Location: Ithaca, New York
Career Associate for Professional Readiness and Pre-Law/Pre-Grad
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Student and Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. We provide support and services to roughly 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on multiple campuses in the U.S. and abroad.
Cornell Career Services (CCS) is part of Cornell's Division of Student and Campus Life. Our comprehensive services in Barnes Hall are open to all students and alumni, and complement the services offered through career offices in the undergraduate colleges that are tailored to more college-specific academic and career goals. The mission of Cornell Career Services (CCS) is to empower students to identify their strengths, interests, and values; discover and explore possibilities; gain experience; and develop strategies for pursuing diverse career paths and making mindful career decisions. We offer an array of career-development activities that inspire students to gain confidence and establish a foundation upon which to build their careers over a lifetime.
The Career Associate provides one-on-one job search instruction and coaching sessions for students and alumni of Cornell University, serving as the primary contact for advising students and alumni interested in law school and graduate school and navigating career transitions, with significant focus on career preparation. This is a critical function of Career Services, helping deliver the mission of preparing Cornell students and alumni for their future careers. In the coaching sessions, this position focuses on providing students the skills and tools for executing job or internship research, resume and cover letter development, and interview practice and preparation. Serving both current undergraduate students enrolled on the Ithaca campus, as well as online students in a professional graduate program in legal studies, the Career Associate will utilize interpersonal skills and career preparation knowledge to help students and alumni navigate graduate and law school applications as well as career transitions.
This position reports to the Assistant Director of Pre-Law & Pre-Grad Advising in Cornell Career Services, as well as partners with the Assistant Dean for External Education (Jack G. Clarke Executive Director of International and Comparative Legal Studies) in the Cornell Law School.
This position can work fully remote or in a hybrid capacity and must have some availability for evening and/or weekend appointments. This is a 12-month fixed-term position; ability to extend the term is dependent on business need, successful performance, and continued funding.
- A commitment to excellent customer service, and strong ability to identify client/customer needs and refer or triage appropriately.
- Very strong organizational and multitasking abilities, with effective time-management skills.
- A positive "can-do" attitude with a high level of initiative, motivation, and independent judgment, with the desire to work in a teamwork-oriented environment.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work with a diverse array of traditional undergraduate students, alumni, and adult learners.
- Bachelor's Degree and 1 - 2 years of experience in a student services environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience in a career services role (preferably one-on-one and group advising) including expertise in resume reviews, practice interviews, and job search strategies.
- Strong technology skills especially with Excel, Teams, Zoom, and willingness to learn new tools.
- Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.
- Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Master's Degree and two or more years or experience in a student services environment.
- Experience working with undergraduate, graduate students and alumni populations in a student services setting preferred.
- Experience working with, advising, teaching, or coaching online students.
While position responsibilities vary, every member of our community is expected to foster a culture of belonging and a psychologically healthy work environment by communicating across differences; being cooperative, collaborative, open, and welcoming; showing respect, compassion, and empathy; engaging and supporting others regardless of background or perspective; speaking up when others are being excluded or treated inappropriately; and supporting work/life integration of oneself and others.
University Job Title:
Student Career Services Associate I
Pay Rate Type:
$55,341.00 - $57,991.00
Remote Option Availability:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
Unique applicable skills
Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
Online Submission Guidelines:
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.