CAREER ADVISOR

Hamilton, New York - Posted on: Wednesday 07/23/14

Description

- Provide approximately 20-22 hours of individual, group, and electronic career counseling and advising for students and recent alumni weekly; documents all interactions in the Career Center Contact Management

system.

- Meet individually with students to answer questions and to review job search documents during walk-in hours.

- Serve as industry liaison to Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), or other areas as assigned.

- Assist students with making career decisions, writing job search correspondence and graduate school essays, and preparing for interviews.

- Assist center in assessing and integrating new technology to support students' career development and successful job search. Outreach Initiatives

- Develop and present programming to guide students in their career development and job search processes. Collaborate with other staff to ensure the success of the center's programming.

- Interact with alumni and employer partners.

- In collaboration with the employer relations and operations teams, cultivate and build opportunities for student on-ramping into assigned industry area(s).

- Serve as liaison to academic departments and campus partners, as assigned.

Representation

- Serve on a variety of in-house and University committees.

- Participate in on-going professional development activities and represent center at professional conferences.

- Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree with 1 year of direct advising experience or equivalent required; Master's preferred.

- Exceptional written and oral communication skills and problem solving skills.

- Must be a strong advocate for diversity with a proven ability to work with a diverse population.

- Demonstrated ability to create, develop and give presentations/workshops.

- Demonstrated ability to build rapport and guide clients through an advising process.

- Extremely well-organized and detail oriented, with excellent follow-through and execution skills.

- Ability to balance many tasks simultaneously and work well independently.

- Willingness to work some evenings and weekends on occasion.

- The ability to communicate the value of a liberal arts education to students and outside constituents by demonstrating an understanding of the liberal arts.

- Graduate courses in college counseling are highly desirable, as is previous career advising and counseling experience - especially in the liberal arts setting.

- Demonstrated use of career counseling theory in practice.

- Demonstrated commitment to using developmentally appropriate career advising interventions.

- Demonstrated knowledge of information technology and social media as it relates to career networking and search.

Related Links

Interested candidates please apply online at: https://careers.colgate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp