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Career Development Counselor

Career Development Counselor—Job Standard

Job Family: Professional
Series: Student/Academic Services Professional
Job Code:  3631
FLSA: Exempt
Union Status:

This job standard may be part of one or more career progressions. .


Job Overview

Provide career services to students and graduates including major choice, career exploration, internships, job search, and graduate school advising; develop and implement workshops, programs and events within the University's Division of Student Affairs. 

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Provide career services to students and graduates including major choice, career exploration, internships, job search, and graduate school advising; develop and implement workshops, programs and events;  use judgment in prioritizing work and selecting methods; organize and develop programs, services, and initiatives.

Assess clients’ needs and provide appropriate balance of information, challenge and support. Assist students and alumni in developing and attaining career development and experiential learning goals, applying theory and research, and using tools effectively.

Coach and counsel students on exploration, decision-making and job search skills and strategies. Provide current information on economic realities and occupational areas. Consult with students, faculty/staff, alumni, prospects and families to build awareness and engagement across academic and co-curricular lines.

Develop, market, deliver and evaluate relevant workshops, programs and events. Research topics and audiences, draft content, and deliver customized presentations to diverse constituencies. Develop related  materials, handouts, specialized publications, and communications;.

Serve as liaison and University representative to internal and external constituents; respond to and address inquiries and concerns; provide counsel, advice, and direct support specific to area of expertise to foster career development and academic and personal success, consistent with department guidelines; represent Career Center, Hub and UVM at campus events and with individuals, community, regional and national organizations.

Perform data management and administrative functions; maintain files, records, and databases that may be of a sensitive or confidential nature; coordinate and evaluate data; may prepare documentation, and administrative and management reports using standard or specialized software applications.

May provide supervision to designated employees, students and/or affiliates.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and experience equivalent to:

Master's degree in counseling, higher education, or related field and one to three years' related experience required. Specialized certification may be required.

Last modified November 07 2016 10:19 AM