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Career Counselor I

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 3764

Title: Career Counselor I

Department: Career Development Center

Essential Personnel: N

Job Family: Student Operations

Job Sub-Family: Student Support

FLSA Classification: E

Job Grade: 12

Grade Min: $43,001

Grade Mid: $51,601

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: Pre-Defined

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: N

Job Summary

The Career Counselor I develops and implements comprehensive career services by providing career counseling, job search coaching and employment contacts to enrolled students and graduates of the university.

Duties

  • Conducts individual sessions with students to counsel and provide advice on career and job search issues.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding all student and alumni interaction and records.
  • Uses statistically valid assessment tools and reliable reference materials to enhance services and improve the quality of resources.
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of job fairs.
  • Establishes relationships with employers, faculty, and students.
  • Creates and maintains databases.
  • Develops professional correspondence and marketing materials to promote services offered to internal and external constituencies.
  • Meets departmental goals and objectives.
  • Participates in local and regional professional organizations as required.
  • Facilitates workshops related to career and job search issues.

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • None

Delegation of Work:

  • N/A

Supervision Given:

  • N/A

Qualifications

Required Education:

  • Master's degree

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of one (1) year of related job experience

License/Certification:

  • None required

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of trends in resume and cover letter writing;
  • Knowledge of trends in employment, hiring, and of modern skills desired by employers.

Skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Abilities:

  • Ability to use all relevant software and technology platforms or other programs used by the university; ability to handle sensitive student information;
  • Ability to represent the university professionally;
  • Ability to apply critical thinking;
  • Ability to be creative;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in an office environment.

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed in a typical, comfortable interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements; individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has minimal exposure to physical risks.

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Dependability

  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.

Flexibility

  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Integrity

  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.

Instruction/Training

  • Demonstrates the ability to orally convey subject or message clearly and concisely to the intended audience.
  • Generates interest and enthusiasm in the subject or message from the participants.
  • Responds to participants' reactions or comments, and adjusts delivery style and/or format of presentation as needed.
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of the subject or topic to provide practical responses to questions or issues.
  • Displays applicable visuals and provides appropriate written materials to support the presentation.

Proficiency

  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.

Student Advising/Assistance

  • Demonstrates the ability to advise and assist university students and/or prospective students with academic plans and course selection, financial options, career plans, and/or student opportunities.
  • Shares relevant knowledge and insight to apprise students of the university's programs and services.
  • Provides encouragement and guidance to foster student success.
  • Listens and responds to student requests and concerns with patience and understanding.
  • Treats students with respect.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:09 AM