University of Rochester Career Advisor in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 Career Center


8 AM-5 PM


General Purpose:

Provide career advising services to undergraduate and graduate students as well as limited alumni populations in designated departments, schools and industries/professions. Services include both one-on-one advising with students/alumni and program development and delivery in collaboration with faculty, staff, community organizations and employers, and students. Strategically engage partners across campus to provide these services as well as educate students on the career development process and opportunities that exist (internships, experiential opportunities, jobs, graduate school).

Specific Responsibilities:

The main responsibilities will include but not be limited to:


  • Advise undergraduate and graduate/professional students and selected groups of alumni in individual appointments, walk-in advising and small groups about exploring career and education options and in developing effective experiential learning, job search and graduate and professional school search strategies.
  • Assist students in exploring career options and identifying sources of experiential education to further learn about their careers and industries of interests and to develop necessary skills/knowledge.
  • Educate students on how to research employers, network, and engage in the internship/job search process using current technology.
  • Maintain awareness through collaboration with employer & experiential development team and communications coordinator to provide up-to-date information related to industry/market trends and to engage students in employer/alumni programming.
  • Administer and interpret assessment instruments to assist students and alumni with self-appraisal. Conduct periodic evaluations of career development tools as necessary.
  • Develop, contribute, and update career exploration and development information on the web site; Utilize virtual technologies and resources in the delivery of service to students as appropriate (e.g., web sites, on-line surveys, biogs, podcasts, etc.)
  • Stay current on changing economic and labor conditions and industry trends.
  • Provide advising, counseling, coaching sessions to students to assist with professional development and job/internship search strategies. Use career assessment results as necessary.

Relationship Management:

  • Build and strengthen relationships with external and internal stakeholders, including faculty/staff, employers, and other campus units.
  • Serve as liaison to designated academic departments and university departments to assess and meet the needs of our academic stakeholders and to promote collaboration across departments and majors by focusing on exploratory ot industry-specific programming.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned industries if appropriate. Devise and implement strategy in conjunction with employer & experiential development team for assigned areas with the goal of preparing students to enter those fields.
  • Engage and involve alumni and industry professionals to participate in programs/events, as well as to learn industry content information relevant to student preparation.
  • Maintain relationships with employers, specifically alumni, to cultivate extern, intern, full-time and program opportunities. Through ongoing engagements, build rapport and market skills of students. Advise employers on strategies for successful branding.
  • Serve on College/University committees as assigned.

Program Development & Delivery:

  • Create and present workshops/programs/outreaches on a variety of career topics to educate and prepare students for the world of work.
  • Develop content and conduct informational sessions on a variety of topics to include self-exploration, resume writing, interviewing, internship/job search strategies, networking tactics and ethics in the workplace, graduate/professional school preparation.
  • Research, develop and deliver industry-specific programming and invite relevant guest speakers based on assigned academic and industry areas.
  • Work with key stakeholders to create career/industry and employment specific events and workshops that facilitate student learning and skill development.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations for various campus stakeholders {faculty, staff prospective students, alumni, prospects, etc.).
  • Participate in various campus events involving alumni and families to engage those stakeholders in our services and programs.

Project Management/Administrative Duties:

  • Provide leadership for, coordination of or assistance with various special programs and proj(!cts in line with strategic planning process (ie: supervising student staff coordinating graduate assistants, orientation of new staff etc.).
  • Cross-Functional Teams and University Initiatives - serve on various cross-functional teams to promote the vision and direction; contribute to the strategic planning in order to evolve center services and programs.
  • Represent UR and the center in local and national professional associations and conferences in order to stay current with industry standards and changes, revise programs to reflect trends, and increase the center's visibility among professionals in the field.
  • Participate in university committees providing representation of the career center on community issues.
  • Play an active role in the collection of assessment data that serves as a driver for strategic decisions within.


  • Bachelor's degree and 1-2 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Prefer Master’s degree with 2-5 years’ experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at UR.
  • Exceptional communication (written, oral, presentation). Demonstrated proficiency designing and delivering presentations.
  • Experience advising students on career-related topics
  • Outcomes assessment and evaluation strategies.
  • Ability to embrace and drive change and to organize and effectively manage multiple priorities, programs, and projects.
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams and developing positive relationships, partnerships, and alliances.
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally in the office environment and to interface with employers, students, alumni, faculty, and university administrators.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree emphasis in counseling, student affairs, higher education or related field required
  • Professional experience that exemplifies relationships with students, employers, or related fields
  • Ability to assess and report student-learning outcomes.
  • Project management experience.
  • Ability to use social media and database systems, e.g. Handshake, Experience, Symplicity


EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Career Advisor

Location: The College

Job ID: 210112

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time