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Career Exploration Advisor

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
  • Job Code
    115507507


Amherst College invites applications for the Career Exploration Advisor position. The Career Exploration Advisor is a full time, year-round position, job group and level PT-2. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community with regard to race, ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

The Career Exploration Advisor, reporting to the Associate Director for Career Advising, is the main point person for students in the early phases of career exploration. The advisor's primary focus will be providing quality advising and programming for first years and sophomores as they begin the process of considering their career options.

The advisor will provide 1-on-1 sessions and group workshops for students to reflect on their interests, values, personality, influences, skills, and strengths in order to identify opportunities and career paths that are a good fit. The advisor will also introduce students to resources designed to provide information about a wide range of careers and encourage multiple points of connection with the Loeb Center by making referrals to other relevant Loeb Center advisors.

In addition to supporting students through their career exploration process, the advisor will review application materials such as resumes and cover letters and offer mock interview practice. This person will also help provide general advising on topics such as networking, the Loeb Center's Alumni-in-Residence program, the job search, graduate school, etc. This individual will also co-train and supervise the Loeb Center's Peer Career Advisors (PCAs).

The Career Exploration Advisor will work effectively with diverse teams, demonstrate a commitment to continually improving how the Loeb Center serves Amherst students, and participate in the college's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Student Advising
  • Advise students 1-on-1 regarding career exploration via in-person appointments and telephone/e-mail consultations
  • Introduce students to Loeb Center resources
  • Conduct practice interviews and review and give feedback on application materials, such as resumes and cover letters
  • Connect with students from a variety of identities, backgrounds, and interests
  • Interpret self-assessments such as the MBTI and/or StrengthsQuest for students

Student Preparation and Programming
  • Plan and facilitate early exploration programming
  • Identify, update, and/or create resources/materials to support students in their career exploration (e.g., guides, platforms)
  • Collaborate with the internships advisors to enhance or build upon existing internship programming/advising resources
  • Support programs and workshops on networking, Alumni-in-Residence, the job search process and the graduate/professional school admission process

Supervision
  • Co-train and supervise student Peer Career Advisors (PCAs)

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
  • Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant professional experience or a master's degree in a relevant field
  • Experience working and learning within diverse teams, and a commitment to effectively serving a diverse student population
  • Career advising skills with the ability to understand diverse students' needs and concerns
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, including strong public speaking ability
  • Demonstrated time management, project management, and organizational skills
  • Experience in program and/or workshop design, implementation and administration
  • Collaborative, self-directed, detail-oriented, and able and willing to work under pressure
  • Success working both independently and in cross-functional teams
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, G-Suite and database systems
  • Work some evenings and weekends

Preferred:
  • Master's degree in Higher Education, counseling or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of college student development and career development theory
  • Expertise with career assessment instruments (Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, StrengthsFinder, etc.)
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!

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<br/><br>Amherst College invites applications for the Career Exploration Advisor position. The Career Exploration Advisor is a full time, year-round position, job group and level PT-2. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community with regard to race, ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.<br><br>The Career Exploration Advisor, reporting to the Associate Director for Career Advising, is the main point person for students in the early phases of career exploration. The advisor's primary focus will be providing quality advising and programming for first years and sophomores as they begin the process of considering their career options.<br><br>The advisor will provide 1-on-1 sessions and group workshops for students to reflect on their interests, values, personality, influences, skills, and strengths in order to identify opportunities and career paths that are a good fit. The advisor will also introduce students to resources designed to provide information about a wide range of careers and encourage multiple points of connection with the Loeb Center by making referrals to other relevant Loeb Center advisors.<br><br>In addition to supporting students through their career exploration process, the advisor will review application materials such as resumes and cover letters and offer mock interview practice. This person will also help provide general advising on topics such as networking, the Loeb Center's Alumni-in-Residence program, the job search, graduate school, etc. This individual will also co-train and supervise the Loeb Center's Peer Career Advisors (PCAs).<br><br>The Career Exploration Advisor will work effectively with diverse teams, demonstrate a commitment to continually improving how the Loeb Center serves Amherst students, and participate in the college's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.<br><br>Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:<br><br><strong>Student Advising </strong><br><ul><li>Advise students 1-on-1 regarding career exploration via in-person appointments and telephone/e-mail consultations</li><li>Introduce students to Loeb Center resources</li><li>Conduct practice interviews and review and give feedback on application materials, such as resumes and cover letters</li><li>Connect with students from a variety of identities, backgrounds, and interests</li><li>Interpret self-assessments such as the MBTI and/or StrengthsQuest for students</li></ul><br><strong>Student Preparation and Programming </strong><br><ul><li>Plan and facilitate early exploration programming</li><li>Identify, update, and/or create resources/materials to support students in their career exploration (e.g., guides, platforms)</li><li>Collaborate with the internships advisors to enhance or build upon existing internship programming/advising resources</li><li>Support programs and workshops on networking, Alumni-in-Residence, the job search process and the graduate/professional school admission process</li></ul><br><strong>Supervision </strong><br><ul><li>Co-train and supervise student Peer Career Advisors (PCAs)</li></ul><br><b>QUALIFICATIONS</b><br><br>Required:<br><ul><li>Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant professional experience or a master's degree in a relevant field</li><li>Experience working and learning within diverse teams, and a commitment to effectively serving a diverse student population</li><li>Career advising skills with the ability to understand diverse students' needs and concerns</li><li>Excellent written and verbal communications, including strong public speaking ability</li><li>Demonstrated time management, project management, and organizational skills</li><li>Experience in program and/or workshop design, implementation and administration</li><li>Collaborative, self-directed, detail-oriented, and able and willing to work under pressure</li><li>Success working both independently and in cross-functional teams</li><li>Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, G-Suite and database systems</li><li>Work some evenings and weekends</li></ul><br>Preferred:<br><ul><li>Master's degree in Higher Education, counseling or a related discipline</li><li>Knowledge of college student development and career development theory</li><li>Expertise with career assessment instruments (Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, StrengthsFinder, etc.)</li></ul><b>APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS</b><br><br>Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. <br><strong>ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE <br>Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!<br/> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/g2oDLYu7NggJSxaAINpZR"> <p>PI115507507</p>

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Posted: 2019-11-15 Expires: 2019-12-16

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