Career Advisor, Public Service, Nonprofit, Law
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The Career Advisor for the Public Service, Nonprofit, and Law
Career Community is an essential member of the Career Development
team working collaboratively and independently to connect
Willamette University with opportunities in this career cluster.
These initiatives and activities include: providing culturally
informed one-on-one career advising, creating workshops and
professional programs to connect students with opportunities,
engaging and collaborating with faculty and alumni for events and
classroom presentation and developing a robust employer relations
strategy to increase internship and career opportunities within the
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Provide one-on-one career advising, skill development, and
support to undergraduate students at Willamette University,
particularly those majoring in or interested in Public Service,
Nonprofit, and Law.
- Design and deliver workshops and programs aimed at increasing
the career exploration and readiness of students interested in
Public Service, Nonprofit, and Law.
- Organize, recruit for, and attend events including alumni
speaker series, workshops, and site visits to employers.
- Maintain broad current knowledge of career and economic trends
and their impact on career paths.
- Maintain current knowledge of best practices in pre-law
advising, in order to effectively assist students as they pursue
admission to law programs.
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with employers in order to
build, create and maintain recruiting pipelines within various
- Connect with various faculty and present in classrooms and in
collaboration with various departments across campus.
- Build relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni,
employers, parents, and donors in order to support students in
their career discovery.
- Develop innovative career programming in collaboration with the
Career Development team and other key stakeholders to benefit
students at Willamette University.
- Track, maintain, and produce reports on student career data
(internship post-grad placement).
- Analyze trends and assists departments with continuous
- Assist with programming coordinated by others in Career
- Other responsibilities and projects as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in related area plus 2-3 years of
professional level work experience or equivalent
- Familiarity with career development theories, adult development
theory, counseling processes, career decision making, learning
styles, and job search strategies.
- Familiarity with or experience in government/nonprofit or law
internships or work environments.
- Demonstrated track record of building and maintaining
relationships with a variety of constituents.
- Displays the ability to design and facilitate group
discussions, workshops, activities, presentations, and
- Knowledge or ability to quickly learn about Willamette
programs, career development, employers, alumni, and faculty needs
and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, employment
- Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet
program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal
communication, written communication, and organization
- Ability to work with people from diverse cultures and
- Ability to reside in Oregon by first day of employment or
otherwise perform work primarily in Oregon
Typical Work Schedule:
- Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent
experience/training highly preferred
- Relationship development and cultivation skills
- Experience in recruiting, human resources, or higher
Monday-Friday 8:30-5pm, occasional evenings and weekends,
flexible/hybrid work schedule negotiable
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received and
the position will remain open until filled.
All University positions require that candidates submit to a
criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not
automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of
conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the
You will need to upload the following two documents as part of
your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Apply online at https://willamette.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/willametteuniversityjobs/job/Salem-Campus/Career-Advisor--Public-Service--Nonprofit--Law--and-Education_R0005042
Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and
to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting
and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek
candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented
groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus
varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.
- Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and
presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve
- Current Resume