Reporting to the Director of Career Services, the Career Advisor provides individual and group career advising, leadership development programming, and instruction to undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Human Ecology (SoHE). This individual maintains a caseload of students for career advising; assists with developing and delivering content for careers courses, workshops, and events; and serves as an instructor for the SoHE Career & Leadership Development course required of all SoHE undergraduate students. The Career Advisor will also serve as the liaison to all student organizations affiliated with the School of Human Ecology and will be responsible for facilitating registration processes, orientations, and trainings, and collaborating with them on career and leadership development initiatives.
This position serves as a member of the Career Development Team within the Advising & Career Center (ACC), which is housed within Undergraduate Education & Innovation, along with the Academic Planning & Innovation (API) team. The Career Advisor will work in close collaboration with other ACC + API staff, teaching faculty, and student organization advisors to support student career and leadership development.
Coordinates and delivers career development programming, resource materials, and/or advising to students and alumni. Educates students, alumni, and other stakeholders about career development and opportunities and maintains relationships to aid in effective career planning. Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
30% Educates or advises students and recent alumni individually or in groups through various mediums about career exploration, self-assessment, skills, materials development, and career decisions
25% Develops and delivers career development programming and resource materials across various mediums to provide education to students
15% Responds to questions and provides information regarding student services, policies, procedures, and employment preparation
5% May identify and maintain a professional network of employers or other stakeholders to facilitate career exploration and employment opportunities for students
5% Participates in the campus-wide career services community, providing input to leadership regarding the development of advising, recruitment, and co/curricular programs offered by the school/college/unit
15% Facilitates classroom, online, and/or laboratory instruction for one or more courses, including assessment of student performance.
5% Provides leadership, coordination, and support for SoHE student organizations, which includes registration, training/orientation, and workshops for student leaders and advisors.
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At least one year of professional experience working in university or college career services, career advising, academic advising, student organization advising, or a related field. Working knowledge of career and leadership development concepts, theories, processes, and issues specifically pertaining to college students and current career-related trends and labor market issues is required. Proven ability to work effectively within a diverse community is also required.
Preferred Qualifications: - Previous teaching experience. - Proven ability to build and maintain meaningful advising/professional relationships with students. - Demonstrated cultural competence and strong commitment to creating an inclusive work and learning environment. - Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. - Successful experience developing, implementing, and facilitating programs and events. - Strong organizational skills, including a keen attention to detail and timely follow-through. - Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously. - Proven ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some ad hoc remote work may be possible.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $44,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications The starting annual base rate for this position is listed as $44,000 but may be negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.
SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,600 students, and 100 graduate students. See https://humanecology.wisc.edu/
UW-MADISON: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people's lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 6 institutions in national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See http://wisc.edu
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To apply for this position you will need to upload a resume and cover letter that addresses your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above. Applicants will also be asked to provide contact information for three professional references, include a current supervisor, who can speak to their abilities as pertains to this position. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the candidate. Questions about the position may be directed to Alicia Hazen, Director of Career Services, [email protected].
Nancy Andrews [email protected] Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )
Career Development Coordinator(AE032)
A271600-SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY/ADVISING & CAREER CENTER
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