Job Positions

Junior Specialist (Career Advisor Specialist), position #86425

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Career & Academic Advising Center


UH Hilo

Date Posted:

Jun 21 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

July 23, 2019


Career Advising:

  • Deliver Career Advising and Assessment in individual and group settings to undergraduates and alumni to teach career related topics such as career development, career exploration, job search strategy, interview preparation and graduate school application
  • Perform career advising and consultation through traditional and emerging mechanisms such as web-based services, online counseling, and the academic curriculum (i.e. teach for-credit career development courses)
  • Develop and edit career related materials in all forms of media

Program Planning and Management:

  • Develop effective presentation tools and programs for students and alumni to enhance their career decision making skills and optimize their career opportunities
  • Plan, coordinate, set up and conduct career fairs, graduate school and other special events
  • Coordinate management and maintenance of College Central job listing program

Employer Relations:

  • Provide career consultation and instruction in conjunction with career fairs, employer outreach activities, and special programming to targeted audiences such as seniors and students in specific majors
  • Meet with and assist employers with their recruitment needs, including job postings, networking sessions, on-site visits, and career fair registration
  • Participate in and attend Chamber of Commerce events on Hawaii Island to network and engage with local employers


  • Design and develop marketing, promotional material, media publicity campaigns and related initiatives for employers
  • Create online and email campaigns, social media, social networking, and outreach to employers and students
  • Promotion of student use of Focus 2 Assessment program

Campus Outreach:

  • Participate in co-sponsored career related events throughout campus such as "Careers in Law" and Alumni Services events and conferences
  • Provide off-site workshops and advising/consulting services at locations such as Residential Life, through academic department/campus units, and through campus committees, task forces and organizations
  • Participate in search committees with the Center and, as appropriate, represent the Center and Student Affairs on other campus committees


  • Perform administrative tasks related to client services including: documentation of client and consulting notes; scheduling/rescheduling appointments; evaluation of assessments; preparatory research for clients, workshops and classes; electronic and traditional follow up communication with/on clients; and reporting data on activities and clientele as required for Center Reports
  • Develop and conduct surveys relating to career development and Career Center services; gather and analyze service user data in the form of statistical and analytic reports
  • Contribute to all types of Center-wide programs and events
  • Participate in all-staff meetings, advisor meetings and other staff meetings as required
  • Research, develop and disseminate information on industries economic trends and new emerging markets
  • Regularly report on outreach strategies, target areas, identification of new employers progress with leads, contacts, results and employer recruitment involvement

Professional Outreach:

  • Participate in and present at conferences and events for appropriate professional organizations
  • Facilitate meeting and panels
  • Chair task forces, assume a leadership role within professional career- related associations and organizations

Performs various other duties as assigned

Application Process

To Apply: Visit and search for Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist (#86425) to submit an application. Note: If you have not applied for a position before using NEOGOV, you will need to create an account. Neo Gov Instructions: Submit: (1) cover letter explaining how the minimum and desirable qualifications are met; (2) resume; (3) the names and addresses, email and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references; and (4) transcript(s) showing degrees and course work appropriate to the position (copies are acceptable, however, original official transcripts will be required prior to employment). All requested documents/information must be postmarked by the closing date and become the property of the University. All minimum qualifications must be met by the closing date. Failure to submit all requested documents/information shall deem an application to be incomplete and it will not be considered. Electronic submissions will be accepted.

Institution Information

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is an EEO/AA Employer M/W/Disability/Veterans

EEO/AA, CLERY ACT, ADA: The University of Hawai'i is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran. Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks. In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawai'i may be viewed at:, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

Accommodation Request: The University of Hawai'i complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the EEO coordinator directly. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. For further information, please refer to the following link: The University of Hawai'i does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, or disability in its programs and activities. For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, please refer to the following link:

Additional Information

  • Salary Information: Salary commensurate with education, qualifications and experience
  • Monthly Type: 11 Month
  • Tenure Track: Tenure
  • Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
  • Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
  • Other Conditions: Appointment to begin approximately October 2019, pending position clearance and availability of funding.

Contact Information

Marcia Tavares, Please refer to position number 86425 when making inquiries


Required Qualifications

  • A master's degree from a college or university of recognized standing in Counseling, Student Affairs, Business, Human Resources or a related field of study
  • At least (2) years of professional experience at the post-secondary level in career advising and development or substantial course work in career development and/or career counseling
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of career assessment instruments such as Focus 2, MBTI, the Self-Directed Search, and/or other information resources, technology, and materials
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with various constituents in a university setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an environment with diverse clientele
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to travel on occasion
  • Ability to identify needs of unique customers; deliver specialized strategies and services to meet their career challenges Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and implement projects with complex logistics involving multiple tasks and priorities
  • Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with staff of all levels, employers, faculty, students, and alumni

Preferred Qualifications

  • Superior career advising and facilitation skills, as evidenced by prior experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in labor market, employment trends, and recruitment strategies and techniques
  • Evidence of superior presentation skills to present career information to both small and large groups
  • Demonstrated success in creating and maintaining effective partnerships with key stakeholders who contribute to the career development of college students.
  • Demonstrated and current record of activity in student affairs with Native Hawaiians and other students underrepresented in an multicultural island setting
  • Experience with developing and posting Social Media content on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn