- Organize and execute topically relevant programming with campus and community colleagues, including site visits, mock interviews, mentoring programs, and relevant skill-building workshops.
- Work closely with relevant student organizations.
- Cultivate new relationships with employers, alumni, and graduate/professional schools to provide students with access to meaningful mentoring, shadowing, internships, research, and other skill-building experiences starting in students’ first year on campus.
- Advise students and alumni who express interest in majors and careers in the sciences and health professions; help them to succeed in traditional paths and to explore alternative options in health care and science.
- Facilitate communication between students and mentors on topics such as:
- Exploring academic/career options
- Understanding the intersection of culture and career
- Developing a professional presence, writing professional documents, and obtaining jobs/internships/admittance to graduate and professional school
- Develop relevant web content, social media, and other communication materials to motivate students and other key stakeholders to engage in The Aspire Program.
- Track progress and outcomes of students and alumni to support a culture of continuous improvement and to show points of distinction for the College. Contribute to community education efforts to help parents, alumni and community members to understand and apply current best practices in career development.
- Meet with prospective students to help them understand The Aspire Program, science, and pre-health options at Carthage.
- Participate in on-going professional development activities.
- Complete other duties as assigned.
- Graduate/professional degree required; all areas of study are invited to apply.
- Must have experience in advising, teaching, or counseling; prior pre-health advising experience strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to design, execute, and evaluate career/personal development initiatives.
- Commitment to working with traditionally under-represented populations is expected.
- Attentive to details
- Must possess strong writing and editing skills
- Ability to use the technology required for the role, such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and databases.
- Experience collaborating effectively with others.
- Available to work some evenings and weekends
- Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel (primarily in Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Chicagoland area).
Work or educational experiences in the sciences, research, and/or health care are highly valued; experience working in a lab or other research setting is particularly desirable.