Career Advisor- College of Arts & Sciences
The Career Advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences is responsible for coordinating and developing career support, engaging students in career programs, crafting resources, and developing meaningful connections with students, staff, and faculty within the College. This position works closely with the Employer Team to cultivate relationships with employers in relevant industries.
Additional responsibilities include:
- Provide career advising to students exploring majors and careers and assists students with professional development planning (including jobs, internships, and graduate/professional school) and building and sustaining professional relationships and networks through individual appointments, small-group appointments and drop-ins.
- Build and facilitate engaging presentations and workshops on relevant and timely career topics.
- May provide supervision, training, and mentoring for 1-3 student employees.
This position is a part of the Embedded Career Team in Career Services. The goal of the Embedded Career Team is to build strategic connections and relationships with key stakeholders that include students, faculty, academic advisors and coaches, and staff within the assigned college or school. Through these connections, the Embedded Career Advisors will work towards infusing career development throughout the student experience.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
Career Services, a department within the Division of Student Affairs, is the central hub for career initiatives at CU Boulder. Career Services partners with key stakeholders across campus to ensure that students and alumni have the opportunity to develop career competencies, gain professional tools, and solidify their career choices. In addition to our focus on career competency, the staff in Career Services is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity within our work. From staff development on topics of cultural humility, to programming that highlights diversity and inclusion in the world of work, our goal is to provide inclusive excellence for all students and alumni.
Key Initiatives include:
Tailor and optimize career planning, programs, and resources for all colleges, schools, and programs on campus to ensure their diverse needs are met. Build and implement tools, technology, resources and communities of practice that support career work for all students and alumni. Connect students with employers with a focus on responsive & cutting-edge services for external partners and coordinate events that are relevant for students and alum. Develop a Community of Practice to work on internships and professional experiences and scale up programming that builds experience, skills, and confidence for all students.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
- Provide career advising for students and/or alumni in a combination of scheduled appointments, drop-in sessions, document reviews, email correspondence, and follow-up tasks.
- Develop and create career and professional development content for engaging presentations and facilitate training in a variety of modalities both in-person and virtual.
- Track data on partner engagement, maintain contact logs, and notes from career advising appointments.
- Develop professional skills and knowledge, stay up to date with relevant literature, trends, and standard methodologies. Participate in local and national professional development.
- Serve as point of contact for the College of Arts & Sciences. Attend meetings with key partners, participate in relevant committees and projects, advocate for and represent Career Services, train key partners, share relevant information from liaisons with Career Services’ staff, and collaborate on partnered events.
- Develop strategic relationships with staff, faculty, and advisors.
- Write and edit career development content for the website, CU Boulder today articles, resources, and tools.
- Collaborate with internal Career Services Employer team to gain familiarity with employers recruiting students in their liaison area.
- Facilitate opportunities for employers and students to connect through programming and events.
Assessment and Technology
- Track and report participant engagement in alignment with departmental strategic goals and procedural guidance.
- Manage technology and platforms related to area of responsibility.
What We Can Offer
Salary Range is $47,000 - $50,341. Relocation funding may be available.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .
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What We Require
- Master's degree and 1 year of professional, job-related experience.
- Or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
What You Will Need
- Passion for working with undergraduate students, as well as graduate students, nontraditional students, and alumni.
- Interest in working with diverse student populations.
- Ability to work effectively with faculty and administrators.
- Flexibility in working hours to accommodate evening and weekend programs.
- Inclusive excellence competencies and experience working with a diverse student body.
- Strong communication skills, including the ability to build rapport and guide students through the career advising process, effectively communicate to internal and external groups and proven presentation skills.
- Ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously while working collaboratively and individually.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field.
- One year of career counseling experience including experience with administering career inventories.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
- A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by April 25, 2021 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu
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