Career Community Advisor

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DePaul University

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.


Job Title Career Community Advisor
Job ID 3707
Location Loop Campus
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

Multicultural Statement

At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us.

General Summary

Reporting to the Director of Career Education, the Career Community Advisor is responsible for creating physical and virtual communities that educate our students on trends and issues in their chosen areas, provide knowledge that can help them achieve a competitive edge, generate employment opportunities for them, and directly connect them to trusted alumni / employers for information and mentorship. This position is responsible for one-on-one and group student advising, building and updating industry-specific digital resources, partnering with employer relations within their assigned career field, student-employer programming, networking events, and other related educational seminars or meetings. He/she also serves as expert within assigned career field, maintaining current information on recruiting practices, timelines, and industry trends.

This role will serve the Media, Communication, Arts and Entertainment community. For more information about the creative students and alumni that are part of this career community, see this link: https://resources.depaul.edu/career-center/career-advising/media-communication-entertainment/Pages/default.aspx

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about helping students and alumni navigate pathways in creative careers.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Student Advising:
    • Provide career advising as needed for all students interested in exploring or pursuing careers within assigned community via both individual and group services to facilitate career success.
    • Advising hours will adjust based on demand.
  • Programming and Resources:
    • Create and present educational materials on a variety of career topics and collaborate with staff to create, customize, and execute student / alumni / faculty / employer networking events and panels.
    • Provide timely advice, networking events, and career prep materials in accordance with the recruiting pattern, practice, and timeline for assigned career field(s).
    • Advisors will also contribute to communications and produce regular newsletters for their community.
  • Employer and External Relations:
    • Collaborate with Employer Engagement team to create a customized recruiting experience for targeted employers.
    • Engage employers in student and alumni panels and educational programs.
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of recruiting and career field trends by interacting with employers regularly and sharing with staff.
    • Outreach with faculty in assigned liaison areas to ensure seamless and constant communication and two-way information sharing.
  • Cross-Functional Teams and College Initiatives:
    • Serve on various cross-functional teams to promote the vision and direction of the Career Center.
    • Serve as a liaison to College departments as appropriate.
    • Represent DePaul and the center in local and national professional associations and conferences in order to stay current with industry standards and changes, revise programs to reflect trends, and increase the center’s visibility among professionals in the field.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Three to five years experience in career development, recruitment/staffing, human resources, training and development, or comparable background.
  • Knowledge of career and academic advising, assessment, marketing, program development and management.
  • Knowledge of and a proven track record of relationship building, managing projects, and events are essential.


Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s degree.
  • Experience working with hiring managers and/or recruiters.
  • Experience working with traditional age students as well as adults at various stages of career development.
  • Knowledge of and interest in creative career industries: advertising, marketing, social media, film/television, communications, etc.


Managerial Responsibilities

  • Supervise student interns or student peer career advisors.


Other Skills & Abilities Reqd

  • Computer literacy, including MS Office - Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Functional Competency Expectations:
    • Advising & Counseling (Mastery)
    • Audience Awareness (Intermediate)
    • Customer Service (Intermediate)
    • Educating Others (Intermediate)
    • Employment Practices (Intermediate)
  • Foundational Competency Expectations:
    • Collaboration & Teamwork (Intermediate)
    • Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity to Diversity (Intermediate)
    • Effective Communication (Intermediate)
    • Judgment & Decision-Making (Intermediate)
    • Mission Focus & Institutional Knowledge (Basic)
    • Project Management & Organization (Intermediate)
    • Relationship & Network Building (Mastery)
  • Sustaining Competency Expectations:
    • Change Acumen (Basic)
    • Conflict Management (Intermediate)
    • Continuous Improvement (Basic)
    • Education Industry Acumen (Basic)
    • Learning Agility (Intermediate)
    • Self-Awareness (Mastery)
    • Systems Thinking (Intermediate)
  • Strategic Competency Expectations:
    • Creativity & Innovative Thinking (Basic)


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Additional Information

Flexible working hours including evening and weekends may sometimes be required. Travel between campuses required.

Salary & Benefits Package:
DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University's mission. For more information, please visit the following pages:
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Posted: 9/1/2019
Application Due: 9/26/2019
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