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Employment Type:
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Business Development
Professional Development Partner
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Towson University | Baltimore, MD
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Job Description

Provide academic and professional development advising with caseloads ranging from 300-600 students. Provide guidance in developing and maintaining an individualized degree completion plan. Establish strong relationships with student population to make informed recommendations for service in student organizations/leadership roles, attendance at college/department-wide panel discussions/workshops and signature programs. Ensure students are aware of events sponsored by the college via advising sessions, communication strategies, etc. Conduct one-on-one career advising to include decision-making, self-branding, job/internship search. Assist students in reviewing internships suitable for their area of study. Serve as a mentor to caseload by demonstrating the knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA's) of a CBE student.

Act as a partner and liaison to employers and an academic department. Develop relationships with employers hosting students in their internship programs to understand how to best refer them to opportunities within the company. Connect employers (internships/jobs) to students they serve. Connect employers to targeted recruitment events (i.e. career fair). Act as the liaison to the assigned department and the Office of Professional Development to ensure curriculum changes and recruiting opportunities are available to all faculty and staff. Partner with faculty within assigned academic department to create opportunities for meaningful student engagement and professional growth.

Attend department, college and university events. Specifically Transfer Orientation, TU4U, Open House, Career Fairs and special programs. Provide support to other staff members on an as needed basis. Plan and implement career related and professional development workshops and special events. If funds are available, join local/regional associations related to the department (i.e. American Marketing Association) and share topics with other staff members to enhance advising sessions. Strive to maintain a deep knowledge of the curriculum of the assigned department and ensure all faculty/staff are informed of changes that impact student success. Attend department and curriculum committee meetings when necessary. Supervise a Student Consultant (intern) who will assist in the preparation of materials, etc. for advising sessions and department events. Students work approximately 10-12 hours weekly. Responsible for administrative functions of the position which includes updating student records, answering emails and phone calls and delivering consistent, accurate information. Perform other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree and two years of experience in a professional business setting. The selected candidate must have a deep understanding of internship positions and processes and job offerings in the market. Understanding of degree requirements for all CBE majors and knowledge of business school programs and curricula. Expertise in skills related to professional development, including but not limited to job search, networking, resume building, interview skills and salary negotiation. Application of the following skills are critical for the Academic Adviser position: positive attitude, critical thinking, complex problem-solving skills, team work, demonstrate effective listening and communication skills, time management, and proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Preferred: Master's degree and experience recruiting or providing career advice in a higher education setting.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

About Towson University

Founded in 1866, Towson University (www.towson.edu) is recognized among the nation's best regional public universities, offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. With nearly 19,000 students, Towson University is the second-largest public university in Maryland. As a metropolitan university, Towson combines research-based learning with practical application. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs.