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Career Counseling Advisor III - 992185

Apply Now Job Number: 505890
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Department: Osteopathic Student Svcs-Clearwater
Categories: Academic & Career Advising / Support

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Job Title: Career Counseling Advisor III - 992185
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience
Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Serves as the primary contact for career advisement issues/services for Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine students.
2. Acts as backup for management during their absence.
3. Assists in formulating strategic business plans for the University and/or College.
4. Provides career advisement to students and alumni to prepare them for the medical specialty of their choice by identifying career goals, establishing a plan of action, writing a medical CV, preparing for an interview, and any other preparation activities related to the career trajectory of future physicians.
5. Works with students to prepare them for a successful transition from student to resident from orientation to graduation by conducting mandatory career advising meetings each semester.
6. Responsible for the counseling and managing a student load of 360 medical students each academic year. Students have a mandatory requirement to meet with their Career Advisor each semester.
7. Works with students and alumni to establish a plan of action to prepare for a successful career.
8. Advises staff, students, and faculty of professional advisement services available to medical students; assists with residency program search, application process, and submittal timelines; collaborates with students in the creation of residency application materials.
9. Providing referral to the Medical Education Department for students with academic concerns and test preparation assistance.
10. Informs staff, students, and faculty on the professional advisement services made available to medical students.
11. Assists with the residency search, application process and submittal timelines for residency application. Collaborates with students in the creation of application materials.
12. Identifies appropriate assessment tools and facilitates assessments with student to identify their medical specialty interests, preferred work environments, and how to make decisions about career choices.
13. Develops workshops and sessions on career development topics to include soft-skill development.
14. Develops, organizes, and prepares materials for medical students and alumni to guide them through the selection of their specialty of choice and/or refers them to available resources.
15. Instructs medical students in career development techniques, such as residency program search and application strategies, medical CV writing and interview skills.
16. Maintains accurate and complete student records as required by laws, policies, and administrative regulations.
17. Provides referral to medical students for mental health services if needed.
18. Review M4 students Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) portfolio for completeness and accuracy prior to submission
19. Assists and reviews medical students Personal Statements for inclusion in the Electronic Residency Application (ERAS).
20. Creates virtual mock interviews for M4 students to prepare for residency interviews. Provides feedback and recommendations after review of the mock interview recording.
21. Works with students to ensure that their Noteworthy Characteristics for use in the creation of the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) are grammatically correct and accurate.
22. Assists with all Student Affairs events, including White Coat Ceremony, Graduation, and other Office sponsored events.
23. Represents institution and/or assigned program(s) at community and campus events, in meetings with other institution personnel, and during accreditation processes.
24. Promotes the university by participating in community, state, and national events or meetings, and by developing partnerships with industry and professional associations.
25. Establishes departmental assessment of operational policies and procedures; makes any necessary modifications, based on analysis of operations, demographics, and other research information, to continually improve services to students and alumni.
26. Oversees the daily performance of assigned career development portal(s).
27. Maintains and updates program’s Canvas portal with relevant resource materials and annual updates to Match rules and regulations.
28. Maintains data integrity and confidentiality.
29. Participates in the compilation and study of occupational, educational, and economic information to assist students and career development team in determining and carrying out career and educational objectives.
30. Ensures compliance with university policies and procedures; county, state, federal, and international regulations; professional association guidelines; and accreditation requirements.
31. Completes special projects as assigned.
32. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Marginal Job Functions:  
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Knowledge:
1. Psychology - General knowledge of human behavior and performance, individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
2. Therapy and Counseling - General knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
3. English Language - General knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
4. Education and Training - General knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
5. Customer and Personal Service - General knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.

1. Active Listening - Advanced skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
2. Speaking - Advanced skills in talking to others to convey information effectively.
3. Reading Comprehension - Proficient understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
4. Social Perceptiveness - Advanced skills in being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
5. Critical Thinking - Advanced skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
6. Writing - Proficient skills in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
7. Judgment and Decision Making - Proficient skills in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the appropriate one.
8. Active Learning - Proficient skills in understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
9. Complex Problem Solving - Proficient skills in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
10. Service Orientation - Advanced skills in actively looking for ways to help people.

1. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
2. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
3. Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
4. Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Physical Requirements:
1. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
2. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
3. Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
4. May be required to work nights or weekends.
5. Travel - Must be able to travel on a daily and/or overnight basis.
6. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
7. May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies, to include but not limited to pens, pencils, and computer keyboards.
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: Bachelor’s degree and five (5) or more years of related experience.


Master’s degree and three (3) years of related experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree and three (3) years of related experience.
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? No  
Pre-Employment Conditions:


Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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