Career Adviser — Center for Integrated Learning
March 07, 2016
Earlham College is looking for a dynamic, intellectually curious, creative individual with a passion for the liberal arts to join the Center for Integrated Learning (CIL) in the position of Career Adviser. Applications are being accepted for this full-time, 11-month administrative faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a full-benefit package.
The Career Adviser will work directly with students, faculty and alumni to help articulate the value of the liberal arts and an Earlham education to a life well-lived. The CIL is looking for the right person to join its team — someone with a liberal arts mindset who understands that a career is a journey, not just a job; and someone who thinks imaginatively about the purposes of education in a changing world.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Support and guide Earlham College students and alumni in seeking out meaningful job and internship opportunities.
- Review written and digital materials, including resumes, curriculum vitas, cover letters and personal statements.
- Assist students with reflecting on self-assessments and their unique major/career discernment process.
- Conduct mock interviews and advise on job search and interview strategies.
- Provide programming and advising for graduate school and fellowship application processes and preparation.
- Work closely with academic departments and administrative offices to facilitate collaborative programming focused on the needs of liberal arts students.
- Build relationships with alumni and effectively track graduate outcomes.
- Develop, support and participate in collaborative programming initiatives within the Center for Integrated Learning.
- Participate in Earlham College projects and serve on various college committees.
- Represent Earlham College and the Career Education Office at professional conferences and professional development workshops.
- Perform other duties as determined appropriate for the position.
Experience & Qualifications
- A master’s degree is strongly preferred; an outstanding candidate with relevant experience and a bachelor’s degree will be considered.
- Robust affinity with the purposes and value of a liberal arts education.
- Ability to think creatively and imaginatively in a team atmosphere.
- Experience communicating with and supporting people from diverse backgrounds and an expressed commitment to uphold and further Earlham’s Diversity Aspirations Vision Statement.
- Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate high-profile events and to facilitate training workshops and meetings.
- Experience with marketing, communications (including social media), content management, webinars and/or event planning.
- Strong listening, verbal, interpersonal, presentation and time management skills.
- Excellent writing skills, including proofreading, with strong attention to detail.
- Energy and passion for developing new relationships.
- Self-motivating and a strong commitment to taking initiative.
- Flexibility and willingness to adapt to an evolving work environment.
- Must have reliable transportation and be willing and able to drive as needed.
- At least one year of experience in student/career services in higher education, human resources or employment services.
- Ability to work some evening and weekend hours, as needed.
Please send a letter of application addressing the responsibilities of the position and qualifications of the applicant; resume; and the name, position title, email address and phone number of three professional references in a single PDF or MS Word file to:
Human Resources Office
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The preferred starting date is as soon as possible.
Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).