Career Development Counselor
Position Title: Career Development Counselor
Department: Career Center - 40020
Vacancy Number: E248
Position Number: 1373
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:
The career development counselor is responsible for providing counseling services on an individual and group basis to enrolled students and alumni, and coordinating and supervising career planning programs and resources to assist them with all stages of the career development process. This position utilizes interest, values, and personality inventories to assist students with major and career decisions. The career development counselor assists students in their engagement with internships and other applied learning opportunities, as well as, their job search and graduate school application processes. In addition, this position will develop and present outreach programming to students in a variety of settings that may include: classroom, student organizations, residence halls and other innovative means to connect with students. This position will also serve as the departments’ primary liaison between the Career Center and specific academic areas and career sectors. All efforts are to support the career readiness of our students and alumni.
Master’s degree in Counseling, Higher Education Administration, Education, College Student Personnel or related field. Must have received degree prior to start date.
One to three years of directly related work experience. Related experience includes positions in a college career center, college counseling center, or a closely related function.
Ability to effectively counsel college students in all academic areas
Understanding of career development theory
Excellent presentation, communication and organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to utilize assessment instruments and electronic career and employment systems
Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative team environment both internally within a department, and externally with other campus departments within student and academic affairs.
Ability to work independently and creatively develop programs, solve problems, resolve differences, and contribute effectively to the Career Center team
Demonstrated professional and personal commitment to diversity
Prefer, but do not require, designation as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The mission of the UNCW Career Center is to be a comprehensive career counseling and resource center dedicated to empowering students and alumni as active participants in their own career development. Through the journey of learning, career exploration, and applied learning opportunities students are motivated to expand their knowledge of themselves and the world of work in a dynamic global community.
The Career Center encourages students and alumni to:
Explore career interests, work values, skills, and personality using Career Center resources to optimize academic and career planning
Develop skills and competencies sought by employers, as outlined in the Skill Seeker, through applied learning opportunities
Engage and network with faculty and other professionals as well as local, state, national, and global employers to meet the needs of an ever-changing modern society
Take responsibility for making informed career decisions and developing education and employment plans over the lifespan
The Division of Student Affairs consists of fourteen functional departments, each of which is responsible for providing a variety of student support, service, and educational programs which are accessible to all members of the university community. The staff members are dedicated individuals known for their passion and commitment to implementing programs and services that affect student development over the course of a lifetime. Student Affairs provides excellent delivery of student services that are responsive to student needs and promotes the quality of life and education both inside and outside the classroom. We build institutional traditions and lifelong affiliations through creative programs, vibrant student organizations, and a living/learning environment built on core values and uncompromising principles. The Division is a leader and primary spokesperson for students. The Division moto is “Creating Experiences for Life”.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Months Per Year: 12 Months
Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 03/23/2018
Priority Consideration Date: 04/20/2018
Priority Consideration Information: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Address application documents to: Search Committee Chair