FLSA Status: Exempt Months Per Year: 12 Hours Per Week: 37.5
Position Description The Division of Academic Affairs and the Department of Career Services at Seattle University are seeking a culturally conscious Career Advisor to guide students in their career exploration in pursuit of internships, pre-professional experiences, and post-graduate opportunities that integrate their knowledge, skills, interests, values, identities, and personalities in purposeful and meaningful ways. Reporting to the Associate Director of Career Education, this position will interface with students, academic departments, employers, alumni, parents, and student clubs in support of a comprehensive career development program.
Career Advising 60% • Advise students on topics related to self-assessment, career exploration, identity in career, job/internship searches, networking, LinkedIn, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, negotiation, and graduate school preparation. • Conduct one-on-one, drop-in, and group career advising appointments in ways that are informed, formative, engaging, conscious of diverse backgrounds, and empowering for students. • Research national trends, best practices, peer reviews, and literature reviews on topics related to career advising and professional formation. • Assist in updating relevant career advising resources. • Support the development of student resources for professional formation (i.e. presentations, web pages, online curriculum, print materials, and promotional materials).
Career Workshops & Presentations 20% • Present in classrooms and to on-campus student groups on topics related to self-assessment, career exploration, identity in career, job/internship searches, networking, LinkedIn, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and negotiation. • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and student groups for constructing and delivering in-class workshops and presentations. • Design professional formation presentations and workshops. • Engage alumni and employers to enhance career education programs.
Career Event Support 10% • Support tasks and coordination for career fairs, alumni/employer panels, professional engagement socials, speaker series, and other Career Services events. • Coordinate with External Relations Team and directly with alumni/employer contacts for facilitating career education components of events.
Other Career Services Support 10% • Conduct outreach to student groups for building partnerships with career services. • Lead and/or assist in the preparation for and facilitation of staff meetings and training. • Participate in meetings with divisional and university partners. • Support the university by serving on committees or task forces. • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, social work, business, or related field. • 1-2 years of professional experience in university career services, career coaching, recruitment, human resources, or related industry. • Knowledge of career development processes and career planning resources. • Commitment to the NACE Principles for Professional Ethical Practice • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, cultural humility, equity and inclusion, and experience working with a diverse student population. • Ability to creatively problem solve and work in collaboration with others. • Strong motivation to empower students in their career exploration process. • Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, & Outlook
Preferred Qualifications • Master's degree in education, counseling, social work, business, or related field. • Knowledge of Handshake, Qualtrics, TerminalFour, or similar. • Knowledge of theory and best practices in providing career services in a university setting. • Experience presenting career development concepts and resources for the empowerment of students engaging in the career exploration process.
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.
In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.
Application Instructions Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.