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Career Counselor

University of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2022

Number of Vacancies: 2

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Employment Status: Full Time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/8

Salary Range: $51,977 - $59,945

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008 / 5171 S. Dakota Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20017

Brief Description of Duties

This is a staff level position reporting to the Executive Director or Director of Career Services. The incumbent functions as the Career Counselor in the Office of Career Services. This position counsels students and alumni on a variety of career development topics. This position is responsible for assisting students and alumni in applying and interviewing for jobs, internships, and other positions as well as coordinating career programs for the career success of students and alumni in partnership with employers, recruiters, and faculty/staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Counsel students and alumni individually and in groups on a variety of career development topics such as career exploration, job readiness, resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, mock role-play interviews, interview clothing, jobs, internships, other positions, professional development opportunities, and continued education opportunities, and etc.

  • Assess students and alumni interests, leisure activities, skills, personality, strengths, values, job readiness, and etc with career exploration assessments, job readiness assessments, and other career assessments.

  • Develop and instruct career workshops and presentations for students and alumni on a variety of career development topics such as career exploration, job readiness, resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, mock role-play interviews, interview clothing, jobs, internships, other positions, professional development opportunities, and continued education opportunities, and etc.

  • Communicate and recommend job, internship, and other positions as well as continued studies, professional development opportunities, and career programs to students and alumni.

  • Identify and develop employment opportunities with employers, recruiters, and faculty/staff such as part-time jobs, full-time jobs, internships, externships, fellowships, and volunteer positions as well continued studies and professional development opportunities for students and alumni.

  • Outreach to faculty and staff while serving as the liaison for assigned school(s), college(s), and/or academic programs of study to promote and develop university relationships for career programs, employment opportunities, data initiatives, and etc.

  • Coordinate career events and career programs with faculty/staff, employers/recruiters, and community partners such as career workshops, information sessions, interview sessions, networking sessions, career conferences, employment events, job fairs, internship fairs, career fairs, and etc.

  • Assist with the maintenance of the career management system and other career systems while collecting data and completing data entry such as appointments, client check-ins, user accounts, career events, employment positions, career opportunities, career informational resources, employment outcomes, office documents, and etc.

  • Represent the Office of Career Services at university, employer, and community partner events which may require travel between campuses and off-site locations.

  • Prepare and submit reports for career counseling outcomes while maintaining records of activities and data.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
  • Completed a bachelor’s degree; preferably a master’s degree or higher in counseling, human resources, human services, psychology, social work, or behavioral health.
  • Completed at least three (3) years of related work experience; preferably with college students and alumni.
  • Proficiency in client relations systems or information systems; preferably with Focus 2, Handshake, and Banner.
  • Proficiency with computer software applications including Microsoft Office Suite Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and etc.
  • Proficiency with technology including computers, copiers, printers, scanners, faxes, telephones, projectors, and etc.
  • Proficiency with social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and etc.
  • Able to travel between multiple campuses and off-site locations.
Information to Applicant

  1. Excellent leadership, management, interpersonal, verbal and written communication, financial management and problem-solving skills.
  2. Knowledgeable of the best models and practices available to encourage student success. This will require regular research in this area, specific training, as necessary, involvement in relevant forums and conferences and regular reading of higher education news sources.
  3. Ability to exercise, initiative and creativity in implementing responsibilities.
  4. Dedication to students, commitment to excellence in creating, providing student support services, and to ensure student success.
  5. Commitment to working in a collaborative environment with other team members.

Condition of Employment: This is a sponsored program appointment. The duration of this appointment is subject to grant fund availability.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

E mployment Benefits: Depending upon length of appointment, selectee may or may not be eligible for full benefits such as health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia’s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intra family offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This job is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

C ontact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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