The Career Advisor and Educator provides comprehensive individual and group career-related advising to Harvey Mudd College students and alumni. Using an approach that empowers students/alumni with support and resources, the Career Advisor and Educator assists them through the decision-making process. The person in this role will help students interested in pursuing graduate studies, industry positions (internships and full-time), fellowships, pre-health and other pre-professional careers by advising, designing, and presenting customized career and educational events, programs, and workshops.
About Harvey Mudd College:
Located in the heart of Claremont, California, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college offering degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. HMC enrolls about 800 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges, which comprises five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. According to students, professors, and alumni, what makes Harvey Mudd distinctive is its collaborative, cross-disciplinary nature. The working environment is built on collaborative relationships between and among all members of the campus community and a deep commitment to the College’s mission to educate students “so that they may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.”
SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting directly to the Director of the Office of Career Services, the Career Advisor and Educator performs the following essential duties and responsibilities:
Programming and Career Education:
Work with the Director and Associate Director in the development of the programs offered throughout the academic year and summer
Provide comprehensive individual and group career-related advising for students and alumni
Assist students in the determination of initial service needs and make referrals as appropriate
Work with students as they find ways to connect their interests, skills, values, and experiences to a career path during their time at Harvey Mudd and after graduation
Provide students with career and pre-professional advising/feedback relating to career interests, post-undergraduate plans and/or graduate/professional school interests
Assist and/or instruct students on how to find information on various topics using career/education related resources, the OCS print and online resources, and our web-based recruiting system
Research, curate, update, and maintain relevant career development resources for students and alumni
Help students prepare written materials and provide critique or feedback as needed
Conduct practice interviews to assist students for interview preparation
Manage, design and present customized, innovative, and inclusive career programming; initiate new career programs by identifying gaps or needs of students’ career development
Create engaging workshops that build and hone students’ career development skills
Stay up-to-date on recruitment and employment trends and laws
Recruit, train, and manage peer consultant program which consists of 4 to 10 students that conduct drop-in hours, workshops, and host career education events
Coordinate special projects/tasks as assigned
Manage and update digital and social media marketing for career development program and resources
Develop marketing strategy for career education events and programs with the Director and Associate Director
Design graphically appealing, and within HMC graphic standards, materials to provide information to students regarding pre- and post- graduate opportunities
Employer and Recruiter Relations/Development:
Reach out to designated employers at the direction of the Director and Associate Director as needed
Work with Associate Director to incorporate recruiters and experts into career education programs, workshops, panels, and recordings
With or in the absence of, the Associate Director, greet and host visiting employers during on campus interview days and, on occasion, during information sessions.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The Career Advisor and Educator must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position or be able to demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using other skills and abilities listed below.
Demonstrated knowledge and value for diversity and inclusion
Deploy professional skills in career advising/counseling, career development, and recruiting, in collaboration with colleagues
Able to demonstrate effective career advising with students
Knowledge of the STEM liberal arts curriculum and the ability to work with students seeking careers in these fields
Knowledgeable in career programming and program management
Strong communicator and presenter of information tailored to students
Knowledgeable of job market trends, job search methods, and employer recruiting strategies
Strong attention to detail and the ability to remain organized despite interruptions is essential
Able to collaborate effectively with all constituents (faculty, staff, colleagues, students, employers)
Able to work well on a variety of projects with a strong team orientation
Able to research information with few parameters
Demonstrate effectiveness and clarity of verbal and written communication with excellent interpersonal communication.
Must handle all activities and highly confidential information with patience, discretion, tact, and a keen eye for detail while working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Demonstrate understanding and use of technology. Computer adeptness and effectively using professional and educational software are expected.
Work as a collaborative member of the College in support of the College’s strategic vision, the division, and office annual goals with a high standard of integrity and ethics.
Computer or Technical Skills
Must be independently effective with technology, recruiting systems/ databases, CRM, and project management software
Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Experience with Handshake career management system
Experience with LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Slack
Proficient in graphic design tools
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Education: Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of relevant STEM industry experience or Master’s degree required in the area of Counseling, Psychology, Education, or a related field.
Experience: 1-2 years at an academic institution with experience in career advising/counseling, career development, student affairs or human resources is preferred. Experience with Handshake.
Licenses: A valid driver’s license is required or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events.
Grooming and Appearance: The Claremont Colleges seek to maintain a professional image at all times.
Physical Requirements:Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment and include reaching, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. May occasionally lift/push/pull items up to 15 lbs.
Hours: The regular hours of this position are 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday, with a one-hour unpaid meal period daily. Hours may vary due to the needs of the College or department, and specific times are negotiable. Some evenings and weekends required.
Classification and Status: This is a full-time, regular, twelve-months per year, benefits-eligible, exempt position. Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time. Employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
Reporting: This position reports to the Director of Career Services.
Employment Category: Regular, full-time
Please visit www.hmc.edu/employment to view a complete job description for this position and obtain information about how to submit an application. Information about HMC’s competitive benefits package is available at www.hmc.edu/hrbenefits.
Deadline to apply:
Position will remain open until filled.
All faculty and staff (including contract workers) who are employed at HMC and for whom the COVID-19 vaccine is approved/authorized by the FDA, must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise.
This job description defines the essential job duties of the position. Harvey Mudd College expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of the job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time. Employment is at-will and employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
Harvey Mudd College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran’s status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.