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Career Services Graduate Assistant

Position Title: Career Services Graduate Assistant

Department: Student Services

Position Requirements and Preferences:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience: Other: Background in Business, or Marketing preferred but not required. Must be enrolled full-time in a Graduate degree program. Possess excellent oral and written skills.

Position Summary:

The graduate assistant aids the Career Services department in the overall development and management of a comprehensive, centralized career development and career services program.


· Work 20 hours per week.

· Completes training component related to Career Services and available tools.

· Provides individual and group career counseling to students and alumni to assist with career decision-making.

· Administers career assessments (such as COPS) as requested, and helps students interpret them.

· Assists in research, design and delivery of workshops, class presentations and panels on career-related issues, including self-assessment, career exploration, job search strategies including use of the Internet, graduate school, and overall professional preparation.

· Oversees and promotes online career mentoring process for use by current students and alumni in collaboration with Alumni Relations and the Office of Advancement.

· Assists with the coordination of career planning days.

· Cultivates and monitors partnerships with faculty, current and potential internship sites, employers and alumni.

· Attends Connect Iowa meetings, as appropriate, and seminars, conferences, and webinars related to Career Services.

· Encourages students to engage in information interviews, job shadowing, etc. with alumni and employers.

· Assists in the development and implementation of marketing strategies of career services to students, faculty, employers and alumni, including use of social networking sites.

· Advises and coaches students on resume and letter writing, networking and interviewing, and the use of online tools like Handshake and social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

· Consistently demonstrates a positive attitude.

· Must be open and adaptable to change.

· Must work cooperatively and respectfully with all populations.

· May supervise Career Services work/study student in absence of Coordinator.

· Performs other related duties as assigned by Career Services Coordinator.

Reports to: Director of Career Services

Start Date: September 1, 2021

Replacement or New Position: Replacement

Full-Time/Part-time/Temp: Graduate Assistant (Temporary)

Closing Date of Posting: Until Filled

Application Sent to: Send cover letter and resume:

Human Resources

William Penn University

201 Trueblood Avenue

Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Email:

XII. Terms of Employment: At will employee

William Penn University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.