Career Peer Advisor - Student

North Central College
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Number ST000969

Position Title Career Peer Advisor - Student Department Academic Affairs Division Academic Affairs Supervisor Barbara Fouts Supervisor Title Associate Director Description of Job Duties


Do you enjoy helping your peers through education and leadership? Are you looking for an on-campus job opportunity to develop professionally, while helping your peers do the same? If this describes you, consider applying for the Career Peer Advisor (CPA) program in the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD).

Career Peer Advisors are trained paraprofessionals who provide career assistance through the CCPD Drop-In Center, career events, and programs. Working closely with the CCPD team, CPAs advise/coach their peers on quick career-related concerns, such as the career planning process, effective internship and job search skills, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing strategies, and leveraging online career resources. CPAs can be scheduled from 4-10 hours per week around their academic and personal commitments.

Benefits of serving as a CPA:

  • Support fellow North Central students in their career success.
  • Develop skills in key areas sought by employers and graduate programs, such as communication, active listening, professionalism, leadership, and teamwork.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development.
  • Strengthen your resume and interview skills and learn to market your degree.
  • Learn to conduct effective internship and full-time job searches or prepare for graduate school.
  • Network with career professionals and on-campus recruiters.
  • Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain office hours in the CCPD Drop-In Center to assist students with career development needs, such as resume and cover letter reviews, interview prep, internship and job search, and Handshake/LinkedIn support.
  • Educate students, faculty, and staff on navigating department tools and resources.
  • Support the planning, marketing, and executing of CCPD career events (e.g., Job & Internship Fair, Mock Interview Day, and New Student Orientation Days).
  • Meet regularly with CCPD staff to discuss career needs of students and peers, opportunities for partnership with student organizations and faculty, and personal and professional development.
  • Communicate professionally with employer, faculty, and staff partners regarding events and services offered by the CCPD.
  • Collaborate with CCPD and CPA team to manage projects in support of career development throughout the campus community.
  • Provide administrative support to the CCPD professional team with office duties and on-line resources.
  • Paraprofessionals:

    The Center for Career and Professional Development Career Peer Advisor role is recognized as a paraprofessional role at North Central College. The CCPD will follow the paraprofessionals timeline accordingly to allow students the opportunity to engage in multiple processes to maximize on their experiences at North Central College. Applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply to additional paraprofessional roles as their interests and qualifications align. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants will receive timely updates based on their application date.

    Do the job duties for this position include any driving requirements? No Job Qualifications

    Job Qualifications:

  • A desire to assist other NCC students and an interest in learning about career development topics.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely in person, over the phone, and in writing.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to review and edit professional documents (resumes, cover letters) and provide constructive feedback as needed.
  • Demonstrate leadership, dependability, and initiative.
  • Ability to work independently as a part of a team.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion for all students.
  • Data analysis experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Will this position be working with minors? No Approximate number of work hours per week 4-8; hours will be discussed during the interview

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    EEO Statement

    NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

    Open Date 01/17/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant

    Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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  • Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
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