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Program Coordinator, Career Advisor


This position coordinates Career and Professional Experience (CAPX) career-related programming for SAIC students and alumni in collaboration with members of the CAPX team. Under the supervision of the Dean of CAPX, the Program Coordinator coordinates the CAPX events calendar and oversees the individual marketing plans of each program. They will manage all career-related program logistics throughout the planning process, during the event, and post-event. In addition to their administrative duties, the Program Coordinator advises current students and alumni in-person and virtually on career-related topics including, but not limited to career skills, resume and portfolio critiques, internship and job search strategies.

  • Manage all CAPX programs, workshops, and events.
  • Key contact for all guest speakers, arranging invitations, on-site hosting, and post-event acknowledgments from SAIC leadership when appropriate.
  • Create, write, edit, organize, and curate content for digital marketing of CAPX programming, including website events page, social media and electronic signage.
  • Manage event registration in the online platform, Handshake, and work with relevant partners and CAPX staff to ensure effective event marketing and attendance.
  • Manage contracts and payment for all event-related expenses, working with the CAPX assistant director to ensure timely processing. Monitor program-related budget, and retain records for current and future budget planning.
  • Advise current students and alumni on career-related topics including, but not limited to career decisions, networking skills, resume and portfolio critiques, and internship and job search strategies in order to prepare students for life after art school.
  • Provide career education in multiple formats – individual appointments, drop-in hours, and classroom visits.


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Two years’ experience in a related professional work setting, such as career services, human resources, student affairs, academic affairs, or arts administration.
  • Knowledgeable about the working world or artists, designers, writers and scholars, their required/recommended career preparation, and potential paths to achieve professional goals.


Becoming vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 is the most important contribution we as individuals can make to ensure our own safety and the safety of our museum and school community. All employees must complete an attestation and provide proof of their vaccination and booster status, or request a medical or religious exemption within the first week of employment.

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace. We believe in a staff culture that benefits from a wide range of experience, backgrounds, and career paths, and we encourage nontraditional candidates to apply.

Contact Info:
Human Resources
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Art Institute of Chicago