Loyola University Chicago CAREER ADVISOR in Chicago, Illinois

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Position Details

Position Details


Position Number 8101943

Job Category University Staff

Job Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Exempt

Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus



Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No

Duties and Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY: Provides career advising to current students (undergraduates and graduate students) and alumni from the School of Communication and the School of Continuing & Professional Studies. Loyola’s Career Development Center (CDC) utilizes a liaison model of program and service delivery. Liaison career advisors will develop and maintain strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders related to their affiliated Schools, including but not limited to, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and employers. Information about Loyola’s Professional Schools can be found at: http://www.luc.edu/academics/schools.shtml.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Associate Director, the Career Advisor assists students, across their college experience and after graduation, in career development and job readiness. The Career Advisor (through individual, group, and/or electronic media) assists students in: choosing majors and careers, identifying areas of interest and strength, and developing strategies to achieve career goals.

  • Apply career and identity development theory, and techniques to student advising; encourage self-assessment, self-advocacy, motivation, change, and maturation in all phases of the career development process.
  • Current student advising approach will include a special focus on the integration of career development activities with a student’s Four-Year Plan.
  • Through individual, group, and walk-in venues, provide advising on: career development issues, choosing a major, career exploration, internship and job search process/readiness, resumes and cover letters, interviewing, and networking skills.
  • Develop and deliver presentations and workshops on a variety of career education topics, tailored to the individual advisor’s affiliated LUC Schools.
  • Administer and interpret various career-related assessments (Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, skills and values inventories); conduct self-assessment workshops for groups of students.
  • Teach one to two section(s) of CPSY 224 – Career and Life Planning Seminar (3-credit hours).
  • Develop new career education materials, and assist in selection of the most current print and on-line career resources, particularly as related to the individual advisor’s affiliated Schools.
  • Provide information on exploring and applying for advanced studies.
  • Working with the Assistant Director, Employer Relations & Recruitment, participate in the organization of annual career fair(s), as related to the Advisor’s affiliated Schools.
  • Occasional attendance required at scheduled evening and weekend events.
  • Perform other office and University duties as required.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling or related field required and minimum of two years related experience. Familiarity with career assessments (Strong and MBTI) as well as knowledge of student development/career theory.


-Background in career advising, and direct or indirect experience in the affiliated academic areas/associated industries is required. -Familiarity with career assessments (Strong and MBTI) and student development/career theory. - Strong instructional, public speaking, and presentation skills - Proven oral and written communication ability - Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a contributing team member
- Experience working with faculty, staff, and/or administration to further develop programs and services for students



Computer Skills

Demonstrated familiarity with career-related software; Microsoft Office; Prezi or other presentation platforms; digital/social media and virtual networking strategies, including electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) and LinkedIn.

Supervisory Responsibilities No

Required operation of university owned vehicles No

Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? No

Physical Demands Standing

Working Conditions Noise

Open Date 10/12/2018

Close Date 10/19/2018

Special Instructions to Applicants

Quick Link for Posting http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/9362