eligible for Work-Study funding, however the CE program is not limited to Work-Study students.
  • If applying as Federal Work Study, your eligibility for the year of employment is typically not granted until the summer each year. Usually students who have received FWS awards in the past will receive FWS eligibility in the future, however this is not guaranteed. Hiring for this position will be contingent upon you receiving an FWS award for the year of employment.

If you have read all the information here and still have questions, please contact:

Venus Miller
Career Readiness Coordinator
millervs@jmu.edu
(540) 568-6555

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