Working closely with College of Arts & Humanities Student Affairs staff, the career advisor will support the College’s efforts towards career development. This position will be supervised by the University Career Center @ ARHU’s Program Director and is part of the College’s Office of Student Affairs & Career Engagement. The University Career Center @ ARHU is part of an innovative model linked to the larger University Career Center & The President’s Promise.
The Career Advisor will conduct career advising appointments with undergraduate and master’s level students as well as recent graduates of the College of Arts & Humanities. The Career Advisor will also organize, conduct employer outreach for and execute virtual and in-person career panels and career shuttles (employer site visits) as well as support large, signature career events run by the [email protected]
In support of academic outreach, the Career Advisor will present to classes in the College of Arts & Humanities on a variety of career-related topics, teach sections of ARHU career classes and support college career and curricular initiatives including class career assignments. The Career Advisor will also support the administrative needs of the [email protected] by contributing to college graduation survey efforts, career-focused weekly listserv announcements, transfer student surveys and tracking of student appointments and program information in Symplicity/Careers4Terps.
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
Experience: 1-3 years of experience related to advising, coaching, teaching, training or counseling.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills.
Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills.
Ability to prioritize and take initiative.
Knowledge of, background in or appreciation for the arts & humanities.
Ability to work with diverse student populations.
Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, student affairs or arts & humanities discipline/related field.
1-3 years of experience working in career services, preferably with arts and humanities majors.
The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 40,700 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and 388,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus.
The University Career Center & The President's Promise, in partnership with faculty, employers, alumni and others, empowers students to learn life-long career development skills and make meaningful contributions to their communities. The Center is the lead unit on the campus providing career services to all students in all colleges, across all degree levels, and promotes a learning environment where students' academic and career goals are integrated to ensure success both at the University and in employment or graduate study upon degree completion. The focus of The President'...s Promise is to promote student engagement in learning experiences outside of the classroom that complement the academic curriculum. The Center adheres to and promotes the highest professional standards and ethics in all its programs, services and collaborations.