Career Services Advisor

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7103049 (Ref.No. 3154633)
Posted: June 17, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 2015-1603359
Location: CA 94556, CA
Department: School of Economics & Business
Closing: 7/17/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

The Career Services Advisor (CSA) provides career planning and employment coaching to students and alumni enrolled in SEBA Business Graduate Programs. The CSA will provide career clarification, resume development, interview preparation, salary negotiation and advice on job promotions and professional development. The CSA will use current career development theory, knowledge and practices to coach students from diverse backgrounds. The CSA will develop and coordinate training programs and workshops to address the diverse needs of the students.The CSA will act as a representative of the Graduate Business Programs to employers and recruiters.Must remain up to date on hiring trends and labour market research.


1. Provides individual and customized career coaching to graduate students and alumni . This includes students from the MBA, MS FAIM, MS Accounting and MS Business Analytics programs. Will use the STEPS (Skills,Themes,Experience, Parameters,Service)Process career exploration and self-assessment to clarify career goals. Will then create I-CAPS (Individualized Career Action Plans) that include research methods, networking, job search strategies, competency based resume writing, cover letter composition, interviewing and advanced interviewing skills. Listens for and identifies dominant themes and underlying issues. Decides when to refer out for psychological counseling and for other resources. Offer hope, support and encouragement.Ongoing communication with students. Available to students through video conferencing, email, and phone.Update and track student progress. Maintains SEBA Graduate Career Services (SGCS) database that tracks student visits to the SGCS center and monitors employment information. Maintains SGCS database that tracks student visits to the SGCS center and monitors employment information.

2. Deliver Career Workshops: Business Etiquette, Resume Writing, Interviewing, Advanced Interviewing, Job Search Strategies, Salary Negotiation, Networking workshops designed and targeted to specific Graduate Business majors. Incorporate feedback to ensure material is contemporary and competitive.

3. Employer relationships. In collaboration with Alumni Services and SEBA Dean, will develop and maintain effective relationships with corporate partners.

4. Collaborate with faculty and staff: Assist admissions, marketing and student services by providing support in all their efforts. Work with faculty to develop programming, discuss student's progress and help with recruiting efforts.

5. Professional Development:
Regularly attend career development conferences, workshops, and trainings both on-line and on site. Maintain memberships in myriad professional counseling and career counseling associations. Constantly research and stay current with career development trends, issues and theory through books, journals, on-line resources, colleagues and counseling and business journals.

Experience and Qualifications
Education Required: Bachelors degree and Graduate degree in related field
Education Preferred: MBA or other Graduate level education preferably in education or counseling.

Experience: Several years of experience in coaching and counseling; 5+ years of professional business experience; must have worked with multicultural and diverse populations from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds;Experience in adult learning, group training and workshop facilitation; Sound understanding of the job market, labor research, employment trends; must be familiar with career coaching principles, concepts and approaches and full spectrum of job finding skills such as resume development, interview preparation, salary negotiation; strong understanding of social media and its role in employment and hiring practices

Skills/ Abilities: Ability to foster relationships with students, alumni, clubs, faculty and business stakeholders. Team player with a positive, service oriented attitude; initiative, self leadership, good judgment; strategic and creative thinker; Strong business acumen and an understanding of what business students need; ability to maintain client confidentiality; Flexible schedule to accommodate evening and weekend commitments as required.

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at

1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College

2) A resume

3) The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.

In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

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