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Career and Professional Development Counselor

Rocky Vista University
Colorado, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 7, 2023

Rocky Vista University

Rocky Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Rocky Vista University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location: US-CO-Englewood
Category: Student Affairs Staff
Type: Full-Time

Location, Job Title, Benefits

Rocky Vista University in Englewood, CO has an opening for a

Career and Professional Development Counselor (Full-Time)

To be considered for this position applicants should submit a resume/cover letter and salary requirements.


$45,300 to $56,600+ per salary, the posted salary range represents the minimum to the midpoint within RVU's compensation plan. RVU's full compensation structure provides a minimum to a maximum range. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to skill, knowledge, experience, education, and credentials.


RVU offers a full benefits package that includes Health, Dental and Vision insurance, along with 2 weeks (minimum) accrued paid vacation days per year, 12 accrued sick days per year, personal days, 13 ½ paid holidays and 401(K) match up to 7% based on employee's contribution. A hybrid work model with remote flexibility is also available for eligible positions.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence: We are Rocky Vista University (RVU), a diverse, equitable, and inclusive healthcare education university that recognizes, values, and respects the commonalities and differences reflected in our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. We strive to be compassionate healthcare educators and practitioners who embrace and champion diversity, equity, and inclusion.

RVU is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Primary Purpose

Lead career counseling services to guide and support all RVU students in achieving their career and professional goals.

Essential Job Functions

Career Advising Duties:

  1. Serves as an integral member of the Student Affairs team.
  2. Execute the career advising program to guide and support students holistically in the clarification and development of their personal and professional goals, and promote student development by providing information and referral to campus specialty organizations, professional national memberships & conferences.
  3. Provide career counseling in cooperation with the Utah advisor for students in the College of Medicine (COM), Master of Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program, and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program to develop a strategic plan for next steps depending on their academic (tier) status and interests.
  4. Council and support students in the ongoing development of their personal brand, documentation, and career exploration through the delivery of one-on-one and group career advising sessions, resources, and professional development workshops.
  5. Coordinate and provide training to students in utilizing national self-assessment tools such as the Gallup Strengths Finder to help students leverage strengths in their individual lives, career paths, and leadership opportunities.
  6. Partner with Clinical Career Advisors to generate training and produce transition plans for COM OMS-II students' transition to clinical years, and participate in preliminary preparation of the MSPE by assisting students to develop comprehensive Noteworthy Characteristics.
  7. Research, design, and teach educational sessions to students to develop their career readiness skills.
  8. Manage, select, and train Career Peer Leadership team. Lead the Career Peer Coaching Leadership program to enhance leadership competences in Peer Coaches and increase student engagement in professional development through one-on-one and group interactions in person and virtually.
  9. Manage career advising online resources, including Teams, Careers in Medicine, and RVU website.
  10. Recognize different types of crises and refer students to campus/community resources as deemed appropriate. Develop metrics and assessment tools to continuously assess the efficacy of career services and programing by measuring student learning outcomes and utilizing student evaluation data to refine solutions and program design for purposeful career placement.
  11. Prioritize program content based on emerging national data and trends to enhance professional development aimed at assisting students to acquire crucial competencies to continuously yield compelling future residency candidates.
  12. Build cross-campus collaborative partnerships with faculty, staff, and program directors to assess students' professional development needs, enhance students' holistic understanding and selection of curricular and co-curricular involvement based on competency attainment.

Student Affairs/General Duties:

  1. Perform ongoing assistance with Student Affairs events and activities.
  2. Participate in regular collaboration meetings with counterparts on Utah Campus.
  3. Have a clear understanding of all university and college academic policies; and work on a daily basis with other entities across campus.
  4. Help students navigate institutional policies and procedures.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate clearly effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing equity, diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Public speaking.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and security of information.
  • Ability to problem-solve.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • If needed, ability to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Knowledge of University and College Policy and Procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
  • 3 years of full-time experience at an accredited university, health profession college, or medical school
  • Demonstrated increased leadership responsibilities in a university setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate Degree from an accredited institution
  • 6 years of full-time experience at an accredited university, health profession college, or medical school
  • Experience with student advising and/or academic support services
  • Graduate Degree in related field, such as Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education, Social Work, Educational Psychology, Counseling, etc., from an accredited institution.

Final applicant will be required to pass background check and drug screening.

Qualified applicants will be contacted. There may be an additional video interview for you to complete. Please watch your email including spam and promotions folder.

Rocky Vista University, on the recommendation of the COVID-19 Response Team (CRT), implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees and students effective July 1, 2021. Appropriate exemptions may be considered, and individual state laws may apply.

Rocky Vista University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. The following are essential abilities and physical requirements for all positions at the University.

  • Ability to orally communicate effectively with others;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staffs at all levels;
  • May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties;
  • May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies to include, but not limited to, pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, etc.;
  • May be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms, and on occasion, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.


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