Raritan Valley Community
Ranked by BestColleges.com and Niche.com as the #1 community
college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been
serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and
Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been
nationally recognized for its service to the community,
environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home
to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory, a
1,000-seat Theatre, an Honors College for high achieving students
and much more.
The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and
certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance
through the Small Business Development Center, professional
development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC
is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further
information, visit www.raritanval.edu.
Raritan Valley Community College has an anticipated opening of
Career Services Advisor for Transfer & Career Services.
RVCC is currently seeking a Career Services Advisor to carry out
the mission, vision, and strategic goals of the department.
This Advisor provides career education and support to meet
students' and graduates' career development needs in the following
areas: career readiness, including but not limited to resume
writing, interviewing, workplace professionalism, industry
expectations, and employment. This includes equipping students for
making career plans by facilitating awareness of their work-related
strengths, skills, interests, and values and understanding the
world of work; preparing students for finding suitable employment
by enhancing their job search skills and fostering relationships
with the employer community to provide students with opportunities
to develop professional skills, integrate academic learning with
work, and find jobs.
The individual provides career and professional development
support to RVCC students, inclusive of underrepresented student
populations, through coaching, mentoring programs and
department-wide initiatives including partnering with faculty to
integrate career readiness into the curriculum. Additionally, this
Advisor will contribute to maintaining the online job/internship
Duties include but not limited to:
Assess student/alumni career readiness and advise on job search
techniques including resume and cover letter writing, interview
preparation, branding and networking including LinkedIn and digital
portfolios, and the multi-dimensional job search process with an
emphasis on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Support campus outreach efforts by designing and presenting
career-related educational programs and presentations to students
in classroom settings and for various campus clubs and student
organizations. Assess programs and services, evaluate data, and
make changes as required to improve student outcomes.
Communicate with employers to connect them to resources on
campus and develop additional employment and mentoring
opportunities for RVCC students. Identify competencies and
characteristics sought by employers. Assist with employer
registration questions and follow up with employers via telephone
and email correspondence.
Guide students, alumni, and faculty with the use of the online
job/internship database and digital portfolio.
Communicate with RVCC departments to market the use of our
online job database and ensure that the postings meet the ethical
standards established by the National Association of Colleges and
Maintain job/internship database (through career management
software) and publicize a weekly list of relevant job/internship
postings to faculty and students.
Coordinate on-campus and/or virtual employer information
Provide a social media presence to foster positive, ongoing
College community relationships with Career Services.
Assist in creating and editing newsletters, brochures, and other
resource materials for Career Services and external
Oversee maintenance of the Career Services web page. Research
appropriate links for inclusion.
Conduct assessments of our services to both internal and
Maintain records and compile reports.
Participate in various professional development activities to
maintain knowledge of emerging trends in career development through
organizations such as NACE and NJC3.
Assist in representing the department at orientation, welcome
week, admissions, etc.
Serve on RVCC Industry Advisory Boards.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Student Services
or related field required. Direct work experience in career
services and job placement in Higher Education.
Demonstrated skills in engaging a
diverse student population utilizing student development models and
Knowledge and skills in career
development theory, student learning outcomes, and career
Ability to establish rapport and
relate well to students, faculty, employers, parents, alumni, and
Excellent written, interpersonal, and
presentation skills with the ability to communicate effectively
with all components of the College and external constituents
Experience in creating and
implementing programs, presentations, and workshops in-person and
in a remote environment
Ability to support diversity, equity,
and inclusion initiatives. Ability to promote an inclusive
environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds
represented by our students and employees
Comfortable working with computer
technology and online web-based services
Demonstrated ability to take
initiative and work independently; well-organized and
detail-oriented; problem solving and project management skills
Knowledge of standard career
assessments such as: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest
Inventory, and Clifton StrengthsFinder
Knowledge and skills in outreach and
marketing, including digital flier design and creative student
Master's degree in Higher Education
Administration, Student Personnel, Counseling, or other related
degree plus 2 years in career counseling in a higher education
As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must
establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless
an exemption applies.
RVCC's starting salary is commensurate with educational
qualifications and experience. We also offer an attractive benefits
For consideration of the above position, please submit your
cover letter and resume online:
We regret that we are unable to respond to each and every resume
received. Only those candidates of interest will be contacted
Raritan Valley Community College is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer. We will implement the
policy to assure that the employment opportunities offered at the
institution are available to all persons.