Career and Internship Advisor - University Career Services

Jul 11, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Career and Internship Advisor - University Career Services

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Job Description
St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.


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  • Develop and administer outreach programs to students and faculty.
  • Work closely with college academic advisors to ensure seamless career developmental advising of students.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to facilitate student learning by assisting students in securing appropriate mentoring, internship, shadowing, and work experiences to enhance overall academic experiences and learn skills essential to successful employment.
  • Facilitate involvement of faculty in academically targeted career events.
  • Work cooperatively with Employer Relations personnel to identify and develop experiential learning and job opportunities for students.
  • Identify and stay abreast of current employment trends in various industries of greatest potential interest to St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students.

    Career Advising
  • Provide comprehensive individual and group advisement sessions to target population(s) for a multicultural community of students and alumni within the school.
  • Coach students to begin their professional network by facilitating connections with employers and referring students to ongoing career advisement.
  • Identify and encourage participation in experiential and internship programs.
  • Cooperate with the academic advisement offices in assisting students with identifying the most appropriate academic "major(s)" and/or "minor(s)."
  • Administer and interpret a variety of career assessment instruments to individuals and groups to enhance career advisement.
  • Manage career planning and job search resources (i.e. career fairs, workshops, conferences, ) workshops to enhance the students' career preparedness.
  • Develop and lead both foundational training (resume preparation, internships, interview skills, mock interviews, soft skills, and job search strategies) and career-related programs customized for students within the school and various programs.
  • Coordinate special projects/programs, e.g. employer panels, as assigned.
  • In conjunction with career professionals in the central office, develop and implement programming for target population(s).

    Internship Coordination
  • Ensure that training and programming addresses essential skills development necessary for placement in internships.
  • Identify and encourage participation in experiential and internship programs.
  • Be informed of national, state and local hiring practices, guidelines, and labor related issues as they pertain to internships.
  • Support Faculty efforts to develop and expand internship options and opportunities.
  • Promote and monitor student submission of non-credit internship experiences in UIS.
  • Report quarterly on internship activity within the college and by department.

  • Conduct assessment and follow-up through electronic communications , direct mail, and telecommunications of all student appointments to determine learning outcomes; satisfaction and employment.
  • Effectively assess programs and services, providing recommendations for changes as needed.
  • Collect and document records of student participation in programs.

  • Minimum of five years experience in career services, human resources, career coaching, corporate recruiting, or related
  • Master's degree
  • Knowledge of recruitment trends in one or more off the following: accounting, finance, marketing and
  • Interest, enthusiasm and experience working with a diverse group of undergraduates, graduate students and
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, experience teaching, training or facilitating Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations to groups.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with various technology (Microsoft Office, Presentation Software, PowerPoint, Prezi,or Brainshark, etc. and a variety of social media platforms) to best meet university, student and employer
  • A self-starter, able to work well in a team based environment under limited supervision with effective interpersonal skills and a high energy
  • Able to work with faculty and administrator
  • The ideal candidate will have experience with internship coordination , career assessment tools, and knowledge of career development theory and counseling
  • Evening work required, weekend work as necessary.

    St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.

    Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

    St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job Location
    Queens, New York, United States

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