Career Advisor, Renjen/Deloitte Pathways Program

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 28, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Career Advisor, Renjen/Deloitte Pathways Program

Posting Number: R0003163
Location: Salem Campus

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Position Summary:
The Career Advisor, Deloitte Pathways Program is a key member of the Career Development team working collaboratively and independently to launch career and professional programming for underrepresented students at Willamette University. These initiatives and activities include: providing culturally informed one-on-one career advising, creating workshops and professional programs for historically underrepresented students, supporting students in their internship search, graduate school mentorship, and building and maintaining a professional network.

In addition to the typical duties of a career advisor, the Career Advisor, Renjen/Deloitte Pathways Program must be knowledgeable and passionate about serving underrepresented students, skilled at forming relationships with faculty and staff in other EDI-focused areas (such as the Office of Multicultural Affairs), interested in being a point of contact for diversity-focused student organizations and groups, and interested in working with campus partners in developing programs to better respond to the unique needs of underrepresented students.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Job Responsibilities Include:
  • Career Advising: Provides one-on-one career counseling, skill development, and support to undergraduate student at Willamette University.
  • Design and deliver workshops and programs in collaboration with the professional schools aimed at increasing the career exploration and readiness of historically underrepresented students.
  • Organize, recruit for, and attend events including alumni speaker series, workshops, and site visits to employers.
  • Partner with the Oregon Students of Color Conference to create career-related events and programming for the annual conference.
  • Build relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, employers, parents, and donors in order to support students in their career discovery.
  • Develop innovative career programming in collaboration with the Career Development team and other key stakeholders to benefit students at Willamette University with a specific focus on engaging underrepresented students.
  • Assess, track, and monitor program participation and effectiveness and make adjustments as needed.
  • Develop a network of underrepresented alumni career mentors in partnership with the Advancement team.
  • Assisting with programming coordinated by others in Career Development and Career Management.
  • Supporting events hosted by the Student Center for Equity & Empowerment, the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), the Gender Resource and Advocacy Center (GRAC)/The Loft, and the Students Organizing for Access to Resources (SOAR) Center.
  • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling processes, career decision making, learning styles, and job search strategies
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity with experience in providing support and advocacy for diverse communities (includes but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, immigration status) in addition to awareness of one's own racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, or cultural identity.
  • Skilled in monitoring/assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements.
  • Skilled in event coordination, programming, and promotion.
  • Social perceptiveness to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Ability in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, persuasion, leadership.
  • Knowledge or ability to quickly learn about Willamette programs, career development, employers, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, employment trends.
  • Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills.
  • Proven ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Displays the ability to facilitate group discussions, workshops, activities, presentations, and reflections.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training highly preferred.
  • Previous experience working with underrepresented groups.

Expected salary range is between $42,000-$46,000 per year.

Position will be open until filled, application review will begin Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

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You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:
  • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
  • Current Resume

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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.