Career Services - Senior Advisor
Art Institute of Philadelphia Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

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Meet the employment and salary goals of graduates assigned. Develop employment opportunities for graduates through various and well established techniques. Maintain detailed employment information on graduates. Additional responsibilities include training, employer relations, and special projects. Incumbent must assure that the EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and an environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion - is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Key Job Elements
  • Schedules, conducts, and documents an exit interview with each pending graduate assigned. Maintains a partnership between graduate and the Career Services Center in order to successful assist graduate in finding employment within six months after graduation. Serves as advocate for students/graduates in the job search process, including salary negotiation. Develop, track, report and document graduate employment program, graduate files of employment, and success stories.
  • Plans and conducts marketing calls and direct mail marketing follow-up with possible employers. Educates employers on curriculum and competitive compensation. Plans and conducts employer visits and on-campus recruiting. Actively and routinely seeks employer feedback and researches industry trends. Shares this information when appropriate within the school to aid in the development/enhancement of curriculum and successful outcomes for graduates.
  • Works closely with the Professional Development Instructors and Career Services Director and/or Campus Head of Career Services to contribute to course content and coach graduates and students on career search strategies, personal marketing, interview skills, self-promotion methods and materials.
  • Develops partnership with Student Employment Advisor to maximize field-related opportunities for students as well as with Alumni Coordinator to maximize opportunities for graduates and industry networking.
  • Serve as a resource to other staff in absence of Director or Assistant Director of Career Services. Undertake special projects as instructed by Director of Career Services such as, but not limited to: establishing relationships with employers and industry professionals, coordinating out-of-town marketing events, organizing and coordinating quarterly portfolio show and employer appreciation events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reports To:
Director of Career Services
Directly Supervises:
Work study students as assigned
Interacts With:
Executive Committee, Department Directors, Student Services Staff, Faculty, Community Relations Director, All Potential Employers of Alumni/Graduates.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor in business, marketing, or related field. Equivalent experience could be considered as substitute for education requirements.
  • Minimum of three years experience in placement/search firm, career counseling or industry related field, and at least one year experience in a marketing or field-related environment with proven track record of success with Ai or similar institution.
  • Excellent communication skills, including sales/persuasive abilities and the ability to build successful relationships with industry and graduates.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both faculty and student population.
  • Superior organizational and problem resolution skills.
  • Strong basic computer software (MS Office) skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet frequently occurring deadlines.
  • Must be goal and team oriented and conduct business with attention to ethical considerations, employment law and Ai/accreditation guidelines.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to set one's own priorities and work schedule.
  • Ability to interact effectively as a leader of a team, and work collaboratively with other departments.

Work Environment & Notice
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Education Management Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

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