Title V Grant (Part B) Graduate Success Career Counselor

La Verne, Los Angeles County
Apr 02, 2014

University of La Verne

Title V Grant (Part B) Graduate Success Career Counselor

The University of La Verne is a national, comprehensive doctoral/research institution located in Southern California at the eastern edge of Los Angeles County. Annually ranked as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes Magazine, the 122 year-old, non-profit university offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs to over 8,500 students on its main campus in La Verne, 11 regional campuses and other sites throughout California.

Job Description Summary:

Title V Grant (Part B) Graduate Success Career Counselor

Graduate Success Career Counselor offers individual career counseling, internship, and job-search advising to ULV graduate students on the main campus and ROC campuses. The Career Counselor also develops and presents workshops, and develops positive relationships with faculty, staff, alumni, and parents. The Career Counselor is expected to work with career services’ technology systems, and to provide assistance in web-based technology, data collection, management, and reporting.

This is a Title V Grant funded position. The grant funding will end September 30, 2014, with a possibility of a one year extension.

Specific Duties:

Provides individual and group career counseling to graduate students on the main and ROC campuses.

Assists students in clarifying academic and career goals through individual career counseling.

Administers and interprets career inventories (e.g., MBTI, COPS, and LVI).

Assists students in using career resource library and finding information on the web.

Participates in the design and delivery of career-related workshops, programs, and panels.

Helps students develop and refine resume writing, interviewing, and job-search skills.

Develops and delivers workshops and career-related programs, including new initiatives on how best to use the Internet for career discovery/job-search purposes.

Assists with the planning and promotion of the career services office to students, alumni, faculty, and employers through wide-array of marketing efforts.

Assists with the updating of existing marketing materials and/or development of new materials.

Serves as liaison to student groups, clubs, and organizations.

Develops and manages career services’ Internet presence. Acts as liaison with IT department, designs/maintains career services’ web page, and supports the student life web editors as needed.

Compiles and distributes information weekly on full-time employment, internships, and part-time employment via e-mail to all interested students and alumni.

Supervises student worker(s) on Internet and technology issues including web page maintenance and updates.

Advises Assistant Dean and Director of Career Services in the selection process for acquisition of career-related software and department technology-related issues.

Provides training to professional and student staff on effective use of educational and administrative information systems.

Assists staff in design of database management systems, including policies and procedures for data collection and management.

Develops and/or improves mechanisms for tracking and reporting data/statistics, for both internal and external audiences.

Additional Responsibilities:

Serves on various college committees as assigned.

Evening and weekend attendance at college functions as required.

Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Career Support and Employer Relations and the Director of Career Services.

Minimum Qualifications:


Master’s degree in student counseling, student services.


Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in career development and/or job-search counseling.

Proficiency with personal computers, related hardware/software, web page maintenance and development.

Experience with database management and career services-related software.

Event planning experience.

Public presentations (Resume workshops, interview skills, social media workshops, etc.)

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

Strong student advocacy with proven ability to work with a diverse population;

Excellent project follow-through ability;

Team-building skills focused on student interaction/relationships;

Analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills;

A thorough understanding of the liberal arts;

Polished presentation skills; and

Experience working with a diverse student population



Location: La Verne Central Campus

Work Schedule:

Some evenings and weekends required

Benefits Summary:

The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu