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Career Advisor, Business and Entrepreneurship

Willamette University
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 13, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Career Advisor, Business and Entrepreneurship

Posting Number: R0005041
Location: Salem Campus

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Position Summary:
The Career Advisor for Business and Entrepreneurship 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 community. This position will be supervised by and work in close collaboration with the Assistant Director of Career Management at the Atkinson School of Management.

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 and graduate students at Willamette University and Atkinson School of Business.
  • Design and deliver workshops and programs aimed at increasing the career exploration and readiness of students interested in business and entrepreneurship.
  • 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.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for collaboration with faculty and staff from the Atkinson School of Management, undergraduate economics and entrepreneurship departments.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with employers in order to build, create and maintain recruiting pipelines within various organizations.
  • Connect with various faculty and present in classrooms and in collaboration with various departments across campus.
  • Engage with students as a “Career Educator” through collaboration in Career Development led classes focused on internships, career exploration, and career readiness curriculum.
  • Manage all aspects of the bi-monthly “Let's Talk Business” newsletter including delegating tasks to student workers, editing content, and ensuring successful receipt by students.
  • 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).
  • Analyzes trends and assists department with continuous improvement efforts.
  • Assisting with programming coordinated by others in Career Development.
  • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area plus 2-3 years of professional level work experience and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Advanced knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling processes, career decision making, learning styles, and job search strategies.
  • Familiarity with or experience in business or entrepreneurial work environments.
  • Demonstrated track record of building and maintaining relationships with a variety of constituents.
  • Displays the ability to facilitate group discussions, workshops, activities, presentations, and reflections.
  • Knowledge or ability to quickly learn about Willamette programs, career development, employers, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, employment trends.
  • Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Ability to reside in Oregon by first day of employment or otherwise perform work primarily in Oregon.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training highly preferred
  • Relationship development and cultivation skills
  • Experience in recruiting, human resources, or higher education

Typical Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday 8:30-5pm, occasional evenings and weekends; flexible/hybrid work schedule negotiable

Salary: $48,000

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 position.

You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:
  • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
  • Current Resume

​Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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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.


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