Reporting to the Associate Director for Alumni and Student Career Services at the University of Southern California's Career Center, the Career Services Advisor advises a highly diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates and alumni representing multiple majors and industries.
The successful candidate must demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills while advising students and alumni on the following career-related topics:
Selecting and/or changing a major or career path
Internship and job search strategies
Developing competitive resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles
Preparing for interviews
Negotiating job offers and other benefits
Pursuing graduate school
Managing a professional online presence on social media
Changing positions and moving up in the workplace
Counsel students and alumni through in-person, phone, and online appointments
Determine advising needs of individuals and develop action plans
Interpret career assessments including the Myer Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Strong Interest Inventory (SII), and other assessment tools
Develop and conduct career workshops, moderate panel discussions, and create structured activities for groups and individuals
Develop and execute innovative programming events for students and alumni
Author original website content, training materials, and other career-related pieces.
Plan and execute major physical and online career events for small and large groups
Outreach and develop partnerships and collaborations with internal colleagues on campus and the employer community
Assist in social media strategy, providing content for the Career Center’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts
Train and supervise several graduate interns, as well as enter student and recent graduate counseling notes into the career advising database
Serve as a strong team player and demonstrate a positive attitude and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues throughout the Student Affairs Division, academic departments and residential colleges to actively share resources and develop programming
Stay current on career development trends and technologies by actively engaging and presenting at professional workshops, seminars, conferences
Please Note: This position requires working some evenings and weekends as well as additional duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's degree Experience: 1 year Field of Expertise: Related education and experience in counseling and career services and advisement.
Education: Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Human Resources, Education, Counseling, or related field
Two years career services counseling/advisement experience in higher education
Providing excellent customer service to diverse student and alumni populations
Developing and executing social media strategies
Developing and implementing programs and events
Balancing multiple priorities and multi-tasking successfully
Handling confidential information
Knowledge of Symplicity or other career services platforms is a plus