The Career Advisor will serve as a lead in developing career programming for students and alumni including workshops, resume/cover letter services, collaborative presentations/programs, mock interviews, and internship/job search training. Collaborate with academic, student affairs, and enrollment management colleagues across campus to create customized training programs for students in particular colleges and/or career fields. Provide individual appointments and group assistance to students and alumni on all career development related needs. This position will also have a special focus on proving opportunities to engage under-represented students in career development.
Lead departmental development and execution of yearly programming related to career management services for students and alumni including workshop development on resume/cover letter services, mock interviews, and internship/job search training.
Build collaborative relationship with faculty, academic support, and student affairs colleagues to ensure adequate programs and resources to meet customized needs of students and alumni with a wide variety of career interests. Develop targeted programming to prepare students for the job/internship search (resumes/cover letters, interviews, job offers, salary information, etc.)
Focus on developing outreach specific to under-represented students. Collaborate with various student groups and departments to execute career development programs.
Work individually with students and alumni on career development related needs including career exploration, resume/cover letter development, job/internship searches, interviewing assistance, and graduate school preparation.
Meet with and coach students (undergraduate and graduate) and alumni on a variety of skill and personality assessment programs to develop individualized career development plans.
Actively connect students and alumni with resources on career and graduate school options such as written and web-based materials, informational interview contacts, faculty, staff, etc.
Develop and maintain knowledge of local, regional, and national hiring trends as well as employer preferences for hiring college graduates. Develop and maintain knowledge of graduate schools, application trends, and testing requirements.
Maintain departmental record and files and submits reports as required.
Utilize numerous technologies including ChargerLink, career assessments and internal University technology for daily office operations and education programs.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Master's degree in Counseling, Education, or related field AND at least 2-3 years of related student counseling, coaching, or advising experience, preferably in a college career center OR appropriate combination of education and work experience.
Experience working with students and alumni on career development needs including resumes, job searching, internships, interviewing, graduate school preparation, portfolios, and other career-related information and resources.
Knowledge of career planning theory, practices, and techniques.
Knowledge of career assessment instruments such as FOCUS Career Assessment, Holland Codes, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Experience delivering career assessment and coaching to students from a wide array of academic programs and personal backgrounds.
Ability to collaborate with faculty and staff on academic and career planning programs.
Knowledge of issues pertaining to first-generation college students, graduate students, international students, mid-career changers, and senior level alumni.
Skill in both verbal and written communication. Ability to handle multiple tasks and work with constant interruptions.
Proficiency with technology including MS Office, online research, online career development tools, and other office technology
Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace.
Ability to travel on behalf of the University
Valid driver’s license
Willingness to work non-traditional hours, including early morning, evening and weekends is necessary and expected
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.