Career Advisor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 22, 2023
Jun 13, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Career AdvisorThe George Mason University, School of Business, invites applications for the position of Career Advisor. This position provides direct student services through individual appointments and office hours. The Career Advisor will engage undergraduate and graduate students in planning for full time jobs and internships in business, assisting with their career needs which will include resumes, interview skills, and preparing for the job search. This is a full-time classified staff position with full benefits.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. Mason is the most diverse public university in Virginia and 12th nationally, based on the U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Colleges list. Washington, D.C. is ranked the 30th most racially and ethnically diverse city nationally amongst cities with a population of at least 300,000 people according to the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Diversity Ranking.Responsibilities:The Career Advisor has responsibilities in the following areas:Student Interaction:Provide internship and career advising in one-on-one setting;Focus on providing direct student service through individual appointments and office hours; andIndividual advising involves extensive coaching and advising for students at all stages of career development including making sound decisions about career choices, learning how to identify and secure externships and internships, demonstrating the value and use of career resources, and teaching students about resume writing, industry and employer research, interviewing skills, networking, and internship/job search strategies.Industry Development:Career Advisor will work with the career services team to build specific industry knowledge that will directly influence and impact the ability to assist students in their job/internship search.Workshop and Orientation Sessions:Present career related workshops and orientations throughout the year for the purpose of educating and engaging undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Business; andWork directly with the School of Business Career Services team to create and implement new initiatives, programs, and services to better enhance the overall job and internship search experience of School of Business undergraduate and graduate students.Special Projects:Create and manage projects as assigned by the Director or Assistant Dean of Career Services to help achieve the goals of the career services career development programs, services, and events; andWork closely with the Director, Career Services and Assistant Dean, Career Services on special projects or initiatives.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of experience and education;Ability to implement academic programs and services;Excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills;Relationship skills: teamwork, collaboration, networking, and development;Technology skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Salesforce, Banner; use of the internet; andAbility to manage multiple tasks and work independently.Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree in business, Counseling, or Higher Education;BA in Higher Education, Counseling, or Business discipline preferred;Knowledge of business careers and the local/regional business community;Experience in career services in higher education or other advising related experience in higher education;Demonstrated higher education experience (or related field); andExperience working with the implementation of internship programs and career services for business students.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02446z at by April 14, 2023; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references. We will contact you directly if we require additional materials. Review of applications will begin on April 17, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

"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."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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