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Employee Career Advisor

Employee Career Advisor

Requisition ID 
Job Category  
Career Services
5182 - Centre for Career Action
Job Status 
Temporary Appointment (Contract)
Hiring Range 
$62,976 - $78,721

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Term: 21 months


The Employee Career Advisor is responsible for the provision of career advice, coaching and support to help employees (staff, faculty, and CUPE members) to develop career goals and take action to achieve those goals.


Provide and promote career advisement/coaching for UW employees

  • Conduct individual advisement sessions and facilitate regular and customized workshops, plan and execute events, create online and printed resources
  • Provide assistance with any aspect of the career development process including: self-assessment (including using assessment tools such as Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory), researching occupations, making career decisions, marketing oneself (resume, interview, CV), and being successful on the job
  • Market career programs/services so that employees are aware of these supports; this will include written materials, meetings and presentations
  • Assess programs/services including satisfaction as well as learning and motivational gains; provide written status reports including qualitative and quantitative data

Engage in activities that support UW as a centre of excellence and expertise in career development/advisement/coaching. These activities include:

  • Work with campus partners to understand strategic priorities and agree on approach to career programs/services
  • Contribute to development of tools and training, and provide career advisement expertise for UW employees
  • Maintain awareness of career development issues by reviewing pertinent publications/resources, and seeking out professional development and networking opportunities
  • Develop online advisement materials and activities
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of other university and community resources 


  • Masters in Counseling (or related field) required
  • Certification to deliver Strong and MBTI results are also required
  • 3 years of experience in career advising/counselling preferred
  • Experience advising a range of individuals (ages, experience, education, background) preferred
  • Requires strong verbal and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal and advising skills
  • Need to motivate and educate clients and bring a customer-service focus to the role
  • Must be able to solve problems and work well with other team members
  • Requires ability to develop relationships and align strategy with key campus partners
  • Requires strong problem solving skills to advise individual clients who are experiencing sometimes serious difficulties, and ability to know when to refer to others (e.g., Counseling Services)
  • Occasional evening/weekend work may be required
  • Unusual hours or schedules may be required