Assists with all major career exploration, assessments, and career
advising through the Weigand Center for Professional Excellence (
WCPE ) including classroom presentations, resume review and
approval, peer resume review team support, and career education
programming. Also responsible for supporting the WCPE mentoring
Other Duties and Responsibilities
- Assists students interested in exploring career options both
inside and outside of their major fields of study, and guides them
toward resources, including PathwayU, O*NET, and more.
- Provides and facilitates online and other assessments, such as
Meyers Briggs, RIASEC, DiSC, and others to guide students toward a
deeper understanding of their interests and strengths and to help
them better understand themselves and facilitate their career
- Reviews and approves resumes of students and alumni in
- Recruits and trains the student career-peer team on resume
review process and approval.
- Plans, organizes, and facilitates the First Leap program at the
end of the first academic year for students, including review and
assessment. This program is a 4-day experience for approximately
15-20 students consisting of 2 days of professional development and
reflection, and 2 days of informational interviews and job
- Researches and updates career preparation resources for
resumes, cover letters, networking, interviewing, and more to
ensure best practices.
- Teaches career exploration and preparation classes as
- Manages the evaluation and assessment process for short-term
and long-term mentoring experiences, including informational
interviews, creation and maintenance of survey instruments, and
data compilation and analysis, and applies results to continue to
improve and grow the programs.
- Provides and manages logistical support for the mentoring
program, including communication with professionals to provide
career exploration opportunities, informational interviews, and
mentoring opportunities for our students.
- Supports undergraduate, adult, and graduate students, and
alumni with career advising and transition advising.
- Serves as a liaison between the WCPE and the Career Transitions
Center of Chicago ( CTC ) to organize, market, and promote three
on-campus events each academic year utilizing social media and
- Serves as a liaison between groups such as Veterans and
- Assists with all other WCPE career related events on and off
campus when needed.
- Manages and approves content for the WCPE’s career education
and mentoring web pages.
- Coordinates and facilitates classroom workshops and
presentations on resume writing, networking, interviewing, and
business etiquette for faculty, student organizations, and other
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Attends developmental programs as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
- Two or more years of related work experience.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organization
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member
with faculty, administrators, students and outside constituents at
- Must be flexible and able to handle multiple projects
- Must be dedicated to maintaining and improving the image of the
University and the WCPE .
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
- Master’s degree.
- Certifications to facilitate and interpret assessments such as
MBTI, Strong, DiSC, RIASEC .
- Understanding of higher education, particularly in a private
liberal arts college or university.
Ability to work some flexible hours as needed for evening and
weekend events. Physical activities include repetitive motion and
exerting up to 10 pounds of force in order to lift, carry, push,
pull or otherwise move objects.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please provide 3 references, including name, phone number and
email. This may be included in applicant’s cover letter or optional
Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education
that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional
preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst
University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate
programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the
acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults
with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the
Top 15 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World
Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank
Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher
Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical
component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our
commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher
learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst
University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits
discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal
employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard
to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation,
religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status,
disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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