Career Advisor - Career Development Office (Part-Time)Employer Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/102033
The Career Advisor provides job search support and career advising to undergraduate students in a fast-paced office that is student-centered and job recruiting and career events driven. This is a part-time position (up to 24 hours per week) reporting to the Director of the Career Development Office (CDO).
Bard College has transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality. Our ideal candidate will excel at supporting a community that is broadly diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and religion. And, will have demonstrated success providing career development services to a diverse group of students.
This position requires an understanding of career advising and the functions of a college career office, as well as the ability to assist students in translating a liberal arts education into career-readiness skills and competencies. Knowledge of careers in these job markets is a plus: communications, media, international affairs, human rights, NGOs, foreign service; environmental studies, urban planning, and architecture.
Meeting one on one with students, assisting with annual recruiting consortiums, and giving workshops on relevant career topics will be central to the role. The Career Advisor will work closely with the entire CDO staff to help support the many recruiting events, interviews, and panel discussions that focus on job and internship opportunities. 75% of the role involves individual career advising and post-graduate career preparation, 15% is office administration and 10% focuses on programming and development.
- Career advising in one-on-one student meetings.
- Developing connections with diverse groups of students across campus.
- Designing and delivering curricular materials to orient and engage students and internship partners through digital and traditional means.
- Developing systems to engage and position students for success in their internships and experiential learning opportunities.
- Collaborating to develop/utilize assessment tools to analyze and monitor student career development progress and improve experiences.
- Analyzing job market trends to determine solutions in response to market conditions.
- Researching and connecting with prospective employers.
- End of year reporting support and data collection.
- Creating effective workshops on relevant career topics.
- Providing administrative support for the Career Development Office.
- Performing occasional weekend and evening work.
- Other job duties as assigned.
- B.A. required and a master’s degree in counseling, higher education, social work or related field is preferred.
- Experience advising college-age students.
- Must be able to communicate effectively with all constituencies, and deliver effective public presentations.
- Demonstrated success working with and for diverse students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae.
- Must be highly organized with excellent project management skills.
- Experience utilizing assessment tools.
- Strong written communication skills with the ability to create career-related handouts, presentations and social media posts.
- Ability to deliver creative programming with minimal staff.
- Strong knowledge of CSMs required, and experience with Handshake preferred
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, diversity statement, and the contact information for three references to Interfolio by following this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/102033
Please note that the College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted) against Covid-19.
About Bard College
Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City. Bard’s campus consists of nearly 1000 park-like acres in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with majors in nearly 40 academic programs; graduate degrees in 11 programs; nine early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. Building on its 161-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard has expanded its mission as a private institution acting in the public interest across the country and around the world to meet broader student needs and increase access to liberal education. The undergraduate program at our main campus in upstate New York has a reputation for scholarly excellence, a focus on the arts, and civic engagement. Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders. For more information about Bard College, visit bard.edu.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
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