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Career Curriculum Development Advisor

Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois

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Job No: 512227
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Career Curriculum Development Advisor

Department: Career Services

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The Career Curriculum Development Advisor provides administrative and programmatic leadership to all courses administered by Career Services and courses developed through collaborative efforts with campus partners.

The Career Curriculum Development Advisor plans course content, assesses course effectiveness, and implements continuous plans for course improvement. The Career Curriculum Development Advisor hires NTT instructors for Career Center Services courses, providing ongoing training and support. This position promotes career development across campus by serving as an expert consultant to faculty and staff who want assistance building or strengthening career development in their courses, department, and programs.

Additionally, the Career Curriculum Development Advisor advises and counsels Illinois State University students who are trying to choose a major or explore related career options. The Career Curriculum Development Advisor will be skilled in administering and interpreting appropriate assessments such as FOCUS 2 and the Strong Interest Inventory to assist students in making informed career decisions.

The Career Curriculum Development Advisor will teach Career Services and/or collaborative courses as assigned. This position collaborates with specific programs serving targeted populations within University College and other campus partners/departments in the area of career and curriculum development. The Career Curriculum Development Advisor assists currently enrolled students with résumé preparation, interviewing techniques, and all other career development activities. This person serves as a liaison among advisors, faculty, staff, and students. This position includes presenting outreach programming and workshops to students in classroom settings, residence halls, and student organizations. The Career Curriculum Development Advisor serves as a liaison on behalf of Career Services to University College Academic Advising and ISU faculty.

Required Qualifications
  1. Master's or equivalent degree in Psychology, College Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education Administration, Human Resources, Counseling, or related field.
  2. Three years of experience in advising, counseling, or career services.
  3. Knowledge, skills, and abilities related to student learning, decision making, and career development, including assessment, mentoring, and instruction.
  4. Demonstrated experience developing curriculum and student action plans.
  5. College level teaching experience.
  6. Experience/ability to effectively guide, advise, counsel, or teach college students in self-discovery and development of life skills, decision making, and all facets of career planning.
  7. Demonstrated understanding of career development theory, Career development, and career readiness.
  8. Excellent advising/counseling, communication, presentation, and organizational skills.
  9. Demonstrated ability to work with individuals of diverse cultures and/or backgrounds and collaborate with multiple and diverse constituents to accomplish goals designed to support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  10. Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and communicate with a variety of internal and external constituents.
Desired Qualifications
  1. Experience with benchmarking, assessment, and analyzing results.
  2. Demonstrated ability to communicate assessment results to relevant stakeholders.
  3. Experience conducting career planning workshops and advising sessions.
  4. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and implement programs.
  5. Practitioner/Certified in administering Strong Interest Inventory.
  6. Proven ability to work with administrators, faculty, and staff.
  7. Direct experience in career planning and development.
  8. Demonstrated ability to utilize career development-related software (i.e. Symplicity, Interview Stream, FOCUS 2).
Work Hours

Core Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday

Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Remain at a workstation for extended periods
2. Effectively communicate on a daily basis.
3. Move about in various locations across campus as needed to complete day-to-day work.

Proposed Starting Date

November 2021

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

$48,000 annual

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
Reference List

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Optional Applicant Documents

Transcripts - See Special Instructions to Applicants for additional options
Certification of Retirement Annuity

PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

College or university transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the application deadline in order to receive full consideration. Transcripts can either be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below.

In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, a copy of your DD-214 must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

Transcripts and/or DD-214 paperwork may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the application deadline:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Kira Shelton
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. The active register for this classification will be voided when the position is filled.

Contact Information for Applicants

Kira Shelton
Human Resources
[email protected]
(309) 438-2120

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 09/22/2021 08:00 AM CST
Application Closes: 09/26/2021 11:55 PM CST



Founded in 1857, Illinois State University was the first public university in the state and is one of the Midwest’s oldest institutions of higher education. It is a coeducational, residential university. Its 34 academic departments in six colleges offer 77 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 41 master’s, nine specialist, and ten doctoral programs.

The 1,110 acre campus includes more than 60 major buildings with state-of-the-art technology, and Watterson Towers is one of the most unique structures, as this residence hall is the tallest building between Chicago and St. Louis. Other major facilities include a Center for the Performing Arts, a 360-acre farm, Bone Student Center and Braden Auditorium, a University Planetarium, Redbird Arena, and Hancock Stadium. From meeting facilities to cultural opportunities through the arts, and excitement of numerous sporting events each year, ISU is a vital part of the Bloomington-Normal community.


Illinois State University, a first-choice public university, will be increasingly recognized as a national leader for educating high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized and transformative experience at an institution that:

  • Offers premier undergraduate and graduate programs that integrate traditional knowledge and methods with emerging ideas and innovations
  • Generates knowledge through high-quality research, scholarship, and creative activities
  • Supports student learning and development inside and outside of the classroom
  • Serves the region, state, nation, and world through its commitments to responsible stewardship, meaningful civic engagement, cultural enrichment, and the development of global citizens


We at Illinois State University work as a diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond.


Pursuit of Learning and Scholarship

Illinois State University works with students as partners in their educational development inside and outside of the classroom so that students come to appreciate learning as an active and lifelong process. The University contributes new knowledge through research, scholarship, and creative activities in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate. Faculty members embrace a balanced teacher–scholar model that values their contributions as teachers (facilitators of learning) and scholars (creators and discoverers of knowledge and information). 

Individualized Attention

Illinois State University provides a supportive environment that places all learners at the center of teaching and scholarship. Innovative curricular and cocurricular programs, strong student-faculty-staff connections, and superior student services focus on each student as an individual. The University fosters academic and personal growth, recognizes unique educational aspirations, and acknowledges that each faculty and staff member is integral to student success.


Illinois State University affirms and encourages community and a respect for differences by fostering an inclusive environment characterized by cultural understanding, ethical behavior, and social justice. The University supports a diverse faculty and staff who mentor a diverse student population. The University endeavors to provide opportunities for all students, staff, and faculty to participate in a global society.


Illinois State University promotes an environment defined by the highest ethical standards. Leadership of the University is characterized by stability, adherence to shared values, collaborative decision making, and accountable stewardship of all university resources. Members of the University community work collaboratively through shared governance to ensure the success of the University and are dedicated to making ongoing improvements, always enhancing their contribution to Illinois State University and building on prior accomplishments. Teaching and learning, including research and creative activities, are conducted at the highest level of academic quality and integrity.

Civic Engagement

Illinois State University prepares students to be informed and engaged global citizens who will promote and further the goals of society. The University promotes active learning experiences through which students will gain an awareness and understanding of civic engagement as a lifelong responsibility. The University partners with business, industry, government, and educational entities providing leadership in local, statewide, national, and international initiatives; expanding service and outreach; and enhancing financial support for instructional, scholarly, and service activities.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer​.

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