18 Dec

Career Adviser Jobs Vacancy in Massey University Palmerston North

Career Adviser
Massey University
Palmerston North MWT
18 Dec, 2017 30+ days ago

Massey University Palmerston North urgently required following position for Career Adviser. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Career Adviser Jobs Vacancy in Massey University Palmerston North Jobs Details:

We are seeking a creative and energetic colleague to join our small and dedicated team, assisting students to maximise their experience at Massey. The successful candidate will assist with a broad range of student employability development activities including face-to-face workshops and advising, as well as the development of an on-line suite of services. It will suit a person with career guidance experience and with experience in designing and facilitating workshops.

Job description Purpose statement Our Vision
Massey University will provide a distinctive student-centred learning experience for all students. Graduates will be enabled to actively participate in the existing and new economies as educated citizens around the world.

Purpose of Student Life Services
The purpose of the Student Life Services Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa portfolio is to ensure that students have a successful experience at Massey University. This is achieved through ensuring:
• Students are engaged with the university
• Students’ employability is enhanced
• Students are enabled to learn successfully
The Career & Employability Service, which is part of Student Life Services, works in collaboration with other services and units, to provide a suite of resources and initiatives to support the development of employability skills and career readiness in Massey students, consistent with the vision and goals of the University

Role Purpose and Scope
This fixed-term role is to support the Career Consultants on the Manawatu campus, while one of the team is working on a project with an academic unit. The Career Adviser will also work closely with Career Consultants on the other Massey campuses to provide a service consistent with the vision and goals of the University.

A full range of career and employability development activities would be included in the role. It is especially important that the applicant works to ensure that students feel that Massey cares about them and their career development, and that the students feel that Massey communicates with them appropriately and actively.

Responsible to Manager: Pastoral Care (Manawatu)

Key accountabilities Key Results Areas
These Key Results Areas are indicative and may be altered over the period of employment based on the changing focus of the Service and the University’s Employability Strategy which is being developed and implemented.

Employability Workshops
Outcome: Students are exposed to a range of employability and job search workshops appropriate for their nature and stage of study.
Key responsibilities include:
• Facilitate employability workshops on campus as well as via Adobe Connect
• Develop and facilitate additional workshops, seminars and presentations
• Assist with the marketing of these workshops and with recording attendance.

Employability Development of Volunteers
Outcome: Students are able to articulate volunteer experiences into employability skills.
Key responsibilities include:
• Develop and support opportunities for students to assist the Career & Employability Service on the Manawatu campus.
• Market a broad range of volunteer and part-time work opportunities both on and off campus in a way that increases student participation in these activities
• Develop and facilitate appropriate support for students engaged in these activities to enable them to recognise, articulate and transfer learning to their own employability development
• Ensure that students are communicated with appropriately regarding the importance and availability of these offerings.

Development of on-line services and resources
Outcome: Students will have access to an enhanced range of self-help resources so that direct contact with Career Consultants is used more efficiently.
Key responsibilities include:
• Research programmes being run successfully at other universities in New Zeeland and abroad that incorporate such resources
• Advise on best practice in this regard
• Facilitate the development of on-line resources appropriate for the range of Massey students, and their engagement with these.

Projects or Other Duties
To carry out other duties which may reasonably be required by your Manager from time to time in the course of the University’s business and which fit the role’s purpose as stated, and for which the position holder is qualified or has received adequate training or instruction.

Person specification Qualifications A tertiary qualification (management, education, social work) is preferred.
Qualifications in areas such as Career Development, Teaching and Lecturing, Human Resources or Training are preferred.

Experience Professional Knowledge:
• A knowledge of modern career development theories is preferred, as is a good awareness of the local, national and international labour market and the implications of this for our students.
• Awareness and experience of working with the demographics of the Massey student population is important.
• Fluency with the software packages commonly used at the university is essential as is the ability to use new packages and systems
• Experience in workshop design and facilitation, and an ability to accommodate a range of learning styles would be as asset.

Technical Skills:
• Experience of the design and development of on-line resources
• Recognising Te Tiriti O Waitang - values, tikanga (processes), kawa (rules) of cultural practice and traditions, and valuing Te Reo Māori
• Experience working and/or living in different cultural environments
• Public speaking and/or teaching experience
Excellent teamwork, interpersonal, networking and problem solving skills

Personal attributes and behaviours These are the abilities, attributes and personal characteristics that the staff member will need to consistently display in order to achieve their Key Result Areas (KRAs) [that is, to do the job effectively]. These behaviours describe how someone does the job, whilst KRAs describe what is to be done.

A. General Behaviours

Student / Customer Focus
Developing and sustaining productive student / customer relationships and making their needs a primary focus of one’s actions.
Continuous and Applied Learning
Actively identifying new areas for learning, seizing learning opportunities, and learning through the application of newly gained knowledge and skills. Understanding and applying new job-related information in a timely manner.
Gaining Commitment
Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans.
Valuing Diversity
Appreciating and making best use of the diverse capabilities, insights and ideas of all individuals, and understanding differences in style, ability and motivation. An awareness and ability to meet the needs of a wide range of students from different nationalities and cultures and at different life and career stages. Many of our students are studying by distance and may have significant life and work experience.
Contributing to Team Success
Actively participate as a member of a team to move the team to the completion of goals and targets.
Managing Work (includes Time Management)
Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
Emotional Intelligence
Good communication skills and a high level of emotional intelligence are required. The successful applicant must be able to work independently within a close and small team, share with the team and liaise with the broader university easily.
The applicant needs to be adequately flexible to work around student and employer schedules, and should be open to trying new ways of working.
Personal Energy
Energy, dynamism and the ability to inspire others are required attributes. So too is the desire to ‘go that extra mile’ to ensure that our students are fully engaged in their development of the skills employers need for the 21st century.

B. Leadership Behaviours
Leading Through Vision and Values
Keeping the organisation’s vision and values at the forefront of associated decision making and action.

Additional Pre-employment Checks Candidates who successfully reach the final stages of the selection process for this role may be required to undergo Employment Checks, inclusive of but not limited to Qualification and Criminal History/ or Police Vetting checks. A satisfactory report from the relevant agency will be a condition of employment. The University will, however, make the final decision as to whether the appropriate standard has been met.

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