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Career Advisor/Assistant Director, Career Exploration & Success and Liaison to the Farmer School of Business and College of Arts and Science

Apply now Job no: 497067
Department: Center for Career Exploration and Success
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Enrollment Services
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Career Advisor/Assistant Director, Career Exploration & Success and Liaison to the Farmer School of Business and College of Arts and Science


Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:


The Center for Career Exploration and Success (CCES) in the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success (EMSS) at Miami University seeks a Career Advisor/Assistant Director who will liaise to the Farmer School of Business (FSB) and the College of Arts and Science (CAS). This position will support student career development in five major areas:
1) Development and coordination of innovative career-related programs strategically devised for the specific needs of FSB and CAS students.
2) Establish proactive and effective liaison relationships with faculty and staff within FSB and CAS and serve as the primary contact within CCES for assigned academic departments and units.
3) Seek out, promote, and effectively complete career advising, exploration and career assessment appointments.
4) Work to engage employers, alumni and/or parents in programs and services in conjunction with Employer Relations Team, and
5) Leverage institutional data to drive decision making about services offered to this population of students and conduct relevant assessments to understand if services and programs are meeting student needs.

The Career Advisor/Assistant Director will also advance programming and services related to their assigned Career Interest Cluster(s) and serve on the Career Development Team within CCES.

CCES is a growing office with an ambitious strategic plan designed to situate students for lifelong professional success. Our efforts in collaboration with Miami’s Career Community, extend beyond the typical career center offerings as we strive to be the most immersive and comprehensive 4-year career development experience in the nation.

Miami University is nationally-recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions and is situated in Oxford, OH, an idyllic college town that was recently voted “Best College Town” by Forbes.


Duties/Physical Demands:

In collaboration with supervisor, Farmer School of Business (FSB), College of Arts and Science, the CCES divisional career advisors, and employer relations team, develop and execute career development strategy including employer development and relations, career advising, programs, and services to students in FSB and CAS, students exploring and preparing for jobs, internships and graduate studies, and other majors as needed based on institutional, divisional, and departmental priorities.
Ensure communication and collaboration between the Center for Career Exploration and Success and the Farmer School of Business and College of Arts and Science faculty, staff, students and student groups based on specified caseload and Career Interest Cluster(s Build effective partnerships and inspire different groups to work towards common goals.
Develop advising structures, mentoring opportunities, and programmatic ways to support students’ career goals and for students in assigned Career Interest Cluster(s). Support departmental efforts to work with career community stakeholders to develop academic and co-curricular pathways for student access into various careers.

In tandem with CCES Employer Relations Team, extend relationships with current employers and other external stakeholders (e.g. alumni and parents) who can support the success of students and cultivate relationships with prospective external stakeholders.

In solidarity to Miami University and CCES goals, support Inclusive Excellence by providing programming and outreach to high priority student populations as assigned and in collaboration with Career Center staff focused on this initiative.

Teach first-year and/or career development courses as needed (Masters required).
Assist in the coordination of office-wide special events, programs, workshops, and career fairs, and other events as needed. Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and one year experience.

Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years or less experience will be eligible for the position title of Career Advisor.

Candidates with a Bachelor's degree and more than 3 years of experience or a Master's degree with at least one year of experience will be eligible for position title of Assistant Director.
Experience as an undergraduate or graduate student may be included.


Desired Qualifications:

Master's degree
Knowledge of career paths
Knowledge of recruiting practices


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Advanced project management skills.
Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously.

Demonstrated teamwork.
Experience in working with diverse stakeholders and constituents.


Working Conditions/Physical Demands:


Special Instructions to Applicants:



EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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