Career Services Advisor

Career Services Citrus Heights, California


Summary: In relation to contributing to Carrington’s mission and goals, the Career Services Advisor provides numerous services that assist students and graduates in obtaining employment. The three major
functions of Career Services are Placement, Externship, and the Career Services Seminars while serving both employers and students. Advisors work with students prior to graduation in order to prepare them for
practical application of their skills when entering the job market. Standards and goals are set for every function of the Career Services Department in order to achieve placement outcomes through activity-based management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 Conducts job development activities such as employer calls and office visits.
 Meets and exceeds daily and weekly activity goals to achieve employment start goals.
 Maintains on-going contact with students and graduates to ensure appropriate interaction with
 Attends business functions, trade shows and professional organizations’ meetings for the purposes
of networking and employer development.
 Meets with instructors to discuss employer needs and available openings and secures employer
contacts/referrals from Instructors for purpose of networking and employer development.
 Attends Advisory Board meetings to represent Career Services.

 Contacts potential sites for the development of new student externship commitments.
 Coordinates and supervises the externship process and provides midterm review to increase extern
to hire opportunity.
 Completes required documentation for tracking externship hours and student performance.
 Assesses and analyzes student mastery of course and program learning outcomes.
 Notifies the Registrar when students successfully complete their externship course.

 Provides support to help students prepare resumes, employment search strategies, and interview
 Partners with students in job search strategies and coaching that leads to employability.
 Manages final assessment of employability through grading course work.

 Maintains timely and accurate documentation and records to ensure compliance.
 Administers all orientations for Externship and the Career Services Seminar.
 Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Core Competencies:
Integrity and Ethics - Demonstrates personal integrity; serves as a positive example of why others should trust the motives of the organization; views self as a reflection of the organization by following through on
commitments and accepting ownership of mistakes; treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others and upholds organizational values.

Professionalism – Approaches other in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with
respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments.
Adaptability – Responds to change with a willingness and ability to learn new ways of working. Adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

Organization Support – Supports organizations goals and values. Is keenly aware of the time frame in which tasks or projects needs to be done; accepts and mirrors the level of urgency conveyed by the manager or
customer being served; puts priority on the needs of the organization or the needs of its customers. Fosters collaboration and teamwork across the Institution.
Communication – Develops and delivers communication that conveys a clear understanding of the unique
needs of different audiences. Listens to others and allows them to make their point.

Job Competencies:
Student Success Focus - Personally, demonstrates that students and employers are a high priority; identifies student needs and expectations and responds to them in a timely and effective manner; anticipates and
prevents delays or other things that can adversely affect the student; keeps student informed about progress.

Relationship Building/Networking - Builds rapport and develops alliances with a broad range of people.
Effectively builds formal and informal networks inside and outside of the organization.
Deliver Results - Consistently achieves results within established timelines and shows resilience when faced
with obstacles.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential

Education and/or Experience – High School Diploma or equivalent, Degree preferred. Three or more years’ experience in job recruitment, sales, customer service or related fields.

Language Skills – Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos;
ability to write simple correspondence; ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group
situations to students, employees and clients.

Mathematical Skills – Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,
common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written
or oral instructions; ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office;
Word, Excel, Access and Outlook; and master proprietary software used to maintain student records.
Other Qualifications: Must be available evenings and some weekends as assigned.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee
is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The mission of Carrington College® is to provide learning opportunities to individuals in the communities it serves through postsecondary programs of study, which include general studies and professional preparation in career-focused majors. We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All information submitted to Carrington College is subject to its Employee Privacy Policy, available at