Career Counselor

Career Counselor
St. Edward's University
Office of Career and Professional Development

St. Edward's University seeks candidates for the position of Career Counselor. This is a full-time staff position within the Career and Professional Development Office. This team member will be responsible for implementing a broad range of comprehensive services and programs for the university's undergraduate, graduate and alumni populations. The primary services provided by this position include individual career counseling to traditionally and non-traditionally-aged students and alumni of the university. Additionally, they will assist in identifying and promoting internships, part-time and full-time employment opportunities; and providing career related education through workshops, classroom presentations, and instructional guides. Career Counselors are also encouraged to take on additional responsibilities outside of the office that support the academic mission of the institution within the larger St. Edward's community. This full-time, year-round position reports to the Associate Director of Career and Professional Development.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Perform individual career counseling on: job search, career/major decision-making, internships and experiential opportunities and graduate school application and admission.
• Advise students on resume writing, professional networking and interviewing strategies.
• Help students and alumni develop short-term and long-term career planning goals.
• Administer career assessments, provide interpretation, and advise students on major and career choices.
• Remain current on job market trends and career opportunities for graduates of the university.
• Assist in teaching career development courses, online and in person, as needed.
• Advise students on available literature and web-based career related resources.
• Document career advising sessions in office database.
• Develop and conduct career related workshops, in person and online.
• Conduct outreach programs as requested for classrooms, residential life groups, and student organizations.
• Participate in new student orientation educational/information sessions for students and parents.
• Assist in assessing usage and effectiveness of office programs and services through measurable data collection.
• Assist with development of written and web-based resources for students.
• Assist with planning and development of the university's annual career fairs.
• Critique resumes and cover letters for students and alumni submitted through the office's resume critique service.
• Develop career advising/professional development handouts and online instructional guides.
• Conduct individual (recorded) practice interviews for students and alumni.
• Assist Manager of Communications and Online Programs in the content development and delivery of the office's online career courses.
• Refer students to and collaborate with other St. Edward's support services professionals and faculty.
• Occasional weekend and evening work will be required.
• Perform other duties as required.

Required qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree.
• Minimum of one-year professional experience.
• Possess strong written and oral communication skills.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to comply with workplace guidelines and attendance requirements.

Preferred qualifications:
• Master's degree in counseling, higher education, human resources or related field.
• Minimum of one year of professional advising experience within a higher education setting focusing on career advising, academic advising or other relevant student support services, or equivalent.
• Understanding and familiarity with multiple areas of career management pertaining to the job search, application, and interview process.
• Understanding of international student population needs and legal issues pertaining to their curricular and optional practical training (OPT and CPT) restrictions.
• Experience working with adult learners and graduate students in a career counseling role.
• Awareness of legal issues as they pertain to employment practices within the US.
• Familiarity with latest trends and best practices pertaining to graduate school admission.
• Knowledge of local and national job markets and trends.
• Appreciation for and understanding of the liberal arts.
• Experience and knowledge of career assessment instruments and their administration/interpretation.
• Bilingual, English and Spanish language fluency.

Successful Candidate must be able to comply with workplace guidelines/attendance requirements and complete an employment and/or criminal history background check.

About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities.The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students.

How to Apply
Qualified applicants are invited to submit an application online at
Please attach a letter of interest, resume, and a contact list of three references. NO PHONE CALLS. Consideration of applicants will begin immediately and continue until filled.Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer Sponsorship at this time.