Career and Academic Advisor

	Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
	Career and Academic Advisor
Position Information
Posting Number: S01017
Full-time/Part-time: Full-time
Benefits Eligible?: Yes
Hourly/Salaried: Salaried
Hiring Minimum: $50,193 annually
Band/Level: Specialist 3
Department: Center for Advising and Career Services
Location: MIIS at Monterey Main Campus
Hire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screening: Criminal Background check

Position Summary:
This position is housed in the Center for Advising and Career Services (CACS) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), wherein all career and academic advising services are consolidated, and reports to the Assistant Dean for Career & Academic Advising. This cross-functional position provides students pursuing degrees and certificates in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies programs with career and academic advising/coaching and collaborates with the program faculty and administration. This is a full-time staff position requiring high levels of initiative and cultural sensitivity skills, occasional overnight travel, and professional public presence.

Essential Functions:
• Contribute to advancing the goals of CACS consistent with the Institute's vision and strategic objectives while providing extraordinary customer service.
• Using the Institute's curriculum, advise students on course selection that matches their career goals and degree requirements.
• Liaise and collaborate across constituencies (faculty, staff, administrators, students and employers) to accumulate, disseminate and exchange academic and career information, and forge practical solutions to complex problems.
• Provide coaching, mentoring, teaching and coordinate activities to help increase the employability of students and alumni.
• Regularly conduct research, gather and analyze data to assess performance and explore and recommend new models and initiatives for effective delivery in order to continuously improve the quality of academic advising, career development services and special programs.
• Act as the voice of the student and employer to provide industry insights during faculty meetings and retreats.
• Act as a program-specific expert to help the Director of Employer Relations (DER) create an annual targeted strategic engagement plan; upon request, consult with the DER to help convert outreach efforts into employment or internship postings, On-Campus Recruiting opportunities, career fair participation and/or other opportunities for students and alumni to connect.

General Responsibilities:
• Partner with students, alumni and various offices to collect, interpret and report full-time and internship employment data.
• Maintain productive relationships with and work collaboratively with offices across the Middlebury enterprise, employers, and faculty on issues of mutual interest and specific projects as needed.
• Advise on special programs, assist in student recruitment and work with the Alumni Office.
• Work collaboratively with Enrollment and Admissions to communicate ROI to prospective students.
• Stay abreast of career and academic advising trends through professional development opportunities including networking, webinars, field-specific research, and relevant professional associations.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean for Career & Academic Advising.

A combination of education and experience which would demonstrate possession of the required skills.
• A typical way to meet this requirement would be a Bachelor's degree and several years of related work experience as a graduate school career advisor, university relations recruiter or hiring manager.
• Other desirable background would include an MA in an international field (higher education, public administration, business development, project management, study abroad, etc.), career counseling experience, and proficiency in a second language in addition to English.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Initiative and the capacity to work with minimal supervision in a rapidly changing environment.
• Cultural sensitivity and ability to work successfully in an intercultural environment.
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and presentation skills and the capacity to interact effectively with a variety of clients including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and employers.
• Ability to proactively assess the career development needs of students and create new programming or re-imagine current programming to meet those needs in a creative fashion.
• Proven ability to develop and bring teams to consensus around the adoption of new approaches and methods and to create innovative solutions.
• Ability to plan, organize and assess projects in an effective and timely manner.
• High degree of technological skills required, especially MS Office proficiency including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
• Willingness and ability to comply with Institute policies, procedures, and mandates.

Minimum experience requires three plus years of increasingly responsible and/or relevant professional-level experience as a career advisor in an academic setting and/or as a recruiter/hiring manager is preferred.

Physical Demands:
									The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey maintains a smoke-free workplace and complies with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free Workplace Act.
			Essential job functions require ability to sit for extended periods of time, lift and carry up to 10 pounds frequently and up to 25 pounds occasionally, reach overhead to stack shelves, and push/pull. Job also requires fine dexterity for rapid data entry and for writing.			
Posting Information
Close date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Complete an online application and submit all required documents.
Applicant Document
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  3. Resume/C V

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