Job Details

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Position Number: 4978079
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Position Type: Career Counseling and Placement

Career Advisor


Career Services Assessment and Inclusion

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

Assist the Career Development Center with facilitating career development and services to undergraduate and graduate students, and alumni through appointments, drop-ins, workshops, and other programming.

WPI is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

This position in an on-site position with potential for hybrid schedule after 6 months in consultation with manager.

The salary range for this position is $51,000 - $53,000, based on experience.



Provide comprehensive career advising services primarily to degree-seeking students and additionally to alumni by:
  • Facilitating one on one career advising appointments virtually and in person
  • Administering and interpreting career assessment tools as needed.
  • Training students on the effective use of technology and online resources for their career exploration, decision-making, and search processes.

Creating and executing a marketing plan for the CDC that includes:
  • Making a detailed marketing plan for main events and routine events
  • Creating graphics for events in Canva
  • Releasing marketing graphics on Social Media platforms (Facebook, Instagram) and other modes of communication (Handshake, Techsync, digital displays, posters)
  • Updating CDC Bulletin boards with upcoming CDC events

Represent the office to constituents on-campus as a resource for career related topics and programs by:
  • Developing, presenting, and facilitating workshops, seminars, FY 1800 course, and programs on career related topics to wide range of audiences.
  • Serving as a Liaison for multiple Departments and student organizations on campus to assist in their specific career activity and planning needs.
  • Serving on university committees and initiatives as needed

Support the office's strategy for communications, marketing, event planning, and related

activities, including:
  • Managing events such as workshops, networking nights and other CDC or specially requested programming
  • Assisting with special events such as career fairs
  • Contributing to data collection (including annual surveys and phone campaign), reporting and analysis for career outcomes, needs assessment, use of services, and related topics

Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor.

Education Requirements

Preferred: Graduate Degree - Masters degree in education, psychology, or related field preferred.

Minimum: 4 Year / Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, or related field required.

Other Requirements

  • Knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), business, humanities & arts disciplines covering baccalaureate, master and doctoral degrees strongly preferred

  • Experience with career counseling, specific programming and search strategies for undergraduate and graduate students, and alumni

  • Two-five years-experience working in higher education or similar environment required. Career Development experience preferred

  • Experience in providing programming and counseling with multicultural, underrepresented and international student populations

  • Excellent customer service and verbal/written communication skills; able to work with internal and external communities

  • Ability to communicate effectively to present information to small and large groups

  • Experience in computer systems, word processing, spreadsheets and database management,

    Handshake, Career Shift, Going Global, and additional career search programs preferred

  • Experience working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment as well as the ability to work independently

  • Ability to adapt and support working in a changing environment

  • Availability to work evening/weekend hours to support office initiatives, especially during the

    academic year

    Please include a cover letter along with your resume for consideration.

    United States of America (Exempt)

    WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. It seeks individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity, collaboration, inclusion, problem solving, innovation, high performance, and change making. It is committed to maintaining a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination.

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    About WPI
    WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

    Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
    WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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