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7 Feb 2023

Full-Time Career Advisor – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, exempt Career Advisor in the Career Services department. The Career Services team supports community members, prospective students, dual-enrolled high school students, adults returning to college, first-generation, low-income, underrepresented, international, and transfer students. This position is responsible for guiding current and prospective students and community members in career exploration and processes for effective career and education decision making; and contributing to career development curriculum creation, and instructional support. This position is not eligible for remote work full-time; a hybrid remote schedule may be available.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.


Career development 

  • Provide one-on-one and group advising for career exploration, career planning, career assessment tools, and research to choose a major and find training or transfer options.
  • Assess the students’ stage of career and academic development and promote student growth by determining valuable action steps, and support establishment of attainable career and academic goals.
  • Develop and facilitate workshops, classroom presentations, and training, customized to the needs of specific faculty and student groups, on topics such as career development and Career Center resources.
  • Help devise strategies to partner with faculty, and scale career development activities.
  • Lead with racial equity and awareness of individuals’ intersectional identities.
  • Provide information and referral; respond to phone calls, email and online inquiries regarding Career Center, Career Services and Clark College topics.
  • Track client appointments using ctcLink or appropriate database.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of career and labor market trends and information sources.
  • Keep abreast of career development theories, models and techniques and how to apply them with diverse student populations.


  • Work with career team to develop policies, tools and practices that effectively assist clients with career and education planning.
  • Work with Career Services and other Clark College colleagues to develop, implement, and maintain innovative approaches to engage students in guided pathways and their academic and career development.
  • Remain aware of department activities and work effectively with Career Services staff to ensure connection and consistency with career and job search-related services.
  • Maintain knowledge of and help students to navigate information about Clark College programs of study, college systems such as advising procedures, financial aid and enrollment services, and Clark retention and completion initiatives.  Assist with keeping other Career Services staff informed of changes, updates and nuances in student services.


  • Assist with maintenance of Career Services webpage, social media presence and overall marketing and outreach to the Clark community.
  • Develop and foster positive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues and other college offices to ensure career services meet student and college needs.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in counseling, student personnel, or related discipline and 3 years of related experience. OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved
  • Experience providing services to students or clients who are culturally, socio-economically and demographically diverse
  • Experience with designing learning opportunities for specific populations, ability to develop curriculum and make public presentations in small and large group settings
  • Willingness to gain or maintain professional career development training or certifications such as MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory or GCDF
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 22-13.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine attestation status must be received by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.


  • Demonstrated commitment to continued learning about and understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion 
  • Must have a strong desire for working at a community college and the ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds
  • Must have or acquire knowledge of educational institutions, specifically community college systems and transfer systems, and current labor market trends, and career development techniques
  • Communication abilities inclusive of excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including appropriate helping skills such as attending, listening, reflecting, and encouraging.
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively managing projects and deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize technology including Microsoft Office Suite, Student Information Systems such as Peoplesoft, and technology to facilitate the career information and planning process
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

How to Apply

  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.
  • McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.
  • Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Café in Joan Stout Hall.
  • Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies.
  • On-campus early childhood education care program (pending registration and availability).
  • Gym and recreation facilities available for membership.
  • Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events
SALARY RANGE: $58,617 - $67,872 annually (commensurate with qualifications and experience). Successful candidates are typically hired at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases. Clark College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes vacation/sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver. APPLICATION PROCESS: Required Online Application Materials:
  • Clark College Online Application
  • Current resume, with a minimum of three (3) references listed
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application, including a narrative response to the question:  Please describe how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity.
Please apply online at   To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.   APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., February 23, 2023.   CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts. DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901. SECURITY The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:  ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work. CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office. Clark College’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference. Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community.  The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice. Clark College Human Resources February 2, 2023 22-00179

Job Types: Full-Time.

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