Senior Career Advisor - Chicago or Suburbs

Chicago, IL
Apr 05, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The position advises students regarding career issues and strategies, job search methodology, resume preparation, internships, and other job search related matters for graduates. This position manages a graduate caseload while also completing additional tasks that could include sourcing job leads, creating career focused content, facilitate and develop job search training, and / or partner with other Career Services colleagues to meet the needs of graduates and their employment goals.

This position can be located in Chicago, Naperville, Addison, or Tinley Park.

  • Student Advising: Provide in-depth and customized advising on job search topics including resume, interviewing, networking, and career advancement to graduates who wish to collaborate with Career Services. Uncover latest trends and best practices that help improve the service provided to students. Advising happens via phone, email, and web-cam.
  • Employment Training: Create, develop, and facilitate interactive and engaging career webinars that help support the goals and overcome the obstacles of graduates from DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management.
  • Job Lead Generation: Identify appropriate job leads either through existing leads in Career Service database or within the graduates local, desired market and distribute as needed. Help graduates maximize their job application efforts. Work with Employer Relations team to generate needed leads and partnerships that will influence graduates.
  • Data Management: Input and manage performance metrics and caseload actions through Career Services data management portal. Metrics to include actions made toward graduate (appointments, calls, emails, etc.) and effort toward job lead development.
  • Project Creation / Management: Career Services Leadership assigns special projects and can include managing career fairs, running student webinars, or piloting specific department initiatives.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

    Passion for Meeting Student Needs

    • Proactively seeks to understand student needs.
    • Anticipates student needs and adapts own style to satisfy their needs.
    • Acts as a catalyst for identifying issues/problems that students may encounter and demonstrates personal accountability in securing help/resources to satisfy and exceed their expectations.
    • Continuously searches for new ways to assess and enhance student satisfaction.

    Drive Excellence in Execution / Results-Driven

    • Assumes personal accountability for excellent execution of the organization's priorities.
    • Seeks to continuously improve the way you deliver upon the expectations of your students.
    • Sets high standards of performance for self. Does not become complacent and simply maintain the status quo.
    • Follows through on commitments in a timely fashion.

    Communicate Effectively

    • Proactively shares information internally that will aid others in their day-to-day responsibilities.
    • Displays openness and honesty in all communications.
    • Establishes communication channels, which enable the two-way flow of communication between students and staff.
    • Utilizes various forms of communication to reach students, faculty and staff to enhance communication and increase their perception of accessibility.

You are encouraged to explore this opportunity if you:

  • Have Bachelor's degree (Required).
  • Have at least five years career services or career coaching experience – mastery of resume writing a plus.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required.
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Priority SettingPlanning, Time Management
  • Action Oriented
  • Written Communications
  • Approachability
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Customer Focus


  • Teamwork – We put the team first, appreciate diverse points of view, assume positive intent, collaborate and communicate openly.
  • Energy – We move quickly, learn from mistakes, build positive spirit and always look for a better way.
  • Accountability – We take ownership and initiative, demonstrate courage as we speak up, and act with integrity in all that we do.
  • Community – We operate with a shared sense of responsibility and purpose, and enrich colleagues, students and the broader community we serve
  • Heart – We serve students and each other with passion, respect and care.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.