Assistant Director/Career Counselor, Career Development Center

Boone, North Carolina
Mar 21, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Appalachian State University is seeking qualified candidates for Assistant Director and Career Counselor position serving the Beaver College of Health Sciences. 


The Career Counselor is an integral member of the Center and must be able to work in a team oriented collegial environment.  The Assistant Director is responsible for providing career exploration, counseling and outreach, and job search counseling to students, alumni and faculty in the Beaver College of Health Sciences; helping plan, coordinate and implement employer development activities including employer visitations, on-campus employer engagement opportunities, on-campus recruiting, and the development of job and internship leads; and providing consultation and organization assistance to departments in the Beaver College of Health Sciences in their development of major specific career related events.


Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master’s in Student Development, Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling, or a closely related field.  Appropriate disciplines include: personnel, human resources, industrial-organizational psychology, career development, and/or counseling
  • At least 2 years of experience in counseling, advising, recruiting, human resources, or higher education or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in and an understanding of career counseling at a collegiate level, educational program development and planning.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, alumni and employers.
  • Awareness of trends in health sciences graduate programs and potential career paths. 
  • Commitment to student success and to diversity in an educational setting.
  • Willingness and ability to work some irregular, flexible hours including evening and weekend hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years experience as a Career Advisor/Counselor or Academic Advisor or similar role in higher education or staffing.
  • Demonstrated experience providing advising and counseling with college/university level students.
  • Industry of field experience related to the allied health professions in the Beaver College of Health Sciences.
  • Demonstrated experience handling administrative and program evaluation functions.

To apply, please submit a complete application consisting of a letter of interest, resume, transcripts and a list of at least three references with contact information to: The review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Anticipated starting date is June 1, 2017. This is a permanent twelve month, full time position.   Salary is commensurate with qualifications and State of North Carolina benefits apply.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Ms. Sharon Jensen, Search Committee Chairperson at, 828-262-2180.  Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.  Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the University of North Carolina system. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately 18,000 students and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.  Appalachian combines the best attributes of a small liberal arts college with those of a large research university and is known for its small class size, close interaction between faculty and students, as well as its value and affordability.  Additional information about the Career Development Center, the university and the surrounding area is located at:

Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees. The university is committed to its affirmative action plans and seeks to deepen its applicant pools by attracting interest from a diverse group of qualified individuals.