Part-Time Graduate Career Advisor

Job description

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

Career Advising

  • Manage and provide comprehensive career services to individuals and groups of graduate students on topics including career assessment, self-marketing techniques, job/internship search (academic and non-academic), career-related technology (e.g. Pioneer Careers, LinkedIn) and career management strategies.
  • Become proficient in understanding the degrees and programs offered and practice a market-based approach in career planning and advising students.

Career Development Coordination and Collaboration

  • Provide outreach to student organizations to develop effective relationships as an avenue for marketing and support of client population.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships and communication with graduate faculty and administration.
  • Develop alumni relationships through various professional social platforms and University events. This will include one-on-one relationship building and partnering with colleagues in order to engage University of Denver alumni with Career and Professional Development.

Program Development and Promotion

  • Create and disseminate marketing materials, including identifying content relevant to audiences from diverse backgrounds.
  • Develop virtual programming webinars and online videos for students/alumni.
  • Design programs and provide presentations/workshops on career-related and professional development topics, connect with students through classroom presentations and student groups, collaborate with University partners to cover a range of topics

University & DU Advancement Citizenship

  • Serve as an active and collaborative partner to all central and unit-based Advancement and Career Development functions to foster strategic and effective, advancement practices.
  • Contribute to team success and model "One DU" leadership.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to understand of career development issues affecting graduate students and recent alumni at all levels and ability to analyze employment trends affecting them.
  • Knowledge of local, national, and international job markets.
  • Knowledge of personal marketing and branding techniques.
  • Cultural competency, ability to understand and appreciate cultural differences that impact student experience and to communicate effectively across cultures.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in order to speak effectively and credibly to a wide range of student/clients, alumni, employers, faculty and University administrators.
  • Must have strong spelling and grammar skills to critique curriculum vita's, resumes, cover letters and strategize and design marketing and communications materials.
  • Experience engaging and partnering with alumni for career development activities and events

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree completed or in progress.
  • Experience developing and planning programs such as workshops and events.
  • Experience in advising/coaching individuals around topics focusing on issues such as career, employment, academic or personal.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of experience working with college students.
  • Experience working with virtual programming and training.
  • Experience working in virtual teams.
  • Experience teaching or assisting with graduate career courses.
  • Experience in a higher education, or similar complex environment.
  • Experience assisting clients in using effective personal branding techniques such as CV's resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, etc.
  • Familiarity with a range of career assessment instruments.

Work Schedule

  • Part-time, 20 hours per week.
  • Flexible scheduling.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) November 7, 2018

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law are not taken into account in any employment decision.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 800850
Posted: 11/1/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable