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Posting Number 00298
Position Number PS01021
Job Description

Under the supervision of the Dean of Student Affairs, Career Advisor helps students reach their educational and career goals by providing career counseling to undergraduate and graduate. They will coordinate and provide career advising. Career counseling responsibilities are to assist students in developing competencies required to become informed about the choice of a major, career and make informed decisions related to their professional goals. Work is performed under general supervision and performance is based upon completion of assignments and results obtained.

Essential Duties

• Provides individual and group career advising through one on one meetings, group settings, and college outreach in accordance with NACE standards.
• Demonstrate students are meeting requisite competencies that broadly prepare clinicians and undergraduates for work after attainment of their degree. Competencies are met such as when student has skills to apply, interview, and attain a position.
• Provides assistance and assessment of student aptitudes, abilities, strengths, interests, and to select appropriate career goals, and implement corrective measures to alleviate any deficiencies.
• Conducts career advisement workshops including but not limited to resume writing, networking, interviewing skills, and other career orientated material.
• Implement a career and internship fair every fall and spring semester with alumni/ae of Charles R. Drew University and community partners.
• Provide potential opportunities for students to network and shadow medical professionals, and visit future job sites.
• Facilitate a pipeline program that helps cultivate and develop students from freshmen to seniors.
• Recommend, administer and interpret standardized career assessment inventories.
• Provides occupational information and maintain the career resource library and online website.
• Assist and participate in the formulation and implementation of organizational goals and objectives. Participate in regular department and component meetings.
• Participate and support student life activities, including orientation activities for new and returning students.
• Maintain effective communication and provide high quality customer service to potential employers, faculty, staff, students, and community members.
• Create effective marketing strategies and materials to increase participation in Career Advising services and initiatives.
• Complete other duties as assigned by the Office of the Provost.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or above in education, counseling, or general subject area of advising and five years’ experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching, and Student Affairs or other related area.
• Master’s degree preferred.

Minimum Requirements

• Two (2) years of post-graduate experience in academic and career advising.
• Experience working with undergraduate and graduate students in support of their career development.
• Demonstrated interest and experience in working with a student population that is diverse in terms of race, language of origin, ethnicity, nationality, religion, generation to college, sexual identity, abilities and interests.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Experience in advisement within a higher education setting.

• Ability to provide and analyze statistical data for periodic and end of year reporting.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
• Demonstrated database management skills.
• Ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines and attain growth-oriented goals.
• Must possess a car and a valid driver’s license.

• Must possess excellent computer skills and be proficient in MS Windows, Word, Excel, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience planning, coordinating and facilitating outreach programs.
• Bilingual.
• Knowledge of career exploration, demonstrated ability to work with students from diverse, ed. disadvantaged and non-traditional backgrounds.

Physical Demands

• This position requires the ability to travel to remote locations and to load and transport admissions materials, displays, and other equipment.
• Some evening and weekend hours required, especially during orientation and examination seasons.
• Sitting and standing for extensive periods of time.
• Walking, stooping, reaching, climbing high and low levels.
• Lifting up to 25 pounds; carrying materials to various locations.
• Finger and hand movement and feeling sufficient for computer and equipment operations.
• Clear speaking, hearing conversationally, and seeing near and far.


• The ability to perform highly detailed work with sustained attention and care while providing/obtaining information on numerous inquiries is paramount to success in this position.

Mental Demands

• The ability to perform highly detailed work with sustained attention and care while providing/obtaining information on numerous tasks is paramount to success in this position.
• Able to work effectively and concurrently on unrelated tasks; use of sustained concentration and decision-making processes. Constant calculating, reasoning, judgment, resourcefulness, analytical ability, and ingenuity. Able to prioritize work for best outcomes.

Work Environment

• Variable work environments including non-traditional service areas.
• May work in cramped, crowded quarters.
• Drives personal vehicle for business purposes.

Special Requirements

Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

FLSA Exempt
Category Full Time
Grade PS-5
Number of Vacancies 1

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EEO Statement

Charles R. Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  1. Resume
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