Career Advisor

Fairfax, VA
Salary starting in the upper $50k's; commensurate with education and experience
Jan 24, 2023
May 21, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Career AdvisorGeorge Mason University's University Career Services is seeking qualified applicants for a Career Advisor opportunity. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Department:University Career Services (UCS) prepares and connects career-ready students for post-graduate success.UCS, a unit within the Division of University Life (UL), is the centralized career center for George Mason University (Mason), serving 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students. UCS is dedicated to helping students identify and pursue opportunities where they can make a positive impact in a complex and quickly evolving world. In partnership with our strong network of employers, alumni, and faculty we are able to break down barriers and successfully connect students with meaningful opportunities in their industries of interest to help them reach their full potential and advance not only themselves socio-economically, but their families too. Existing services and programs include one-on-one appointments, career exploration, industry specific programs, career fairs, experiential learning opportunities and graduate school preparation.About the Position:This position is responsible for providing career advising virtually and in-person for students/alums on all aspects of their career development including goalsetting, career planning, and internship/job searching to increase students' career readiness and post-graduation outcomes. Includes career counseling in complex areas that require specialized expertise, such as career assessments, mid-life transitions, balancing work and family, imposter syndrome, international student hiring in the US, etc. Incorporates depth of knowledge in assigned career fields to educate students/alums about industry-specific recruiting/hiring trends, top employers, application processes, and changing workplace norms.Required Qualifications:Master's degree in counseling, student affairs, higher education, human resources or related field, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience;Some experience (generally obtained in 1+ years) in a higher education setting counseling/advising students on academic, career, internship, and job search issues or in human resources/talent acquisition working in college recruiting;Knowledge of career development theories and job search strategies;Demonstrated proficiency in designing and delivering presentations, virtually and in-person;Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively on team projects/initiatives; andFamiliarity with career assessments (e.g., Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Skillscan Driver, CliftonStrengths).Preferred Qualifications:Knowledge of majors/careers in Technology and Engineering;Experience typically obtained in 3 years working in relevant professional environments;Demonstrated experience building positive relationships and partnerships with stakeholders (e.g., students, alumni, faculty, employers and administrators);Ability to research and quickly develop knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends;Demonstrated proficiency in using career assessments (e.g., Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Skillscan Driver, CliftonStrengths);Knowledge of career management systems (e.g. Handshake); andDemonstrated commitment to DEI and ability to work with diverse populations.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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