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Career Advisor
Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts
 
 
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Date Posted 10/15/2021
Category
Admin-Career Counseling and Placement
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

14-Oct-2021

Harvard Medical School

55934BR


Job-Specific Responsibilities

Graduate Education at Harvard Medical School (HMS) is committed to the support of students in its nine (9) master’s programs and – in collaboration with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) – to the support of doctoral students in all 14 of the Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS) programs. 

Grad Ed at HMS is seeking to hire a full-time professional who will work to promote graduate student professional development and career readiness.  Increased enrollment in our programs has created a need for this position to support students based at the Harvard Longwood campus.  The incumbent must have a strong interest in a student-facing role, as they will meet regularly with students to conduct 1-on-1 advising.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist students and alumni with career exploration, career decision-making, self-assessment, and job search management
  • Provide individual counseling to students, including advising on resumes, cover letters, interviews, recruiting and general job search strategies
  • Collaborate with the Director of Student Development and Training Evaluation to plan and deliver a comprehensive series of customized career programs, workshops and networking events
  • Workshop Series Content development.  Collaborate with the Director of Student Development and Training Evaluation to design and deploy content in an annual calendar of Professional Development Days.
  • Workshop delivery.  Teach workshops as aligned with expertise (e.g. CV writing workshop, interviewing workshops, etc.)
  • IDP (Individual Development Plan) advising.  Serve as an Individual Development Plan (IDP) advisor for doctoral students, as requested.
  • Develop and analyze surveys, reports, and statistics; provide reports to management to assist with setting the strategic direction of the career services function
  • Expand collaborations between Graduate Education at HMS and the various Career Services across Harvard University (FAS OCS, HSPH, and HKS), the HMS/HSDM Office of Postdoctoral Fellows, various enrichment programs (e.g. the Therapeutics Graduate Program) and a range of student organizations
  • Student Organization advising.  Meet with and advise student organizations focused on professional development; make decisions on the granting of funds to support the events and initiatives of these organizations collaborating with student affairs staff supporting our master’s and doctoral students.
  • Process improvement.  Work with stakeholders to expand the use of a newly launched Career Services Management System (CSM).
  • Assist in planning and implementing strategies to attract new employers and organizations
  • Develop strong relationships with recruiters and potential employers; build and maintain relationships with alumni
  • Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations

Expectations:

  • Professional and discreet approach to the work
  • Timely response to student inquiries including meetings
  • Effective communication with internal stakeholders, including supervisor, and with external collaborators and vendors
  • Work effectively with students, faculty and staff to meet the needs for career advising in our graduate student population
  • Support and engage with a population of students with varied career interests
  • Be knowledgeable and sensitive to the career advising needs and opportunities available to international graduate students

Typical Core Duties

  • Assist students and alumni with career exploration, career decision making, self-assessment, and job search management
  • Provide individual counseling to students, including advising on resumes, cover letters, interviews, recruiting and general job search strategies
  • Plan and deliver a comprehensive series of customized career programs, workshops and networking events
  • Assist in planning and implementing strategies to attract new employers and organizations
  • Develop and analyze reports and statistics; provide reports to management to assist with setting the strategic direction of the career services function
  • Develop strong relationships with recruiters and potential employers; build and maintain relationships with alumni
  • Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Ph.D. in the life sciences preferred
  • Two years of career advising experience, preferably for serving graduate students (master’s and/or doctoral)
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni
  • Familiarity with career opportunities for master's and PhD-level candidates

Additional Information

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/ . 

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Job Function

Faculty & Student Services


Location

USA - MA - Boston


Job Code

S0457P FSS Career Services Officr III


Department

Graduate Education


Union

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary


Pre-Employment Screening

Education, Identity


Schedule

​35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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