Working Title: Career Counselor
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Office of University Career Services
Posting Date: 02-08-2018
The mission of the UVA Career Center is to foster holistic career development and facilitate connections to educate, inspire confidence, and empower all students to launch professionally and personally fulfilling lives. The Career Center places a high priority on quality individual direct service and exceptional customer service for all key constituents.
As a Career Counselor, this individual will spend the majority of time providing direct services to University undergraduate students on a wide variety of career-related topics and industries. Direct service delivery includes individual career counseling with students, small group advising, and large group presentations and workshops. Industry and career community research, outreach and programming are also significant parts of the position. The Career Counselor will be supervised by and work in conjunction with the Director for Career Counseling and Advising. This individual will perform other office and University duties as assigned. Some evening and weekend work is required.
Anticipated Hiring Range: TBD depending on qualifications
This is a 3-year position with opportunity for renewal based on performance and funding.
Required Qualifications: Master's degree in education, higher education, counseling, or related field (May 2018 graduates will be considered); Prior experience providing career counseling or advising services in a college/university setting or, in lieu of higher education experience, at least 3 years of career counseling or advising services experience in an industry setting; Strong customer service orientation; creativity, ability to assume responsibility, take initiative and work well independently and in teams; Proven ability to design and present creative and innovative programs/workshops; Well-developed organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects; Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills; strong oral and written communication skills; Microsoft Office.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated program development and management experience; Ability to work effectively with students, alumni, faculty and employers; knowledge in the use of career assessment tools including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, FOCUS2 and Clifton Strengths; Ability to teach and to instruct in the use of programs, services and resources in a career-related environment; Knowledgeable about print and on-line career resources; Proficient computer and web-based skills; Related university or professional experience especially with exploration and first-and-second year student programs; and academic advising.
For a full position description, please visit http://career.virginia.edu/about/uva-career-center-jobs. In addition to creating a staff application at https://jobs.virginia.edu, applicants must also upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three
Although the position will be listed as Open Until Filled, review of applications will begin on Monday, February 19.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Strong customer service orientation; creativity, ability to assume responsibility, take initiative and work well independently and in teams
-Proven ability to design and present creative and innovative programs/workshops
-Well-developed organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects
-Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills; strong oral and written communication skills
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