Full Time Career Advisor in Vancouver WA at Clark College

Career Advisor

Clark College

Location: Vancouver WA
Industry: Education, Jobs, Non-Profit, Other
Type: Full Time

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time exempt Career Advisor. This position reports to the Career Services Associate Director and is responsible for guiding current and prospective students and community members in effective career and education decision making.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Career development
• Provide one-on-one and group advising for career exploration, career planning, career assessment tools, and research to choose a major and find training or transfer options.
• Assess the students’ stage of career and academic development and promote student growth by determining suitable developmental tasks; assist students in establishing realistic and attainable career and academic goals.
• Develop and lead presentations and workshops, customized to the needs of specific faculty and groups, on topics such as career development and Career Center resources.
• Provide information and referral; respond to phone calls, email and online inquiries regarding Career Center, Career Services and Clark College topics.
• Track client appointments using Advisor Trak or appropriate database.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge of career and labor market trends and information sources.
• Keep abreast of career development theories, models and techniques and how to apply them with diverse student populations.

• Work with career team to develop policies, tools and practices that effectively assist clients with career and education planning.
• Work with Career Services and other Clark College colleagues to develop, implement, and maintain innovative approaches to engage students in guided pathways and their academic and career development.
• Remain aware of department activities and work effectively with Career Services staff to ensure connection and consistency with career- and job search-related services; be able to incorporate and teach clients about financial literacy concepts.
• Maintain knowledge of and help students to navigate information about Clark College programs of study, college systems such as advising procedures, financial aid and enrollment services, and Clark retention and completion initiatives. Assist with keeping other Career Services staff informed of changes, updates and nuances in student services.

• Assist with maintenance of Career Services webpage, social media presence and overall marketing and outreach to the Clark community.
• Develop and foster positive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues and other college offices to ensure career services meet student and college needs.
• Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
Minimum Qualifications:

• Education: Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
• Experience: Two years of relevant experience in career development or related area.
• Communication Skills: Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including appropriate helping skills such as attending, listening, reflecting, and encouraging. Must have ability to make public presentations in a small or large group setting.
• Work Independently: Must be self-directed and possess the ability to accomplish duties with limited supervision in a timely manner. Must have demonstrated ability to work with a team.
• Computer Skills: Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Internet search engines; skills in using technology to facilitate the career information and planning process.
• Knowledge: Must have or acquire knowledge of educational institutions, current labor market trends, and career development techniques.
• Cultural Competency: Demonstrated commitment to continued learning about and understanding of power, privilege and inequity.
• Abilities: Must be able to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds. Must also have demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities.
Preferred Qualifications:

• Degree or certificate in counseling.
• Formal training and professional experience with life coaching.
• Professional career development certifications such as MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory or GCDF.
• Four years of experience in an education or service environment, that includes regular contact with students and the public who are culturally, socio-economically and demographically diverse.
• Academic advising experience, and/or other work experience in post-secondary education.
• Experience assisting clients with life transitions or barriers to employment.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team and across organizational lines.
• Experience with designing learning opportunities for targeted populations.
• Understanding of basic financial literacy concepts.
Salary Statement: $50,221 annually
Benefits include vacation/ sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

Required Online Application Materials:
• Clark College Online Application
• Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
• Current résumé
• Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office in person or by fax (360-992-2873).

Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Application Deadline: Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., October 12, 2017.

Condition of employment:
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133. The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here: http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/security/report.php

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
September 21, 2017

Application Guidelines:

Please apply online by completing the online application process by visiting our website: www.clark.edu/jobs

Salary: $50,221 annually
Application Link: http://www.clark.edu/about/jobs-and-employment/jobs/index.php