Career Advisor

Fort Myers, FL
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information

Job Title Career Advisor

Job Description

The Career Advisor contributes to the development, oversight, facilitation and assessment of career and vocational learning opportunities, programs, and resources for students and alumni. Conducts presentations and facilitates workshops on various topics. Develops instructional materials and publications.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree from an accredited institution in Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Student Personnel, or other related field.

Experience operating a personal computer and proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

Candidates whose Master's Degree will be conferred by June 1, 2017 are eligible to apply for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Two years of experience working in higher education.

Experience teaching a university-level course.

Experience delivering one-on-one advising to college students.

Experience with web content management systems.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

•Knowledge of career development and student development theories.

•Knowledge of recruiting, hiring practices, and job market trends.

•Knowledge of FERPA, confidentiality policies, and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Practice for Employment Professionals.

•Knowledge of fundamental career development topics such as resume writing, interviewing, networking, job search skills, and professional branding

•Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.

•Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, attention to detail, and flexibility.

•Ability to use a personal computer and proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

•Ability to use and interpret career assessment instruments.

•Ability to stay professionally current by reading literature, building skills, attending conferences, and participating in developmental activities.

•Ability to work effectively with diverse constituents of the Career Center.

•Ability to supervise and train temporary staff.

•Familiarity with web content management system or ability to learn.

•Equally adept at working autonomously and as part of a team.

Salary Range $18.20 - $19.64 hourly ($38,000 - $41,000 Annually)

Job Duties

Essential Job Duties

•Provides individual career advising to students and alumni in making informed choices relative to job search skills, job search strategies, and graduate school planning.

•Conducts class presentations and workshops on various topics. Develops print and web-based instructional information and materials. Assists with all career-related events. Assists in the supervision of peer advisors and student assistants.

•Assists students with exploring meaningful and purposeful careers and internships; developing resumes, cover letters, and graduate school options.

•Conducts outreach to faculty, other departments, and student clubs and organizations to deliver services. Conducts outreach to the employer community to assist in their recruitment efforts.

•Assists in the collection of information and data for inclusion in department and university reports. Conducts assessments of effectiveness of services and stays informed of best practices in the field.

•Collaborates and contributes as a team member of the Division of Student Affairs.

•Provides information and referrals to appropriate university departments.

•Participates in campus and community events. Attends conferences and participates in developmental activities.

Other Duties

•Performs other duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PS261P

Open Date 04/12/2017

Close Date 04/26/2017

Open Until Filled No

Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Student Personnel, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. If degree is not completed, will it be completed by June 1, 2017?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience with personal computers using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) software?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please explain your directly related experience to the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of directly related work experience.
    • 1-4
    • 4-7
    • 7-10
  6. * Are you claiming veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. This position is eligible for veteran's preference. For additional information regarding veteran's preference, please review the FGCU Human Resources website and click on the link for Veteran's Preference. You may copy and paste this URL into a separate browser window for easier access to veteran's preference information: To be eligible for veteran's preference, you must upload your DD214 to this posting. A new DD214 must be uploaded with each application submitted. Forms submitted under a previous application will not transfer to another position application.
  8. * Please indicate how you first learned of this position.
    • Job Board
    • Print Advertisement
    • Social Media
    • Job Fair/Conference
    • FGCU Website
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  9. * Per the question above, please specify the name of where you FIRST learned of the position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 5 Professional References (with relationship of each)
Optional Documents


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