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Career Counselor

Albany, NY - Posted on: Friday 07/22/16


About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The University at Albany seeks applicants to serve as a Career Counselor for freshman and sophomore students.  The Career Counselor will work with the Career and Professional Development team to provide counseling and guidance in career planning and development to freshmen and sophomores.  This position conducts workshops, programs, and orientations on career-related topics and works with students to increase engagement with Applied learning initiatives. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide counseling and guidance in career planning and development to all students with a focus on freshmen and sophomores
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Residential Life and Living and Learning Communities to develop and support programming targeted at underclassmen
  • Develop and maintain relationships with New Student Programs to support Orientation
  • Plan, develop and implement career workshops, panels, presentations, and networking events to promote and encourage participation in Applied learning opportunities


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in counseling, student affairs, higher education, or a related area from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education (DOE) or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • At least 1-3 years of experience in a Career and Professional Development environment or other counseling environment
  • Familiarity with university career center systems and operating procedures as well as the integration of technology within a career center
  • Knowledge of computerized and paper-based assessment instruments
  • A demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse population
  • A demonstrated ability to utilize MS PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher programs and familiarity with social media
  • Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work some evening and weekends
  • Ability to work in a diverse learning environment

Preferred Qualification:

  • Master's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education (DOE) or internationally recognized accrediting organization

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Sr. Career Planning and Development Associate - SL3

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml


To Apply:

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=73370

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications

Note: After submitting your resume, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

Returning Applicants - Login to your U-Albany Careers Account to check your completed application.

Closing date for receipt of applications:  August 21, 2016