Career Development Advisor - Seattle, WA Campus
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and
the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our
world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,
faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the
confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London;
Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto;
Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and
Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through
this network, we expand opportunities for flexible,
student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate
programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to
degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among
these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees
designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and
About the Opportunity:
Under the Associate Director of Career Development on the Seattle
Campus and in conjunction with the experiential learning and career
support staff within the Colleges, the Career Development Advisor
will create and implement career programming, professional
development, and experiential learning opportunities for all
This individual is responsible for assisting students in securing
appropriate experiential learning opportunities (co-ops,
internships, projects, hackathons, etc.) with a focus on technical
and tech-adjacent opportunities. This role will advise and coach
students individually and in groups throughout the job search and
application process, with a focus on topics related to career
development and employment search, including resume and cover
letter development and review, interview techniques, and effective
job search strategies. This will involve both industry and
region-specific content, as well as incorporating career
preparation curricula from partner colleges.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a small but growing
regional team that will be helping to expand the career development
and experiential learning function for Northeastern University
within the greater Seattle area.
Preferred candidates for the Career Development Advisor position
- Worked in a student/career-focused environment and have a
professional background in experiential learning, preferably in the
technology education space, AND/OR, worked as a technical
recruiter, technical hiring manager, or in a similar
- An understanding of industry hiring and employment trends
relevant to Seattle degree programs (e.g. computer science,
analytics, project management, information systems) and the ability
to conduct independent research in these areas.
- The ability to lead projects and navigate across university
divisions; a detail-oriented multi-tasker.
- Strong communication skills and an interest in working in a
highly collaborative roles with students, staff, faculty, alumni,
and external partners.
- Strong presentation and workshop facilitation skills.
- Flexibility and an interest in wearing multiple hats; the
Seattle campus is growing so this role will require comfort with
- Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds;
familiarity with international student work authorization processes
(CPT/OPT) in the U.S. is a plus.
- Excellent skills in relationship building, event planning,
marketing, public relations and database management.
- Experience working with professional master's students is a
- Bachelor's degree with at least 3-5 years or equivalent
experience supporting career development at a higher education
institution or job-focused training program (e.g.
- Forward thinking and innovative, in alignment with
Northeastern's strategic plan and initiatives (“Beyond
- Can connect with students from different cultures, backgrounds
and lived experiences in-person and virtually to help them become
career ready and progress on their journey.
- Passion for networking and making new connections with regional
- Must have the ability to communicate effectively with multiple
audiences and maintain confidentiality around complex and sensitive
issues for the purposes of compliance with applicable federal and
state laws, as well as Northeastern guidelines.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
support of diversity and inclusion, please see
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