Eckerd College
  • - Center for Career Planning & Applied Learning
  • St. Petersburg, FL, USA
  • Full Time

ECKERD COLLEGE JOB DESCRIPTION
Department: Student Affairs
Position Title: Career Advisor

Immediate Supervisor/Title: Assistant Dean and Director of Career Services
FLSA Status: Non-exempt


Position Summary
This position guides students and alumni in developing life-long professional skills. The Advisor will meet daily with current and former students in one-on-one appointments, facilitate events and programs, present in classes and to student groups, and develop career related resources.


Essential Functions
● Assist students (regardless of major or class standing) and alumni with all aspects of their professional lives – e.g. career research, goal setting, job searching, resume and cover letter writing, networking, interviewing, economic trends, professional etiquette, graduate school, personal statements, job shadowing, on-campus employment, and internships
● Promote a positive, supportive, collaborative, exciting, and inclusive office environment
● Maintain an attentive and accurate appointment schedule while remaining flexible for "walk-in" advising times
● Record detailed appointment notes
● Identify, design, and promote relevant workshops and tailored career education presentations to diverse academic audiences
● Contribute to all events and outreach activities
● Ensure print and web-based resources remain up-to-date
● Complete strategic projects and research, particularly while classes are not in session
● Assist team with assessment efforts and with building Symplicity reports
● Manage CPP (MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory) site and reports
● Represent Career Services on interdepartmental projects and committees, including the Peace Corps Prep Program
● Participate in trainings and professional development opportunities
● Support the Career Services team as requested

Position Directly Supervises
● N/A


Minimum Qualifications
● A resume and cover letter (demonstrating mastery) are required to be considered for the position
● Work experience in a career related office at a non-profit college or university (liberal arts experience will be strongly considered)
● Appreciation for the value of liberal arts education
● Experience working directly with college students as a full-time or graduate professional
● Knowledge of best practices related to undergraduate student career advising
● Ability to independently design and implement events
● Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with a sincere joy for social interaction
● Meticulous editorial skills (some experience with graphic design strongly considered)
● Ability to research and clearly communicate information to individuals and large groups
● Proven team player
● Self-motivated, thoughtful, open-minded, compassionate, and empathetic
● Ability to manage multiple projects at a time and thrive in an exciting student-centered environment
● A willingness to be available for occasional programming and consultations during off-hours


Education (training / experience)
● Bachelor's degree require
● Master's degree will be strongly considered (student affairs and counseling preferred)

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