Career Advisor/Assistant Director, Career Exploration & Success and Liaison

Miami University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
May 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Career Advisor/Assistant Director, Career Exploration & Success and Liaison to the College of Arts and Science

The Center for Career Exploration and Success (CCES) in the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success (EMSS) at Miami University seeks a Career Advisor/Assistant Director with a liaison role to the College of Arts and Science. This person will collaborate with a growing career advising team dedicated to proactively serving students’ personal and professional development in the College of Arts and Science. This position will be located on the Oxford Campus. This position will work on-campus.
The Career Advisor/Assistant Director will support students’ career development in CAS in five major areas:
1) development and coordination of innovative career-related programs strategically devised for the specific needs of CAS,
2) establish proactive and effective liaison relationships with faculty and staff within the CAS and serve as the primary contact within CCES for assigned academic departments and units,
3) seek out, promote, and effectively complete career advising, exploration and career assessment appointments,
4) work to engage employers, alumni and/or parents in programs and services in conjunction with Employer Relations Team, and
5) leverage institutional data to drive decision making about services offered to this population of students and conduct relevant assessments to understand if services and programs are meeting student needs.
The Career Advisor/Assistant Director will also advance programming and services related to their assigned Career Interest Cluster(s) and serve on the Career Development Team within CCES.

CCES is a growing office with an ambitious strategic plan designed to situate students for lifelong professional success. Our efforts in collaboration with Miami’s Career Community, extend beyond the typical career center offerings as we strive to be the most immersive and comprehensive 4-year career development experience in the nation.

Miami University is nationally-recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions and is situated in Oxford, OH, an idyllic college town that was recently voted “Best College Town” by Forbes.

Candidates meeting the preferred qualifications will be considered for the position title of Assistant Director. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4 years of experience with some transferable experience will also be considered for Assistant Director title.. All other candidates will be considered for the title of Career Advisor.

In collaboration with supervisor, College of Arts and Science (CAS), and divisional career liaisons, and employer relations team, develop and execute career development strategy including employer development/engagement, career advising, programs, and services to students in CAS, students exploring and preparing for jobs, internships and graduate studies, and other majors as needed based on institutional, divisional, and departmental priorities.

Ensure communication and collaboration between the Center for Career Exploration and Success and the College of Arts and Science faculty, staff, students, and student groups based on specified caseload and Career Interest Cluster(s).

Develop advising structures, mentoring opportunities, and programmatic ways to support students’ career goals and for students in assigned Career Interest Cluster(s). Support departmental efforts to work with career community stakeholders to develop academic and co-curricular pathways for student access into various careers.

In collaboration with Employer Relations Team within the Center, extend relationships with current employers and other external stakeholders (e.g. alumni and parents) who can support the success of students and cultivate relationships with prospective external stakeholders.

Support programming and outreach to under-served student populations as assigned and in collaboration with Career Center staff focused on this initiative.

Teach first-year and/or career development courses as needed (Master’s required)

Assist in the coordination of office-wide special events, programs, workshops, and career fairs, and other events as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with transferable experience such as but not limited to career coaching, presentation development and public speaking, teamwork, use of technology, ability to work collaboratively within department and with external partners, strong professional and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

Master’s degree and one year of experience. An understanding of career and student development theory and its application is preferred. Work experience gained as a graduate student may be included.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated teamwork and professionalism.
Strong interpersonal communication.
Openness to learning and utilizing technology to achieve departmental goals.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.


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