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Career Advisor | Augusta University

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2023 9:48 AM
    Message # 13226804
    Stefanie Swanger (Administrator)


    Provide career/professional development guidance and support to students in our undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, including recent graduates/alumni. Partner with employers, faculty and campus services in facilitating career development programs, employment/applied learning experiences and other initiatives that support our students. Meet with academic department chairs and other student support areas to develop and implement goals/initiatives annually involving the career and professional development of students. This position currently supports majors aligned with the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, as well as other targeted populations on campus. Academic support areas are subject to change as needs arise, requiring someone who can navigate supports across all students and programs.


    Career Services Professionalism/Teamwork/Leadership:

    Maintain professional affiliations/memberships in organizations to represent the university and Career Services. Focus on areas for professional development to keep ahead of trends in managing program area. This includes conferences, workshops, technology instruction and reading resources pertinent to specific area of management. Conduct all roles/responsibilities as a professional model to students and as a professional representative of the university to the community (attire, attitude, cooperative spirit, social media, confidentiality and professional demeanor). Always maintain positive customer service relations with internal and external customers by being polite, punctual, flexible, organized and accessible. Establish seamless communication with Career Services colleagues to keep informed of office initiatives/needs in various areas, collaborate and problem solve office issues and needs in a timely and professional manner.

    Employer Development & Relations:

    Build partnerships between the university and external communities (business, the public sector, and not-for profit entities) to facilitate employment opportunities and career services programs for students. Expand and nurture employer relationships to benefit the office and academic disciplines served through outreach, site visits, mail/email campaigns, marketing and facilitation of partnerships with employers and academic programs. Work closely with employers regarding their hiring needs in designated majors or as determined by the office which includes the facilitation of job postings, internships/Co-op experiences, post graduate employment, student employment, part-time employment, employer follow up, marketing, etc. Facilitate all on campus recruitment initiatives in designated majors or as requested by the office to include scheduling, marketing and site coordination on event days. Monitor and document the successful employment of students/graduates. Represent Career Services at various corporate and campus functions to gain exposure across the community, state, region.

    Student Engagement & Development:

    Advises students and recent graduates individually and in groups about career and personal development to ensure a positive transition through college to their post-graduate career plans. Identifies and addresses issues related to individual student development such as motivation, career indecision, self-efficacy and decision making that impact success. Educates constituents about the tools, resources and services available to assist in their career planning and goal attainment. Generate marketing materials to help promote Career Services programs/resources to students and to promote services to defined academic areas. Assist other departments with special programs to assist in retention of students, promote career planning awareness/resources and support the promotion of career services offerings. Develop campus and office based programs and partnerships that promote and integrate career readiness skill development with student learning.

    Program Development & Execution:

    Collaborates with academic programs, student support areas and faculty to align and customize resources for students by identifying competencies and areas to develop in relation to the intersection of the student's education and career goals in specific professions. Develops services, programming, workshops and events that support the tailored professional development and preparation needs of students, including specific academic disciplines assigned; Manage and assist with career development programs for students, campus and employers (e.g. Career Exploration Programs, job fairs, etiquette dinners, graduate school planning, etc.) Serve as lead manager for at least department wide program annually; Plan, develop and execute marketing efforts for designated programs and services to facilitate optimal outreach (development/dissemination of flyers, newsletters, career development content, promotion of office events via social media, Campus Calendar and other technology resources; Research, plan, develop and implement innovative programming and resources to compliment academic and student services as market trends and client needs change; Coordinate college specific outreach, programming and customized seminars, workshops, and programs based on student needs assessment and faculty requests. Work with and advise faculty and college administrators on methods to enhance the quality of experiential learning/career development opportunities. Seek to nurture and expand departmental participation in what we do.

    Reporting, Documentation & Technology Management:

    Document student appointment notes and follow up efforts with students and keep them updated weekly; Collect and report employment data monthly Collaborate with Director who has oversight responsibility for comprehensive data collection; Generate/calculate Career Services monthly reports on student appointments, services, on campus recruitment, programming initiatives and other areas designated by Director to assist with benchmarking office services continuously; Maintain an expert status on all aspects of technology in career exploration & job search resources to assist students and employers Maintain all databases and student files pertinent to the management of office documentation for monthly, semester and annual reporting purposes Maintain quality control measures through the Career Services employment system daily by: monitoring new user updates and resumes loaded for accuracy; reviewing new jobs posted for employer follow up; pulling reports as needed to benchmark data; assisting managers with projects related to the system; Utilize Banner, PeopleSoft, Institutional Research reports and other campus information resources to generate relevant data for verifications, reporting, etc. Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications

    Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Counseling/Higher Education Administration/Human Resources or related area.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Master's Degree with experience in Career Services and the academic areas the position directly supports; Prefer work experience in higher education, counseling or in an employment services arena.

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    Apply By: August 4, 2023

    For more information contact Julie Goley at or


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    Search Job Opening ID: 260365

    Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university

    Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee

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