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.
The Career Center supports students as they explore their career planning options and partners with them to land meaningful internships and post-graduation opportunities. The Career Center is comprised of several key teams:
The Career Development team provides both one on one career advising and group coaching to support graduate and undergraduate through all stages of the career planning process
The Employer Relations team works to increase the number of internship and full-time employment opportunities for Washington University students to build positive relationships with current and prospective employers, and to help match students with internship and post-graduation opportunities
The Communications and Events team educates students, alumni, employers and other stakeholders about the Career Center’s services and resources through strategic marketing and career-related programming.
The Career Consultants help to ensure the success of every WashU student by providing excellent and attentive career coaching/advising, using a number of approaches including 1:1 appointments, developing and delivering workshops, and planning other related programs.
A Career Consultant will provide both individual and group career advising to undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni. The successful candidate will primarily advise students who are interested in exploring opportunities related to marketing and communications, including roles in account management, product marketing, strategy, planning, public relations, writing, social media, and digital marketing. Also, this individual will advise undecided students who are exploring options and looking to gain experience through internships, shadowing and informational interviews.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Providing guidance on career exploration, job and internship searches, networking, interviewing, resume and cover letter development, and interest in further education programs.
Follow-up with students.
Special project work such as development of workshops for students or serving as a panelist during a group advising event.
Other duties as assigned.
This position is part-time and works approximately 10-15 hours per week during the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. during the academic year (August through May). Actual hours and days are scheduled based on the needs of our students and the availability of each of our Career Consultants. Attendance at monthly team meetings as well as orientation/training is required.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Career Center, located in the Danforth University Center on the Danforth Campus.
Bachelor's degree in related area with at least five years of related professional experience in marketing, advertising, public relations, branding, or communications.
Master's degree in related area with experience working in multiple middle or senior management marketing roles within the consumer packaged goods, retail, or tech sectors.
Advanced interpersonal communication skills.
Independent learning capabilities.
Agility and adaptability.
The hiring range for this position is $24.66 - $32.06 per hour.
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.
This position is not eligible to receive benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please include a cover letter in addition to a resume.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
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.
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