Reporting to the Director of Career Services, the Career Advisor will provide career development services, both group and individual, including career counseling and exploration of life and career goals, challenges, and vocational opportunities. The incumbent will serve as a liaison, with internal and external stakeholders, in developing comprehensive, college-wide career services. The Career Advisor will coach students in developing workplace readiness skills to facilitate success in current and future career endeavors. The individual in this role assists students in all aspects of career development, including resume writing, cover letter composition, networking including the appropriate use of technology (e.g. LinkedIn), interview skills, job search, etc. as well as planning and presenting professional development workshops and supporting the first-year experience curriculum related to career exploration. The Career Advisor maintains online career exploration software tools, manages career development web resources. and regularly communicates with local employers regarding job opportunities for our students and alumni. Promotes the university by participating in local, state, and national events or meetings, and by developing partnerships with industry and/or professional associations.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in HR, Counseling, Student Development, Education, Business or other related area; with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in career services, HR or related workforce development or staffing services. Knowledge of career development and assessment techniques is preferred.  Experience with Focus 2 Assessment, Handshake, or other career management systems is a plus.  The position requires strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite; creativity; ability to multi-task; excellent communication, presentation and public speaking skills; and the ability to foster relationships with various constituencies.  The work environment is a general office setting which requires no strenuous physical activity.  The work schedule requires the ability to travel locally on demand and be willing to work outside of regular business hours occasionally.

In addition, candidates must wholeheartedly embrace the mission of the College to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. The incumbent will consistently demonstrate skills, attitudes, and a stable disposition of character to support our Catholic and Benedictine identity while fostering the development of mind, body, and spirit in our students, our staff and the greater community. Finally, candidates must have a sincere appreciation and acceptance of our Catholic approach to education and an understanding of Pope Saint John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

Located ten minutes west of Charlotte, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is a Catholic, Benedictine school that educates students in the liberal arts and sciences according to our mission “so that in all things God may be glorified.” The College, which is more than 140 years old, is known for its dedicated faculty, excellent teaching, the personal attention that students receive, and a friendly atmosphere both inside and outside of the classroom. There is a Benedictine monastery on campus, as well as a minor basilica. In keeping with the monks’ age-old tradition of hospitality, and aspiring to receive all visitors as Christ, the College community welcomes newcomers and works together for the benefit of our diverse student body.

To apply for this job email your details to cheryltrotter@bac.edu

About Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College is an extraordinary Catholic, Benedictine and Liberal Arts institution rated among the top ten regional colleges in U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1876, its mission is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. In this endeavor, we are guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning. Exemplifying Benedictine hospitality, we welcome a diverse body of students and provide them with an education that will enable them to lead lives of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become responsible citizens, and to be a blessing to themselves and to others. The beautiful and historic campus is conveniently located just five miles west of Charlotte, N.C.