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Career Center Peer Advisor
# POSITIONS TO WHICH DESCRIPTION APPLIES: 4
PERCENTAGE OF TIME: Campus Hourly or Work-Study
REPORTS TO: Assistant Director
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 24, 2011
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY:
Help students who visit The Career Center achieve career success by providing one-to-one resume advising, facilitating practice interviews, leading workshops, and assisting with a career development course. Increase the Center’s visibility and impact on campus by speaking to student groups, creating new presentations, and completing projects with Center staff members.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conduct Same-Day Session advising regarding resume and cover letter reviews with undergraduate students.
- Facilitate mock interviews with students.
- Facilitate and co-facilitate workshops on topics such as resumes, HuskyJobs, choosing a major, and internships.
- Present information about the Center, upon request, to student organizations, FIGS, residence halls, and other groups.
- Participate in campus outreach activities such as staffing informational tables at events.
- Occasionally run errands on UW campus.
- Provide backup coverage at the front desk; assist with greeting visitors to the Center; answer and direct phone calls, as needed.
- Make sure the Center’s lobby, front desk, and storage areas remain organized and clean.
- Help out with special events such as career fairs.
- Assist Center staff with special projects such as recruiting employer panelists, creating new workshops, producing online workshops, designing bulletin boards, etc.
- Complete assigned administrative tasks such as data entry, word processing, photocopying, filing, and processing mail.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Undergraduate or graduate student.
- Genuine interest in helping fellow students achieve success.
- Ability to communicate and connect with students from diverse backgrounds using a friendly and courteous attitude – both in one-to-one settings and group settings.
- Comfortable learning career-related information and presenting about it to groups of students.
- Capacity for tact, diplomacy, discretion, and confidentiality.
- Detail-oriented and conscientious when completing tasks.
- Committed to showing up for assigned shifts; reliable and dependable.
- Flexible, adaptable, and good team player.
- Enthusiasm, motivation, and the ability to take initiative.
- Proven leadership, advising, or tutoring experience a plus.
- Sense of humor a plus.
- Have attended at least three quarters at the UW prior to start date, preferably.
TIME COMMITMENT, TRAINING, AND SALARY:
- Must be available 10 to 19.5 hours per week, with significant availability between 10am and 3pm.
- Attendance at week-long training in late September prior to autumn term is required.
- $9.50 per hour.
- Appointment is for the 2011-2012 academic year, with possible extensions through the summer.
- Submit a resume and cover letter to:
The Career Center
134 Mary Gates Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
- Login to HuskyJobs and search for Job #54802