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Career Counselor

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Position Information

Requisition Number 2017-1367Staff
Job Title Career Counselor
Job Location Main Campus - Hilltop
Salary Type Exempt
Minimum Hire-In Rate (for OPE positions only)
Job Type Full-Time
Union Type Non Union
Travel Up to 25%
Work Environment Office
Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Director of Career Success, the Career Counselor serves as part of the team to fulfill CSC’s mission to assist students and alumni in matters related to developing, evaluating and effectively implementing their career plans. The Career Counselor serves as a key leader of the team that provides career counseling, event coordination, program administration, and outreach that support the career development needs of USF students and alumni.
As a member of the larger staff in Student Life, the Career Counselor collaborates and cooperates across divisions and departments to create a supportive University community which encourages student learning and development in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The mission of Student Life is to fully support holistic student development within a social justice framework centered in preparing students to be caring, socially responsible citizens in our global and local community.

Job Responsibilities

Career Counseling

  • Counsel students and alumni individually in appointments and drop-ins regarding their values, interests, skills, personality and goals in order to facilitate career decision-making and planning.
  • Coach clients on efficient use of social media in the job search process, including but not limited to LinkedIn, Twitter and Skype.
  • Collaborate with professional colleagues at other university and educational organizations to share information for the purpose of enhancing content and delivery of CSC services, resources, and programs to students and alumni.

Event Coordination

  • Provide support and assist CSC staff with project management and major CSC event planning and facilitation, including job fairs, career services promotions, speaking engagements and workshops.

Outreach & Publicity

  • Contribute to organizing and implementing strategic outreach plan to market and promote CSC services, resources, and programs. Specifically, maintain active outreach with faculty, student groups and the general campus community in coordinating the development, design and scheduling of existing and new career information programs. Provide essential CSC information and resources to attendees at university events, including orientations and alumni functions.
  • Develop and conduct in-class and student club presentations on career planning and job-search topics; respond promptly to faculty and staff requests.
  • Serve as primary liaison to the branch campuses and all masters level programs. Actively initiate and maintain partnerships with faculty, staff and students to educate university community about CSC services and to develop and facilitate successful student career planning programs.
  • Visit each of the four branch campuses a minimum of four times each academic year. Provide on-site one-to-one counseling sessions as well as group workshops on career related topics (i.e. LinkedIn, Resume, Job Search) during visits.
  • Participate in Career Center’s Employer and Faculty outreach program in which counselors meet one-to-one with local employers and targeted faculty.

Program Administration

  • Design, manage, and conduct programs, workshops, and presentations for students and alumni on a range of job search and career planning topics including self-assessment, resume/cover letter writing, interviewing, job search strategies, networking, campus-to-career transition, etiquette, recruiting activities and internships.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree in Career Counseling, Counseling, or related area required. 3 – 5 years of related work experience in career counseling preferred. Direct experience working with undergraduate and graduate students and alumni in a college or university setting preferred. Knowledge of career and student development theory, career information, labor market information, and employment trends. Demonstrated skills in career advising and facilitating career development. Working knowledge of and proficiency with administering career assessment instruments (MBTI, iStartStrong, StrengthsQuest, etc.) required. Experience with and working knowledge of technology for administrative and programmatic applications.
Proven ability to function in a leadership capacity, working with minimal supervision and a high degree of autonomy in establishing priorities and decision-making. Strong ability and commitment to working in a team environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and stimulating presentation style. High customer service values and exceptional level of professionalism. Demonstrated marketing and event/project management experience. Willingness to collaborate with CSC team in hiring, training, and oversight of student staff.
Evening and weekend hours and attendance at professional association events are required.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong knowledge of use of social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) in the job search.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Job Open Date 11/02/2017
Job Close Date
Posted until Filled Yes
About USF

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit

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  1. * How did you hear about USF employment opportunities?
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    • A former USF employee
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  3. * Are you 18 years or older?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * If selected, do you agree to submit to a background check?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * If selected, are you able to provide original documentation showing your authorization to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents