Career Counselor

Job description

Career Counselor (Req. 29188)

Under the general supervision of the Director, Career Services and Leadership Development, the Career Counselor provides career planning, graduate and professional school advising, and employment services to 500 current Luskin graduate students and alumni. Provide individual and group advisement/counseling including: describing job responsibilities, the nature of various occupations, assessing employment opportunities, providing information regarding Luskin Career Services, resume critiques and coaching techniques, interpretation of career assessment instruments, crisis intervention and referral, assisting counselors in areas such as career readiness, clarifying values, coping with workplace problems, remediation of self-defeating attitudes, and/or balancing priorities. Assist students with locating and applying for public, private, nonprofit, government, government agency, and Washington, DC-based jobs and internships. Creatively use social media and other innovative online platforms.

Provide individual and group counseling for job and internship placements; teach a variety of career-related subjects such as job search strategies and resume writing. Perform School and campus community relations duties including providing outreach to and advisement of career-related registered Luskin student organizations. Engage in employer outreach activities for Luskin Career Services including nonprofit, public and private organizations. Represent Luskin Career Services through attendance and delivery of workshops at professional conferences and organizations.


Application Instructions
Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at Reference position # 29188 AA/EEO

The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.


  • Working knowledge of occupational, career and employment information resources, technology, and materials.

  • More than three years of superior career counseling experience and workshop facilitation skills.

  • Ability to conceptualize, design and implement innovative career development programs appropriate for all levels of students and alumni seeking careers in all sectors of public affairs employment (business/ industry, government, not-for-profit, etc.)

  • Evidence to instruct, mentor and otherwise assist in the professional development of career interns and student volunteers.

  • Demonstrated expertise in the labor market, employment trends, and recruitment strategies and techniques.

  • Ability to effectively counsel graduate level students as well as alumni with more advanced career development issues.
  • Ability to identify needs of unique customers; deliver specialized strategies and services to meet their career challenges.

  • Evidence of superior presentation skills to present career information to small and large groups.

  • Evidence of superior presentation skills to present career information to small and large groups.

  • Must be able to work weekends and evenings.

    UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -

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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/5/2019
    Application Due: 4/8/2019
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