Career Counselor

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Career Counselor

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Career Counselor


San Marcos


Career Services

Recruitment Type:

Open to All

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Monthly Salary:

$3,625 - $3,750

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Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.:

Candidates must have completed a master’s degree in counseling or related area.

Knowledge, skills, experience expected in:

Career counseling theory, development, and planning;

Practice and techniques of career counseling;

Creation and use of career-related resources, referrals;

Development and delivery of outreach, presentations, and event support;

Administration and interpretation of career assessments; and,

Providing student services support for a large, diverse enrollment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior counseling within a university setting.

Previous experience working in a university career services office.

Experience recruiting, training, and supervising other counselors.

On track toward LPC certification.

Job Description:

The Career Counselor is an essential part of an energetic and collaborative team responsible for providing a broad range of services, programs, and resources supporting the career success of the university’s diverse student and alumni populations. This position will assist the Assistant Director for Career Planning and Exploration by counseling students and alumni in career education, development, and planning, supporting the expansion and marketing of those services. This postion will also serve as liaison to the university’s College of Health Professions, working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students that make up the college’s multiple undergraduate and graduate programs. Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate an understanding and commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the delivery of all programs and services.

Job Duties:

Provide a wide range of career counseling services to the diverse Texas State community of students and alumni.

Career counsel individuals, often on a continuing basis, for issues such as occupational information, the career decision-making process, choosing a major, goal-setting, internships, graduate school, professional preparation, career-related stress, and related personal concerns.

Understand and utilize relevant online tools, databases.

Administer and discuss career assessments.

Keep confidential case files.

Review resumes, and coordinate staff as they contribute to the office’s online resume review system.

Potentially supervise paraprofessionals, such as graduate interns or undergraduate peer advisors.

Recognize the need to refer students to the Counseling Center and other mental health resources. Make referrals to other departments and agencies as needed.

Develop and present career and professional development workshops across campus.

Assist with career fairs and other events for students, faculty, and staff.

Serve on university teams and committees, as requested.

Participate in case conferencing and other professional development opportunities, aimed at improving full-time and part-time staff’s career counseling skills.

Help track and assess area performance.

Assist in recruitment, training, and support of graduate intern counselors, as well as other related outreach, resource development, and research.

Provide career support to, and draw information from, the College of Health Professions. Work collaboratively with their faculty and staff, in the role of liaison, to improve career opportunities for the college’s students and alumni.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Normal Work Days:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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Legal and Required Notices:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Why work @ Texas State? :

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time