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Counselor, Career Services

Columbus State Community College
Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 26, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Career Services, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
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Full Time
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Job Title: Counselor, Career Services

Department: Career Services

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Staff

Employment Status: Temporary

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Exempt

Compensation Type: Annual

Compensation Range: 48,000.00 - 48,000.00

Schedule: Days and Evenings and occasional weekend hours

Job Description:

The College
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset has established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation’s education and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation.

Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.

The City
Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.

The Counselor, Career Services serves the College student population through providing career counselingand coaching services for students in need of guidance on educational goals and career selection. The Counselor provides assistance in setting goals, making decisions about potential career paths, and providing campus community resource referrals. Assists in the planning, organization, and development of Career READY programming. This individual will be dedicated to creating an inclusive and equitable experience through student training and educational programming, as well as resource identification for students in need.


Provides career counseling to assist students in clarifying educational goals and career selection, including guidance on academic major and career pathway. Assists current students and recent alumni to identify careers that match their personality type, values, and skills and assists students with developing educational and career goals. Provides individual and group career counseling and career direction services to students. Conducts career counseling and test interpretations for individuals and small groups. Collect and track programming data. May serve as functional supervisor for student employees (as assigned). Leads assigned career development program or outreach effort. Utilizes assessment tools for the purposes of data collection and resource development. Provides career consultation and referral services.

Develops career services and career counseling approaches for underrepresented student populations, including but not limited to minority students, non-traditional students, veterans, and returning students. Contributes to the identification, analysis, and assessment of student success outcomes. Collects and maintains accurate student records for reporting purposes while maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive information. Informs students of College’s policies and procedures, degree requirements, and how to be a successful student.

Training & Educational Resource Development
Develops and conducts workshops for students on career exploration, decision-making, goal setting, campus resources, and other related topics using a variety of delivery formats. Facilitates career-related classroom presentations, group/club presentations, and others as requested. Conducts training for new students and new employees pertaining to Career Services.

Relationship Building
Collaborates with faculty, administrators, and college departments to identify, define, and meet student career planning and career search needs, including setting student success goals and objectives. Develops and maintains relationships with community partners, creating appropriate referral sources for students. Creates and maintains professional relationships with contacts identified in the community for ease of referrals, collaborations, recruitment, and placement activities. May be assigned to oversee special programs, retention projects, and activities.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.

Provides front desk coverage, as needed answering phones, facilitating student intake, screening, and greeting students.

Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Coaching, Adaptability, Communication, Guiding Interactions, Influencing, and Building Partnerships


Knowledge of: Career planning and development process and job search strategies; counseling, coaching theory, and principles; personal, academic, and career counseling; computer software, programs and applications; public relations; cultural diversity.

Ability to: Create career development programs including, but not limited to career pathways, career assessments, interest inventories, and test interpretations; demonstrate flexibility; work effectively with persons of varying cultures and diversity; work independently demonstrating initiative; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, funders, job contacts, and the general public; exhibit a pleasant telephone manner; answer routine inquiries; maintain confidential and sensitive information; maintain accurate and complete work records.

Skill in: Interpersonal relationships and establishing rapport with a variety of personality types and cultural backgrounds; high degree of computer literacy and the ability to integrate computer technology in teaching, one-on-one and group counseling, orientation, and online counseling; verbal and written communication; maintaining good public relations; customer service; general typing; application of job software programs.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. Typical office environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices. The employee regularly sits for extended periods of time and sometimes stands and walks. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. With multiple conference spaces as well as meetings across the campus, the employee regularly walks outside to other buildings.

Master's degree in Counseling, Higher Education, Social Work, or closely related field, with one (1) year of progressively responsible experience working with diverse socioeconomic groups and adult learners. *An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework, and experience may qualify a candidate.

State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

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