This job has expired

Career Counselor

Northern Virginia Community College
Fairfax County - 059

View more

Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

Role Title:


Role Code:




Pay Band:


Working Title:

Career Counselor

Position Number:



Northern VA Community College


NV280-VP Workforce Development

Work Location:

Fairfax County - 059

Hiring Range:

Hiring Range is $68,356 to $80,000. Starting salary is commensurate with education and experience within the specified hiring range.

Emergency/Essential Personnel:


EEO Category:


Full Time or Part Time:

Full Time

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, with occasional evening/weekend schedule requirements.

Sensitive Position:


Job Description:

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the second largest community college in the United States and the largest public educational institution in Virginia. NOVA has more than 71,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. As one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries, NOVA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable Virginia by fostering excellence in higher education. As an Achieving the Dream “Leader College,” NOVA is committed to the principles of access, opportunity, student success, and excellence by meeting the educational and training needs of the region and its people with excellent and affordable courses and programs, offered by an inspired and committed diverse faculty and support staff. With six unique locations throughout our region, each conveniently located within 40 miles of Washington D.C, we have Northern Virginia covered. NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is located seven miles from the nation’s capital, just across the Potomac River from Washington DC; the Annandale Campus, with its urban feel and suburban appeal, is ranked as the most diverse in Virginia and boasts a thriving Koreatown; the Loudoun Campus is located in a comfortable suburb steeped in colonial history; the Manassas Campus is located next to Manassas Battlefield Park, site of the first major battle of the Civil War; the Woodbridge Campus is home to municipal parks, state parks, and national wildlife refuges; and the Medical Education Campus, located in Springfield, is a uniquely specialized campus that stands apart from what most community colleges can offer, with the area boasting an abundance of hiking and biking trails, and parks with nature and wildlife areas. NOVA offers an opportunity to make a difference with outstanding career opportunities and competitive total rewards benefits, including a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, generous paid leave, deferred compensation plans, paid parental leave, state employee discounts, and a solid and secure retirement system. NOVA embraces opportunities to create a college community that is a welcoming and inclusive place to learn and work. We do this by fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring equity while maintaining an open, civil, and safe environment for our students, faculty, staff, and guests. In so doing, NOVA fulfills its mission to offer world-class teaching and learning to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVA’s Annual Security Reports.

This position will provide career counseling to NOVA students and will teach career-related Student Development courses with a specialized focus on an assigned set of disciplines. The Career Counselor will work with the career counseling team to identify and utilize career assessments and other resources to assist students with career decision-making. The Career Counselor will develop and evaluate pre-employment skills opportunities such as resume workshops, interview preparation, business site visits and assist with recruiting events for NOVA students. This position will support the career planning and development team with the development and maintenance of the division’s website and resources. The Career Counselor will work with internal and external stakeholders, including faculty, staff, and businesses to update and share career information and opportunities related to assigned disciplines. The Career Counselor will work closely with student services and academic advisors to provide timely, data-driven information about industry trends and other relevant information regarding their assigned disciplines. Regular work hours are during weekdays with some evening hours, as well as occasional weekend hours. Participates in regular professional development as required and/or relevant to the assigned work.

Special Assignments:

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA's/Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of counseling theory including career development and multicultural counseling theory.
  • Skill in providing career counseling to adults.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to help engage and provide support to students with a focus on career development
  • Ability to advise with consideration for the student’s interests, qualifications, and career goals
  • Ability to work with College faculty and staff in support of career development outcomes as related to select academics pathways at NOVA
  • Familiarity with online career technologies including Symplicity
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a diverse student population
  • Excellent customer service skills, to include the ability to effectively follow up and follow through
  • Effective written, interpersonal and presentations skills, with small and large groups
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to design and implement programs including career workshops and major events.
  • Effective problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to use and analyze data to evaluate and improve programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently as well as part of a team
  • Knowledge of relevant federal, state, VCCS, and college policies and regulations including the Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Title IX, and VAWA/SaVE, and Clery legislation

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in counseling, college student development or related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in counseling. Qualifying degrees and coursework must be from a regionally accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

Career or other counseling credential such as Master Career Counselor (MCC) or National Certified Counselor (NCC). Experience working as a career counselor. Experience teaching career planning and development courses and workshops. Experience working in a community college setting.

Operation of a State Vehicle:


Supervises Employees:


Required Travel:


Posting Number:


Recruitment Type:


Number of Vacancies:


Job Open Date:


Job Close Date:


Open Until Filled:


Agency Website:

Background Check Statement Disclaimer:

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:

EEO Statement:

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA Statement:

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

Governor's Mandate Message:

Executive Order #18. Newly hired, including employees transferring from other state agencies, will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a position or at the latest by their position start date. Additional details regarding how to request an accommodation, required weekly Covid-19 testing, and mask requirements will be provided by Human Resources for newly hired or transferred employees who are unvaccinated.

E-Verify Statement:

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

Quicklink for Posting:


Working at Northern Virginia Community College

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America’s largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. With over 130 degree, certificate and workforce programs NOVA helps to prepare students to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution. Learn more about Northern Virginia Community College at 

Find Us
United States
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert