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Career Advisor

Employer
Landmark College
Location
Putney, Vermont
Salary
competitive
Posted Date
Jul 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Career Advisor works collaboratively with the Career Connections team and Landmark College faculty to develop a comprehensive Career Readiness program that is data-driven and accessible for all Landmark College students. The coordinator’s primary responsibilities are:

  • Career Advisor, Academic Advisor - Works with Landmark College students both individually and as part of a group advisory cohort to mentor students through the career readiness process. This includes but is not limited to assisting students in selecting a field of study and identifying career interests, developing an academic plan that aligns with career interests, attaining an internship or job through the development of cover letters, resumes, and interview skills and/or managing the college transfer or graduate school process. This position works collaboratively with the Core Advising department to follow established best practices and protocols for student success. The position is expected to draw from the principles of various formal approaches, such as: life coaching, motivational interviewing, and appreciative inquiry and to apply theories such as adolescent and emerging adult development, cognitive, identity, and moral development, and challenges related to neurodivergent individuals. [70%]
  • Provide Career Oriented Instructional Content - In collaboration with the Career Connections staff, Faculty, and Alumni Office, this position will contribute career-related events and workshops and develop resources for students, alumni, faculty, and staff in the areas of career and financial literacy, both face to face and online. Some of these events will require occasional evening and weekend commitments. These resources will be used to supplement academic classes, workshops and as standalone credit bearing options. [30%]

Required Qualifications and Skills:

A Master’s degree in Guidance, Counseling, Coaching or related field and a familiarity with higher education career services support is required. Experience designing and developing career oriented instructional material is preferred.  Capacity to work collaboratively with a team, demonstrated strong organizational and communication skills as well as ability to develop and maintain relationships within a multi-faceted community. Knowledge and/or the ability to develop experience in fields associated with learning differences, AD/HD and ASD is required. An understanding of FERPA, ADA law and other laws/regulations that pertain to working with college students if preferred. Experience with career development and/or college admissions, and/or college counseling are essential. 

The qualified candidate will be an excellent communicator with strong written skills, verbal and interpersonal skills.

This a salaried and exempt position which may require working occasional weekends and after hours as needed.

Working Conditions:

General office and campus environment.  Duties require regular and sensitive interaction with management, faculty, staff, the general public, and vendors.

Physical Demand:

General office and campus conditions.  The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts, which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and classroom and libraries.  The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. 

Interested individuals should apply with a cover letter, CV, and full contact information for three work references to the Director of Human Resources: humanresources@landmark.edu. To find out more about the College please visit us: www.landmark.edu.  

Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with our mission. We value diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.

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