Career Advisor

Posted: Aug 3, 2022
Full Time
Location: Downtown Pittsburgh
Deadline: October 1, 2022

Our people make Literacy Pittsburgh a welcoming and positive place to learn. We value a diverse and inclusive work environment where employees feel a sense of belonging. This commitment is reflected in the values that guide our day-to-day work. We believe that our students, our employees, and our organization thrive best when we embrace and welcome those with a variety of life experiences. We are committed to a hiring process that increases the diversity of our staff, and encourage people who represent the richness of our shared humanity to apply. We welcome all qualified applicants who reflect a diversity of culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, past experience with poverty or homelessness, or prior contact with the juvenile, criminal justice, or child welfare systems.

Literacy Pittsburgh offers a flexible, collaborative environment with a commitment to best practices, innovation, and growth. We welcome creative and hard-working team players who share a passion for creating better lives through learning.


The Career Advisor is responsible for working with Literacy Pittsburgh’s students and partners to provide career and advising and services that enable students to achieve their employment, training, and postsecondary goals. The position provides career exploration, assessment, and advisement and works with employers and training providers to connect students to opportunities for postsecondary education and work. The Career Advisor works with partners to ensure seamless provision of services to students.    

Reports to: Director of Student Services
FLSA Status: Full Time;  Exempt
Salary Range: $38,000 to $43,0000 annually.      

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Provide career exploration, assessment, counseling, and job placement services to students.
  • Analyze student data to provide proactive outreach to students for various learning and employment opportunities.
  • Work with the program teams to reach out to students to offer career coaching services.
  • Coordinate services with partners to enable students to access their services.
  • Collect, analyze, and monitor key performance metrics for state and federal compliance, for student learning objectives, and for overall program improvement.
  • Keep accurate case notes and document student goals and achievements in Salesforce and eData.
  • Participate on program improvement team.
  • Serve on the internal staff team that develops orientation, career pathways and/or bridge coursework to ensure that the intake, orientation, career building, and workplace skills are embedded into the curriculum and connected to other parts of the pipeline.
  • Raise awareness about Literacy Pittsburgh’s value proposition in workforce development among students and potential students and in the workforce ecosystem.
  •  Represent Literacy Pittsburgh in workforce development partnership and information sharing settings.
  • Utilize technology to enhance service delivery.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Services.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work, or related field
  • At least one year of experience in student advising, career development, or counseling

 Skills and Competencies

  • Flexibility, adaptable to changing needs and schedules
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Demonstrated ability to develop positive working relationships with, build rapport with, and motivate diverse groups of people to achieve their education and career goals
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Proficiency in workplace digital platforms
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, and public speaking
  • A passion for education and educational programming
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with diverse populations
  • A team player attitude
  • A desire to continually learn and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • COVID-19 vaccination
  • Act 33/34 clearances
  • This position may require the use of personal vehicle for local travel.

Work Environment

  • Full-time at Downtown Center location
  • Some evening work required

 Physical Demands

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Work requires talking, listening, seeing


How to Apply

Deadline: October 1, 2022

Please send resume and cover letter with the name of the position and where you heard about it to No phone calls, please.

Literacy Pittsburgh invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences can contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff, students, volunteers, and supporters.

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