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Career Advisor

Community College of Rhode Island
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 8, 2022
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Position Title

Career Advisor


Wrkfc Part/Career Services

Position Category


About CCRI

The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs.

At CCRI, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community. We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff members who reflect the demographics of our state and our increasingly diverse student population.

We believe that our diversity is our strength. We celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.

We are OneCCRI, working together to prepare learners to achieve their highest potential.

To learn about what employees value at CCRI and what it means to work here, please read about our Guiding Principles and watch videos of our employees doing what they do best:

Job Summary

The Division of Workforce Partnerships is looking for a part-time Career Advisor in the Career Services Office to work closely with Career Services Staff to promote student and alumni access and engagement with all aspects of career development, including preparation and readiness, with major attention to career development and self-assessment activities. The Career Advisor advises and supports students/alumni through the career planning, exploration and decision-making processes and assists them to analyze their interests, values, skills and personality styles.
Additionally, the Career Advisor helps develop career goals during their academic and professional careers. This position also assists to develop outreach activities and programs designed to attract CCRI students and alumni to become aware of and participate in, on-campus or virtually, a wide array of services the CCRI Career Services Office has to offer. This position will engage campus partners to support the mission of the department. The Career Advisor will be actively involved in student outreach including marketing career services in classrooms, presenting career workshops and programs and engaging students in digital technology offerings.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Advise, educate and coach students/alumni on career topics including but not limited to, major selection, self-assessment, career exploration and career decisions with the goal to build lifelong career management skills and prepare students to be career ready for entering the workforce and/or continuing their educational plans
  • Administer self-assessment tools as a basis for assisting to choose an academic/career pathway. These can include, but not limited to, Strong Interest Inventory, MBTI, Career Key and My Majors
  • Interpret assessment results when needed and review results with students to assist them to generate options and formulate action steps toward career goals
  • Research and recommend resources to provide students with career, occupational and employment information such as RIDLT, Occupational Outlook Handbook, ONET, etc, as well as provide information on experiential education options such as CCRI Co-op programs
  • Coordinate and implement career development workshops for an assigned campus including unique populations and under-represented groups
  • Be comfortable carrying out advisement appointments utilizing a variety of modalities including individual appointments, virtual meetings, classroom presentations, group settings, and workshops
  • Develop relationships with campus groups including faculty, student services, student clubs/organizations among others, to build interest and engagement for Career Services offerings
  • Become familiar with CCRI’s Pathway model to ensure student preparation for careers in alignment with career goals and majors
  • Demonstrate commitment to the CCRI Mission and its diverse student populations
  • Assist staff with various campus events, career fairs and Pathways events
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and an interest in career advising and student affairs are preferred.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and listening skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong professional relationships and work collaboratively with groups
  • Experience working with a diverse student population in a professional capacity
  • Ability to work effectively with both a team and independently; able to prioritize duties and be adaptable to change
  • Strong commitment to CCRI’s students and mission
  • Proficient in the use of technology, including Microsoft Office Suite applications

Reports To

Assistant Director of Career Counseling

Campus Location

Multi-Campus Locations



Shift, Days, and Additional Work Schedule Information

Part-Time (up to 19 hours per week)

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Additional Salary Information

Licenses, Tools and Equipment

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Position End Date (if temporary or grant)

Posting Detail Information

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Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until all positions are filled.

To apply for this position, complete CCRI’s online application, and attach a cover letter and resume. Please include information of three references within the application.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311. TTY : 401-825-2313.

EEO Statement

CCRI is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

We recognize that diversity and inclusivity are essential to creating a dynamic, positive and high-performing educational and work environment. We welcome applicants who can contribute to the College’s commitment to excellence created by diversity and inclusivity.

CCRI prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or status as a protected veteran. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination shall be referred to the College’s Title IX Coordinator at:

The Jeanne Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available here: ASR -Final-92019.pdf

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a Bachelors Degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have experience with multi-cultural diverse populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Are you proficient with Microsoft Office programs, including Excel?
    • yes
    • no
  4. * In order to improve CCRI's advertising strategy, please let us know where you FIRST learned of this job opportunity. Please be specific when using website or publication names (example: LinkedIN, HigherEdjobs, Chronicle, personal referral, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents

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