Northwestern University — Assistant Director, Career Management BIPOC/FGLI Adviser

Job Summary:
The Assistant Director coordinates outreach to and serves as a career adviser and career counselor for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and First-Generation Low-Income FGLI undergraduate students at Northwestern. This position collaborates with Student Enrichment Services, Multicultural Student Affairs, the Northwestern Alumni Association, and other university departments to develop programming that advance the career development of BIPOC and FGLI undergraduates. Refers students to career resources and Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) staff members as 

necessary. Collaborate with the NCA employer relations team to provide information that supports increasing recruiting opportunities for both BIPOC and FGLI by providing information to recruiters and alumni.
The position advises and counsels students empowering them to make decisions associated with their career goals and objectives. Assesses individual situations and circumstances, many complex in nature, and creates, implements and monitors recommendations, partnering with internal/external constituencies and resources that meet student needs. Ensures compliance with all associated policies, rules and regulations. Advising and counseling focuses on self-assessment, exploration, job and internship search strategies, reflection, and strategic decision making. 

Please note: Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

Specific Responsibilities:
Administration 

  • Researches best practices and peer institutions and market/economic conditions and recommends changes and enhancements to improve administrative effectiveness, services and/or resources. 

Advising/Counseling 

  • Implement/provide personalizing counseling and advising that focuses on self-assessment, research, job and internship search strategies, reflection, and strategic decision making.
  • Researches, develops and implements programs and services that enhance the student experience.
  • Connects students with alumni and professionals for employment opportunities. Maintains knowledge of job market trends and hiring practices in a range of fields

Relationships 

  • Collaborates with student affairs, academic departments, student organizations and administrative offices to develop programs and publicize opportunities spanning a broad range of industries and geographies. 

Marketing/Public Relations 

  • Ensures that all advertising and marketing materials accurately represent programs.
  • Implements consistent marketing and brand messages regarding resources and services.

Programs/Events 

  • Manages planning and arrangement of programs – meetings, workshops, trainings, events, etc. designed to provide information, promote resources and to build internal and external relationships.
  • Researches best practices to enhance, improve, and innovate program topics and delivery to better meet goals & objectives.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 3 years’ career counseling/advising in higher education or 3 years’ of industry experience; or other relevant experience required; OR
  • Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master’s or JD or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 2 years’ career counseling/advising in higher education or 2 years’ of industry experience; or other relevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Previous experience counseling or advising undergraduate and graduate students on career related issues
  • Understanding of identity and its role in student career development
  • Experience working with BIPOC and FGLI students
  • Evidence of the ability to collaborate and build partnerships across institutions and professional
    organizations
  • Ability to be flexible and function effectively in team settings as a leader and contributor

To apply: https://careers.northwestern.edu/psc/hr857prd_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=43703&PostingSeq=1& 

Job ID # 43703 

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