Career Counselor/Advisor -Student Services Professional (Student
Services Professional III), Career Center
California State University, San Bernardino
Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of
California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services Job
Under general supervision of the Director for Career Center within
the Division of Student Affairs, the Career Counselor/Advisor
performs highly complex professional student services work and work
to serve all CSUSB students with their career counseling/ advising
needs. The Career Counselor/Adviser is assigned to work in
partnership with a partner College at CSUSB (e.g. College of Arts
& Letters, College of Education, College of Natural Sciences,
College of Social and Behavioral Studies, Jack Brown College of
Business, Interdisciplinary studies). The Career Counselor/Advisor
will also support a distinguishable community that will benefit
from equity focused career advising and guidance (e.g., students
with disabilities, veterans, Native American students, etc).
Major duties and responsibilities:
Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and
- Serve as a career counselor/advisor in a centralized
comprehensive center to students and alumni.
- Counsel students and alumni via one-to-one sessions on complex
career issues and individual career development plans that may
include critiquing resumes, cover letters, other job search
correspondence, and practicing interviewing skills, as needed.
- Create, schedule, and navigate counseling appointments through
caseload management software (e.g., EAB/Navigate), with assistance
from the Career Center administrative team.
- Provide career focused education and career readiness advising
related to a specific DEI caseload and serve as a liaison to the
program or center that would overarchingly support that caseload
(e.g., Veteran students, Undocumented students, students with
Disabilities, American Indian Students, African American students,
Latinx students, Southeast Asian students, etc.).
- Meet with various stakeholders and community members related to
the counseling/advising needs of the assigned needs of DEI
- Serve as an expert regarding traditional resumes, co-curricular
resumes, curriculum vitae, cover letters, thank-you letters,
statements of purpose formats and related professional
communication content, as needed.
- Provide guidance regarding experiential learning experiences
such as internships, externships, job shadowing, and service
learning, as needed.
- Provide guidance regarding the job search process and various
strategies that enable students to take active responsibility for
their career decisions, as needed.
- Equip students and alumni with the tools necessary to make
career plans and understand the work world by facilitating
awareness of their work-related strengths, interests, and
- Assess and evaluate students' and alumni's level of
self-awareness as it pertains to their career development, as
- Prepare students and alumni for finding suitable employment by
enhancing their job search skills and capacity to express the
relevance of strengths to employers, including assisting with
job/internship search and application material preparation as
- Communicate and partner with other staff (e.g., Employee
Relations Specialist) on identifying employers salient to student
- Guide students and alumni in their preparation of graduate and
professional school planning, as needed.
- Administer and interpret career assessments (including, but not
limited to Gallup StrengthsFinder and the Myers Briggs Inventory)
to enable career decision making for students and alumni, as
- Support students and alumni at career events through
experiences such as mock interviews and development of an “elevator
pitch, and soft skills development, as needed.
- Aide in the preparation of job/internship interviews by
conducting mock interviews and providing tutorials on how to use
the Career Center online technology platforms (e.g., Big Interview)
for interview practice.
- Advises students on matters related to educational success at
CSUSB and make referrals to academic advising or to departments and
other programs, as needed.
- Promote job/internship opportunities, events, services,
resources, and funding opportunities during appointments and
- Other duties as assigned.
- Three years of progressively responsible professional student
services work experience.
- Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university
in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or
graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and
conflict resolution where such are job-related.
- A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social
Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year
- A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical
training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three
years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for
professional career or personal counseling.
- Highly effective interpersonal communication skills.
- Working knowledge of standard office software such as Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Applicant must be highly communicative, and have the ability to
engage with students, staff, faculty, and local and regional
communities regarding Career readiness education.
- Candidates also must have presentation and programming
Compensation and Benefits:
Anticipated Hiring Range:
- Three years of professional experience preferably in the areas
of career counseling, internship coordination, or academic
- Experience with assessment of student learning and student
- Experience working with NACELink/Handshake Qualtrics,
Blackboard or other project management and student contact software
that will be utilized in this position.
- Master's degree in counseling, sociology, psychology, or
$5,025 per month
Classification Salary Range:
$5,025 - $7,159 per
The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that
includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the
California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and
vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are
also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A
summary of benefit information can be found
Full-time, Exempt, Probationary
Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, weekends and evenings
may be required
The application deadline is Monday, January 3, 2023
Conditions of Employment
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal
records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a
conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the
background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is
discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified
information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background
check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee
who was conditionally offered the position.
Drivers License Check
Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in
this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles
(DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms
possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated
reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in
CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the
United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired
will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the
United States and to complete the required employment eligibility
verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who physically access
campus facilities or programs to be fully vaccinated against
COVID-19, which includes obtaining a COVID-19 booster dose, or
declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any
candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be
prepared to comply with this requirement. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/11030468/latest
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our
educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino
seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes
respect for the entire variety of human experience. We welcome
people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and
values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular
life of the campus community. We will create, promote, and maintain
activities and programs that further our understanding of
individual and group diversity. We will also develop and
communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance
California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire,
train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race,
ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age,
sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual
orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical
condition, disability, marital status, protected military or
veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination,
Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic
Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion
of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming
employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order
1096) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at
CSUSB, please visit https://www.csusb.edu/human-resources/diversity-inclusion
We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees
with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or
requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
application or hiring process should contact the ADA Coordinator by
email at email@example.com
CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/6591951/latest/
In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus
security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of
Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California
Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity
Act (HEOA), the Cal State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire
Safety Report is available at: https://www.csusb.edu/clery-act
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