Chapman University Career Advisor in Orange, California

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Career Advisor serves as an extension of the Office of Career and Professional Development. Acts as a liaison between the School of Pharmacy and Career and Professional Development for the purpose of identifying the unique career-related needs of students and alumni pursuing careers in pharmacy. Assists in developing and executing School-specific outreach, seminars, workshops, career fairs, interviews, and programs based on student-needs assessment and faculty requests in collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs. Works with Career and Professional Development to advise on methods to enhance the quality of experiential learning/career development. Provides guidance to students and graduates on specific job search strategies and tactics associated with careers in pharmacy. With input from the Senior Leadership Council, faculty, staff and industry leaders, identifies key employers for cultivation by Career and Professional Development’s Employer Relations team.

This position is located at the Irvine Rinker Campus.

Responsibilities

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

  • In collaboration with School of Pharmacy stakeholders, develop and maintain a career development plan and calendar to meet needs specific to the students and alumni of the School.

  • Work with Career and Professional Development to execute the School’s career development plan resulting in programming such as seminars, workshops, career fairs, interviews, webinars, online content, mock interviews, resume development and reviews, and professional coaching that prepare students for employment in their specific job/field/industry of choice.

  • In collaboration with the Office of Career and Professional Development, identify career opportunities and industries where student pharmacists and alumni will most likely find internships and full-time job opportunities.

  • Research current industry and job trends affecting student pharmacists and alumni and make recommendations for additional career-related programing to support these trends.

  • Serve as a liaison and mentor to Pharmacy’s advisor program and Student Leadership Council

STUDENT CAREER ADVISING

  • Provide students and alumni with individual assistance in defining career options, developing employment skills, job-search strategies and resources.

  • Refer students to appropriate faculty for specific career advising.

  • Gather data and information as needed by the Office of Assessment and Scholarship and other University entities and report accordingly. Track student internships and alumni employment.

COMMUNICATION/MARKETING

  • Assist in the promotion/marketing of career-related events and programs specifically aimed at engaging School of Pharmacy students and alumni.

  • Plan and/or assist in planning career-related events (i.e. seminars, workshops, webinars, career fairs, employer visits, etc.) and execute events.

  • Provide career-related information/updates for incorporation on the School of Pharmacy website.

EMPLOYER RELATIONS

  • Work with Career and Professional Development to build partnerships between the university and external communities (business, the public sector, and not-for-profit entities) that ultimately expand experiential learning opportunities and result in the hiring of Chapman students for internships and alumni for full-time career opportunities.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in education, college student affairs, counseling, human resources, pharmacy or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum 2 years of professional experience in education, counseling, human resources, pharmacy or related field.

Experience utilizing current career development principles and practices.

Ability to effectively problem solve with students, faculty and staff.

Analytical skills to think strategically in developing and implementing innovative and engaging programs to ensure effective learning outcomes, meaningful engagement, and quality education, and evaluate effectiveness of programs and recommend changes.

Strong written communication skills to include development of reports, memos, handouts, brochures, and other promotional materials.

Strong editing and proof reading abilities. Strong verbal communication skills to include speaking in public and presenting training programs to small and large groups.

Strong written communication skills to include development of reports, memos, handouts, brochures, and other promotional materials.

Strong editing and proof reading abilities.

Strong verbal communication skills to include speaking in public and presenting training programs to small and large groups.

Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments.

Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and execute logistics for special events.

Skill in adjusting priorities and adapting to an environment with changing needs.

Ability to use tact and diplomacy and maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Computer skills in using word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet and email software, and Microsoft Office Suite software. Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills, with proven ability to work, interact, and solve problems with a diverse group of individuals at all organizational levels, both inside and outside of the University.

Technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems related to this position.

Experience advising students on career decisions; resume writing, techniques, and job search.

Working knowledge of career education and services in higher education.

Experience developing training programs and workshops.

Desired Qualifications

Master’s Degree in a related field.

Knowledge of labor market trends.

Working knowledge of University policies and procedures that pertain to the duties of the position.

Experience with career management web-based services and database management.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.

The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.

Position Title: Career Advisor

Position Type: Staff

Job Number: 20170227

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Employee Status: Regular

Posting Date: 06/13/2018