Position ID

The student Career Advisor provides student support services and performs academic outreach. This position plays a fundamental role, collaborating with academic partners, faculty, and the regional business community to deliver career-readiness support to students at USG. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, career coaching and consultation for undergraduate and graduate students, implementation of experiential learning programs, identification and coordination of professional development activities for students, quantitative and qualitative assessment and reporting, coordination and presentation of workshops and group career development activities, event planning, outreach to USG’s academic partners, and development of programs and services tailored to hubs and industry clusters at USG.

POSTING DATE: 11/02/2022



To apply for this position, please visit https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/101533


Education Required

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Experience Required

  • Minimum of two years of professional, full-time equivalent experience related to advising diverse youth populations, or related to the development, implementation, or management of career readiness programing such as mentoring programs, engaged learning, or experiential learning.


  • Ability to provide career coaching and consultation
  • Ability to develop career readiness programming, project management, and related event planning
  • Skills in written and oral communications, including public speaking; skilled in interpersonal communication, consistent with counseling and building developmentally supportive relationships with students
  • Skilled in customer service
  • The ability to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • The ability to successfully navigate in a higher education environment
  • The ability to manage direct services and programming for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as other constituents
  • Understanding of career readiness competencies, general employment guidelines and trends, employer hiring and human resources processes, and regional workforce needs.
  • An understanding of the policies, practices, and procedures involved in a career services operation in a university environment, including knowledge of business and industry opportunities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of strategic planning, development of learning outcomes, and both qualitative and quantitative assessment.



  • Master’s degree with an emphasis on counseling, higher education, student affairs, workforce development, business management, or human resources preferred


  • Experience in the areas of strategy implementation, service delivery, project management, performance management, strategic partnerships, or talent management.
  • Previous experience with the University System of Maryland, its partner institutions, regional higher education centers, or other colleges/university setting.
  • Some experience with STEM populations, graduate/professional students, nontraditional students, veterans, or other special populations.
  • Previous experience with or understanding of the Montgomery County and State of Maryland regional business communities.


Career Coaching certification issued by NACE, PARW/CC, NCDA, ICF, or another professionally recognized certifying agency is preferred.


Regional travel to partner institutions, employer sites, workforce and community events, and other meetings is required. Limited travel to regional and national conferences is also required. The ability to work some evening and occasional Saturday hours is also required.


  •  This is a contractual – Contingent II position.
  •  This position is located at USG in Rockville, Maryland.


Professional working environment. Light lifting, event set up, and the ability to transport and set up of materials to and from various events (outreach events, employer events, community events, etc.) both on and off-campus required.


The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs, and activities, and admissions.

Women, minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Offers of employment are contingent on the completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.


The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.