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Position Title: Career Advisor (922)
Position Number: 922 Open Date: 11/30/2012
Department: Career Center Close Date:  
Salary Range: Low $50,000's - Low $60,000's Band: Coordinator/Analyst
Work Hours per Week: 35 Position Type: Full-time Staff

The American University Career Center is seeking a full-time Career Advisor to advise students in the School of International Service (SIS) on a wide range of career issues including self-assessment, decision-making, internships, and job development strategies. The SIS Career Advisor works primarily with graduate students but should be able to also work with undergraduates. The Career Advisor is expected to possess a current knowledge of job market conditions in international studies, particularly in Washington, DC and abroad. The advisor should be able to apply this knowledge in advising students on job market trends and job search methods here and abroad, and resume writing, interviewing, and self-assessment.

In order to serve the diverse career interests of SIS students, the Advisor must be familiar with a variety of career fields in global affairs, collaborate with the Outreach and Marketing team on alumni and employer development, and remain up-to-date on employment trends. Other responsibilities, in collaborate with the other SIS Career Advisor, include: serving as a Career Center contact for school; spearheading special initiatives and resource development for SIS graduate students; coordinating targeted programming for SIS students (such as an annual Graduate Student Orientation); collaborating with Academic Advisors in SIS and developing relationships with faculty; designing new programs for students and marketing those programs effectively.

This position provides extensive support to the Office of Merit Awards on key international awards such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Bosch, Fulbright, Boren and Alfa Scholarships.
Educational Requirements:
A Master's degree is required.
Minimum Requirements:
- 3-5 years of progressive professional experience
- Must have up-to-date knowledge of international affairs job opportunities in public, private and non-profit sectors
- Must have the ability to function in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
- Strong communication skills, computer literacy and facility with social media, and excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and presentation skills
- Demonstrated ability to interact with students, employers, faculty, alumni, and other constituents
Preferred Requirements:
- Previous experience advising college/university students
- Previous experience in an international affairs setting
- Knowledge of the Presidential Management Fellow selection process and successful experience advising PMF candidates
- Significant experience living and working outside North America
- Experience interpreting the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory
- Foreign language skills
Additional Information:
The incumbent will be required to work regularly one evening per week, and occassionally work other evening or weekend hours.

Per best practices in career advising, applicants are strongly encouraged to attach a resume and cover letter to the online application.

This position is located within the American University Career Center which serves all American University (AU) students except law and business. SIS is home to over 100 full-time faculty members and more than 800 graduate and 1600 undergraduate students. SIS is a unique community of scholars and practitioners, composed of students and faculty from over 150 countries and across the United States. This career advisor reports to the Director of Experiential Education.  Within the Career Advising Team, the advisor works with eight other career advisors serving other AU schools and colleges. The Center serves a diverse population of 6,700 undergraduate students and 3,400 graduate students, as well as alumni.  For more information about the AU Career Center and the School of International Affairs, please visit the following websites: www.american.edu/careercenter and www.american.edu/sis.
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