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Career Counselor

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 12, 2022

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Engineering Administration

Division Name

Samuel Ginn Col of Engineering

Position Title

Career Counselor

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations ( CDCR ) seeks candidates for a Career Counselor. The mission of the CDCR is to equip and empower engineering students to discover, develop, and launch professional experiences and purposeful careers. This position will coach students and alumni concerning the discovery of career interests, seeking and securing experiential and professional opportunities, and navigating the transition from college to career. Provides career coaching for engineering students and collaborates with team members to develop new programs and initiatives in support of student professional development. Implementation of these programs will involve coordinating, organizing, and presenting at programs, workshops, and other events, and working closely with staff and corporations.

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About Auburn:
At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

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Essential Functions
  • Provide individual and group career counseling/coaching for undergraduate and graduate students and alumni at all stages of career development. Counseling/coaching topics include (but are not limited to) major and career choices, networking development and strategies, resume and cover letter writing, industry and employer research, interviewing skills, graduate school preparation, workplace transition, internship/co-op/job search strategies.
  • Participate in student tracking and evaluation processes designed to assess student activity, satisfaction, and achievement of learning objectives.
  • Serve as a liaison between students and employers, conveying company recruitment needs to students as appropriate. Develop content knowledge and expertise of industry areas for graduate and undergraduate level recruitment needs.
  • Facilitate creative and engaging workshops or class presentations on a variety of career topics such as Career Exploration in Engineering, elevator pitches, preparing targeted resumes and cover letters, networking strategies, job and internship search, and navigating the job search for international students.
  • Collaborate with the career coaching team to evaluate and enhance programs and services to address student needs.
  • Collaborate with Faculty to respond to course presentation requests and customize content to the needs of the department or course.
  • Research, develop, and deliver industry-specific programming and invite relevant guest speakers.
  • Provide career presentations or CDCR representation at the College of Engineering or campus-wide events such as Engineering Day, Center for Inclusive Engineering Excellence conferences, Camp War Eagle, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Corporate Relations team to assure a complimentary interface of programs and services for students interested in career fairs, employer visits, and position listings related to unique interests.
  • Participate in staffing events such as the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Career Fairs, ASCE / ASABE Career Fair, Employer Roundtable events, and other events as necessary by providing logistical support and/or additional coaching appointments.
  • Develop relationships with cross-campus career services partners. Attend and contribute to career counselor campus-wide group meetings to share and develop professional practices.
Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Master’s degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Education, Counseling, or a related field.

Years of Experience

No experience required for Level I

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II requires a Master’s degree in a disciplines listed above plus 2 years providing career counseling and planning services

Level III requires a Master’s degree in a disciplines listed above plus 4 years of experience providing career counseling and planning services

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Graduate degrees accepted in lieu of years of experience for Levels II and III

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Must have strong organizational, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

Minimum Technology Skills

Microsoft Office Suite

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Experience in Salesforce, Handshake, Vault, Careershift, GoingGlobal or Higher Education, and Instructional/teaching experience. Knowledge of Auburn University’s administrative, systems, policies, and procedures. Experience with career assessment tools and interpretation (i.e. Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, Clifton Strengths )

Experience in providing career counseling and planning services or advising, student data collection and interpretation, career-related CSM (client management system)

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range

$37,900 - $72,200

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment.

Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

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