Career Navigator

Assist Students in Academic, Personal, and Professional Goals

The Career Navigator assists students in linking academic, personal, and professional goals to ensure persistence to graduation. This position is a full-time, ten-month position. The Career Navigator engages students in career exploration, choosing majors, and in the lifelong management of their careers.


  • Provides career counseling and referrals to assist students with the career development process, including clarifying objectives and obtaining occupational information.
  • Provides career planning assistance through appointments with individuals, online assistance, and regularly scheduled workshops with groups.
  • Provides instruction to career planning in college experience classes.
  • Develops/facilitates personal and professional development programming (e.g., workshops, presentations, one-on-one mentoring). Examples of programming include, but are not limited to career selection, composing resumes, writing application letters, writing statements for graduate/professional schools, interviewing skills, or conducting job searches. 
  • Establishes and maintains effective and cooperative working relationships with students, alumni, faculty, employers, and the public. Initiates contact with employers.
  • Organizes and work with a professional Board of Advisors consisting of local business, community, and alumni leaders.
  • Assists students with career development and planning process, including obtaining information on companies, current opportunities for employment and hiring practices, and making the transition from school to career.
  • Plans and implements job fairs and on-campus recruiting events.
  • Distributes information on internships, summer jobs, and local part-time jobs.
  • Maintains Handshake software. 
  • Counsel’s students about graduate school choices, admission, and general financial aid.
  • Promotes office to students, alumni, and employers through a variety of marketing efforts.
  • Serve as the liaison for the Chicago Semester, Central College Abroad, and other off campus learning experiences. 
  • Assist the Compass as necessary with programming.


  • Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred.
  • Two to four years of relevant experience, training, and/or education past the bachelor's degree.
  • Excellent comunication and interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and manage projects and possess strong organized skills.
  • Experience working with students in higher education preferred.

Candidates should provide:

  • A resume
  • A cover letter
  • Names and contact information for three references 

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

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