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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

TO APPLY:

  • Submit a resume and cover letter to:

    Briana Keller
    The Career Center
    Box 352810
    134 Mary Gates Hall
    Seattle, WA 98195

OR

  • Login to HuskyJobs and search for Job #54802