Career Advisor

Location
Milton, Massachusetts
Posted
Jul 07, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 24 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs. 

Curry College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations. The College values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace.  

Curry College seeks to hire a Career Advisor who shall conduct individual career advising and planning sessions, manages the Graduate Outcomes Program, administers and interprets career assessments, plans and presents programs and workshops, supports on-campus recruiting efforts, and provides direct career development service to students.

Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

Direct Service

  • Provide individual career advising sessions for students and serve as the primary career counselor for seniors and alumni. Assists students in developing the necessary skills associated with career development and successful transition into the workforce or graduate school.
  • Administer and interpret various vocational and interest inventories and advise students on possible career paths.
  • Coordinate the annual senior career conference.
  • Develop student advising resources and facilitation guides.
  • Work closely with senior seminar faculty, student groups, clubs and student support offices to plan and deliver career related programs, presentations, and workshops for a variety of majors.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for e-portfolios, job searching techniques, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Conduct resume reviews and mock interviews for classes as requested by faculty.
  • Support on-campus recruiting efforts and programs involving student and employer interactions.
  • Provide support and information to parents and other advocates of current students.

Graduate Outcomes Tracking Program

  • Manage the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) data collection process by:
    • Establishing the annual timeline and milestones for data collection;
    • Utilize Banner to obtain information about graduating students to assist in the collection of GOS data and convert data into appropriate formats;
    • Coordinate efforts to collect data including, but not limited to, administering the GOS at the Commencement Fair, administering e-surveys 6-months, 9-months, and 12-months after graduation, researching graduate students using social media sites, and soliciting feedback from faculty and staff from students that do not respond to surveys or those without a social media presence.
  • Provide outreach from CCD directly encouraging students to update their outcomes information and offer assistance to those still seeking employment or interested in continuing their education.
  • Interpret the data collected with support from the Director of the CCD, the Assistant VP of Academic Affairs, and the Institutional Researcher, as needed, and serve as the lead author of the annual Graduate Outcomes Report and other reports as needed.
  • Maintain the Graduate Outcomes database.
  • Manage Graduate Outcomes data requests from departments needing information to support program reviews, accreditation reporting, or other needs.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Stay abreast of industry information including hiring trends, economic information, and resume design.
  • Research, develop, and maintain career materials to include information about careers, graduate education and employment.
  • Provides general administrative support in the office including event planning, back-up front desk support, and representing the CCD at college events including but not limited to Open House, Accepted Students Day, and Orientation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree in Counseling, Student Development, Human Resources, or related area is preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in career development or related field (Human Resources, Talent Acquisition).
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to prioritize and be detail-oriented.
  • Proficient computing skills utilizing Microsoft Office, specifically Excel.
  • Experience coordinating large events such as career fairs and conferences.
  • Experience with database management, data analysis, research and report writing.
  • Ability to work Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, plus occasional nights and weekends as needed.

At the College’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Please apply online at: http://www.curry.edu/about-curry/employment/job-opportunities.html for consideration.  Interested Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references including complete contact information and professional titles.