UIC Global is a partnership between the University of Illinois at Chicago) and Shorelight. The mission of the program is to immerse first-year international students in the academic and cultural life of the university, help them integrate into campus life, and provide the support that increases their academic successes and likelihood of obtaining their degrees.
UIC Global seeks a Career Accelerator Program (CAP) Advisor to work directly with students in career preparation and professional development activities. Reporting to the Academic Director with a dotted line to the Director of the Career Accelerator, the CAP Advisor is responsible for conducting one-on-one career coaching appointments; teaching educational workshops, presentations, and career-related courses; coordinating career outreach programs and events; and working on special projects that address the career development needs of our students.
Successful candidates will be skilled team players who can successfully take ownership and accountability for career coaching, advising, and program development including collaboration with IAP staff and the UIC Global Career Center to integrate with existing Academic, Student Support, and Career activities.
Assist students in navigating the career development, planning and implementation process by leading undergraduate students through the CAP
Design, present and/or coordinate career-related workshops and classroom presentations with enthusiasm and creativity
Conduct one-on-one progress and coaching sessions
Work to continuously improve the CAP experience
Utilize discretion and independent judgment while working with confidential and sensitive student information during the career orientation, program adoption and career coaching process
Inspire change in students by guiding them on how to learn from previous experiences, make career-related decisions and increase career-related self-efficacy
Liaise with all areas of the University to include career development, experiential education, employer relations, and operations, ensuring that existing services are leveraged and integrated
Coordinate with the University's Career Services, Schools and Colleges to:
Conduct career exploration and experiential education activities such as job shadowing and externships
Track participation of and contact with students, and share relevant data with the career services team
Manage CAP materials, including but not limited to:
Salesforce student profiles
Advising forms and progression trackers
Appointment and workshop attendance
Collaborate with CAP Manager and, where appropriate, the Career Accelerator Director, recommending additional workshops, presentations and tools that might enhance the student experience and learning journey
Connect and maintain open channels of communication with campus leadership teams, key university-partner staff and Shorelight colleagues
Lead information sessions and opt-in processing for the CAP
Ensure student preparedness for participation in career planning and major decision making
One year of teaching, training, or group facilitation experience
Experience working with international students and ability to exhibit cross-cultural awareness and understanding
Eligibility to work in and travel freely to and from the United States without sponsorship
Technical aptitude and experience with spreadsheets and/or databases
Excellent written communication skills as evidenced by application materials
Ability to publicly represent Shorelight and partner institutions at events and seminars
Hands-on approach to customer service and business growth
To apply for this position, please visit the Shorelight Careers page to submit an application with a resume and cover letter.