Career Counselor

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Job Title: Career Counselor
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 25205
Job Code: 3084 Student Services Professional III
Department: Career Center
CompensationClassification: Student Services Professional III
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,691/month - $4,956/month
Salary Range: $4,691/month - $6,683/month
FLSA Status: Exempt

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please visit
About the PositionThe Career Counselor works independently and in a collaborative team setting serving as a liaison for the Career Center, providing quality career services and outreach to students, alumni, and faculty within the College of Business (COB). Provides career development and job search counseling to targeted student population in both individual and group settings as well as in-person and virtually.
Required Qualifications-Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.
-Three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.
Preferred Qualifications-Master's Degree in counseling psychology or a related field.
-3 years of experience advising or counseling students in a higher education setting.
-Experience working knowledge of industry and relevant career and internship opportunities in the marketplace.
-3 years of experience in developing, implementing, and facilitating live or long-distance programs relevant to career development, counseling, or employment.
-Strong written communication skills.
-Certified to administer and interpret career assessments (Strong, MBTI).
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities-Skilled in development and use of virtual and on-line, distance-learning employment-related tools and resources.
-Working knowledge of software applications: such as word processing, spreadsheet, power point and database management.
-Knowledge of principles of individual and group behavior, career development, and counseling techniques for those in graduate programs or managing the career transition process.
-Excellent communication, presentation, teamwork, and organizational skills.
-Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.
-Strong oral and written communication skills.
Application ProceduresComplete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
-Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: October 16, 2019 through November 3, 2019. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
Additional InformationSatisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment StatementSan José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Contact InformationUniversity Personnel
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Posted: 10/18/2019
Application Due: 12/17/2019
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