Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
This position must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as necessary, and willing to travel up to 15% of the time both domestically and internationally.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Weston Career Center at the Olin Business School. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Career Advisor Generalist is an integral member of the Weston Career Center team that serves as a career advisor for MBA program business degree candidates and works with Olin and University students and student organizations.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as a 1-on-1 career advisor and subject matter expert to approximately 170 - 200 MBA degree candidates.
Build and develop relationships with students to (a) understand their career needs and (b) steward them through the career preparation process.
Determine additional resources are required for each student and guide them to other resources, within WCC and beyond, to prepare them for technical aspects of interviews (industry directors, specialist coaches, platform leads, etc.).
Identify individual needs, goals, and challenges for career path.
Review each student skills and abilities, determine and develop tailored action plans to help students on career journey (identifying interests, gaining skills capabilities, networking, etc.).
Analyze student self-assessments and translate them into actionable insight & next steps.
Determine other skills, etc., required to ensure students are ready, and deliver actionable feedback on students’ career and preparation process.
Provide recommendations regarding students’ readiness for interviews with employers.
Facilitate career development content used in Management Communications, Practica, and other experiential courses, including but not limited to activity design, assignment evaluation and partnering with faculty and academic advisors to deliver content.
Partner with academic advisors of personal or career issues that may affect assigned students’ academic journey.
Inform industry directors/specialized coaches of unique or technical needs and challenges of assigned students advising and leadership initiatives.
Provide general academic, program and University support, including but not limited to assisting with program initiatives, limited presentations and other university wide initiative.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree plus one year of work experience (including part-time graduate assistantship) in higher education setting or a related role.
Master’s degree in higher education, business or in a related field.
Experience with advising students in career advising.
Experience of working with students groups/related organizations.
Experience working with ESL speakers.
The hiring range for this position is $44,986 - $57,369 annually.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.