Colorado Nonprofit Association

Career Advisor

The University of Denver (DU), a private university, is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 12,900 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. DU is classified as an R1: Doctoral University – very high research activity as a Doctoral/Research University. Financial Times Higher Education, U.S. News, and The Princeton Review have consistently ranked DU among the nation’s top 100 universities and among the top three universities in the state of Colorado.

The University of Denver embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery that define our region and our history. With nationally recognized academic programs, a history of widespread influence, a forward-looking vision for a 21st-century education, and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, we open a world of opportunity to students and empower Pioneers to make a difference around the world.

About DU Advancement

The University of Denver is building an advancement enterprise that mirrors the excellence of our great institution. Advancement efforts at DU have a tremendous impact through our relationships with DU’s remarkable students, dedicated donors, inspiring alumni, engaged families, and wonderful friends. DU is committed to building and fostering a culture of deep engagement and philanthropy in support of our institution as we implement the DU IMPACT 2025 vision. The University of Denver and DU Advancement deeply value inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents. You can learn more about inclusive excellence at the University of Denver by visiting The Cultural Center’s digital home. As a part of that effort, we are continuing to grow a team of collaborative, curious, results-oriented, and mission-driven advancement professionals who value inclusivity and who possess a deep respect for one another and for our shared profession.

About Career and Professional Development

Career and Professional Development (CPD) is a part of the Global Networks team within DU’s Advancement office. CPD is one of five offices on campus providing career development services to a diverse community of DU students and alumni. CPD serves all the undergraduate programs, University College, multiple graduate programs, and alumni not served by the other career services offices on campus. We provide a full range of services including one-on-one career advising, class presentations and course integration, programming/events, career fairs, on-campus recruiting, access to thousands of jobs, internships and alumni and employer connections. Career & Professional Development is a very fast-paced, busy office that connects with students, faculty, staff, a wide variety of departments and divisions across campus, employers, families, and the community. CPD is implementing a strategic plan for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion that includes six bold goals to achieve by 2025 based on feedback from stakeholders including students, alumni, and employers.

Position Summary

The Career Advisors provides direct comprehensive career services for undergraduate students and first-year alumni. The Career Advisor is the primary liaison to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) and the Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science (ECS) with a primary responsibility to NSM. The Career Advisor conducts regular outreach to their respective faculty and staff and acts as the CPD representative in meetings with college partners. The Career Advisors will partner closely with the Associate Director of CPD to develop and implement career programming and events, including new initiatives, to grow the engagement of students in their corresponding areas, as related to the mission of DU IMPACT 2025. As an outward-facing role, this position will also include presenting career education concepts in classes, for student organizations and other similar requests from units across campus. The Career Advisor will demonstrate advocacy of the values of diversity, equity and inclusion in their work including in student professional development and employer relationship management. This position reports to the Associate Director, Career & Professional Development.

Essential Functions

Career Advising

Program & Event Development

Career Development Collaboration

Special Projects

University Citizenship

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Working Environment

  1. Open office environment.
  2. Unexpected interruptions often occur, and stress level is moderate to high.
  3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.
  4. Eligible for hybrid work with supervisor approval.

Physical Activities

  1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period
  2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., some nights and weekends as required

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) September 5, 2023.

Salary Grade Number:

The salary grade for the position is 7.

Salary Range:

The salary range for this position is $50,000-$55,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university’s educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university’s complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.