Career Counselor

Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC

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Student Affairs, Career Services, Counseling

Job Details

Position Title::

Career Counselor

Position Number::


Full-time or Part-time::

Full Time


University Career Services

Posting Number::



EHRA (Non-Faculty)

Job Category::


Hiring Range::

$35,000.00 - $40,000.00

Minimum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Maximum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Overall Position Competency::

Flat Rate

Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
The Office of Career Services at Fayetteville State University is committed to educating and preparing our diverse student and alumni population for graduate/professional schools and the world of work by offering career development programs and services. Through collaborative partnerships, best practices, research, technology, and the provision of professional support that leads to student success, our goal is for FSU students and alumni to become talented professionals in pursuit of their desired career paths while being exemplary contributors to society at large.

Primary Purpose of the Position:
The Career Counselor serves as a key leader of the Career Services team that provides career counseling, event coordination, program administration, and outreach that supports the career development needs of FSU students and alumni.

Description of Work Continued::

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides excellent customer service to internal and external constituents of the office and responds to routine and unique inquires. Demonstrates a pleasant and polite demeanor to all visitors and constituents.
Assists and evaluates students in group and individual settings using personal interviews, advising sessions and assessments for the purpose of locating, applying, and securing internships and/or employment

Assists in the coordination of on-campus recruitment, job location and development, co-ops, internships and other career development initiatives as needed and helps manages functional operations of programs within the service unit.
Conduct site visits to include campus, local, and regional employers to maintain relations as well as further expand experiential learning opportunities, promoting out-of-classroom experience and learning activity related to students’ academic studies and career direction. Participate in area of business, not-for-profit associations, and chamber of commerce activities with the emphasis relation development.
Designs, develops, and presents college specific outreach materials related to career development for the purpose of seminars/workshops/programs and one-on-one interactions based on student needs assessment and faculty requests
Answer student inquiries regarding service delivery areas of the unit and must be knowledgeable of other university services in order to provide proper referrals.
As a team member in the unit, works collaboratively with university units to ensure proper dissemination of unit services and information.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
Minimum of one year of related work experience

Knowledge skills and abilities::

Must have a clear vision of the components of a comprehensive career development program.
Knowledge of cooperative education, internship , on-campus recruitment programs and JLD Programs.

Strong communication , interpersonal, marketing and student advising experience
Must have the capacity to work effectively with a variety of constituencies including; students, faculty, staff, alumni and employers.

Must possess effective and creative leadership skills

Excellent time management skills
Must have demonstrated knowledge of technological innovations in career development.

Must possess sound understanding and usage of computer applications with proficiency with Microsoft applications.

Must have the ability to instruct, mentor and assist in the professional development of students.

Open Until Filled::


Additional Information for Applicants:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.


Working at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a member of the prestigious University of North Carolina System. Situated in southeastern North Carolina, FSU prides itself in being in one of the most diverse cities in the country and neighbor to one of the nation’s largest military installations – Fort Bragg.

FSU has a rich history that serves as genesis for its current status as a leading institution of higher learning. A year after the Civil War ended, the Phillips School provided primary education to Fayetteville’s black citizens, and the Sumner School provided intermediate education for this population. The two schools were consolidated in 1869 and dedicated in April of that year as the Howard School, in honor of the Freedman’s Bureau chief General O.O. Howard. Seven prominent African-American men pooled $136 to purchase two lots for the first building that housed the Howard School. Robert Harris was named the first principal of the Howard School.

In 1877, the Howard School became not just the first public normal school for African Americans in North Carolina but also the first state-sponsored institution for the education of African-American teachers in the South. It was renamed the State Colored Normal School in Fayetteville that year, Fayetteville State Teachers College in 1939, Fayetteville State College in 1963, and Fayetteville State University in 1969.

While FSU’s roots are as a teacher education institution, it now offers nearly 70 degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Many of the programs are accredited by the top agencies. The university’s School of Business and Economics is endorsed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies for business programs in higher education. Currently, less than one-third of U.S. business programs and only 15% of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Receipt of this distinguished accreditation provides evidence that FSU’s School of Business and Economics has established itself as a leader among business schools. Additionally, the Master of Business Administration program has been cited by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review as one of the best graduate business school programs in the country. The Department of Criminal Justice is accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). FSU’s criminal justice program is the only such program in North Carolina to hold ACJS certification.

FSU is rapidly becoming a center for research and technology. In spring 2010, the university, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, cut the ribbon on the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center. The center is home to the electron microprobe, an advanced imaging tool that magnifies objects up to 300,000 times.

FSU is a partner in the community. The institution has formulated a strong relationship with the local municipality and with civic and social organizations in the area. The institution enjoys its partnership with its military neighbors. In the coming years, as a result of Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC), Fort Bragg will be home to more than 50,000 soldiers and some of the nation’s top military brass. To address their educational needs, FSU has implemented a degree in intelligence studies with plans to offer more academic programs with the military in mind.

Students who come to FSU know they will be learning in a nurturing environment from some of the top scholars in their respective fields. As they matriculate, they know their degrees will prepare them to be 21st century global scholars, change agents, and contributing members of society.

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