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Hire G.I. is a San Diego, CA based corporation that support our veterans, active duty and military spouses with employment opportunities by connecting them to vet-friendly employers. We are seeking a special person to manage our clients Veteran Student Services.

SUMMARY:
The Veteran Career Advisor counsels, advises and coaches students and alumni on a wide range of employment preparation and career development topics and develops, authors, and presents written and online materials to address their career exploration needs.

The incumbent takes the lead in developing, coordinating, and implementing programs and services designed to develop, deliver, and assess individual advising sessions and calendared group programs (seminars, panel discussions, small groups, mixers, etc.) addressing self-assessment, career exploration, communications (resumes, cover letters, online portfolios, interviews), job search strategy, job offer negotiation, and industry trends/career field realities.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
• Provides responsive, informed, confidential, individual career counseling to students, and alumni
• Provide career counseling: Addressing core areas such as career information and planning, job search, interviewing skills, resume writing training, job search and networking
• Create & maintain Alumni program
• Applies interviewing and counseling techniques, and exercises professional judgment in working with clients on matters related to career development.
• Develop yearly calendar of events, workshops, and other schedules related to assigned activities
• Plan, organize, schedule workshops, seminars, class presentations, employer tours, meetings, and other activities
• Arrange and confirm industry speakers
• Compile and tabulate placement statistical data and track student placement status
• Administer career assessments to individual students and provide step-by-step training for career development
• Instruct and train students in the use of career programs that assist in the selection of professional careers or technical occupations
• Identify and research Internet web sites for job search resources
• Ability to advise multicultural, multisexed and multi-aged students individually and in groups on routine matters where required
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty
• Demonstrated experience in working with students, faculty and areas of campus to collaborate on planning and promoting programming

Required
• Proven ability to design and implement innovative career development programs that empower students to develop and utilize their self-awareness, professional development skills, and proven resources to identify and pursue their career goals.
• Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to effectively work and interact with diverse groups and individual faculty, staff, students and alumni. Ability to make effective presentations to large and small groups.
• Fosters beneficial partnerships between corporations and the school. Manage relationships with employers for job opportunities for students and alumni.
• Requires the exercise of professionalism, confidentiality, and respect in addressing a range of issues and working with a variety of clients
• Represents Career Services in local and professional associations, including veteran-specific coalitions, community networks, and collaboratives.

Preferred
• Working knowledge of the IT industry
• Knowledge of the military

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