Career Counselor

Job description

University of La Verne

Career Counselor

Job Description Summary:
The Career Counselor reports to the Director and Assistant/Associate Director of the Career Center which serves all University of La Verne undergraduate, graduate, CAPA, Regional Campus students, and alumni. In partnership and under the guidance of the Assistant/Associate Director the Career Counselor will independently provide cross disciplinary career advising to undergraduate and graduate students. Career Counselor must display a collaborative and cross functional approach to working with students, resources and other internal business units. Career Counselor will be passionate about career readiness and support campus wide efforts to assist students in integrating career, academic and personal development plans. Career counselor will specialize in facilitating individual and group counseling, develop innovative programs to support career related curriculum across campus (I.e. La Verne Experience curriculum). Career Counselor will partner closely with designated academic colleges to recruit, prepare, and support undergraduate and graduates to obtain internships and full-time employment. This will include developing a series of professional development workshops, focused career certifications/career institutes, candidate preparation for on campus recruitment in conjunction with the Assistant/Associate Director. Career Counselor must utilize technology to broaden service delivery and leverage technology to develop online resources and content for all undergrad/graduate students. Including promotion of services and offerings for campus wide community via social media, online platform career newsletters and gather career center data to drive department initiatives.

Specific Duties:

Career Counseling: 60%
Conducts comprehensive career counseling with a strong understanding of career paths, career exploration and self-assessment, career issues and program culture, extensive knowledge of the employment market and hiring/job search practices. Career counseling meeting topics include but are not limited to resume and cover letter review, interview preparation (including mock interviews), job search tools, resources, strategies, professional and educational goal planning, career exploration, self-assessment, negotiations, networking, career advancement, and LinkedIn. Career Counselor assesses and provides feedback to undergraduate and graduate level students through individualized and group counseling on a walk-in and scheduled basis.
Career Counselor administers and interprets career assessment tools and provides feedback and career guidance to clients based on the results (i.e. Strong Interest Inventory, MBTI, and StrenghthsFinder)
Introduces and utilizes technology to streamline and support distance learning for traditional campus as well as satellite campuses through the development of online content, digital resources/templates and job search engines through various online tools and platforms (career library, online workshops videos).

Program Delivery: 25%
Develops, coordinates and delivers training and skill development workshops to individuals and groups, such as career exploration, resources development (i.e. resume, cover letter) preparation, graduate school, job-search strategies, and career information technology, interview skills and experiential learning preparation (on and off campus opportunities).
Facilitates collaborations between employers, students and faculty to better prepare campus community to obtain internship/full time employment opportunities, support planning of employer recruitment initiatives, large scale career fairs and industry specific networking events
Provide training and guidance to Career Center Ambassadors (student assistance) supporting Career Center peer to peer delivery of career development resources and services campus wide.
Create series of certification/seminar programming for undergrad and graduate community to support career readiness (i.e. Industry Certified, Summer Career Exploration Institute, Internship Institute)

Data/ Analytics: 14%

- Develop and maintain weekly, monthly, semester, and yearly Career Center statistics related to responsibilities and program needs.
-Utilizes online platform for all individual and group counseling notes, workshops and activities to be delivered by Career Center.

Other duties as assigned by Assistant/Associate Director or Director and Associate Dean -1%

Minimum Qualifications:

Career Counselor must be highly skilled and passionate about students with 1-3 years of experience in program development, individual and group delivery of career counseling, familiar in delivering assessments and tools, technology utilization to strengthen and broaden student service delivery, comfortable developing career related resources and content.

Must possess superb verbal and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; be detail, goal and results oriented; be self-motivated with the ability to make student centered decisions; be collaborative and a team player; demonstrate sound judgment when dealing with a wide range of personalities, relationships and situations; possess the ability to maintain enthusiasm for hard work, changing priorities, and multiple deadlines, as well as the ability to interact well with a diverse community of faculty, students, and constituents.

Masters degree in related area such as Counseling, Student Affairs, Clinical Psychology or Social Work

Familiar with interpreting and delivering Career Assessments (i.e.Myers Briggs Personality Type (MBTI), StrengthsFinder, Strong Interest Inventory).
Experienced in working with Handshake, Symplicity or CSO
Preferred experience in career planning resources and national trends
Conducting outreach activities and marketing skills within an academic setting

Preferred Qualifications:
Certification in MBTI and or StrengthsFinder
Preferred experience in recruitment, career development and candidate coaching
Social Media (i.e. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)


Special Instructions:
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Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation





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Posted: 5/7/2018
Application Due: 6/28/2018
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