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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Career Guidance Counselor Assistant- West LA College

            
Career Guidance Counselor Assistant Position
Supervisor: Dr. Patricia Banday

Number of Openings: 3

Department: Student Success and Support Program
Hours per Week: 24hrs
Employment Dates: 02/02/2015 - 06/30/2015

Work Days: Monday – Friday

Position Type: Part-time or Temporary
Wage/Salary:  (dollar amounts only): 17.39 /hr

                                                                                        Job Description
Career Guidance Counselor Assistant (CGCA):
CGCA’s will assist counselors with educational goal workshops, career workshops, orientations, classroom presentations, and student follow-ups. Monitor student’s progress through the matriculation process; which includes: Orientation, Assessment, and a Student Educational Plan. Make follow-up calls to students who have not completed Orientation, Assessment, and a Student Educational Plan. CGCA’s will also assist counselors with workshops for "at risk" students who are on academic or progress probation or students who have reached 100 units or more and have not graduated from college.
Qualifications:
·         Attend an accredited four (4) year college or university
·         Enrolled in at least twelve (12) upper division units, or nine (9) graduate units
·         Enrolled in a Mater’s counseling, social work, or business or a related field
·         Detailed oriented
·         Basic computer skills Word, Excel, Microsoft Access.
 Application Instructions:
 Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Ms. Chang at changav@wlac.edu

Deadline: Wednesday, July 8th

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

CSUDH Career Counselor Intern for 2015-2016

Career Center
Career Counselor Intern

Description of Institution: California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) is a mid-size campus in Carson, CA, that centrally located between the South Bay, Los Angeles, and Long Beach. Due to its location, CSUDH serves almost 80% of students are from the surrounding area. The student population is the most ethnically diverse CSU system, a Hispanic Serving Institution, comprised of 65% females, and returning adults seeking new careers. CUSDH offers the “highest in demand” undergraduate degrees in the field of business, science, communication, and liberal arts (NACE Job Outlook Survey, 2015).

Description of Career Center The Career Center at CSUDH provides services and programs that help students and alumni make an informed career choice, inform them on the expectations of the workplace, and connect them with prospective employers. Students are assisted via individual career counseling appointments, use of empirically tested assessment tools, workshops and panels on career topics, graduate school preparation, job search, large scale recruiting events, On-Campus Interviews, online internship and job postings, and a wide array of website resources. For more information, please visit www.csudh.edu/careercenter

Description of Internship: California State University, Dominguez Hills' Career Center provides career counseling and employment services to current CSUDH students and alumni. We are seeking applicants for a Career Counselor Internship for the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year. Intern will be paid hourly. The Career Counselor Intern is provided training and supervision, and a private office with a computer and CSUDH email account.  After training and when the Career Center counselors deem appropriate, intern will assist with weekly drop-ins, critique resumes, evaluate and interpret career assessments, take individual career appointments, present workshops, assist with major events such as job fairs, and work on special projects.

Responsibilities: During initial training, intern will attend career workshops offered by the office, observe and participate in career counseling appointments, review and interpret assessments alongside counselor, conduct information interviews with staff to learn about the culture of each role, observe and participate in the critique of resumes, cover letters, and personal statements, and learn about services offered by the office and university. Intern will report directly to lead career counselor throughout the duration of their internship.

Through training, the intern will observe the styles of the different counselors used in the office, and when ready, will work with individual students on career issues using a comprehensive career planning model. By co-facilitating workshops with staff counselors, the intern will observe the diversity of practices and methods used by the staff to gain experience in a variety of workshops. The intern will later lead the workshops alone. If available, the intern will participate in other activities including but not limited to weekly staff meetings, meetings with career counselors, meet and greets with employers, professional development activities, and visits to other career centers.

Intern will have an individual project to complete each semester and that will be determined once internship has been finalized. In the fall, intern will participate in the Career and Internship fairs as well as Graduate School week. An example of the recent Fall project was aimed at revamping workshops which include choosing a major/career, writing a winning resume, and getting the internship you want. During the spring semester, intern will have the opportunity to participate in the General Job and Internship Fair along with doing drop-ins and resume critiques. An example of the recent Spring project was to work with the new social media intern to engage student population using technology and market the Career Center. These projects will give the intern concrete evidence of having contributed to the office and will enhance the intern's resume.

