Established in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation of the values of all people. Located in the heart of Pembroke, N.C., UNCP boasts an enrollment of 8,200 in 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs and offers a personalized learning environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity and public service. Spread over 281 acres, the campus offers a sense of community and belonging–a place where faculty and staff feel supported, take pride in the university’s mission, and are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference in their communities.
The Career Advisor supports the mission, goals and objectives of UNC Pembroke. The Career Advisor reports to the Executive Director of Career Services and is a member of the Division of Student Affairs. The Career Advisor provides career coaching, advising, programming, marketing, and online career resources and services to meet the needs of undergraduate, graduate students and alumni in collaboration with faculty, staff, and employers.
Please attach current CV, Cover Letter of Interest and List of Professional References with contact information.
Minimum Training and Education Requirements: Knowledge of career development theory, application, and current trends. Two years’ experience in career and employer services required. Earned master’s degree in Counseling, Student Affairs, or a closely related field required. Must have strong technology skills, excellent communication, writing, planning, problem solving, and organization skills. Ability to seek innovative solutions to problems is expected. Must be student oriented and have a commitment to working in a team-based, collaborative environment.
• Master’s degree in counseling, student personnel/high education administration, education, social work, human resources or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Prior experience in a higher education, business or nonprofit organizations.
• Prior experience in career advising/counseling with knowledge of career development theory, assessments and current world-of-work trends
• Ability to career counsel, listen to, understand and respond positively to student requests guiding them constructively through processes and procedures with a high level of maturity, professionalism and diplomacy
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create and maintain collaborative relationships and professional networks with diverse populations, internally and externally, within a diverse, multicultural environment
• Ability to articulate and meet the needs and concerns of historically under-represented and ethnically diverse populations, persons with disabilities, GBLTQ individuals, women, veterans and non-traditional students.
• Ability to think analytically and strategically in a highly collaborative team environment with proven planning, organizational and project management skills
• Proficient technology skills in Microsoft Office, social media, website development, database and career center systems (e.g. CSO, Handshake, Simplicity) along with experience using LinkedIn and other professional social networking sites
• Ability to persuade and influence varied audiences while giving engaging, pedagogically-sound and interactive presentations
• Ability to assess and evaluate user needs, services, programs, student learning and development outcomes
• Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, policies, procedures, correspondences and other written materials
Special Instructions to Applicants: This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.
UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.