Career Exploration Advisor, Sr.

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Oct 2022


Campus: Tempe

Academic Success Advisor, Sr.

Job Description

The Explore program in University College is seeking a candidate for the role of Career Exploration Advisor, Sr. Under the direct supervision of the Program Director of Explore, the Career Exploration Advisor, Sr. will act as a key contributor to promote and support student retention and graduation university-wide and advise students in making timely progress toward degree completion. This role specifically works with students in the Explore program, who are in the critical stage of exploring interests, values, strengths and long-term goals as they research and make decisions around available major and career opportunities.  This role includes both career exploration and academic advising support for students enrolled in the Explore program. The Career Exploration Advisor, Sr. will work with students through in-person and virtual modalities including 1:1, small group and larger event environments. To best support the exploring learner, the Explore program is evolving with a focus on serving learners in a variety of modalities, empowering them to design their ASU journey and helping them connect their experience at ASU to their goals post-graduation. The position will also promote University College’s core design goals and principles.

Job Family

Advising & Admissions

Department Name

Work plus Learn



Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$50,000 - $51,500 per year; DOE

Close Date


Essential Duties

The Career Exploration Advisor, Sr. will have the responsibility to:

Direct Student Support/Advising

  • Advise and support specific student populations, including students coming into the Explore program, preparing to declare a major or other identified student populations.
  • Advise students regarding their interests, values, skills and qualifications related to career decision making and occupational research.
  • Teach multiple sections of  ASU 101 (first-year student success course) and provide associated academic advising support to those students.
  • Proactively monitor student academic performance; addresses, responds to, and works to resolve student concerns, questions or issues.
  • Collaborate closely with students to identify all academic options and resources available including, but not limited to: degree and major options, individual course options, tutoring services, counseling services, career services, peer coaching options, extracurricular activities, study abroad program(s), research opportunities and internships.
  • Identify complex student issues that require immediate action or follow-up with appropriate leadership or campus partners.
  • Learn and use multiple systems and software platforms simultaneously  (such as student record databases, customer relationship management systems, degree progress tools, appointment systems, analytics software/tools). 
  • Attend and/or present at orientation or recruiting events/activities/workshops. 
  • Utilize interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, writing, and via phone in a timely manner; establishes and maintains effective professional working relationships. 
  • Assist with the coordination of academic success programs or advising policy development and implementation. 
  • Provide service delivery in a multitude of modalities. 
  • Collaborate with Work+ to co-design the program to improve student participation and outcomes. 
  • Support the Work+ experience for students employed by University College by providing direct mentorship in the area of career development to students.  
  • Promote Work+ opportunities to student staff and professional staff and encourages participation. 


  • Lead career efforts by developing ongoing training, resources and support in addition to staying up to date on career information and trends. 
  • Regularly record and report on data related to appointments, event participation, student assessments, and other position responsibilities.
  • Regularly monitor assessment resources to refine and build effective practices. Works collaboratively with academic units and services throughout the university to facilitate comprehensive student support. 
  • Collaborate with units and departments to create opportunities, programs or events pertaining to career options.
  • Liaise with the university career centers to stay up to date with career related efforts across the institution.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related field and three (3) years or more of advising or related student services experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Master’s Degree in a related field AND one year experience in one or more of the following: career advising/development, academic advising; student recruitment/retention, related student services and/or teaching in an institution of higher education.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles, practices, procedures and methods of evidence-based academic and career advising strategies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of career trends and  information to develop strategies, initiatives or programs.
  • Experience in providing student-facing support to undergraduate students and/or diverse college student populations who could be considered at-risk or in transition.
  • Experience assisting students in setting academic and career goals, and referral to university offices and resources to support student success.
  • Experience in using attention to detail and problem solving.
  • Experience collaborating with both internal and external academic partners.
  • Experience creating presentation materials and giving oral presentations in group settings.
  • Ability to learn and use multiple student information systems simultaneously  i.e. Peoplesoft, Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS), Salesforce, etc.
  • Experience in using Google Workspace suite and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Working Environment

  • Primary location is working in-person at the Tempe campus, but may require travel to other campus locations as needed. 
  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse.
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.

Department Statement

Historically, University College offers students a range of academic services, such as tutoring, career and major exploration classes, success courses, and college transition programs like ASU’s First-Year Success program, among others. These programs and initiatives were conceived to support ASU’s goal of improving student retention and persistence toward graduation.

Today, University College is going through an exciting reinvention, focused on broadening its offerings for all learners from every major and at any stage of their academic journey. University College’s goal is to disrupt the 20th century model of higher education by:

  • Designing personalized learning experiences to end achievement disparities for students of all backgrounds.
  • Designing for integrated work and learning future.
  • Designing services to support learners at scale by using design thinking, analytics, automation, and intelligent systems.
  • University College is guided by 5 key design principles: learners first, be bold, simplify, personalize and collaborate.

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    Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

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    Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

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    Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

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