Internship Requirements:  
1.     Intern must have a BA/BS degree, have demonstrated interest in a career related to career counseling in higher education, and be enrolled in their 2nd or 3rd year of an accredited graduate program. Candidate should be eligible to receive academic credit for the internship. Candidates pursuing a graduate degree related to the field of career counseling will be given first preference.  
2.     Availability to work a minimum of 15 hours during scheduled office hours (M-F, 8am-5pm) is required.
3.     Candidate must have quality interpersonal skills, appropriate education on student development, past experience in providing direct services to students, and ability to interact well with faculty and staff. They must also demonstrate aptitude to work well with culturally diverse populations.
4.     Experience with computer-based career guidance programs is preferred. Familiarity with social media such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and experience using Prezi desired.

Salary: $11. 28 per hour

Duration of internship:  Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semester. Start date is August 17, 2015.

How to Apply: Send your resume and cover letter to Brenda Mendez bimendez@csudh.edu  by July 24, 2015.

Questions or concerns? Please contact the Career Center at (310) 243-3625



Monday, June 29, 2015

RESIDENCE LIFE INTERN – Doheny Campus Mount Saint Mary’s University

RESIDENCE LIFE INTERN Doheny Campus
Mount Saint Mary’s University

The Residence Life Internship is an 11.5-month, live-in internship reporting to the Director of Residence Life and Assistant Director of Residence Life at Doheny. This is an experiential opportunity and is meant to support an individual who is currently working towards a graduate degree related to the field. The individual must use these hours to fulfill internship hours for their graduate program. This internship works at the Doheny campus but will also require knowledge of the program at the Chalon campus through collaboration on projects and monthly staff meetings. This internship is intended to support the goals and mission of the Residence Life program and the Division of Student Affairs. The Residence Life Intern will work with the Director of Residence Life and the Associate/Assistant Directors of Residence Life to develop an internship which best fits the Intern’s professional goals and objectives.

Mount Saint Mary’s University, Doheny Campus is nestled in a private, verdant park-like setting featuring many historic buildings, and is located near Downtown LA and USC. The Doheny Campus is home to the Mount’s graduate degree programs, associate in arts programs, education credential program, and Weekend College a baccalaureate degree program designed for working adults.

DUTIES AND EXPECTATIONS

ROLE MODEL
·         Uphold all of the policies and procedures as set forth by Residence Life and the University. Violation of residence hall and/or University policies will result in termination of the Residence Life Internship position.
·         Communicate with all residents, staff members, faculty, and guests in an open, supportive, and constructive manner.
·         Forge strong relationships with students, staff, and faculty.
·         Maintain objectivity and confidentiality in all sensitive matters and abide by FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act).
·         Understand the mission and values of a Mount Saint Mary’s University education.
PROGRAMMING
·         Coordinate and evaluate student programming process by working closely with the RAs.
·         Provide resources to help RAs come up with program and advertisement ideas.
·         Create and submit program advertisements for Doheny Happenings, the MSMU Portal, and the Residence Life Office.
·         Assist and attend Central RAP Conference by reviewing program submissions, the delegation video, clothing, philanthropy, nametags, banner and any other tasks for Central RAP. The conference is a 1 day event, which takes place on a Saturday in November.
·         Coordinate two events the first week of classes in the Fall and Spring for residents.
·         Assist with the Fall Student Resource Fair during the second week of classes in the Fall.
·         Coordinate Mount in the City events at the Doheny Campus.
·         Coordinate resident appreciation events in the Fall and Spring semesters.
·         Serve on the Welcome Week Planning Committee to plan for Fall Welcome Week activities with Student Programming and Commuter Services and other departments.
·         Serve on the Violence Prevention Task Force and coordinate a variety of programs with other Student Affairs departments.
·         Research best practice standards for benchmarks and develop into programs unique to our residential life focus.


