The Department of Career Services at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater seek a Business Career Advisor (Career Development Coordinator, AE032).
Academic staff positions are provided fixed term appointments with annual renewals unless otherwise noted. Reappointment for subsequent terms is dependent upon performance, university funding and external forces.
The Business Career Advisor has three primary responsibilities; 1) to serve as a career advisor to students enrolled in the College of Business and Economics (CoBE) Master and Bachelor degree programs, 2) to develop and maintain positive, working relationships with employers in order to enhance their recruitment of UW-Whitewater graduates, and 3) to serve as an instructor for a required Career Information course.
Supervision Received:Business Career Services Manager
Master’s degree (MBA or MSE preferred, others acceptable) by employment start date (Anticipated: 7/5/2022)
Knowledge of corporate culture, and how to prepare new employees to succeed in the corporate environment
A service orientation; willingness to help individuals and groups
Evidence of working with individuals in an advisory capacity
Evidence of effective presentation/public speaking skills
Experience in career advising in an academic setting or human resources, recruiting, or talent acquisition in a corporate setting is preferred.
Experience teaching academic courses desirable.
Strong Interest Inventory Certification
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
Provide direct assistance to students enrolled in all on-campus and online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) majors. Meet individually with undergraduate students as needed to assist with their internship and job searches.
Provide direct service to students enrolled in the on-campus and online CoBE Master’s programs. Meet individually with CoBE graduate students as needed to help with their job search.
Serve as part of the Career Services team to assist in university-wide employer relations efforts including career fair planning and the Career Services sponsorship program.
Assist with our employer relations efforts for the College of Business & Economics (CoBE). Work with the Career Services Director, the Business Career Services Manager, CoBE administration and faculty, Career Services staff and other groups deemed necessary to develop a plan of action to strengthen the relationship between employers and UW-Whitewater, for the purpose of increasing recruitment of our graduates.
Become familiar with various office software used to assist students including Handshake and InterviewStream. Be able to explain the use of this software with students, alumni, and faculty.
Serve as an instructor for BEINDP 288 – Career Information. This class is required of all undergraduate majors in the College of Business and Economics.
Assist with annual programs including the CoBE Professional Development Program and “Career Week” events.
Create and maintain extensive professional networks in the corporate world. Maintain memberships in various professional associations and networking groups in order to establish relationships with those responsible for talent acquisition. These associations may include such groups as the Wisconsin Association of Colleges and Employers, NACE, NASPA, as well as other relevant organizations.
The department gives about 250 outreach presentations annually. This position will be required to give outreach presentations to classes and student organizations as required.
Attend Career Services staff meetings, and various other University, College, and Divisional committees as required.
Complete other duties as assigned by the Dean of the College of Business & Economics, the Director of Career Services, and the Business Career Services Manager.
Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.
The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.
UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.