Career Advisor, Center for Career and Professional Development
Location: Waterbury, Connecticut
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
4 Year Degree
Under the supervision of the Director of Career and Professional Development [CCPD], the Career Advisor will provide skills assessment and other related activities that enhance the best student to job match. Follows up on student placement success. Contributes to the continuous expansion of the CCPD job database by establishing and maintaining close communication with employers. The Career Advisor will provide group career advisement including, but not limited to, conversations about linking major to career, industry/career exploration, resume critique, mock interviews, and salary negotiation with students. Conducts campus-wide and virtual job fairs and networking events. This position is located on Post's main campus in Waterbury, CT, and is not a remote opportunity.
Responsible for functioning as a direct liaison between the student/graduate and the employer to provide successful job search assistance
Explains proper interview techniques to ensure the student understands what companies are looking for and how to best express themselves.
Develops and collects data on surveys
Creates and maintains an employer database
Coordinates with other CCPD staff and corporate partners to build pathways for employers to students
Maintains job placement follow-up records and reports weekly to the supervisor
Conducts student placement follow-up activities at appropriate times
Works with students on improving computer skills to aid in job searches and resume writing
Implements current proven strategies in job search and job retention
Develops and participates in job fairs, Career Days, and other hiring events relevant to student needs
Responsible for assisting with organizing and providing employer participation in all school job fairs and outside hiring seminar
Assists students with resume and cover letter writing, interview tips, job or internship search strategies, salary negotiation, career exploration, and more
Provides comprehensive individual and group advisement sessions to target population(s) for a multicultural community of students and alumni within the school
Identifies and encourages participation in experiential and internship program
Performs classroom, campus, and orientation presentations to students at the request of faculty or departmental staff
Manages career planning, job search resources, and workshops to enhance students' career preparedness.
Coordinates with CCPD staff to create special projects/programs, e.g., employer panels and activities throughout the year (employer exploration days, career fairs, etc.)
Coordinates and assists other career staff with various events
Performs other essential duties and tasks specific to the position
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Qualifications / Requirements:
Must exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must have superior interpersonal skills with a demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity.
Ability to research and quickly develop knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends, occupational, career and personal growth.
Proficiency with windows environment, including word processing, knowledge, or database programs.
Must be a self-starter and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to organize and work independently as a leader and as part of a team.
Ability to respect confidentially and ethical boundaries regarding guidelines, supervision, and professional consultant within the University.
Ability to respond professionally to common inquiries and/or complaints from students, staff, employers, and the community regarding career programming and technology.
Education and/or Experience:
Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, psychology, communication, public relations or another related major.
Master’s degree preferred.
Familiarity with corporate and nonprofit human resource management.
Understanding of experiential education and career advising.
Experience in the presentation of workshops or public speaking.
Experience with Handshake, ONet, and other career service platforms.
Since our founding in 1890, Post University has experienced many changes. Our class environment has evolved from typewriters to laptops and expanded far beyond our traditional campus — to home offices, living room sofas and even airplane seats. Throughout the years, one thing has persisted: our purpose, to deliver an exceptional educational experience that provides an extraordinary level of personal support.
At Post University, we have always understood the importance of being there for our students every step of the way. Every enhancement and expansion to our systems has been driven by their needs — with the goal of creating a successful outcome for each and every student, no matter how they earn their degree.
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The American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences proudly joins with Malcolm Baldrige School of Business, School of Arts & Sciences, and John P. Burke School of Public Services and Education in continuing Post University’s tradition serving the community by providing quality educational services.
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