The Career Pathway Advisor assumes the role of a specialized career advisor, taking the lead in guiding and supporting students with aspirations in business, finance, data, and technology fields. This position is responsible for overseeing two career communities: business & finance and data & technology and supporting a portion of the career explorer career community. Their responsibilities encompass providing comprehensive career coaching, conducting skills development workshops, organizing industry exploration programs, collaborating with faculty and administrative partners, establishing alumni networks, and curating resources to enhance students' career readiness.
Offer both general and specialized career advising to students and alumni interested in careers related to business, finance, data, and technology. Conduct one-on-one and group sessions to educate and prepare students for internships, full-time job and graduate school applications, encompassing research techniques, search strategies, networking approaches, resume and interview preparation, and salary negotiation guidance.
Guide students in exploring careers, including those beyond assigned areas, by conducting interest inventories, skills assessments, and facilitating self-exploration exercises. Provide feedback and interpretation of assessment results to help students gain insights into potential career paths.
Oversee two career communities while collaborating closely with faculty and alumni to assess the requirements of assigned industries. Stay up-to-date with industry trends and present informative materials on diverse career subjects. Develop tailored career exploration programs and organize trips to cater to the specific needs of each community.
Supports the overall business operations of the department working with various software and technology platforms including, but not limited to, Handshake, Raiser's Edge, AlumniFire, and LinkedIn.
Support and facilitate the execution of signature career events (Fall Virtual Career Fair, Employer Programs, On-campus Recruitment, Winter Break Pathways Program, Senior Job Search Launch, Career Treks) and workshops/boot camps.
Oversee and manage the Student Career Coach program including the training, supervision and mentorship of 5-8 peer career coaches.
Department: Career Center-Office
1-3 years work experience
Master's Degree – Higher Education, Student Personnel, Counseling, Business Administration or related field.
One year experience in college-level career advising and/or a closely related field, such as: experiential education, internship programming, or human resources. Industry experience in the fields of business, finance, data and technology may substitute for experience in higher education. Demonstrated skill in and passion for working with undergraduate students. Knowledge of current professional practices and challenges in career-education programming. Clear understanding of and affinity for the purpose and value of a private residential liberal arts college. Experience in program creation, planning, implementation, and assessment. Ability to learn career related CRM's and platforms. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and fast changing environment. Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills, particularly in translating the value of the liberal arts into graduate outcomes. Interpersonal relationship-building skills and experience working with a wide range of constituents, including employers, faculty, students, and alumni. Experience communicating with and supporting people from diverse backgrounds and an expressed commitment to uphold DEI initiatives. Experience and comfort with digital tools and technology, including social media.
This is a hybrid position which requires 3 days of on-site work per week on campus during the academic year with remote availability during college breaks. Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required.
Known for its innovative curriculum, Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. One of the nation's oldest colleges, and named in honor of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson became the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States in September 1783. As of 2020, Dickinson has just under 800 full-time employees - administrators, faculty and staff - and its 144-acre campus is populated by students from 38 U.S. states and territories and 49 foreign countries. More than half of students study abroad through the school's 40 programs in 24 countries on six continents, mainly in noncapital cities. Dickinson is known for its sustainability initiatives and is continually recognized by such groups as the Princeton Review (Green Honor Roll), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE; Gold rating) and Sierra magazine ("Cool School" and one of America's greenest colleges). Dickinson's stunning campus - featuring beautiful landscaping and buildings made of limestone from Dickinson's own quarry - is located in the heart of the historic central Pennsylvania town of Carlisle, a key marker in Civil War activity. Foun...ded in 1751, Carlisle is a cosmopolitan town of 20,000 people, nestled between mountains that have long been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Appalachian Trail and several mountain lakes are within easy reach of the campus, as is Hershey Park and historic Gettysburg.The town is a transportation hub linked by highway, rail and air to prominent East Coast cities, with driving times that make these cities readily accessible: Harrisburg, 20 minutes; Gettysburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, 90 minutes; Washington, D.C., two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Pittsburgh, four hours. Dickinson takes pride in its campus wellness and professional development programs, offering an array of opportunities to faculty and staff through its Holistic Health Incentive program. Dickinson continues to be recognized both nationally and locally for the college's commitment to a vibrant wellness culture on campus. Dickinson offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan, plus tuition remission and tuition assistance incentives. The college is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.