Augustana's distinctive model for experiential learning, first-year advising, and career and professional development, called CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration), takes a tradition of strong advising to the next level. Using a student development approach, CORE supports and partners with students in achieving outstanding career outcomes, as well as finding meaning and purpose in life after graduation.
Augustana College is instituting a Cross-Functional Career Counseling Model integrating vocational and career exploration, experiential learning opportunities, and career coaching with industry-specific expertise. Career Counselors sit within the Career Development which is part of CORE along with International and Off-Campus Programs, Student Research, the Upper Mississippi Center, First Year Advising, Augie Choice, Internships, the EDGE Center, and Vocational Exploration.
Demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
Provide support and assistance to international students seeking jobs domestically and internationally
Provide Vocational and Career Exploration that supports and partners with students as they figure out who they are and how they want to live that out with and for others in the world
Facilitate completion, discussion, and reflection around acquiring self-knowledge and discovering path and purpose; Administer and interpret career assessment instruments appropriately
Introduce and connect students to for experiential learning opportunities that are relevant and support their career exploration, skill development, and career goals
Serve as a first-year advisor to a small cohort of first year students regarding academic programs; teach section of First Year Inquiry Course (FYI 100); complete activities associated with instruction
Serve as an expert in designated industry; be knowledgeable on career options, hiring practices, graduate/professional school application practices, and industry trends within industry, assist students with tailoring their search and search materials to industry norms
Develop connections with alumni, professionals, and experts within specific industry; facilitate connections with current students
Promote and increase student engagement in activities related to career pathing plan, called Viking Score
Provide students with up-to-date information on how to best prepare for specific kinds of entry-level careers.
Other duties as assigned
Education: Minimum of a master's degree in a college student personnel or counseling-related field highly preferred. BA with equivalent related work experience may be considered.
1+ years of demonstrated career coaching, counseling, or advising; career services, academic advising or related experience strongly preferred.
Experience working with young adults or in a higher education setting is preferred as well as a passion and understanding of the Liberal Arts setting.
Skills & Abilities:
Candidate must demonstrate ability to provide career counseling and coaching to students and recent alumni
Ability to build rapport with students, alumni, faculty, and employers
Possess strong verbal, written, and presentation communication skills
Excellent communication skills with a focus on meeting the needs of 18-22-year-old students and those from diverse cultural backgrounds
Proficient with of Microsoft Office Products, social media and web applications; knowledge of google suite
Self-motivated with the ability to work with limited supervision and as part of team. Ability to develop excellent rapport with students in a one-on-one setting.
Ability to think creatively and develop programs to meet the changing needs of a diverse student base.
Understanding and appreciation for the unique
Evening and weekend work required on a periodic basis
Physical Requirements: This position is located on campus and works in a traditional office environment. The below requirements are expected:
Able to frequently move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
Consistently operates a computer and other office machinery such as printer, copy machine, calculator, and other equipment
Frequently communicates with students who have program inquiries or campus related issues. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations in person, or by video or phone.
Frequently moves office and meeting supplies weighing up to 25 pounds across campus for various events or meetings.
Travel: This position is located on the Augustana campus (Rock Island, Illinois) involves limited travel. Must have a current valid driver's license and pass MVR check.
Special Requirements: As key personnel representing the College to students, this position requires excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to relate to a diverse student body, and the ability and willingness to model the mission and high standard of behavior of Augustana College. This position has frequent work obligations that involve evening and weekend work. All potential employees must pass a criminal background check.