Position Title: Career Development
Comm & Career Svcs
51220 Work Location:
Remote/On-Site Reports to:
and Life Development FLSA
100% (40 hrs/week) Type of
Regular/FT (30+ hrs/week) DEI
$42,000 - $46,360 based on
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.
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
6. Initiates strong
collaborative partnerships with faculty to design and implement
disciplinary specific career development programming and
7. Maintains strong
partnerships with the Student Affairs Office and student life
alumni-facilitated programs in collaboration with the Alumni
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,
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
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
21. Participates in local, regional and
national professional organizations and conferences.
22. Other duties as assigned.
1. Master’s degree in counseling or a
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
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,
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
1. Familiarity with
contemplative education, contemplative practice and mindfulness
2. Familiarity with
3. Experience working
with the following career assessments: MBTI; CliftonStrengths;
YouScience; Career Values Card Sorts
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.
Job Title of Employees
Supervised, Graduate Assistant for Career
Number of Employees: 1