|[Position No Longer Available]||Forward Print|
|Position:||Information Management Specialist - The Career Center (A1300176) - EXTENDED|
|Company:||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Job Location(s):||Urbana, IL; Champaign, IL|
|Start Date:||As soon as possible|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Starting Salary Range:|
|Required Education:||Bachelor's Degree|
|Required Experience:||1 to 20+ years|
|Required Security Clearance:||None|
|Related Categories:||IT - General, IT - Analysis/Project Mgmt|
Assistant Director: Information Management Specialist
The Career Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Information Management Specialist (IMS) is a full time, 12-month Academic Professional appointment in The Career Center, a unit within Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Founded in 1867, the Illinois campus is one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions. It is one of the top comprehensive research public universities in the nation. The successful candidate will be working on a campus with an academically talented and diverse student population, including 20 percent international students, 12 percent Asian American students, 5 percent African American students, and 6 percent Hispanic/Latino students from a total enrollment of over 42,000 students. It is a traditional residential campus with nearly 10,500 students living in campus housing.
The Information Management Specialist provides leadership for The Career Resource Center (CRC) by managing, coordinating, and disseminating career and pre-professional information (digitally and in print) and overseeing the functions of the CRC. The IMS maintains multiple websites and database infrastructure; provides technology training and support for staff; writes, edits and manages web content. The IMS serves as a resource to professional staff for informational needs regarding career development. The candidate must be aware of the career development needs and concerns of students.
The Information Management Specialist contributes to the vision and strategic planning of The Career Center, is a member of the Career Connections team, assesses learning and service outcomes, plans and presents programs and workshops, coordinates events and activities, utilizes career technologies, communicates electronically, develops print and virtual resources, and has direct contact with students on a daily basis in a variety of settings.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Common to all Center Professionals
1. Advise students one-on-one and in groups regarding career and pre-professional planning, academic choices, employment/internship search strategies, and graduate or professional school admission/opportunities
2. Outreach to diverse student populations and multi-cultural constituencies
3. Assess services/ programs to determine student needs/learning outcomes and facilitate continuous improvement
4. Serve as a liaison to designated departments and offices
5. Prepare and deliver presentations for various campus audiences
6. Utilize virtual technologies and resources (i.e. web sites, on-line surveys, blogs, podcasts, etc.) in the delivery of service to students
7. Develop and update career development information (print/virtual/web) for students
8. Participate in professional activities and associations.
9. Serve on Career Center, Student Affairs and/or campus committees, task forces, work groups, and advisory committees as assigned or invited, and participate in staff development activities
10. Perform other duties as assigned or required by the supervisor or director
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
1. Manage and coordinate the information resources of the Career Resource Center including resources in print and on the website
2. Oversee daily functions of The Career Center Resource area and collaborate with service providers within the center; oversee maintenance of the Resource Center's physical facilities in consultation with other professional staff
3. Design, manage and update The Career Center website, maintaining currency, accessibility, and usability of site and its multiple features; plan and manage website upgrades, coordinating with host provider and vendors as needed; and analyze metrics of website usage
4. Monitor and maintain database infrastructure for website applications; Serve as the primary liaison with on-site CITES technology support personnel, as well as remote personnel managing The Career Center's server and database infrastructure
5. Select, purchase, and organize resources (online and in Resource Center) to provide students and staff a reference library of books, magazines, software, databases, and other resources; maintain quality control of the Resource Center's collections; oversee inventory and condition of materials and usage of resources; catalog new entries; and collect and analyze usage metrics
6. Prepare and manage a budget for information resources and technology needs
7. Evaluate, purchase, and implement new career technologies for The Career Center collaborating with Center staff and other stakeholders
8. Maintain and manage the Career Services Network, HireIllini and other websites for The Career Center and Career Services community on the Illinois campus
9. Hire, train, supervise, and perform timely performance evaluations for undergraduate or graduate students
10. Train graduate assistants, staff, and student employees regarding information resources and skills necessary to find career-related information
Master's degree required. An ALA accredited MS-LIS degree or similar is preferred. Minimum of one year of relevant experience is required which may include graduate assistant practicum or pre-professional experience.
Experience with Library of Congress Classification and the use of Integrated Library Systems. Previous experience with website and database management as well as development of electronic/print resources. Demonstrated interest in using and/or learning web languages and technologies. Desire to serve the information needs of college students regarding career development.
* Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
* Knowledge of resource development and database management
* Ability to adapt to emerging and changing technologies
* Experience developing, administering and presenting programs, seminars and workshops
* Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to relate effectively with a diverse student population
* Ability to plan, implement, manage, and evaluate programs/events and projects as well as handle multiple work priorities
* Possess excellent customer service and public relations skills, and a proven ability to work effectively in a team environment
* Effective collaboration and communication with students, faculty, administrators and external constituents
* Experience with information technology including use of the Internet as an advising tool, and familiarity with various word-processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation programs is highly desirable
Salary Level: Commensurate with experience.
Starting Date: August 19, 2013 or as soon as possible after closing date.
Applications: To apply, please complete a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of the names and contact information (address, phone number, email) of three professional references. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by July 14, 2013. Please contact Arianna Agramonte, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 217-333-0820 with questions.
The University Of Illinois Is An Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty, and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity.