DavisConnects Advisor for Communications, Marketing, and the Arts

Colby College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 29, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Marketing & Sales, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description
Career Advising
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Job Summary:DavisConnects
Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

Complementing its focus on a classical, broad-based liberal education that requires deep inquiry, hones critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and encourages curiosity and lifelong learning, Colby now integrates a set of universally available experiences into the academic program. Several opportunities will allow students to connect their education to the world and the great challenges of the 21st century while preparing them for future success in graduate schools and careers. DavisConnects guarantees a global experience for all students, making Colby the first leading liberal arts college to provide funding for every student to spend time abroad. Ultimately, Colby will connect every student to a facilitated and funded set of internships and research experiences, establishing Colby as a leader in global education and offering all Colby students an exceptional and unique set of opportunities that will deepen their education and improve their life outcomes.

Colby College is seeking a new advisor for communications, marketing, and the arts to join the DavisConnects team, participating in a comprehensive student advising model, primarily driven by the goal of integrating universal experiences (research, internships and global) into the student experience. The successful candidate will thrive in a dynamic and visionary culture to advise students and graduates who express interest in exploring, preparing for, and pursuing careers in communications, marketing, the arts, and related professions. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.

  • Primary advisor to students and alumni interested in areas of communications, marketing, and the arts, helping them assess interests, explore opportunities, and refine a plan leading to post-graduate success
  • Advise first-year students as a member of the DavisConnects advising team
  • Facilitate workshops and manage programs for target populations to include industry focused alumni panels, off-campus treks, and topical workshops
  • Advise and critique on industry-specific resumes and cover letters, as well as facilitate mock interviewing and networking opportunities
  • Assist students preparing for industry-specific graduate school and fellowship applications
  • Collaborate with the employer engagement team to cultivate national and international student research and internship opportunities
  • Build and nurture relationships with academic departments, student groups, and other campus entities
  • Work with College Advancement colleagues to leverage contacts for the purpose of enhancing student programming and experiential opportunities
  • Maintain current knowledge of key industry trends and identify areas of opportunity growth for students and young alumni
  • Serve as a representative for DavisConnects at various campus events including Admissions and Alumni events
  • Provide marketing and social media support to DavisConnects with assistance from an assigned student fellow
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience; advanced coursework a plus
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the arts, media, communications, marketing, or a related field
  • Experience organizing, marketing, and executing events preferred
  • Working knowledge of behavioral techniques for student interview preparation
  • Strong interest or working knowledge of the requirements and selection criteria of related graduate programs, including application systems and procedures
  • Career advising and/or progressive responsibility in student advising in a liberal arts college setting preferred
  • Ability to interact effectively with multiple constituents including students, faculty, alumni, parents, and employers
  • Commitment to working with a diverse student population at a top liberal arts college
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills combined with a professional demeanor
  • Highly organized with extreme attentiveness to detail related to managing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency in database systems as well as Google/Microsoft suites
  • Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements

This position has significant interaction with all DavisConnects staff and academic department faculty. Working with the director of advising, this position will engage a variety of campus constituents, as well as the Colby Network to provide a best-in-class advising experience and student growth opportunities.


General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Weekend and evening hours required. Some travel is required.


Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby Careers website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

DavisConnects Advisor for Communications, Marketing, and the Arts - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

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