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Career Development Advisor - Seattle, WA Campus

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Position Type: Staff
Location: Seattle Campus
Categories: Regional Campuses

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

Under the Associate Director of Career Development on the Seattle Campus and in conjunction with the experiential learning and career support staff within the Colleges, the Career Development Advisor will create and implement career programming, professional development, and experiential learning opportunities for all Seattle learners.


This individual is responsible for assisting students in securing appropriate experiential learning opportunities (co-ops, internships, projects, hackathons, etc.) with a focus on technical and tech-adjacent opportunities. This role will advise and coach students individually and in groups throughout the job search and application process, with a focus on topics related to career development and employment search, including resume and cover letter development and review, interview techniques, and effective job search strategies. This will involve both industry and region-specific content, as well as incorporating career preparation curricula from partner colleges.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small but growing regional team that will be helping to expand the career development and experiential learning function for Northeastern University within the greater Seattle area.


Preferred candidates for the Career Development Advisor position will have:

• Worked in a student/career-focused environment and have a professional background in experiential learning, preferably in the technology education space, AND/OR, worked as a technical recruiter, technical hiring manager, or in a similar function.

• An understanding of industry hiring and employment trends relevant to Seattle degree programs (e.g. computer science, analytics, project management, information systems) and the ability to conduct independent research in these areas.

• The ability to lead projects and navigate across university divisions; a detail-oriented multi-tasker.

• Strong communication skills and an interest in working in a highly collaborative roles with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and external partners.

• Strong presentation and workshop facilitation skills.

• Flexibility and an interest in wearing multiple hats; the Seattle campus is growing so this role will require comfort with evolving priorities.

• Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds; familiarity with international student work authorization processes (CPT/OPT) in the U.S. is a plus.

• Excellent skills in relationship building, event planning, marketing, public relations and database management.

• Experience working with professional master’s students is a plus.

• Bachelor's degree with at least 3-5 years or equivalent experience supporting career development at a higher education institution or job-focused training program (e.g. bootcamp/workforce development).

Additional attributes:

• Forward thinking and innovative, in alignment with Northeastern’s strategic plan and initiatives (“Beyond 2025”).

• Can connect with students from different cultures, backgrounds and lived experiences in-person and virtually to help them become career ready and progress on their journey.

• Passion for networking and making new connections with regional employers.

• Must have the ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences and maintain confidentiality around complex and sensitive issues for the purposes of compliance with applicable federal and state laws, as well as Northeastern guidelines.

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Additional Information:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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