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Career Advisor, Arts, Media

Willamette University
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Level
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Not specified
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Full Time
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Career Advisor, Arts, Media & Communications

Posting Number: R0003879
Location: Portland CampusSalem Campus

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Position Summary:
The Career Advisor for the Arts, Media, and Communication 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 to students in both Portland and Salem, 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 primarily located in Portland with frequent travel to the Salem campus.

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 students at Willamette University, particularly those majoring in or interested in Arts, Media, and Communication
  • Design and deliver workshops and programs aimed at increasing the career exploration and readiness of students interested in Arts, Media, and Communication.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 departments with continuous improvement efforts.
  • Assisting with programming coordinated by others in Career Development.
  • This position will serve both the Portland and Salem Campus.
  • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area 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.
  • 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.

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 am to 5:00 pm, occasional evenings and weekends, frequent travel between Salem, OR and Portland, OR

This is a 10-month position, mid-August through mid-June.

Salary: $37,400

Application review will begin October 11, 2021. 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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