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Career Development Counselor

Naropa University
Colorado, United States
$42,000.00 - $46,360.00
Closing date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services, Counseling
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Position Title: Career Development Counselor

Department/Program: Comm & Career Svcs 51220 Work Location: Combination Remote/On-Site Reports to: Director, Career and Life Development FLSA Classification: Exempt/Salaried FTE: 100% (40 hrs/week) Type of Employment: Regular/FT (30+ hrs/week) DEI Tier: Tier 1 Compensation: $42,000 - $46,360 based on prior experience. 

Job Summary:

The Career Development Counselor position is responsible for the overall design, development and administration of the career counseling and career development components of the Office of Career & Life Development. This role provides career counseling services to students and alumnx, supports faculty with career-oriented presentations, creates and implements career programing and supervises student employees.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Career Counseling and Advising:

1.       Provides career counseling and advising services for students, alumnx, faculty, and staff on the full lifecycle of the career development process, including but not limited to: values and commitments self-assessment, major/academic exploration, experiential and community-based learning, internship and career exploration, graduate school preparation, job searching, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, etc.

2.       Provides direct career counseling services to Naropa graduate and undergraduate students and alumnx within the state of Colorado and provides direct career advising services to Naropa graduate, undergraduate students and alumnx who are outside the state of Colorado. Individual career counseling sessions will equate to approximately 20 hours per week unless advised by the Director otherwise.

3.       Manages the individual appointment tracking system.

4.       Administrative and ethical duties: maintains Informed Consents for Career Counseling clients and Technology-Assisted Appointment forms for Career Advising clients, completes client notes within 24 hours, maintains HIPAA and FERPA compliance, and confidentiality. 


Career Programming:

5.       Develops and facilitates career-related and professional development presentations for academic courses in partnership with faculty, as requested. Facilitation of presentations will equate to approximately 10 hours per week unless advised by the Director otherwise.

6.       Initiates strong collaborative partnerships with faculty to design and implement disciplinary specific career development programming and resources.

7.       Maintains strong partnerships with the Student Affairs Office and student life programming.

8.       Institutes alumni-facilitated programs in collaboration with the Alumni Relations representative.

9.       Manages and produces graduate school preparation programming.


Employment Opportunities, Administration and Supervision:

10.   In conjunction with the Career & Life Development team, contributes to the overall vision and strategic planning of the Office of Career & Life Development.

11.   Supports the development of the vision, goals, learning outcomes, and action items for Career & Life Development Program; reviews and adjusts annually.

12.   Supervises, trains, and manages performance of the career counseling student employees (graduate assistant, undergraduate intern).

13.   Maintains an awareness of current issues and developments in business and workplace trends, higher education, career services, and community and civic engagement.

14.   Works with the Career Services Graduate Assistant to manage the employment, internship, and volunteer email listservs. Communicates directly with employers to help build relationships and develop potential leads for field placement experiences. Trains graduate assistant on career presentations, resume and cover letter assistance, and marketing/advertising materials.

15.   Builds and maintains relationships with organizations that could serve as sites for employment and internship opportunities (and community-based learning experiences), connecting the relevant organizations with specific departments, as appropriate.

16.   Partners with the Alumnx Relations representative and Naropa administrators to identify employment opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

17.   Collaborates with alumnx and the Alumnx Relations representative to develop opportunities for alumni to give back to the Naropa community by fostering the professional development of current students. 

18.   Oversees the collection and distribution of data from post-graduation surveys.

19.   Assesses and evaluates the effectiveness of current career services and programs.

20.   Manages the applicable website and MyNaropa pages and works with student employees to maintain social media presence and the Resource Library. In partnership with the Director, supports the management of the Career Development Program budget.

21.   Participates in local, regional and national professional organizations and conferences.

22.   Other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:

1.      Master’s degree in counseling or a related area.

2.   Minimum of two years of experience and demonstrated expertise and passion in career advising, career services and/or community engagement.

3.      Registered with DORA as an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

4.      This position will need to have the flexibility to work remotely, in-person, or a combination of both. Ability to provide virtual services in a confidential environment while working outside of the Naropa campus.

5.       High degree of emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and assertive communication skills.

6.       Ability to provide virtual services in a confidential environment while working outside of the Naropa campus.

7.     Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, planning, facilitation, public speaking, and boundary-setting skills.

8.       Able to navigate online technology (ie LinkedIn, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Acuity, Canva etc)

9.       Presentation and program development skills.

10.  Ability to work successfully with college students from diverse backgrounds and perspectives with respect, compassion and heart.

All job candidates must hold a commitment to co-create a diverse and inclusive community and actively participate in related professional development regarding the dynamics of privilege and oppression and the impact these have in the workplace.

All job candidates must demonstrate their level of understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity.

All job candidates must be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of and appreciation for the values of Naropa University for this job and the capacity to provide a rigorous clinical approach as evidenced in work, communication, collaboration styles, and other general workplace behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.       Familiarity with contemplative education, contemplative practice and mindfulness

2.       Familiarity with Naropa University

3.       Experience working with the following career assessments: MBTI; CliftonStrengths; YouScience; Career Values Card Sorts

Supervision Received: 

Administrative Supervision: The supervisor sets the overall objectives and resources available. Supervisor and employee, in consultation, develop deadlines, projects, and work to be done. The employee plans and carries out the assignment, resolves most of the conflicts, coordinates work with others and interprets policy on own initiative. The employee keeps the supervisor informed of progress, potentially controversial matters, or far-reaching implications.

Supervision Exercised: 

Job Title of Employees Supervised,  Graduate Assistant for Career Counseling

Number of Employees: 1


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