Some of the benefits of this role:
Starting salary is $72,100. Full benefits including a 10% defined retirement contribution plan
Possibility for travel for an in person interview.
Possibility for temporary housing on campus while new hire searches for housing in San Francisco (based upon availability)
Possibible 1 year lease, paid by new hire, for on campus townhome (based upon availability)
USF is ranked #1 in student diversity by U.S. News & World Report, 2021
San Francisco is ranked #2 Best City for Young Professionals (Forbes)
Telecommuting is allowed.
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. We proudly serve a large percentage of Asian, LatinX, and First Generation students. US News and World Report ranks USF first in the nation for campus ethnic diversity. We strive to attract colleagues who have an equity-minded focus and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation of college students. 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. Among the Career Services Center’s collaborators are BASE (Black Achievement Success and Engagement,) Black Student Leadership Fellow, Muscat Scholars (first generation students,) Kasamahan (Filipino cultural club,) International Students Association and Magis Emerging Leadership Program. 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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Counsel students and alumni individually in appointments and drop-ins regarding their culture, identity, 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, with emphasis on Handshake and LinkedIn.
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.
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.
Oversee selection of one culturally focused club to participate in CSC’s Student Club Partnership program and ensure club and CSC responsibilities are respectively met.
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.
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.
Master’s degree in Career Counseling, Counseling, or related area required. 1-5 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. 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.