Career Adviser

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Cheney, WASHINGTON
Deadline: 31 Mar 2023

Posting Details
Posting Details

Position Title Career Adviser
Posting Number 2023026EP

Position Information

Classification Title Career Adviser
Working Title Career Adviser
Classification Code 1350
RCW Exemption Criteria 13 - Counseling of Students
EWU Position Number E99499
FLSA Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit PSE
% Full Time 100
Salary / Wage Range PS - 107
Salary Information
The salary range for this position is $47,882 (minimum) up to $50,000. Where the hired candidate will begin within this range is dependent on education, experience and skills.
Anticipated Start Date
Term of Appointment 12 months/year
Location Cheney
County Spokane
Project Description
Project Duration
Background Check Yes - Both
Responsible HR User Saundra Godin
Responsible HR User Email address

Posting Text

Job Summary
We are currently seeking skilled and team-oriented applicants for the following position: Career Adviser

  • We are filling two positions

The position will report to the Associate Director-Career Services. Responsibilities include:
  • Represent the Career Center on both the Cheney and Spokane campuses in order to provide academic program-specific career advising to current EWU students and alumni.
  • Collaboratively participate in the career planning team in order to provide career assistance to EWU students and alumni.
  • Coordinate academic program-specific career related events.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for student and alumni success as well a commitment to helping very diverse groups articulate and realize their goals.
On top of salary, the university offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses. For additional information regarding insurance benefits please see our Benefits page: .
EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.
About Eastern Washington University
Eastern Washington University, a regional, comprehensive public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students, is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington, each governed by its own board of trustees. EWU’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 12,000 residents 16 miles southwest of Washington’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the innovative, energy-efficient Catalyst building and at Riverpoint, a campus shared with Washington State University. In addition, EWU programs can be found at select locations throughout the state, aligned with the needs of the community. Eastern contributes to the vitality of the region and the state through its wide array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 100 fields of study, as well as applied doctorates in physical therapy and educational leadership, offering accessible pathways to career success and personal development to students of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
Tribal Land Acknowledgement
Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place—the knowledge that comes from the land.
Diversity Statement
EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.
Conditions of Employment
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value, as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
All new employees must comply with EWU Immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR and proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination and Exemption Information link:

This position is covered by the Public School Employees’ Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Upon hire you must complete required DEI, Hazing, Harassment and Title IX training, and other federal, state & university mandated trainings. You can access the online training at or complete the training in person or via Zoom. In person and Zoom training opportunities will be posted on InsideEWU and are listed on Human Resources’ .
Physical Demands
Optional: Contact Saundra Godin in Human Resource Services at to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which will describe conditions of employment, such as physical demands.
Pre-Placement Physical No
Hearing Test No
Medical Monitoring Post Hire No
Protective Equipment
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Familiarity with technical resumes for related academic program disciplines
  • Technologically proficient; strong computer skills and familiarity with complex databases
  • Experience working with data including collection, management and analysis
  • Experience in public speaking and making group presentations
  • Demonstrated time management skills – ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and schedules autonomously
  • Professional dress and demeanor required
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree
  • Two years equivalent experience in higher education, preferably in an advising capacity
Other Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Work Schedule Type Regular
Work Schedule
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Posting Date 03/03/2023
Open Until Further Notice No
Closing Date 03/31/2023
Screening to Begin 04/03/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.
Required documentation includes all of the items listed below.
  • Attach a detailed cover letter in which you explain how you meet each of the required qualifications [and preferred qualifications, if applicable]. It is preferred that you provide that information in a bulleted list or within a table within your cover letter.
  • Attach a chronological resume including work history and major duties, education, and any specialized training or skills related to the position. Please list at least 3 professional references including: names, titles, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and connection to you (these can be identical to the references listed on the application).
  • Complete the online application form and respond to the online questions, if applicable.
  • Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. You will be asked to attach a diversity response as part of the online application process: Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • Application Types Accepted Application

    Job Duties

    % of Time 50
    Responsibility / Duty
    Provide academic program-specific career advising to current EWU students and alumni
    • Provide both overall and industry-focused career advising services to students and alumni
    • Prepare students professionally for internships and full time professional employment
    • Assist students and alumni with use and troubleshooting the web-based career management system
    • Develop working relationship with EWU Alumni to identify alumni networking opportunities for current students
    • Maintain supervisor determined office hours at both Cheney and Spokane campuses in order to serve a wide range of students and alumni
    • Provide on-site services to assigned programs to increase awareness of Career Center staff and resources
    • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks
    • Create a presence within assigned academic program by acting as a liaison adviser to faculty and staff in the specific programs, assisting faculty and staff in developing career development components for classes
    • Collaborate with faculty to identify key employers for potential internships and full time professional jobs
    Essential Function Indicator Yes
    % of Time 30
    Responsibility / Duty
    Collaboratively participate in the career planning team in order to provide career assistance to EWU students and alumni
    • Advise students regarding resumes, cover letters, interviewing tips, job search strategies and professional development
    • Collaborate and support career development staff to plan campus-wide workshops, career fairs, employer panels, etc.
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and willingness to engage in campus outreach and programming to students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds
    • Provide on-site services to other campus constituents (residence halls, SAIL, etc.) as needed which may require alternative scheduling in order to coincide with student schedules
    • Occasional evenings and weekends required for participation in scheduled campus events
    • Work collaboratively with other departments such as Student Life, Academic Advising, etc.
    Essential Function Indicator Yes
    % of Time 20
    Responsibility / Duty
    Coordinate program-specific career related events
    • Educate and inform students by planning and implementing workshops and group presentations
    • Organize mock interviews and schedule professional speakers and other program-focused programming as needed
    • Serve as team leader in conjunction with other Career Center staff in planning a significant program-specific career event each quarter
    • Participate in on-site visits with appropriate companies, organizations and career fairs with employer relations team in order to establish future recruiting relationships
    • Conduct workshops, networking events and class presentation on career related topics
    • Coordinate on-campus recruiting with program-specific employers
    Essential Function Indicator Yes

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