CHSS Career Advisor

Montclair, NJ
Jul 07, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date July 6, 2017

Position Title CHSS Career Advisor

Vacancy # V-1305

Department Dean’s Office -CHSS

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description


The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) houses 20 majors, numerous areas of graduate study and also professional certificate programs. Under the direction of the CHSS Director of Career Development, the Career Advisor supports the Director in executing a comprehensive career development program encompassing the following areas: career coaching, employer relations, resume improvement, job search strategy, interviewing skill development and student engagement. The CHSS Career Advisor serves as a front line staff member to meet with students and execute student engagement events, career development activities, and academic support services. The position supports both undergraduate and graduate students.


• Provide career development advice through coaching in the following areas: resume improvement, job search strategizing and interviewing.
• Assists the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management with course scheduling activities to support strategic goals of offering courses aligned with student development.
• Partner with student groups and departments to engage and encourage students toward proactive career development.
• Support the Director of Career development in building employer relations.

Detailed responsibilities include:
• Advise students on career and professional development via a group setting
• Assist students to identify and utilize available career and university resources on career exploration, job search techniques, and internships/co-op opportunities.
• Present at student events such as learning communities, student clubs and classrooms to educate students on career exploration and student involvement
• Build alumni and peer mock interview programs
• Assist supervisor to implement targeted programs for first-year students and transfer students
• Support internship and co-op program administration and increase student participation
• Foster student club relationships and build student connections to increase awareness of resources
• Encourage growth of student clubs, community engagement, and student involvement at the college
• Assist team during peak periods of registration, new student orientation, and with academic advising activities such as add/drop
• Perform other duties as assigned.

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Qualifications & Requirements


• Bachelor's degree
• Two to four years of professional experience
• Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute required experience on a year-for-year basis (30 credit hours is considered one year of college)
• Knowledge of career counseling best practices and current employment trends.
• Proactive, detail-orientation, and ability to manage multiple priorities
• Strong technical skills for an office environment

Occasionally requires evening or weekend work to support programming


• Human resources management, talent development, or higher education experience
• Familiarity with career fields for students within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
• Recent industry experience within a non-higher education environment

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

Anticipated Start Date Open until position is filled

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Building on a distinguished 105-year history, Montclair State University is proud to be a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. The university's six colleges and schools serve more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 250-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State combines the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a dynamic, sophisticated, and diverse academic environment.

EEO/AA Statement:

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at