Simpson College is seeking candidates for the position of Career Advisor. This is a 10-month position, working August – May. The position reports to the Director of Career Development and is a member of the Student Development team.
Principal Duties will include but are not limited to:
Advise and counsel students on career and major selection, as well as the job, internship, and graduate school search.
Develop, market, and plan a variety of career presentations, workshops, courses, and events.
Coordinate credit-bearing and wage assistance internships.
Assist with the online and social media presence of the Career Development office.
Assist with hiring and supervising student leaders.
It is the policy and practice of Simpson College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all. We specifically encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities to apply. The full Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found here. Employment will require a criminal background check, which may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.
A Master's degree; preference will be given to masters in Higher Education/Education, Social Work, Human Resources or Business Administration.
Experience with career services in higher education setting preferred.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
Outstanding organizational and attention to detail skills.
Self-starter and independent worker who also works well in a team setting.
About Simpson College
Simpson’s 85-acre campus Indianola campus is a beautiful space and where the majority of classes are offered to their students. Located in south-central Iowa, just 12 miles south of Des Moines, Simpson’s main location gives students the best of both worlds: the friendly atmosphere of a college town with the benefit of living near an exciting metropolitan area. Indianola is host to many nationally known events, including the Des Moines Metro Opera and the National Balloon Classic, which features hot air balloons, balloon rides, competitions and family entertainment. The vibrant, small-town community also has a multitude of choices for entertainment including state parks and trails for recreation, a golf course and many unique restaurants, shops and movie theatres within walking distance of campus.
Greater Des Moines, Iowa
Simpson’s second campus is located in West Des Moines, Iowa, which is a part of the Greater Des Moines metro area, and serves adult and graduate students. The West Des Moines campus is easy to access, has efficient classrooms, and an environment devoted to learning for students who likely are balancing work and family life as they return to school. Classes offe...red at the West Des Moines campus are targeted towards Simpson’s continuing and graduate students who are looking to take classes at night or closer to home.