The Career Advisor will be responsible for providing career exploration and professional development-related advising to Wheaton students. This work will be done in collaboration with Student Success Advisors and other campus partners. This individual will oversee outreach and engagement of major student cohorts including the Forte Foundation members, Weiss Women, May Fellows and other student clubs.
Administratively, this role will assist with recruiting, training and managing the Career Peer Advisors and oversight of the Career Design Studio. An employer relations function of this role will be to curate employers, internship & job opportunities associated with designated academic divisions.
Who you are: • You have a demonstrated competency in working effectively with diverse constituencies and the ability to understand and establish good working relationships with students and colleagues of varied cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. • You look forward to participating in and furthering the efforts of community groups such as DEAL (Diversity, Equity, & Access Leadership), the First-Generation/Low Income Taskforce, SMART • You have an understanding of the career development needs of undergraduate college students and an ability to foster student career success. • You are excited about acquiring career-related knowledge of the Natural Science and STEM fields. • You are a good listener and want to advance and use your excellent oral and written communication skills to engage with students and represent Career Services in the larger Wheaton community. • You can work independently and can be a creative and contributing member of a team. • You are a fast learner and can quickly adapt to new assignments and priorities.
Who we are: We are a collaborative group of career and academic advisors who work closely to provide equitable, inclusive, comprehensive advising and resources to Wheaton students and alumni. We are dedicated to our students and our work. We enjoy collaborating on and creating programs with other campus offices, partnering with faculty and student organizations, and carving out time for fun! We have met as a group almost daily since becoming a remote office – trying to stay up to date on our work as well as what our colleagues are experiencing outside of work. We look forward to welcoming a new team member.
Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700 undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23% of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the College actively encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.
Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
• Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Demonstrated ability to learn social media, technology, and digital communications tools to engage students and deliver effective virtual career development programming. • Awareness of and ability to gain understanding of college academic policies and other laws, regulations and policies that affect student success. • Strong project management skills and the ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects. • Strong organizational and self-management skills. • Proficiency with various technological tools such as email, web searches, presentation software, etc. Ability to learn new technological tools and systems quickly (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Excel, PowerPoint, Handshake, CareerShift, etc.).
A Master's degree is preferred but not required.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full time, FLSA exempt position working 35 hours per week (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm EST)