Career Counselor

South Hadley, Massachusetts - Posted on: Monday 04/07/14


Mount Holyoke is currently searching for an experienced Career Counselor to join our team in the Career Development Center. As a key member of the team, the Career Counselor will assist in planning and executing a comprehensive career development program for college students, providing individual advising, designing and leading workshops and programs, producing career-oriented materials, and collaborating with academic departments. The primary role of the Career Counselor is to counsel and advise students, which may include helping students to form professional relationships and networks, and administering and interpreting career assessment instruments. Student interactions primarily take place in one-on-one sessions, though group presentations and program administration are important aspects of this position. Other duties may be assigned by the Director.

The successful candidate will possess excellent presentation, communication, and organizational skills; an ability to effectively counsel and advise college students from all academic areas; a demonstrated ability to utilize computerized career and employment systems; the ability to work independently and creatively to develop programs, solve problems, resolve differences and contribute effectively to the Career Development Center team; and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, alumnae, and employers. Occasional evening and/or weekend work is expected.



A bachelor's degree and prior experience providing career counseling or advising is required. We seek a candidate with excellent writing, presentation, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Well-qualified candidates will have a demonstrated interest in liberal arts issues and an appreciation for the value of a liberal arts education.

A master's degree in counseling, higher education administration, or a related field; experience with career assessment tools; and 3-5 years of career counseling experience with undergraduate students in a higher education setting are all strongly preferred. Experience advising pre-business students is desirable.

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