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Career Advisor

Employer
Willamette University
Location
Oregon, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 4, 2024


Career Advisor

Posting Number: R0005554
Location: Salem Campus

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ABOUT WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY
Willamette University is a nationally-renowned private liberal arts university with graduate programs in business, law, data science, and fine arts. Founded in 1842, Willamette is the first university established in the western U.S. located in the heart of the PNW. Campuses are located in both Salem and Portland, Oregon close to the Oregon Coast, Cascade Mountains, and vibrant cities of the Pacific Northwest.

The university motto, “Not unto ourselves alone are we born,” captures the essence of this distinguished university. It speaks to the commitment to community service, to the extraordinary collaboration between faculty and students, and to the tradition of service and civic engagement that is typical of Willamette alumni.

Willamette University provides a highly-valued, well-rounded, and comprehensive benefits package to employees: Benefits Summary

If you need assistance applying for a job or have any questions on recruitment at Willamette, please contact our HR Department, hr@willamette.edu or call us at 503-370-6210.

Instructions for Applicants:
Please read the following carefully before beginning the online application process. To be considered for employment at Willamette University, please complete our online employment application. Your application and all required attachments -- listed at the bottom of the page -- must be submitted for each individual job post that you are interested in applying. Once you submit your application you will not be able to edit your application.

Position Summary:
This Career Advisor role is an essential member of the Career Development team working collaboratively and independently to connect Willamette University students with opportunities specifically in Computer Science, Data Science, and related fields. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to work in higher education, but also brings an interest in the tech industry.

This role's 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. Additionally, this role will perform a lead role in tracking and documenting all Career Development-related activities pertinent to the Title III grant.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide one-on-one career advising, skill development, and support to undergraduate students at Willamette University interested in career opportunities related to the School of Computing and Information Science, including: Computer Science, Data Science, and related fields, as well as students majoring and minoring in Computer Science and/or Data Science.
  • Provide one-on-one career advising, skill development, and support to students in the 3+1 BS/MS in Data Science program.
  • Provide programming support to Masters students in the Masters of Science in Data Science program, and the Masters of Science in Computer Science program.
  • Design and deliver workshops and programs aimed at increasing the career exploration and readiness of students interested in Computer Science and Data Science.
  • Organize, recruit for, and attend events including alumni speaker series, workshops, and visits to potential employers and internship sites.
  • Maintain broad current knowledge of career and economic trends and their impact on career paths.
  • Track all outcomes data related to Title III grant expectations and metrics.
  • Track, maintain, and produce reports on student career outcomes data for post-grad placement.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with employers in order to build, create and maintain recruiting pipelines within various organizations specifically for students studying Data Science and Computer Science.
  • Connect with various faculty and present in classrooms and in collaboration with the School of Computing and Information Sciences.
  • 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 SCIS students at Willamette University.
  • Analyze trends and assist departments with continuous improvement efforts.
  • Maintain current knowledge of best practices in graduate school advising, in order to effectively assist students as they pursue admission to graduate and professional programs.
  • Assist with programming coordinated by others in Career Development.
  • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree plus 2-3 years of professional level work experience and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Familiarity with career development and/or recruiting, job search strategies, and professional networking.
  • 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 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 work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training preferred
  • Employer Relationship development and cultivation skills and experience
  • Experience in recruiting, human resources, or higher education
  • Familiarity with or experience in computer science or data science work environments


Salary: $48,960

You will need to upload the following 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

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received until the position is filled.

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.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENT:
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.

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.


Apply online at https://willamette.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/willametteuniversityjobs/job/Salem-Campus/Career-Advisor--Data-Science-and-Computer-Science_R0005554

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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