Career Development Advisor (2 positions)

The Career Development Advisor provides coaching in and development of job search techniques, strategies and tools for students and alumni launching a first-time or new career path. This position requires, as part of a team, successful promotion of services offered by the Career Development Center through proactive engagement strategies to increase student utilization. The Career Development Advisor will collaborate with specific division programs to assist with student's development of employability skills and career-readiness. This position will also interact with employers, the community, and Workforce Development partners facilitating special projects for the department including but not limited to career fairs, on campus recruiting, internships, and study abroad opportunities. This position is responsible to the Manager of Career Development.


Deliver exceptional customer service to students and job seekers in all areas of the Career Development process.

Coach and support students and job seekers utilizing current trends in preparing resumes and cover letters, how to conduct job search activities, and applying for jobs.

Facilitate recruitment activities and special events including on-campus recruiting, career fairs, and other related projects.

Design, present, and/or coordinate career preparation workshops and classroom presentations that align with programmatic learning goals.

Instruct and guide students on how to gain insight into skills gained in the classroom and from previous experiences to inform career decision-making to help increase career-related self-efficacy in all students.

Ensure student preparedness for participation in educational internships.

Promote and develop internship opportunities with area employers. Partnering with faculty and/or employers to facilitate internship process for students.

Promote study abroad to students and employers.

Coordinate grant funded programs.

Assist with phone and email inquiries from employers regarding posting employment opportunities, recruitment and other hiring needs.

Track metrics of engagement and utilization. Prepare monthly and annual department activity reports.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Req ID: req205

Job Title: Career Development Advisor (2 positions)

Division: Student Development

Location: Sugar Grove Campus

Grant Funded: No

Employment Type: Full-time Support Staff

Compensation Range: 19.96 - 19.96, starting pay, prior experience will be considered

Compensation Type: Hourly

Work Schedule: M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Work Hours: 40

Documents to be attached: Cover Letter-Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants: Can provide transcripts at interview stage.

Testing: No

Targeted Hire Date: 8/15/2017

Position Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree required; Master's in student development, counseling or similar degree preferred.

Minimum 2 years experience with employer recruitment processes and monitoring employment trends

Minimum 2 years experience advising/coaching students in the development of professional skills and competencies.

Knowledge of best practices related to the job search process including job market trends, branding, social media, recruiting and technology.

Possess strong skill set in managing projects including: problem-solving, decision-making, strong follow up and follow through skills.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media; experience with Google Docs, CRM, HRM and CMS.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Excellent organizational and human relations skills.

Available to work some evenings and weekends; willingness to travel, primarily in Chicagoland area.


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