Job Positions

Academic & Career Advisor

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Center for Academic and Career Success


The Catholic University of America

Date Posted:

Jun 27 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

This position provides high quality direct academic advising and career development service to designated student and alumni populations within an active, student-centered office. Responsible for articulation of a vision, planning and program implementation regarding fundamental academic and career developmental programming and service delivery; contribution to overall office management as part of an active team member. Programs and services are to reflect institutional mission, vision, and strategic direction; support student recruitment, retention and successful graduation. Be responsive to the student population; be accomplished with attention to high standards, quality, collaboration and fiscal soundness. Cultivation of employer and alumni relationships.



  • Provide academic and career advising to undergraduate students as well as career advising for graduate and alumni populations within the assigned departmental cohort
  • Maintain a strong knowledge base of academic advising and career counseling principles and methodology
  • Monitor student academic and career engagement and success
  • Execute academic and career interventions as part of a working group
  • Advise undergraduate students about course selection and co-curricular opportunities inside and outside of their major
  • Maintain high-level knowledge of academic and career related issues including but not limited to: academic and career goal planning, developmental advising/counseling, major choice, resume/cover letter writing, networking, interviewing, internship/job/graduate school search, and participating in extracurricular activities/events/programs
  • Support the delivery and ongoing use of skills, personality, and career related assessments
  • Support students development of problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking skills

Presentation Skills

  • Present to prospective students, orientation programs, classes, workshops
  • Maintain high-level presentation skills for both in-person and virtual engagements
  • Develop and execute purposeful and engaging programs/workshops for targeted audiences of diverse sizes and populations
  • Outreach Planning with Faculty & Staff
  • Consult and build strategic relationships within the divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, including but not limited to academic support services, the Dean of Students, and assigned departments and schools
  • Build programming in conjunction with faculty and student organizations
  • Establish protocol for regular class presentations and/or programming/events/workshops on career and academic related issues
  • Stay current of professional advances, techniques and best practices in the fields of academic advising and career development


  • Assist in developing marketing materials on academic and career related topics that are relevant to assigned majors and programming initiatives
  • Assist with collaborative marketing of student partnering offices such as Office of Campus Activities, Center for Cultural Engagement, Global Education, International Student Scholar Services, various student organizations, departmental contacts, etc.
  • Assist in the creation and maintaining of advising resources (web pages, social media, workshops, print materials, etc.)

Application Process

Institution Information

The Catholic University of America is a national research university with 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 academic programs on a residential campus in the heart of the nation's capital.

Contact Information

Human Resources, The Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave, NE Washington, DC 20064

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Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree with minimum of two (2) years of higher education experience (graduate work, internship experience is accepted) working in an academic or career advising office. Experience must include: offering academic and/or career counseling and development, group academic- or career-related presentations and programming.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with personality and skills assessment instruments preferred. Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification: National Certified Counselor certification helpful. Thorough working knowledge of MS Office Suite and Google Aps. Working knowledge of presentation software such as Prezi and PowerPoint. Experience working with advising and degree audit software as well as tracking technology such as EAB; use of job/internship posting databases such as Symplicity, CSO Research, Handshake or the willingness and ability to learn within three (3) months of hire.