Career Advisor

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Mar 05, 2024
Full time Advising/Counseling/Support Student Affairs

Job Description


Career Advisor

Job ID: 269405
Location: Summerville Campus
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other. We are part of the University System of Georgia.



Augusta University-



Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904


Job Summary

Provide career/professional development guidance and support to students in our undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, including recent graduates/alumni. Partner with employers, faculty, and campus services in facilitating career development programs, employment/applied learning experiences and other initiatives that support our students. Meet with academic department chairs and other student support areas to develop and implement goals/initiatives annually involving the career and professional development of students. Career Advisors in the office are aligned to specific majors and/or Colleges to engage and connect to the unique programmatic needs of the disciplines. However, majors/Colleges aligned per Career Advisor are subject to change as needs arise, requiring someone who can navigate support across all students and academic programs.


Duties include, but not limited to:


EMPLOYER DEVELOPMENT & RELATIONS: Build partnerships between the university and external communities (business, the public sector, and not-for-profit entities) to facilitate employment opportunities and career services programs for students.


Performance Standards:



  • Expand and nurture employer relationships to benefit the office and academic disciplines served through outreach, site visits, mail/email campaigns, marketing, and facilitation of partnerships with employers and academic programs.


  • Work closely with employers regarding their hiring needs in designated majors or as determined by the office which includes the facilitation of job postings, internships/Co-op experiences, post graduate employment, student employment, part-time employment, employer follow up, marketing, etc.


  • Facilitate all on campus recruitment initiatives in designated majors or as requested by the office to include scheduling, marketing, and site coordination on event days.


  • Monitor and document the successful employment of students/graduates


  • Represent Career Services at various corporate and campus functions to gain exposure across the community, state, region.


STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT: Advises students and recent graduates individually and in groups about career and personal development to ensure a positive transition through college to their post-graduate career plans.


Performance Standards:



  • Identifies and addresses issues related to individual student development such as motivation, career indecision, self-efficacy and decision making that impact success.


  • Educates constituents about the tools, resources, and services available to assist in their career planning and goal attainment.


  • Generate marketing materials to help promote Career Services programs/resources to students and to promote services to defined academic areas.


  • Assist other departments with special programs to assist in retention of students, promote career planning awareness/resources and support the promotion of career services offerings.


  • Develop campus and office based programs and partnerships that promote and integrate career readiness skill development with student learning.


PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT & EXECUTION: Collaborates with academic programs, student support areas to align and customize resources for students by identifying competencies and areas to develop in relation to the intersection of the student's education and career goals in specific professions.


Performance Standards:



  • Career/Major Specific Program Development/Support: Develops services, programming, workshops and events that support the tailored professional development and preparation needs of students, including specific academic disciplines assigned.


  • Department Program Development/Support: Manage and assist with career development programs for students, campus, and employers (e.g. Career Exploration Programs, job fairs, etiquette dinners, grad. school planning, etc.) Serve as lead for at least department wide program annually.


  • Marketing: Plan, develop, and execute marketing efforts for designated programs and services to facilitate optimal outreach (development/dissemination of flyers, newsletters, career development content, promotion of office events via social media, Campus Calendar, and other technology resources.


  • Resource Development: Research, plan, develop and implement innovative programming and resources to complement academic and student services as market trends and client needs change.


  • Faculty Development: Coordinate college specific outreach, programming, and customized seminars, workshops, and programs based on student needs assessment and faculty requests. Work with and advise faculty and college administrators on methods to enhance the quality of experiential learning/career development opportunities. Seek to nurture and expand departmental participation in what we do.




Performance Standards:



  • Document student appointment notes and follow up efforts (email, phone, drop in, etc.) with students and keep them updated weekly


  • Employment Data Collection/Dissemination: Collect and report employment data monthly (internships, career employment, student employment, etc.). Collaborate with Director who has oversight responsibility for comprehensive data collection.


  • Reporting: Generate/calculate Career Services monthly reports on student appointments, services, on campus recruitment, programming initiatives and other areas designated by Director to assist with benchmarking office services continuously


  • Technology: Maintain an expert status on all aspects of technology in career exploration & job search resources to assist students and employers (licensed career services software, web sites, technology in the job search, etc.) Maintain all databases and student files pertinent to the management of office documentation for monthly, semester and annual reporting purposes.


  • Maintain quality control measures through the Career Services employment system daily by: monitoring new user updates and resumes loaded for accuracy; reviewing new jobs posted for employer follow up; pulling reports as needed to benchmark data; assisting managers with projects related to the system.


  • Utilize Banner, PeopleSoft, Institutional Research reports and other campus information resources to generate relevant data for verifications, reporting, etc.


OTHER DUTIES: Performs all other job-related duties as assigned.



Required Qualifications

Master's degree from an accredited college or university required preferably in Counseling/Higher Education Administration/Human Resources or related area.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer work experience in higher education, counseling or in an employment services arena.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities



Knowledge of career counseling and student development theories and practices to help students achieve success.




Excellent communication, time management and organizational skills


Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills


Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.




Ability to make sound judgments, problem solve and identify solutions


Ability to demonstrate consistent use of proper English, grammar, and punctuation


Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships


Outgoing and engaging demeanor to encourage student rapport and on/off campus support of area Ability to work independently and in a team environment


Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast, multi-tasking environment; detail-oriented


Ability to maintain confidentiality.



*Work outside of the normal business hours may be required.*



Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.


If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.


Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.


For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.


All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.


Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."


Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicant from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.


How To Apply

Consider applying with us today! Search Job Opening ID: 269405


Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university.


Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee.


If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365


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