Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Career Advisor. The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Director of Career Education. Career Education as part of the Allegheny Gateway provides individual and group career development exploration and support to Allegheny College students.
The successful candidate will work directly with students, faculty, administrators, and alumni to help articulate the value of an Allegheny education to a life well-lived. We are looking for the right person to join our team—someone who understands that a liberal arts education leads one to view a career as a journey, not just a job; and someone who thinks imaginatively about the purposes and value of higher education in a changing world.
The successful candidate will join a vibrant community composed of dedicated teachers, active researchers, committed administrators and staff, and diverse learners. This candidate will contribute to a dynamic center that supports students as they explore their interests, turn those interests into experience, and then apply what they’ve learned to opportunities both in their careers and in their communities. Allegheny employees, students, and alumni have strong connections to top-tier academic institutions and industry-leading corporations. The Career Advisor will prepare students, individually and in groups, to engage with these institutions and corporations through interest exploration, resume review, job/internship searches, and other career development activities.
As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny College is known nationally as a place where students with unusual combinations of interests, skills and talents excel. In its 2018 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top six Most Innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country. In its 2019 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top 30 most innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country.
The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 46 states [plus AE, AP, DC, GU, PR, VI] and 65 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
Required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree. A clear understanding and passion for the liberal arts. Ability to think creatively and imaginatively in a team atmosphere. 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-motivation and a strong commitment to taking initiative. Flexibility and willingness to adapt to an evolving work environment. Ability to flourish in a diverse community. Must have reliable transportation and be willing and able to drive as needed.
Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree. Previous experience at a liberal arts institution. At least one year of experience in student/career services in higher education, human resources or employment services. Experience with marketing, communications (including social media), content management, webinars, and/or event planning.
Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world.