Graduate Professional Development Career Advisor

Classified Title: Sr. Student Career Counselor

Requisition #: 314214

Range: ME

Level: 4

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience

Status: Full Time

School: Whiting School of Engineering

Location: Homewood Campus

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Administrative

Contact: Central Talent Acquisition Office 443-997-5100

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General Description

The Graduate Professional Development Career Advisor will provide direct career advising and workshop delivery to graduate and PhD students in the Whiting School of Engineering’s Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS) program. To meet this goal, the Advisor will identify, create, and implement enhanced career advising and programming for AMS graduate/PhD students, collaborate with faculty in order to assist students in AMS in their professional development and interaction within industry, and develop and maintain connections between these programs and employers.

The Advisor will work closely with colleagues at the Johns Hopkins University Career Center, based on the Homewood Campus, reporting jointly to the AMS Senior Administrator and to the Executive Director of the Homewood Career Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: For the following activities, this position will report to the Senior Administrator of AMS.

  • Collaboration, Outreach, and Strategic Planning
  • Discipline-specific employer relations:
  • Establish and maintain connections with industry and governmental agencies.
  • Establish and maintain a placement inventory of alumni; devise strategies to engage alumni.
  • Collaborate and coordinate employer relations outreach, programming and events with the Homewood Career Center.
  • Develop and conduct surveys with students, AMS alumni, and employers to analyze trends and to identify gaps and opportunities. Develop long-term sustainable strategies for discipline-specific career development opportunities for students.
  • Organize discipline-specific networking events.
  • Travel domestically to maintain industry and alumni relationships.
Coaching and Mentoring:
  • Provide discipline-specific career advising, for such disciplines as financial mathematics, data mining, operations research etc., to graduate and PhD students in the context of today’s industrial environment.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive discipline-specific professional development programming (alumni panels, current student internship presentations, etc.)
  • Coach individuals and groups to develop professionally and attain their career goals, utilizing coaching techniques and resources that meet the needs of diverse populations (international students and underrepresented minorities).
  • Facilitate student exploration of their skills, interests, values and experiences in order to create a job search strategy targeted to their discipline of interest.
  • Create and deliver workshops on a wide variety of career content areas including resume or CV writing, cover letter writing, creating a job search strategy, practice interviewing and networking.
  • Make recommendations and highlight courses available and appropriate for professional development.
  • Collaborate and coordinate student programming and events with the Homewood Career Center.
Program Management/Administration:
  • Maintain social media presence including utilizing social media to keep in touch with alumni and promote the master’s programs; maintain AMS career content on departmental website.
  • Manage AMS Career Development budget.
  • Hire student workers and oversee projects assigned to them.
  • Collaboration with Homewood Career Center and Other University Offices - For the following activities, this position will report to the Executive Director of the JHU Career Center.
  • Collaborate with the Employer Relations team at the Homewood Career Center when identifying and reaching out to employers to ensure coordination across JHU.
  • Partner with colleagues at the Homewood Career Center and in the Office of International Services to create programming and services specific to the challenges international students face in fellowship applications and job searches.
  • Coordinate strategic activities and programming with Homewood Career Center staff to ensure alignment, encourage coordination, identify the intersections of career services initiatives, and ensure consistent delivery of services.
  • Manage and track relevant data including internships, percentages of students doing internships, length of internships, trends, using career services management software where applicable. Share with colleagues at Homewood Career Center and other university administrators regularly and as requested for reporting purposes.
  • Working with colleagues at the Homewood Career Center and elsewhere around the university, build and maintain a network of professionals and alumni across varied careers who can attend networking and career exploration events.
  • Collaborate with Homewood Career Center colleagues to design, plan career development activities and events that promote personal and professional development in collaboration with students, advisors, faculty, alumni and others as relevant.
  • Partner with Homewood Career Center colleagues to establish and maintain connections with industry, governmental and non-governmental agencies.
  • Partner with Homewood Career Center and Development & Alumni Relations colleagues to establish and maintain a placement inventory of alumni; devise strategies to engage alumni.
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with colleagues across units, including, but not limited to, academic departments, academic advising, student affairs, and international services.


Education and Experience:

Master’s degree required. PhD preferred. Three-five years of experience required in higher education or in an industry related field (such as finance, banking, information technology, and health care).

Abilities and Skills

  • High proficiency in the use of traditional and online resources (e.g. LinkedIn) for career development.
  • Knowledge of the role of applied mathematics and finance in industry (strongly preferred).
  • Experience working with international students whose first language is not English (strongly preferred).
  • Confident, resourceful and self-directed individual with strong interpersonal skills, high emotional intelligence, and excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds to promote an inclusive campus and community culture.
  • Demonstrated skill in fostering new institutional relationships, and marshaling professional networks with faculty, senior administrators, employers and alumni.
  • Demonstrated experience in a higher education environment involving students, employers and/or alumni. Preferred experience in advising or mentoring students.
  • Ability to make decisions and work independently and to collaborate as a member of a team.
  • Knowledge of US immigration regulations as they affect employment of international students (CPT, OPT, etc.).
Additional Requirements:
  • Work occasional evenings or weekends as needed.
  • Some domestic travel may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant experience working with international populations.
  • Teaching and/or training experience
  • Expertise and experience in presenting and training of large groups
  • Experience as a recruiter or with a professional placement firm.

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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