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Academic and Career Advisor

Categories: Northwest Region 8


Academic and Career Advising


The Evergreen State College

Date Posted:

Aug 7 2018 10:00PM

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Position Description

This position helps students understand Evergreen’s curriculum, develop an academic plan, and choose programs and courses to explore interests and attain their goals; supports students in developing skills for college success, and makes referrals to college resources and support services as necessary; assists students in exploring and preparing for careers or post-baccalaureate education; supports engagement in experiential and service learning opportunities including internships; and assists students in understanding Evergreen policies and procedures. This position also has responsibility for coordination of events and programs that support the advising process and presentation of advising-related workshops as needed.


• Provide academic and career advising to students and alumni individually, by appointment, drop-in, telephone, email, and in group/workshop settings. This includes general advising on the Olympia undergraduate curriculum and how it relates to career or graduate school pathways; job search preparation; and resources available for career or graduate school exploration and preparation. • Develop and maintain comprehensive and current understanding of all academic offerings. • Initiate outreach to assigned caseload of new students, and intervene to provide support if they are in difficulty. • Provide graduate and professional school advising, including pre-med, law, business, and allied health. • Articulate the career value of a liberal arts education and the benefits of the unique integrative, multi-disciplinary educational approach of The Evergreen State College to prospective students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, employers, and other community constituents, as well as to current students. • Develop and maintain understanding of the work of other College units, and make appropriate student referrals. • Coordinate designated projects, events, or programs that support academic and career advising. • Represent the Academic and Career Advising office to groups within and outside the College. • Participate in weekly staff meetings, retreats, and ongoing professional development activities. • Participate in periodic performance evaluations, which may include a self-evaluation. • Collaborate with other functional areas across the college to promote student engagement in support of retention and student success. • Other duties as assigned.

Application Process

Create an account at and apply online. If you have questions please contact Human Resource Services at 360-867-5361.

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Contact Information

Human Resource Services, 360-867-5361,


Required Qualifications


• Bachelor’s degree. • One year full-time college-level academic and/or career advising experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in student development, counseling, psychology, social work, education, or related field. • Additional years of experience in college-level academic and/or career advising experience. • Experience in program development and workshop planning.