Career Service Rep., SAE Institute of Technology Chicago, IL

Career Service Rep., SAE Institute of Technology Chicago, IL

Career Services Representative

Institution: SAE Institute of Technology Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
  • Admin - Career Counseling and Placement
Posted: 07/03/2014
Type: Full Time
Notes: marked as a Priority
Do you have a passion for music, creative arts, film? Do you want to make an impact on people's lives? Showcase your professional energy in a fast-paced, challenging and engaging work environment? Located in one of the most trendy, cosmopolitan cities of the world, Chicago, SAE Institute is a student- focused and dynamic higher education institution that believes our associates are direct contributors to the future of the creative media industry. Come change the world with us! 

Our Institutional Objectives: Established in 1976, SAE Institute of Technology is a private postsecondary training institution, educating a diverse student population throughout the world. We are committed to preparing students for careers in the fields of audio technology, digital games animation, and digital post-production through a solid grounding in current technology, consisting of both the practical experience and theoretical knowledge. 

In order to fulfill our commitment to the students, our curriculum reflects the latest developments in the audio, digital gaming and video industries. Equipment, hardware and software also reflect current and dominant workplace technologies in order to ensure students gain experience relevant for career preparation. Additionally, SAE provides the opportunity for students to acquire the technical language and communication skills necessary in today's job market. 

Our Company Philosophy: The mission of SAE Institute is to provide relevant theory and practice in the art and science of the Creative Media Industry. SAE emphasizes practical experience providing school facilities reflective of the professional workplace environment into which students graduate. SAE faculty provides industry-standard best practices in the career fields we teach so our graduates are fully prepared for entry-level jobs. We place high respect on our worldwide professional community in our effort to provide well educated, proactive, creatively intelligent, and pragmatic contributors to society. 

Career Services Statement of Purpose: The primary objective of Career Services is to assist students and graduates in securing employment by developing industry relationships, communicating opportunities and providing guidance and resources. 

The Role and Scope of Position: 
The Career Services Advisor is responsible for the delivery of services and outcomes that support the primary objective of the Career Services Function. The two main focuses of the position include industry-employer development matched with student-graduate job search campaign guidance and career coaching. The two aspects are equally important and should be evenly/ strategically incorporated into the work schedule. The Career Services Advisor works directly with students, alumni and employers with the purpose of successfully attaining their career aspirations and employment goals. 

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities, but not limited to: Employer Relationship Development/ Employment Opportunity Generation: 

Maintain regular contact with employers to develop cooperative partnerships including, but not limited to, identifying viable job opportunities, internship, career fair participation, advisory board membership, etc. 
Strategically participate in industry networking functions that may develop into beneficial relationship to support students and graduate success. 
Match appropriate resumes to job orders and distribute resumes promptly. 
Assist employers in facilitating hiring process: contacting students, graduates for interviews. 

Student/ Graduate Coaching: 

Advise students, graduates and alumni on career services issues including: job search strategies, resume development and interviewing. 
Work with students to educate and prepare them for their future careers utilizing career advising techniques, career development strategies and career education and preparation techniques. 
Conduct Pre-Graduation Career Planning Consultations with each upcoming graduate individually.Conduct workshops on resume writing, interviewing, job search techniques and other career related topics. 
Research and communicate current job postings to active candidates on a regular basis. 
Create, coordinate, and facilitate student engagement and job readiness related educational opportunities in the form of industry information sessions, hand out resources. 

Operational/ Administrative 

Ensure student and graduate employment information is maintained up to date in official student database system. 
Ensure appropriate documentation is collected to support reported graduate employment or waiver statuses for accreditation. 
Ensure regular use of official student database system to report student/ graduate contact activity, employer contact activity, job opportunities, internship opportunities, employments. 
Upload regulatory career services documents into official student database system. 
Assist in collection of graduate surveys, employer surveys, and employment verifications. 
Assist in the coordination of events including, but not limited to orientation, graduation, alumni, career fairs, advisory boards. 


Qualifications: Associates degree and/or related work experience. Minimum 2 years of experience in higher education or audio industry preferable; or 2 years experience in full cycle recruiting, consultative sales preferable. 
Managing work flow: Excellent organizational, time management and attention to detail skills. Proficient with Microsoft 
Office applications for MAC 
Communicating: Excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills. 
Learning & Adapting: Ability to manage and adapt to working with individuals of various backgrounds. 
Maximizing Resources: Ability to think creatively and provide solutions with available resources. 
Quality & Customer Focus: Provides Excellent customer service and attention to accurate record keeping 
This position requires the flexibility of working evening and weekends. 
Sitting for long periods while on campus. Standing for workshop presentations. Visits to employers off campus when necessary.

Application Information

Contact: Human Resources Department
SAE Institute of Technology
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