Career Development Counselor

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Position TitleCareer Development CounselorExternal Link to Posting Center - 40020Vacancy NumberE400Position Number1472Location of WorkplaceMain UNCW CampusBrief Summary of Work for this Position

The Career Development Counselor is responsible for providing counseling services on an individual and group basis to students and alumni, and coordinating and supervising career planning programs and resources to assist them with all stages of the career development process. The Career Development Counselor will utilize interest, values, and personality inventories to assist students with major and career decisions.

This counselor also will assist 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.

The Career Development Counselor will 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.

Minimum Requirements

•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 related experience. Related experience includes positions in a college career center, college counseling center, or a closely related function

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position

• Ability to effectively counsel college students in all academic areas
• Understanding of career development theory required
• Demonstrated ability to utilize assessment instruments and computerized career and employment systems
• Excellent presentation, communication and organizational skills
• Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative team environment both internally within a department and externally with other campus departments
• 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

Preferred formal education, professional skills and work experience

•Prefer, but do not require, designation as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
•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

Primary purpose of the division, department, and/or grant

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.

College/School Information

The Career Center encourages students and alumni to:

Explore work values, interests, skills, and personality using Career Center resources in order 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 learn how to meet the needs of an ever-changing modern society

Take responsibility for making informed career decisions and developing further education and employment plans over the lifespan

The Division of Student Affairs consists of thirteen 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.
“Creating Experiences For Life”

University Information

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.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Applicant InstructionsMonths Per Year12 MonthsPosition TypePermanentAnticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited PositionsJob Posting Date10/08/2019Priority Consideration Date11/06/2019Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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    Posted: 10/12/2019
    Application Due: 11/16/2019
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