Career Advisor - Graduate Students

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Academic Administration, Student Affairs / Services, Academic Advising, Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support, Career Development

Located where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, the University of Denver embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery that defines our region and our history. DU is a private institution built on exploration through research and collaboration among educators, students, and local and global communities. With nationally recognized academic programs, a history of widespread influence, a forward-looking vision for a 21st-century education, and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, we open a world of opportunity to students and empower Pioneers to make a difference around the world. Through learning, scholarship and practice, students gain the experience, knowledge and courage they need to tackle big challenges in the real world and guide diverse communities and organizations.

About DU Advancement

The University of Denver is building an advancement enterprise that mirrors the excellence of our great institution. Advancement efforts at DU have a tremendous impact through our relationships with DU’s remarkable students, dedicated donors, inspiring alumni, engaged families, and wonderful friends. DU is committed to building and fostering a culture of deep engagement and philanthropy in support of our institution as we implement the DU IMPACT 2025 vision. The University of Denver and DU Advancement deeply value inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents. You can learn more about inclusive excellence at the University of Denver by visiting the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. As a part of that effort, we are continuing to grow a team of inclusive, collaborative, inquisitive, innovative, ethical, and transparent advancement professionals who possess deep mutual respect for one another and for our shared profession. 

As part of the IMPACT 2025 Strategic Plan, the University of Denver is actively building a contemporary career development model that prepares students for careers and lives of purpose. Through a rich ecosystem of career engagement and support that includes employers, alumni, faculty, staff and parents, we are engaging more students than ever in career development to launch them into successful paths upon graduation while also cultivating gratitude and affinity for the DU community that continues after graduation. Career & Professional Development is uniquely aligned within the Advancement Division to intentionally leverage the global DU network of advocates including alumni, parents and friends for career support and employment connections. 

About Career & Professional Development

Career and Professional Development (CPD) is a part of the Global Networks team within DU’s Advancement office. CPD is one of five offices on campus providing career development services to a diverse community of DU students and alumni. CPD serves all of the undergraduate programs, University College, multiple graduate programs, and alumni not served by the other career services offices on campus. We provide a full range of services including one-on-one career advising, workshops, programming/events, career fairs, on-campus recruiting, access to thousands of jobs, internships and alumni and employer connections. Career & Professional Development is a very fast-paced, busy office that connects with students, faculty, staff, a wide variety of departments and divisions across campus, employers, parents and the community.  

Position Summary

The Career Advisor for Graduate Students reports directly to the Director Graduate Career & Professional Development and provides a comprehensive array of career services for graduate students from University College, the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and the Graduate School of Professional Psychology.  This is accomplished in-person and virtually through individual appointments, class presentations, programming and events that demonstrate an understanding of the unique topics and concerns of graduate students. The Career Advisor for Graduate Students must demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Functions

Career Advising

  • Provide advising services to degree seeking graduate students from diverse backgrounds attending these three colleges:  University College, the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and the Graduate School of Professional Psychology
  • Deliver 1:1 career advising through in-person, phone, and virtual appointments including resume/CV/cover letter reviews, job search strategy assistance, informational interviews, networking guidance, career assessments, interview practice and coaching, and salary/offer negotiation assistance.
  • Build and deliver programming and events (in-person and virtual) that cater to the unique career needs of graduate students, specifically related to the industry and functional areas within University College and the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and the Graduate School of Professional Psychology.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with Program Directors and Faculty within assigned units to engage with students in the classroom for class visits and presentations, and for marketing support for liaison-specific and campus-wide events.
  • Conduct research and become familiar with university specific resources, in addition to industry related resources to be shared with students.
  • Accurately track student interactions and engagements in the Pioneer Careers Online (PCO) system and ensure all video content is captioned and uploaded.
  • Develop marketing materials for liaison specific events and promote to relevant campus partners.
  • Work with the Employer Connections team to identify potential employers for on-campus programs and events (e.g. industry panels).

Virtual Student Engagement

  • Develop programming for virtual student engagement (e.g. videos, webinars, blogs) designed specifically for distance/hybrid learners that also reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students.
  • Partner with Alumni Career & Professional Development to offer cross-promotional programming for students and alumni.
  • Stay abreast of best practices in virtual engagement and ensure that all tools and video content meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

Additional Responsibilities & Campus Wide Programming

  • Design and present trainings and events on career-related and professional development topics including topics specifically tailored to graduate students as well as online learners.
  • Build and deliver inclusive campus-wide programming and events (Job Clubs, presentations).
  • Conduct targeted training for students through tailored classroom presentations.
  • Connect with Office of Graduate Studies as well as Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence to integrate career development topics into campus-wide programs and initiatives for graduate students.
  • Coordinate with the communications and marketing staff to create and disseminate marketing materials, including identifying content relevant to audiences from diverse backgrounds.
  • Conduct campus-wide as well as department specific trainings for new-student orientations as well as represent Career & Professional Development at relevant graduate student admissions programs and events.
  • Integrate the 4D Student Experience as outlined in DU Impact 2025 in to relevant programming.
  • Foster inclusive career practices by serving as a collaborative partner to all central and unit-based Advancement and Career & Professional Development functions and other campus colleagues.

University Citizenship

  • Serve as an active and collaborative partner to all central and unit-based advancement functions and other campus colleagues, to foster strategic, effective, and collaborative practices.
  • Model “One DU” thinking.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Cultural competency; ability to understand and appreciate cultural and experiential differences that impact student experience and to communicate effectively across cultures.
  • Manage and provide comprehensive career services to individuals and groups for graduate students.
  • Proficient in understanding the degrees and programs offered and practice a market-based approach in career planning and advising students.
  • Knowledge of local, national, and international job markets.
  • Knowledge of personal marketing and branding techniques.
  • Must have strong spelling and grammar skills to critique resumes/CV's, cover letters and marketing & communications materials.
  • Willingness to take initiative, keep a positive attitude and maintain a professional demeanor.
  • Strong organizational skills and strict attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to work with a high level of independence, maintain confidentiality, prioritize assignments, manage time effectively and meet deadlines.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education or work experience (Veterans with equivalent combination of military certification/education and experience may substitute for the degree qualification).
  • 2 years of experience in career advising and/or coaching.
  • Experience providing career presentations both in-person and online and developing career programs such as workshops and student/employer events for both traditional and non-traditional students and recent alumni.
  • Experience in delivering career content and advising online.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs or related field.
  • Experience in a higher education, or similarly complex environment is strongly preferred.
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and/or Strong Interest Inventory Certification and experience using CliftonStrengths.
  • Experience assisting clients in using effective strategies for job search including resumes/CV’s, cover letters, LinkedIn, interview preparation.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., some nights and weekends as required

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Monday, January 24, 2022.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 7.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $45,000-$50,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits:
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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