·         Maintain and update social media sites for the Residence Life Office.
CONDUCT
·         Send follow up emails to residents regarding conduct and/or on-campus injuries, as assigned by the Associate/Assistant Directors of Residence Life.
·         Meet with students on Conduct/other resident related issues (policy violations, mediations, etc.).
·         Be aware of student issues and inform Director and Associate/Assistant Directors if issues arise.
·         Uphold and enforce University policies and procedures by understanding the Student Handbook. If policy violations are taking place, they must be addressed immediately.
STUDENT STAFF AND TRAINING
·         Create and implement a survey tool to compile feedback from residents.
·         Assist with Supervision of the Residence Desk and inform the Assistant Director of any concerns or suggestions to improve this service.
·         Supervise and evaluate the Community Building and Planning Staff (Community Programmers (CPs) and Community Assistants (CAs)) and inform the Assistant Director of any concerns or suggestions to improve this service. The CAs work in the Residence Desk and provide a variety of services such as check out items, keys for lock outs, and selling various items such as scantrons, snacks, and other supplies to the residents. The CPs plan large scale events, create educational boards (inclusive programming) on the floors, and hold monthly Forums for residents.

·         Assist in recruiting, hiring, training and mentoring of CPs and CAs.

·         Hold monthly staff meetings with the Community Building and Planning Staff.
·         Assist with RA Selection through Group Process and interviews. Give feedback in regards to Resident Assistant and Returning RA/HRA applications.
·         Assist in the planning for the Fall and Spring RA Training, and present in a variety of areas.
·         Plan and present one in-service training session during a Resident Assistant meeting each semester. The topic can be of the Intern’s choice but must be relevant for the Resident Assistant staff.
DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS
·         Assume on-call responsibilities on weekends, weekdays and holidays at the Doheny campus. This includes living in a university-assigned room, responding to emergencies and providing support to the Resident Assistants (RA’s) and Head Residence Assistants (HRA’s) as the acting professional staff member of the University.
·         Assume after hours responsibilities by responding to emergencies, questions, and phone calls on the RLI cell phone and room phone from Residence Life staff, Security, or any member of the University, even if you are not on call.
·         Assist supervisors (Director, Associate Director at Chalon and Assistant Director at Doheny) with administrative work related to the internship and complete assigned tasks and paperwork within the designated timelines.
·         Upkeep and maintain the RLI Operational Manual with current samples and information.
·         Attend meetings such as RLO Team meetings, Student Affairs All-Staff meetings, etc.)
·         Meet with Assistant Director on a bi-weekly basis and with the Director of Residence Life twice a semester to discuss current and upcoming projects and information pertaining to the Residence Life Internship.

·         Check email and box in RLO on a daily basis.

·         Perform other duties as requested (i.e., committee work, review/revision of policies and procedures, etc.) in support of the goals and objectives of the Residence Life Office and the Division of Student Affairs.
INTERNSHIP HOURS
·         The intern must complete 20 internship hours a week as part of the internship. These hours must be completed in the Residence Life Office Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm during the academic year. One or two full days (8 am to 4:30 pm) of the week may be spent at the




QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Must be enrolled in a graduate program for the entire duration of their internship.
·         Must live on campus in assigned room.
·         Minimum of one-year experience in Residence Life, Housing, or Student Affairs is preferred.

CONSIDERATION:

·         Includes partially furnished room at the Doheny campus (a parking pass is not included).
·         Includes board plan ($400 a month at the Dining Hall) only when Food Services is in operation. Residence Life does not provide meals when the Dining Hall is closed. Meals plans are only for the Intern’s use.
·         $3,000 stipend a semester ($1,500 paid in August/November and $1,500 paid in February/May).

INTERNSHIP:

This internship is for 20 internship hours per week during the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, during the academic year.
·         Preferred Start Date: Monday, June 15, 2015 (negotiable).
·         Preferred End Date: Monday, June 3, 2016 (negotiable).
·         The internship is only available as a 1 year appointment.
·         Vacation time does not apply to this internship.
·         Holiday pay does not apply to this internship.
·         Sick pay does not apply to this internship.
·         This internship is not eligible for any University benefits.

APPLICATION AND PROCEDURES:


Send resume with cover letter and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Emilou Reyes, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Mount Saint Mary’s University, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007. Fax to (213) 477-2669 or e-mail ereyes1@msmu.edu. Screening will continue until the internship is filled. Preferred start date is Monday, June 15, 2015.