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10059450 Career Advisor

Middle Georgia State University

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Staff Application - please complete and email with supporting documentsSchool/Department: Center for Career and Leadership Development Primary Location: Cochran Position: Staff Job Type: Full Time Position Close Date: Until Filled Description:

JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and marketing career development programs and advising services to provide assistance to students in all aspects of career exploration and planning and marketing as well as building relationships with employers to support the career development of students.



  • Advises and instructs students in career development, including resume and cover letter writing; interview skills; and job/internship/graduate school search strategies; networking; professionalism
  • Prepares and presents career development presentations and workshops to classes, student organizations, and other student-oriented audiences
  • Uses occupational information to advise students on training/educational pathways; skills; experience; average salary; and other requirements for particular careers
  • Provides career assessment and interpretation to students exploring major and career options
  • Manages and promotes student and employer usage of Handshake, MGA’s online job board
  • Maintains ongoing professional development via involvement with relevant professional associations such as GACE (Georgia Association of Colleges & Employers) and NACE (National Association of Colleges & Employers)


  • Organizes job fairs, workshops, and recruitment opportunities that will connect students to employers to provide information regarding future career options
  • Works closely with other staff members in the planning, coordination, and promotion of programs such as job fairs and other employer networking activities, career development workshops, and general career advising services
  • Creates surveys to assess programs; prepares, organizes and maintains reports and summaries


  • Conducts regular outreach efforts to include classroom presentations, orientations, student organizations, open houses, etc
  • Disseminates employment and internship opportunities to appropriate faculty, student organizations, and students, using resources such as Handshake, email, social media, etc.
  • Develops strong relationships with MGA department heads and faculty; targets key faculty for employer recruitment opportunities
  • Coordinates with Student Life and other Student Affairs departments to promote career development opportunities to students across all campuses
  • Promotes campus recruitment opportunities to employers and graduate programs
  • Promotes career development programs and services to students through various in-person and electronic communication methods (emails, social media, flyers, presentations, information tables, etc.)


  • Supervise Career Center interns and student assistants
  • Collaborate with other career advisors to train students assistants as paraprofessional peer career advisors
  • Oversees the management, organization, and promotion of the Professional Closet and professional headshots service
  • Processes registrations for career fairs and transactions for both career fairs and The Professional Closet, following procedures for invoicing, recording, and depositing related payments
  • Manages career development supply and resource inventory for respective campus
  • Identifies as a Campus Security Authority (CSA)
  • Performs related duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of career development in the context of higher education
  • Knowledge of career competencies and ethical guidelines developed by the National Association of Colleges & Employers & NACE)
  • Knowledge of the local, regional, and national job market
  • Knowledge of state and federal employment laws
  • Skill in the provision of career advisement to a diverse student body
  • Skill in career management systems and other career development software programs
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving
  • Skill in developing relationships with employers to develop job and internship opportunities
  • Skill in oral and written communication

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Director of Career and Leadership Development assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.

GUIDELINES: Guidelines include department and university policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.


  • The work consists of varied career development duties. The unique nature of each student’s needs contributes to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to assist with the university’s career development programs. Success in this position provides effective career resources to students and alumni.


  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other university personnel, faculty, staff, students, alumni, business leaders, potential employers, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to provide services, and to resolve issues.


  • The work is very active, requiring physical activity/mobility. Also requires travel to all campus locations.
  • The work is performed in an office and in various campus settings including classrooms, event venues, etc.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: This position has direct supervision over student assistants and interns as assigned.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.


  • This position is non-exempt (biweekly paid).
  • Pay grade 16.

TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: [email protected] with the subject line “10059450 Career Advisor – CCLD”. Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Staff application; a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; and three professional references. Paper application materials will not be accepted.

Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates.

Staff Application - please complete and email with supporting documentsA Unit of the University System of Georgia



One of 31 institutions in the University System of Georgia, Middle Georgia State was created in 2013 by the con­solidation of Macon State College and Middle Georgia College.

Middle Georgia State College strives to offer bachelor’s degrees that enhance the educational, economic, and cultural lives of Middle Georgians. Additionally, the college offers a wide array of associate’s degrees that meet the educational interests of traditional and non-traditional students in the region. With low tuition, robust financial aid, a commitment to the success of each student and a vibrant residence life program on three of our five campuses, Middle Georgia State promises an affordable, challenging, and rewarding college experience leading to degrees of proven quality. Our success is measured best by the accomplishments of our graduates in their chosen professions, as well as by the contributions they make to their communities.


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