Career Advisor for Experiential Education

Job Description

About the Position:

Reporting to the Senior Assistant Directors for Undergraduate Student Career Development, the Career Advisor actively supports a centralized Career Center which serves an undergraduate and graduate population pursuing degrees in engineering, the sciences, business, the humanities, and the arts. The Career Advisor is responsible for introducing undergraduate students to the career planning process and providing access to experiential education opportunities.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide career advising services to individual students to assist in career goal setting and attaining the appropriate career-related resources in support of their career plans.
  • Assist students in creating and developing their resumes, cover letters, portfolios, interviewing skills and other professional tools required to access experiential education assignments and ultimately, conduct a successful job search.
  • Plan and present workshops and seminars in resume writing, interviewing techniques, job search strategies, business communication, employer expectations, networking and social media, and other career-related topics.
  • Oversee a cohort of undergraduate students and maintain detailed notes on each student's progress in applying for and attaining experiential education opportunities and full time employment.
  • Maintain data on student participation rates and contribute to departmental reporting.
  • Visit students at their experiential education worksites and monitor quality of experience.
  • Manage relationships with employers, business partners, and alumni to develop experiential education and full time employment opportunities.
  • Participate in the planning and running of employer-related events.
  • Maintain a professional level of conduct, appearance, and attire at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required: Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred in counseling, higher education, student services, or related area; 0 - 4 years of experience, preferably in career advising, human resources, higher education, or other relevant experience.

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Must demonstrate a student focus and enjoy working with a college student population.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with challenging situations in a diplomatic and calm manner, maintaining a customer service orientation at all times.
  • Must be willing to gain an understanding of the Stevens undergraduate curricula.
  • Possess an understanding of computer applications - must demonstrate proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Preferred knowledge of a career management or applicant tracking system.
  • Possess excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills (oral and written) and a willingness and ability to research and learn.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Self-starter with ability to adapt to change and handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and have access to a car.

About Stevens:

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research. Students, faculty and partners collaborate in an academic culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to develop, implement and leverage technology to confront global challenges. Based in Hoboken, N.J., Stevens offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, management, business, humanities and the arts. Stevens has been recognized by both the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in systems engineering and port security research. The University has more than 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 350 faculty. Stevens' programs have attracted international participation and strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.

About the Stevens Career Center:

The Stevens Career Center supports students in obtaining career outcomes appropriate to their personal goals through career exploration programs, experiential education opportunities, and individualized guidance from the Career Center staff. We engage with our students from their first semester through graduation by providing career planning workshops, corporate site visits, and a variety of on-campus recruiting opportunities throughout the year. Dedicated to a student-centered approach, the Stevens Career Center has been ranked four times in the top 20 nationally for "Best Career Services" by the Princeton Review.

Stevens Career Center

General Submission Guidelines:

In order to be considered a candidate for any job at Stevens, you must submit an online application. Please attach a cover letter and resume with each application. Other requirements for consideration may depend on the job.

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EEO Statement:

Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status.

Stevens is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes.

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