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Career Advisor

Apply now Job no: 492683
Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Professional, Staff


Career Services

Requested Start Date:

February 1, 2018

Pay Range:

$35,783.00 - $40,802.90, Commensurate with experience

Normal Work Schedule:

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday; nights and weekends required

Essential Functions:

  • Provides career counseling for students and alumni regarding career assessment, counseling, and workplace transition to achieve career goals.
  • Develops and implements career education programming; oversee and participate in site visits to include campus, local, and regional employers, to maintain/develop new relations, promote programs and services with emphasis on experiential learning, job development, on-campus interviews and teach the latest trend of business correspondence, and interviewing skills.
  • Forms partnerships with academic departments to frame learning outcomes that attain both academic and professional objectives.  Understand pedagogy and curriculum development as it evolves with technology, in contextual learning and continuous learning.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty to identify and manage students interested in experiential education.
  • Coordinates and/or conducts special classes, workshops and seminars designed to educate students and alumni in career planning and development.
  • Develop service publications/promotional materials to market departmental programs for employers.  Produce instructional materials for students.
  • Maintains accurate records of students and employers participating in experiential education programs.  Conduct ongoing research of experiential learning programs to expand/refine a comprehensive program, including internship/co-op/summer and part-time employment opportunities to provide a service-minded approach to students and employers. Design strategies to increase the number and type of experiences.
  • Conducts individual pre-interview informational sessions with students to ensure a satisfactory match between student and employment requirements.
  • Assists students in the acquisition of interview skills and job application or inquiry protocol.
  • Coordinates on-campus recruiting programs, employer/faculty luncheon program, and company presentations/campus visits.
  • Use technology systems to provide experiential education opportunities, campus interviewing and resume referral services for students and employers.
  • Creates and maintains relationships with schools and other community organizations in order to further the outreach efforts of the department. Acts as recruiter/ambassador for the university when visiting schools.
  • Assists in orientation, preview days and other recruiting activities.
  • Participates in related professional organizations.
  • Calculate the intern and co-op conversation rate.
  • Attend chamber events, such as Business & Biscuits, Business After Hours, etc.
  • Act as the point of contact for the online job management database, JLink (Symplicity); Handle all inquiries over the phone , in person , and via email related to JLink; brng awareness of system updates; design and implement training opportunities to faculty/students/employer/alum; approve/promote/follow-up on postings; register, set-up and coordinate webinar training; administer system upgrades; populate user interface with supplemental documentation used in Career Services or teaching resume writing, cover letter writing, professional correspondence, experiential education, and any other resources to help students with career preparation; ensure up-to-date event information and workshop dates are viewable to users in JLink; ensure that academic departments are aware of the position postings in JLink related to their programs.
  • Set-up job shadowing sites and observation (hours) sites for students to choose from for career exploration.
  • Create and distribute resources related to co-op and internship sites, for students organized by major and classification.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in business or public administration, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, developmental psychology, educational psychology, counselor education, sociology, social work, marketing, family & consumer science or human resources or any related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • two (2) years of full-time experience managing experiential education, career counseling,                                                 career coaching, job placement, and
  • previous experience in a business or career office setting

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts

Additional Information:

Supplemental Questions:


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Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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