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Under the direction of the Associate Director of Career Services, the Career Services Advisor (CSA) will be part of a transformational career services team. The Career Center's mission is to advance student success by providing a robust Berklee network, coordinated career resources, and enriching practice based and experiential opportunities that help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset as they define, develop and realize their artistic, creative, and career potential with greater intention and success.
The Career Services Advisor will function as a generalist within the career advising team, ultimately serving in all career communities working with students, employers, alumni and faculty. The Career Services Advisor will work in collaboration with career community leads, to provide career advising/coaching, education and expertise to students, to prepare them for internships, student employment, full-time/part-time jobs, gigs, and other professional opportunities.
In addition, the Career Services Advisor will serve as the project manager for Student Industry Trips and oversee the administration of the program. The CSA will also assist with all career center programming, initiatives, marketing, and general operations.
The Career Services Advisor (CSA) will be responsible for:
One-on-one appointments, walk-in hours and group sessions;
Collaborating with Career Center staff to assist with networking events, career fairs, career education initiatives, experiential opportunities and programming.
Collaborating with the Employer Engagement and Career Programs team in support of outreach to employers for internships, full-time job opportunities and gigs for Berklee students.
Assisting undergraduate, graduate and online students from Berklee and Boston Conservatory at Berklee, on trends and opportunities in their chosen fields of study, providing knowledge that can help them achieve a competitive edge, and connect them to alumni and employers for information, mentorship, jobs and internships.
Leading and overseeing the program administration of Student Industry Trips.
Assisting with career center programing, initiatives, and projects.
Successful candidates will be extremely relatable to students, and be able to develop and maintain strong relationships with faculty, chairs and employers, in addition to other stakeholders across the college.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide general and specialized (performing arts/entertainment industry) career advising/coaching services and expertise within specific career sectors to students to support them during their time at the college. Guiding students from the time they start as freshman, through selection of a major, and up until graduation. Advising services will include one-on-one appointments, supporting walk-in hours, group sessions.
Advise and support students who are in the early stages of career exploration (first and second semester community), and first year abroad students returning to the Boston campus for their third semester as they prepare to declare their major by connecting academic learning outcomes and skill sets to related career paths.
Educate, assist and prepare students on specifics of applying and working at internships and full-time jobs. Research techniques, search strategies, networking tactics, resume and interview prep, and salary negotiation. In addition, advising best practices on how to leverage social media platforms such as LinkedIn, and other online resources that will assist in securing internships and jobs.
Work with alumni to provide advising/coaching services, guiding them on various jobs, internship opportunities, and graduate programs, making sure they have access to all career resources such as Berklee Career Manager, Hub and other related materials and services.
Create ways to instigate constant communication within the Berklee community so faculty and chairs are informed about Career Center events and programming.
Project manage and lead the coordination and processing of all student industry trips;
Serve as the primary liaison with the student travel agency to book travel accommodations and arrangements.
Create and lead student application process
Work with student industry trip leaders to create, process, and on-board student trip participants.
Provide budget management assistance around student industry trips in conjunction with department budget manager.
Liaise with global initiatives and community standards departments to process student eligibility for participation.
Assist with student trip marketing and outreach.
Organize and support student trip fair and info sessions.
Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Two to three years relevant Industry Experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Previous experience advising/mentoring students.
Broad knowledge of career development or career advising theory, approaches and strategies.
Broad knowledge of recruiting practices, industry trends and best practices in career services.
Passion and knowledge for music and the performing arts, and background/experience in the industry a plus.
Strong project management skills and the ability to creatively lead programs and initiatives
Demonstrated passion and appreciation for the creative process and enjoy working with and coaching/advising talented students from all over the world.
Knowledge of trends in internships, employment, economy, and industry networks.
Ability to cultivate relationships with employers from various sectors in the music, tech and entertainment industries.
Advanced communication skills to effectively give presentations, and interact with internal and external audiences, and all levels of college staff and faculty.
Relevant computer systems/technology experience and comfort with social media and digital communication.
Knowledge of various career resources, tools and publications.
Entrepreneurial, creative, and innovative spirit, comfort with change, ambiguity and risk in a fast-paced environment.
High level of cultural competence, values, ethics, and principles that align with the Berklee community, in which every voice is valued and respected and where a diverse, inclusive, work and learning environment is essential.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
Positive attitude and commitment to strong customer service.
Demonstrated ability to handle stressful, delicate matters in a professional, discrete, and mature manner.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and to follow through on duties.
Demonstrated capacity to develop & maintain effective working relationships with individuals & organizations reflecting a broad range of identities, perspectives & experiences.
Occasional engagement of graduate fellows and student employees for events and programs.
Occasional weekend and evening work requested for various campus events and activities.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Staff
Internal Number: R0003184
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.