Federal Work Study – Student Assistant (Career Connections Center)

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Work type: Student Ast
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Office/Clerical, Recreation/Event, Student Affairs/Services

Classification Title:


Job Description:

All Career Ambassadors are responsible for:

  • Deliver exceptional customer service to the following areas: phone, front desks, Express Drop-Ins, appointments, and referring students, staff, faculty and employers to appropriate services
  • Review resumes, cover letter, CVs, LinkedIn profiles and personal statements
  • Coach students in interview strategies, professional dress and conducting mock interviews
  • Convey constructive and empowering feedback to inspire students' professional growth
  • Provide one-on-one assistance and career information to students and alumni
  • Facilitate career development outreach presentations to classrooms and student organizations, topics ranging from resume development to career design
  • Perform administrative duties including logging student information, developing resources, and other projects
  • Attend monthly professional development training and supervisory coaching sessions
  • Check career center email regularly and respond promptly
  • Assist with Career Showcase and other career center events
  • Uphold career center values in all areas of work
  • Assisting in managing the daily operations of the Molm Family Gator Career Closet, which includes but is not limited to customer interaction, inventory management, data processing, and maintaining a clean and friendly work environment. 


Career Connections Center Values

  • We advocate for all aspects of diversity
  • We actively foster community
  • We work through challenges and embrace the uncomfortable
  • We empower professional growth and personal care
  • We are driven to make a purposeful impact
  • We carry a spirit of creativity and innovation
  • We play!



Advertised Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must:

  • Make a two-semester commitment to the career center
  • Be available to attend monthly in-services and training meetings throughout each semester
  • Commit to working a minimum of 12 hours a week
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Maintain a 2.0 grade point average
  • Federal Work Study eligibility is mandatory


This is a paid position- hourly, starting at minimum wage.


The Career Connections Center is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The Career Ambassador would work approximately 10-12 hours per week. Employees will be expected to work in the career center during regular business hours. Employees that desire to work in the Molm Family Gator Career Closet must have availability between the hours of 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.  During the fall and spring semesters students will be required to work between the hours of 7:30 am – 9:00pm and on select weekends to assist with special events such as Career Showcase and outreach presentations as needed and depending on your team assignment.


This position description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Critical features of this job are described under the headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required/Preferred:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Aptitude for public speaking
  • Exceptional customer service delivery
  • Desire to help others
  • Commitment to punctuality        
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage time
  • Openness for learning
  • Commitment to teamwork and sharing of tasks
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please complete and upload the following information in a separate document, completing the Personal Information, Short Answer, and Round 1 Interview Date Selection. The application will take about 1 hour to complete. The application includes demographic information and 3 short-answer questions. Please save your short answer questions in case there is a technical error.


Applications will close on Friday, March 13th 2020. The online application will need to be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered for a Career Ambassador position. 


All applicants with a complete application will be invited to a Round 1 Group Interview at the Career Connections Center. After your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with the time and date of your Round 1 interview within 2 business days.  If offered a position, a mandatory training and orientation will be held the week before the Fall 2020 semester begins, (August 17-21). More details to come.


Application Part 1: Personal Information


  1. First Name:  
  2. Last Name: 
  3. UFID:  
  4. Phone Number:  
  5. Gainesville Address:  
  6. UF Email:  
  7. Major(s):  
  8. Minor(s):  
  9. Anticipated Graduation Date (Semester and Year):  
  10. How did you hear about this position:  
  11. Are you eligible for Federal Work Study Fall 2020-Spring 2021?:  

•                     Yes

•                     No

Please complete the following short-answer questions. Responses should be no longer than 250 words each.

  1. How have your past experiences prepared you to be a Career Ambassador?

<Text box with 250 word limit, required>

  1. What skills and personal qualities do you hope to bring to the Career Ambassador team and the Career Connections Center?

<Text box with 250 word limit, required>

  1. Why do you want to be a Career Ambassador?

<Text box with 250 word limit, required>


Round 1 Interview Date Selection

All applicants with complete applications will be invited for a Round 1 Group Interview at the Career Connections Center. Dress is Business Casual. Please select ONE date and time for your Round 1 Group Interview. Your Round 1 Group Interview time will be confirmed via email after your application has been received (2 business days). Please make a note of the interview time you selected.

Round 1 Interview Preference <Select One, required>

•                     Friday, March 20th  2-3:30 PM

•                     Monday, March 23rd  2-3:30 PM

•                     Tuesday, March 24th 10-11:30 AM

•                     I am not available during these times.

Thank you for applying for the Career Ambassador position at the Career Connections Center. If you have any questions regarding the position or your application, please email Sara Gould at sgould@ufsa.ufl.edu.  All applicants will receive an update of their application status by Friday, April 10th 2020.

Health Assessment Required: No


Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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