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Lead Careers & Experiential Learning Advisor

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Position overview

Department: Career Design & Experiential Learning

Location: Marble Quay, London / hybrid (as per business need)

Benefits: Generous benefits package including 25 days holiday allowance pro rata (excl. Bank holidays), group life assurance, group income protection, pension schemes and private healthcare (optional)

Start: As soon as possible, and by October 2023 

Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world. It supports its students to grow as innovative problem solvers through academic study, 1:1 mentoring, and world-leading experiential learning opportunities.

Northeastern University London (the University) is looking to appoint a Lead Careers & Experiential Learning Advisor to lead and deliver innovative careers and experiential learning advising to students in a variety of Northeastern programmes who are studying at the London campus. The role holder will work in close collaboration with the Directors of Career Design and of Experiential Learning and alongside the Lead Academic Advisor (whose team supports student academic course selection) as well as across the global university network.

The ideal candidate will be motivated to support impactful careers and experiential opportunities and individual student success and outcomes. We are looking for someone who is passionate about building connections, supporting personalized experiential student journeys, and developing a team at a growing university campus.

About the University

Based in the heart of London, Northeastern University London has developed a reputation for delivering an excellent university experience and has exceeded all Russell Group universities for overall student satisfaction in the UK’s National Student Survey for four consecutive years (2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022).

Small by design, Northeastern University London offers a vibrant community delivering broad and academically rigorous degree programmes, designed to equip graduates with the combination of skills and knowledge that are increasingly desired by organisations, employers and society.

Northeastern University London is part of Northeastern University’s Global Campus Network. Ranked 44th in the USA, Northeastern has campuses in Arlington, Boston, Charlotte, Miami, Oakland, San Jose, and Seattle in the USA, and Toronto and Vancouver in Canada.

Person Specification

Experience in advising students about careers and experiential learning opportunities in the UK and familiarity with the UK graduate market (E)

Specialism in Business, Finance and/or Tech sector (E)

Experience in advising students about careers in the US (D)

Experience in advising students about academic mobility opportunities (e.g. study abroad programmes) (D)

Experience working with multicultural students at undergraduate/postgraduate level (D)

Experience of leading and delivering events related to careers and experiential learning for students (E)

Ability to multitask, adapt, and work effectively across teams in different time zones (E)

Excellent planning and time management skills (E)

Ability to work effectively with diverse technology platforms (E)

Experience supporting students with graduate programme applications, assessment and interview training (E)

Experience working with partner organizations to help students network and to build the university experiential offering (E)

Experience building and managing a team (D)

Duties and Responsibilities

Establish, develop, nurture, and maintain learner relationships to provide exceptional career- and experiential learning-related support and guidance to students throughout the lifecycle of their journey as a Northeastern student.

Contribute to career and professional development for our growing student population, including managing innovative career events, delivering seminars, hosting networking opportunities, and growing the signature career programming for the region.

Facilitate and grow experiential learning, job placement, project, and other career-related opportunities across college programmes.

Support the growth of project-based learning and Experiential Network (XN) by helping students access and participate in projects that align with both job market needs and their experiential learning goals.

Develop, deliver, and support student orientations, services, and programmes, employer/sponsor information sessions, and other tools and events; ensure students are aligned with and competitive for experiential learning and job opportunities.

Support and promote opportunities (jobs, internships, research, projects, study abroad, etc.) to student populations. 

Manage and continually improve our processes and systems for tracking student career outcomes and key milestones across the career journey for students assigned in the caseload.

Track, manage, and facilitate student interactions with career development events and experiential opportunities (including work placements) using university systems (Big interview, Handshake, etc.).

Work with faculty to help design and execute tasks in classroom related to the work

Over time, build and line-manage a team

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Application process

Applications should be made via the Apply button (above) by 20:00 on 3rd September 2023.

Please reference your application to “LCELA0823”.

You can consult our academic job description by clicking the button below.

Participation in the equal opportunities section is encouraged, but voluntary.

Applications must include a covering letter of no more than one page and a full curriculum vitae.

Interviews are expected to commence the week beginning on the 11th of September 2023.

Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and will be judged on merit alone. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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