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Coordinator (Career Advisor)
Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with some evenings and
Hours per Week
Months per Year
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching
its educational environment and culture through the diversity of
its administration, faculty, and staff and by embracing
inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of
its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative
Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse
groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of
diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive
excellence. Our vision is that NKU will be nationally recognized
for being a student-ready, regionally engaged university that
empowers diverse learners for economic and social mobility. We will
do this while promoting a culture of excellence, acting with
integrity, fostering a community of belonging, working with
creativity and innovation, and maintaining a climate of
collegiality. In your role, you will be expected to ensure that
students who interact with you have a high-quality experience that
supports the vision of the institution.
Purpose of Position
Provide direct career development services and instructional
programs to students/alumni of all academic majors at NKU . Help
students/alumni realize and advance their career and professional
goals. Work to scale up career readiness culture across campus.
Conduct related research and perform associated administrative
duties. Develop and maintain relationships with students, faculty,
staff, employers, and others in and around the NKU community.
Provide individual and group career advising for students/alumni of
all academic majors. Help students align career and personal
interests in selecting a major. Help students with choosing a
career and those considering graduate/professional school.
Administer and interpret career-related assessment
Assist students seeking internships, co-ops, part-time jobs, and/or
full-time positions. Assist with marketing the co-op program and
counsel students regarding co-op opportunities. Assist with
expanding co-op and other experiential learning opportunities for
Prepare instructional materials on Career Services, career
development, and various elements of the
co-op/internship/job-search process. Present related orientations,
workshops, and instructional programs. Provide faculty/staff within
colleges with training and materials on career readiness and
job-search topics which can be shared with students. Teach the
career planning course, CEP 101: Career Development
Conduct outreach activities and serve as a liaison between Career
Services and appropriate NKU colleges, departments, employers, and
student groups. Work directly with specific college(s) and academic
departments, as assigned. Initiate and support DEI
Supervise student staff, as assigned. Teach student peer coaches
how to use tools such as FOCUS 2 and Handshake and how to provide
appropriate information/feedback to students. Teach peer-advising
techniques so peer coaches can meet independently with students and
present workshops/programs on career and job-search topics.
Assist in the administration of career fairs, on-campus recruiting,
and related events. Coordinate specialized career events on campus,
Be familiar with all Career Services policies and procedures, and
maintain an ongoing awareness of all programs and activities.
Participate in appropriate professional development activities.
Assist in the day-to-day operation of Career Services. Perform
other duties as assigned.
Develop and maintain familiarity/expertise with both print and
online resources pertinent to the career interests of students.
Become knowledgeable of career services management software
(Handshake) and assist in reviewing job postings, as
Master’s degree required. Prefer a degree in higher education
administration/student affairs, counseling, psychology, human
resources, public administration, or related field and a minimum of
one year of relevant experience in career services, career
counseling, academic advising, human resources, or related.
Preferred skills include:
- Skilled in career advising and job-search techniques.
- Superior oral and written communication skills.
- Well-developed organizational abilities with high attention to
- Strong work ethic and high initiative, including the ability to
self-direct and prioritize.
- Comfortable planning and executing events/programs.
- Flexible/adaptable with solid problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively.
- Some familiarity with career assessments such as FOCUS 2, SII,
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite software, using
Internet applications, and basic knowledge of career services
management software (e.g., Handshake).
- Willingness to work some extended hours, including some
evenings and weekends, as needed.
- Some management experience, including supervision, evaluation,
and mentorship of student staff.
Posting Detail Information
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Is this an internal only posting?
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- NKU Jobs Site
- Inside Higher Ed
- Employee Referral
- * Are you a current NKU employee?
- * What is the highest level of education attained?
- High School Diploma
- Associates Degree
- Bachelors Degree
- Masters Degree
- * How many years of experience do you have in this type of
- * Explain why you are interested in this position and how your
skills/experiences make you a good candidate?
(Open Ended Question)
- * Why is career services important on a college/university
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application