Career Adviser

April 03, 2014


Earlham College is looking for a dynamic, intellectually curious, creative individual with a passion for the liberal arts to join the Center for Integrated Learning in the position of Career Adviser. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a full-benefit package. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

The Career Adviser will work directly with students, faculty and alumni to help articulate the value of the liberal arts and an Earlham education to a life well lived. The College is looking for the right person to join Earlham's team — someone with a liberal arts mindset who understands that a career is a journey, not just a job; and someone who thinks imaginatively about the purposes of education in a changing world. Although not required, we are particularly interested in candidates who have a background and expertise in the Natural Sciences.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support and guide Earlham College students and alumni in seeking out meaningful job and internship opportunities.
  • Review written materials, including resumes, curriculum vitas, cover letters and personal statements.
  • Assist students with reflecting on self-assessments and their unique major/career discernment process.
  • Conduct mock interviews and advise on job search and interview strategies.
  • Provide programming and advising for graduate school and fellowship application processes and preparation.
  • Work closely with academic departments and administrative offices to facilitate collaborative programming focused on the needs of liberal arts students.
  • Build relationships with alumni and effectively track graduate outcomes.
  • Co-develop, support and participate in collaborative programming initiatives within the Center for Integrated Learning.
  • Participate in Earlham College projects and serve on various college committees.
  • Represent Earlham College and the Career Education Office at professional conferences and professional development workshops.
  • Perform other duties as determined appropriate for the position.

Experience & Qualifications


  • A master’s degree is required.
  • Clear understanding and passion for the liberal arts.
  • Ability to think creatively and imaginatively in a team atmosphere.
  • Strong listening, verbal, interpersonal, presentation and time management skills.
  • Excellent writing skills, including proofreading, with strong attention to detail.
  • Energy and passion for developing new relationships.
  • Self-motivation and a strong commitment to taking initiative.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to an evolving work environment.
  • Ability to flourish in a diverse, challenging community.
  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing and able to drive as needed.


  • An undergraduate or graduate degree and/or coursework in the Natural Sciences.
  • Previous experience at a liberal arts institution.
  • At least one year of experience in student/career services in higher education, human resources or employment services.
  • Experience with marketing, communications (including social media), content management, webinars, and/or event planning.

Application Instructions

Please send a letter of application addressing the responsibilities of the position and qualifications of the applicant; resume; and the name, position title, email address, and phone number of three professional references in a single PDF or MS Word file to:

Human Resources Office
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095

Phone:  765-983-1393

The preferred start date is negotiable, with the start date being no later than July 1, 2014.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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Richmond, Indiana
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