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Career Advisor

Apply now Job no: 498182
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh, Fox Cities, and Fond du Lac Campuses
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Working Title: Career Advisor
Official Title: Associate Student Services Coordinator
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $36,000 - 42,000
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Fixed-term terminal, 12-month contract
Position Summary: Career & Professional Development fosters student success through the acquisition of knowledge, practice of skills, reflection on experience and demonstration of career readiness. The team fosters student success by establishing productive relationships with academic departments, employers, and alumni. This position will work in Career & Professional Development and provide students with one-on-one and group advising.  As a career advisor, this position will collaborate with faculty in the classroom and teach students the career ready skills needed to successfully transition into the workplace.  This position will be required to work some nights and weekends.
85% Teaching & Advising
• Student Advising: Provide students individual and group assistance in defining career options, developing career-ready competencies, and job/internship search strategies.
• Presentations & Workshops: Develop, coordinate, and facilitate training and skill development workshops to include resume development, job/internship search strategies, career information technology, interviewing, and transition from college to career.
• Teaching: Instruct/co-instruct one-credit Professional Skills courses on a regular basis.
• Technology: Utilize various career management systems and campus software to deliver services. Communication/Programming
• Resource Development: Coordinate resources to support services/events and web resources for student accessibility.
• Faculty Development: Coordinate department-specific outreach, programming and customized seminars, workshops, and programs based on student needs assessment and faculty requests. Work with and advise faculty on methods to enhance career readiness.
• Statistical Data Collection: Assist in the outcome data collection of all graduates to determine knowledge rate and percentage of those who have secured full-time, part-time, military, volunteer, continuing education, and assist those who are still seeking.
• Assist in all aspects of employer relations, which include assisting employers in using Handshake, promoting attendance at career fairs, identify employers for professional skills events, and encouraging employers to use the full array of the services the office has to offer.
• Supervise, train, mentor, and evaluate undergraduate student employees on projects.
15% University Involvement and Development
• Market the office to students, faculty, staff and employers.
• Seek out opportunities for professional development both on and off campus.
• Other duties as assigned by the Director of Career Services.

Bachelor's Degree in related field
Demonstrated experience in Career & Professional Development or a closely related college/university student services area or campus recruiting experience
Working knowledge of student career development process and current career issues
Excellent presentation skills along with strong oral and written communication skills
Flexibility to multi-task and make decisions in a fast-paced and changing work environment
Demonstrated record and commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity
Experience with MS Office and operating AV equipment.
Must be strong advocate for diversity with proven ability to work with a diverse student population
Extremely well-organized with excellent follow-through ability
Able to balance many tasks simultaneously and work well independently
Ability to demonstrate oral and written skills by clearly communicating ideas, facts, and abstract concepts to people who represent all constituencies in the university and to conduct small group sessions

Preferred: Master's Degree
Teaching Experience
Experience with application systems/databases, career management platforms, and video conferencing software
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application: Resume, cover letter, and three professional references


For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by March 8, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or