The Career Advisor is responsible for working with Literacy Pittsburgh’s students and partners to provide career and student advising and services that enable students to achieve their employment, training and post-secondary goals. The position provides career exploration, assessment, and advisement and works with employers and training providers to connect students to opportunities postsecondary education and work. The Career Advisor works with partners to ensure seamless provision of services to students. 

 Essential Functions

  • Provide career exploration, assessment, counseling and job placement services to students.
  • Analyze student data to provide proactive outreach to students for various learning and employment opportunities.
  • Work with the program teams to reach out to students to offer career coaching services.
  • Coordinate services with partners to enable students to access their services.
  • Collect, analyze and monitor key performance metrics for state and federal compliance, for student learning objectives, and overall program improvement.
  • Keep accurate case notes and documents student goals and achievements in Salesforce and eData.
  • Participate on program improvement team.
  • Serve on the internal staff team that develops orientation, career pathways and/or bridge coursework to ensure that the intake, orientation, career building, and workplace skills are embedded into the curriculum and connected to other parts of the pipeline.
  • Raise awareness about Literacy Pittsburgh’s value proposition in workforce development among students and potential students and in the workforce ecosystem.
  • Represent Literacy Pittsburgh in workforce development partnership and information sharing settings.
  • Utilize technology to enhance service delivery.

All other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Services.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work, or related field
  • At least one year experience in student advising, career development or counseling 

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • COVID-19 vaccination
  • Act 33/34 clearances
  • This position may require the use of personal vehicle for local travel.

Skills and Competencies

  • Flexibility, adaptable to changing needs and schedules
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Demonstrated ability to develop positive working relationships with, build rapport with, and motivate diverse groups of people to achieve their education and career goals
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Proficiency in workplace digital platforms
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and public speaking
  • A passion for education and educational programming
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationship with diverse populations
  • A team player attitude
  • A desire to continually learn and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Work Environment

  • Full-time in Downtown Center, some evening work required

Physical Demands:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Work requires talking, listening, seeing 

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