Career Advisor - Career Services

United States, North America
Aug 01, 2014

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Career Advisor - Career Services

Job Number: 2014447

Job Description: Develop and implement marketing strategies for Career Services campus wide. Lead the communications and coordination of experiential learning opportunities, including formalized agreements, compliance, and ethical concerns. Work with students on an individual or group basis to help them develop their job search skills. Provide outreach campus-wide through various programming efforts including, but not limited to satellite offices, workshops, class presentations, student organizations, or residence hall presentations. Deliver career content through the use of social media tools. Use technology to create PowerPoint presentations, online magazines and/or newsletters. Serve as Career Services liaison to an academic college.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in advertising, communication design, communication studies, public relations, marketing, psychology, sociology or related fields.

Evidence of public speaking/presentation experience.

Evidence of customer/client service experience.

Marketing/Sales experience with emphasis on social networking.

Experience with social media tools, i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. (Must list software on application and/or resume.)

Proficient in Microsoft Office and the use of an electronic calendaring system. (Must list software on application and/or resume.)

Must be able to transport equipment and materials as needed for satellite offices and presentations. (approx. 50 lbs.)

Must be able to handle fast-paced and deadline-oriented situations.

Must be able to maintain focus in a multi-tasking environment.

Direct experience in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of a program or project.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience establishing and maintaining experiential learning opportunities, including co-operative and internship agreements.

Master's degree in Student Affairs or related fields.

Experience in a career services office or sales/marketing department performing marketing or sales related functions.

Direct experience working with college age population.

Experience in a public or private University setting.

Experience and/or knowledge of HTML or basic web coding and content management systems.

Ability to gather and compile statistical data.

Demonstrated effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Additional Information for Applicants: Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal history background check.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Usual office conditions - will work extended hours - evenings and week-ends as dictated by the time of the year.

Office attire: professional dress is expected during the long semesters, business casual otherwise.

Punctuality and reliability are key elements of this position.


Texas State University will not discriminate against any person (or exclude any person from participating in or receiving the benefits of any of its activities or programs) on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex or disability, veterans status or on the basis of sexual orientation.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Job Posting Number: 2014447

For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.

About Texas State and San Marcos:
Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 36,000 students and 4,000 faculty and staff.

Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon a criminal history background check.

Texas State University is a tobacco free campus.

Texas State University is an EOE and a member of the Texas State University System.

Related links:
Apply Online at Texas State University
Texas State University main webpage
Summary of Benefits
Texas State University Human Resources
San Marcos, Texas Chamber of Commerce