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Career Advisor (I or II)

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Career Services
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
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General Summary of Position:

The Career Advisor will focus on the following primary activities:

  • Advise students & alumni on a wide range of career issues
  • Develop and facilitate career development workshops and programs, including a strategic focus on scaling efforts to impact specific student populations
  • Engage campus partners to support the career development of our students
  • Serve as liaison to several academic departments 
  • Contribute to the administration of the department and ongoing marketing efforts


Counsel, advise, educate and coach students and alumni on a wide range of career issues including, but not limited to, major selection, self-assessment, job search preparation, experiential learning opportunities, graduate school planning, career development and management, and career decisions. Administer and interpret vocational assessment tools. Develop and present workshops and seminars designed to build career development skills and career awareness.


Serve as liaison to assigned campus partners, including academic departments and student affairs offices. Create collaborative opportunities to support career development. Liaison and project work may include, and is not limited to, offices such as: disability services, office of multicultural affairs, international students & scholars office, residence life, student activities, and student-athlete services.


Maintain records, including advising notes, utilizing Handshake, Salesforce, and ScheduleOnce, as appropriate. Review resumes submitted through Handshake and ensure that event attendance is properly recorded in Handshake.  Assist with the development and review of departmental policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Demonstrated experience in career development, experiential education, student development, employer relations and/or talent acquisition Demonstrated experience in a career-related counseling or advising capacity

Career Advisor I = P15

  • Bachelor’s degree AND at least 2 years of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field AND some relevant experience

Career Advisor II = P16

  • Bachelor’s degree AND at least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field AND at least 2 years of relevant experience

Additional Considerations:

  • Strong understanding of UMass Lowell's diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Career services experience in higher education is preferred
  • Demonstrated communication skills (interpersonal, verbal and written)
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver career advising for diverse populations through individual, drop-in, and group appointments; workshops; and other programs
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and develop relationships with clients as well as faculty and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology in work with clients as well as administrative work
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate efforts for collaboration and delivery of services
  • Candidate should be flexible to work evenings and occasional weekends, as needed
  • Ability to travel locally and nationally

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This is a SEIU 888 Professional Union position, Grade P15 or P16 depending on qualifications.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.      

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.       


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